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MPAA Rated PG-13 for crude humor and sexual references

Sex & Nudity

  • During Buddy's montage, spandex boys and girls were seen exercising.
  • There are two scenes when a stand-up comedian tells dirty jokes. In the second scene, Buddy Love tells some dirty jokes as well.
  • Klump's grandmother refers to sex as "relations" and states that there's nothing wrong with that. She talks more about "relations" as the scene goes on.
  • A man brings 3 women to his apartment, there's innuendo that they all slept together, as we see the women in the bedroom the next morning.
  • some kissing scenes
  • A scene where Sherman kisses a woman on a beach.

Violence & Gore

  • A comedian (fed up with being out done by Love) goes into a karate pose and goes after Love who grabs his foot and flips him over onto his back. Love then grabs him and smashes his head into a piano. Moments later, he crushes the guy's fingers to make him yell and then ends up throwing the comedian inside the grand piano.
  • During the dinner scene, Cletus Klump, in response to Mama Klump's comment about a colonic, proceeds to fart loudly six times, the last one being implied to have resulted in him soiling his pants. Just before his final fart, however, Ernie Jr. proceeded to mimic Cletus by farting loudly as well. In another dinner scene, Cletus Klump proceeds to fart loudly twice in front of Sherman's date.
  • A man gets punched twice(once resulting in being knocked out) and then later punches the guy who punched him.
  • Some slapstick.


  • 13 "s" words, 33 "ass" words, 9 damns, 9 slang terms for breasts (Titties), 8 hells, 5 slang terms for penis (the "d" word), 5 "n" words 7 dicks 2 pisses 5 bitches 8 s words in the date scene at the comedy place 1 bastard 8 titties 2 sexes 1 Jesus
  • lots of bad language out of the film
  • people tease professor because he is overweight

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Love holds a big party at his place where there's a lot of drinking and the next morning the place is littered with empty bottles and cans.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • When Sherman Kiss Carla Purty at the Beach She got sunk into the sand because Sherman's heavy weight is too strong.
  • In Sherman's bad dream, he turns into a ramping hungry giant which could terrify some younger viewers. On the other hand, it's played for laughs


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Sex & Nudity

  • It looks like the man is having an erection, when really it's just the hamster under the zipper area of the pants.

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