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Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? (2016)

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If there's one thing that the men of Rockford Texas love as much as their women, it's their guns. But when a gun incident at a neighborhood school spurs one stay at home mom, Jenna (Andrea ... See full summary »


Matt Cooper


Matt Cooper
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Credited cast:
Andrea Anders ... Jenna Keely
Matt Passmore ... Glenn Keely
Cloris Leachman ... Maxine
Katherine McNamara ... Sandy Keely
John Michael Higgins ... Mayor Wally
Horatio Sanz ... Luis
Lauren Bowles ... Barb Archer
John Heard ... Sheriff Parsons
Christine Estabrook ... Shirley Parsons
Kevin Conway ... Cyrus
David Denman ... Byron
Fernanda Romero ... Connie
Max Lloyd-Jones ... Dexter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ray Auxias ... Cameraman
Terrence Beasor ... Otis


If there's one thing that the men of Rockford Texas love as much as their women, it's their guns. But when a gun incident at a neighborhood school spurs one stay at home mom, Jenna (Andrea Anders), to rethink Rockford's obsessive gun culture, life in this idyllic town is turned upside-down. Much to the chagrin of her husband, (Matt Passmore), Jenna ignites a movement by recruiting the women to withhold sex from the men until every gun in Rockford is vanquished. A wild and hilarious showdown ensues between the sexes. As tensions and libidos rise, the men and women of Rockford must decide what's really important: keeping the peace or getting a piece.

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They have their men by the barrels.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

16 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Это пистолет у тебя в кармане? See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,422, 16 September 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$39,361, 9 October 2016
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This plot is loosely based on the ancient Greek play "Lysistrata" written by Aristophanes and first performed in 411 BC. In the play, Lysistrata persuades the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands until they negotiate a peaceful end to the Peloponnesian War.

The play has also had its story updated for movies The Second Greatest Sex (1955), The Baggy Trousers Case (1983) and Spike Lee's Chi-Raq (2015). See more »

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A movie with a point its target audience can't get, played for light comedy laughs
7 April 2017 | by Rob-O-CopSee all my reviews

In hindsight this movie hasn't made it easy on itself in how it's chosen to look at its topic. It's a light entertainment feel for a very heavy topic. The movie is pretty consistent within itself in that delivery and the actors are pretty good at hitting that vibe. They're playing for cheesy laughs based on a 70s and 80s comedy delivery and they do a good job in those characters. Maybe the director felt it was the only way to pick the scab off this ugly topic and maybe trick some of the hardcore gun nuts to consider the topic as the direct serious approach obviously hasn't worked. Judging by the adverse one star reviews he's failed to reach those people anyway, but is this a good movie in spite of the style they chose? It's not a hard hitting piece of cinema, which it almost needs to be, there is no deep realisation moment to its topic, and in that way perhaps it parallels the situation it portrays. The wives try a oblique blackmail approach to a problem that reason can't solve, and achieve unclear results. The movie plays it for 70s and 80s dukes of hazard laughs and even though they did it well they achieve unclear results. But it's not an unpleasant way to at least attempt to start thinking about the topic, and it's clear its target audience of gun resistance really isn't ready for that discussion, at all, so it highlights at least that. These people don't want to think about it even in a light comedy way aimed at an easy inroad to the type of film the director thinks they want to see. I liked a lot of the characters here, the sex stuff and language certainly didn't pull punches, they started the conversation, and so it succeeds somewhat, and fails somewhat, no fault of the actors I think. They did OK with the material and direction they received. Its an easy watch of an obviously uncomfortable topic.

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