What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this subversive, mature comedy earns its R rating with lots of adult material -- from partial nudity to drug use, violence, and swearing. The villains catch the main character, strap a bomb to his chest, and force him to rob a bank. Guns are also pulled, a flame thrower is used as a weapon, and there are car crashes, fights, and at least one dead body. A strip club scene includes topless women; there are also some implied sex acts (including oral sex) and lots of innuendo. Language is constant, including "f--k," "s--t," "p---y," "t-ts," and "c--k." Characters also drink lots of beer and smoke some pot.
  • Families can talk about the movie's violence. How does the movie's comic tone affect its impact?
  • Are Nick and Chet role models? If not, what makes them interesting characters?
  • How does the movie depict drinking and drug use? What are the real-life consequences of substance use?
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