Information for Parents
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+
More crude banter about sex, movies, drugs.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this film is not for kids. The dialogue is rife with obscenities (over 130 f-words, to start), as well sexual talk (including references to oral sex, bestiality, masturbation, homosexuality, and pornography) and brief images (tongue-kissing, visual suggestion of a man about to masturbate and then penetrate a donkey). A fast-food clerk urinates and puts flies in customer's food. Characters are arrested for hiring/watching a bestiality act.
- Families can talk about the "buddy movie" genre. Why do so many films celebrate the slacker lifestyle and men behaving immaturely? Are these characters likeable? They can also talk about the movie's over-the-top gross-out humor and where the line is between silly and offensive.
The good stuff
Positive messages: Best friends worry and argue over one's impending marriage; man admits cheating on his fiancee; characters taunt each other, dirty food they're selling, purchase a human-animal sex performance via the Internet; jokes about religion (especially Christianity).
What to watch for
Violence: Store burns down at start of film; knee to the crotch.
Sexy stuff: Incessant sexual allusions, including crude slang for genitals and sex acts; a shot of full frontal male nudity, with penis tucked between legs; a hired performance (sex with a donkey) serves as joke/climax; explicit tongue-kissing; discussion of one-time unsafe sex (resulting in pregnancy); naked bottom (mooning); long discussion of "a-- to mouth" sex act.
Language: Over 130 f-words, plus other obscenities and sexual slang.
Consumerism: Song lyrics refer to Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen, McDonald's.
Drinking, drugs and smoking: Jay and Silent Bob sell drugs and smoke dope; mentions of weed, coke, heroin; characters smoke cigarettes and drink liquor (Eli is drunk at end).