Information for Parents
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 8+
A crass, crude, and overly-familiar comedy.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie is at the PG-13 edge of PG. It has a lot of cartoon-ish "action violence:" no blood and no on-screen shooting but an exploding helicopter, a glimpse of a dead body, a lot of kicking and hitting. A parent is killed (off-screen). There's a lot of potty humor including many diaper jokes and a character covered with sewage. There's also some crude schoolyard language including "bite me," "boobs," "spaz," "skanky." One daughter wears a crucifix, though there is no further evidence of any religious faith. The portrayal of the bad guys has some unpleasantly racist overtones, and some of the "humorous" insults are sexist and homophobic. And there's intrusive product placement for Costco and other brands.
- Families can talk about how different people respond differently to loss and pain. What examples did we see in this story?
The good stuff
Positive messages: Some stereotypes and cliches.
What to watch for
Violence and scariness: Characters in peril, kick-boxing and off-screen shooting, cartoonish and action-style violence.
Sex: A lot of diaper humor.
Language: Some crude schoolyard language.
Consumerism: Intrusive product placement for Costco and other brands.
Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue