Ass Backwards Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Ass Backwards

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Kate & Chloe's Beauty School Reunion.

  • Starring:

    June Diane Raphael, Casey Wilson, Alicia Silverstone, Bob Odenkirk, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jon Cryer, Brian Geraghty

  • Directed by:

    Chris Nelson

  • Running time:

    85 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People throw tantrums, kick objects, knock things over, behave aggressively. Gun shots, near-choking, raised voices, a woman screams 'rape'. A room is trashed. Reckless driving, vehicle incident, theft. Rape, rapists mentioned. Slavery reference. Blood/gore:  A woman injects herself several times (syringe, needle entering skin seen).

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Topless woman (nipples obscured), bottomless women (genitals obscured), shirtless men. Kissing, flirting, ogling. Pole-dancing, provocative dancing. Fingering, sexual favours mentioned.  Skimpy clothing, revealing swimwear, lingerie, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    An addict smokes crystal meth. A woman injects hormones. Drug paraphernalia seen. Rehabilitation, meth addiction, crackhead mentioned. Drug-induced behaviour. Alcohol (beer, spirits), inebriation. Club setting. Addiction (meth, sex) mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Frequent f-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, p*ss, slang for genitals. Name-calling, belittling, mocking. Gender, homeless, beauty pageant, airhead, drug addict, bikie, feminist stereotypes. Jokes about homosexuality, age, slavery, rape, addiction. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Beauty pageants, BFFs, rivalry, egg donors, fertility, road trips, feelings, father-daughter relationships, feminism, talent, failure, rejection, celebrity, sex addiction, rehabilitation, rock bottom, honesty, losers.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Veterinary, cemetery settings. Eviction notice, credit-card rejection. Losing custody mentioned. Full moon, toilets, rabbit. Urination.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Amusing, low-budget, fun. lighthearted. Good comic timing, committed performances from leads, good production values.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Disjointed, formulaic, shuffling, unfunny, droll, random, un-relatable, yukfest, perplexing, tedious, stupid, dumb. Low-brow comedy, gross stereotypes, dispiriting climax, feels misogynist, uninspired set pieces, wretched direction, wasted cameos.

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