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The Duff

Published in T
Saturday, 28 March 2015 21:49
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  • Rating

    M: Sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Are you DUFF enough?

  • Starring

    Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca A. Santos, Skyler Samuels, Romany Malco, Nick Eversman, Ken Jeong, Chris Wylde, Allison Janney

  • Directed by

    Ari Sandel

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are slapped, bullied, hit with objects, punched, rammed up against wall. Belongings destroyed, pushed off table. Television images and movie posters feature horror/zombie films. Before I murder you, kill myself mentioned. Screaming, arguing. Blood/gore: Comic image of decapitated/bleeding head. Bloody hand/knuckles.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing (male-female; male-male), flirting, twerking, breast-grabbing, grinding (comic), face-licking. Photo of nude babies in bath (genitals censored). Shirtless men, teen males in towels, girl in bra. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. References to having sex, threesome, masturbation, oral sex, sexual fantasy, pornography.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, jelly shots). Steroids, antidepressants mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, bleeped f-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, butt, WTF. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Slang for genitals. Religious reference and exclamations. High school, gender, teen, self-help stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    High school, designated ugly fat friends, social media, cyber bullying, #hashtag, school newspapers, homecoming, divorce, single parenting, horror films, selfies, humiliation, chemistry, tutoring, dating, uniboobs.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce, breast cancer mentioned. Photos of dogs, pig, doves. Fireworks (animation). Hot dog, sushi eaten. Vomit, burp. Brief Spanish (subtitles). End-credits scenes. Based on the novel The Duff by Kody Keplinger.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, honest, ambitious, lighthearted, snappy, sweet-spirited, tipsy, girl-friendly, charming, winsome, low-key, good-natured, entertaining, lively, energetic. Remarkable/likeable/funny performance from Mae Whitman, nuanced performance from Robbie Amell, great chemistry between leads, terrific supporting cast, believable heroine, a little vulgar, the sexuality is toned down, portrays high-schoolers as normal beings, fun 80s film references.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, rote, watered down, clichéd, dumb. Lazy script, heavy-handed moralising, pro-self acceptance but also pro-makeover, perfunctory technical credits.

Top Five

Published in T
Monday, 09 March 2015 12:04
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scenes, nudity and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    It's Hammy time.

  • Starring

    Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, J.B. Smoove, Gabrielle Union, Romany Malco, Hayley Marie Norman, Anders Holm, Cedric the Entertainer, Karlie Redd

  • Directed by

    Chris Rock

  • Running time

    102 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, arrested. Actors on film sets fight, stab, fire weapons, run with machetes, jump on other actors' backs. Accusation of rape; jail sentence implied. Harassing police officer, objects thrown/smashed, car accident, stealing. Rape, killing yourself, hitting women, white people dying mentioned. Screaming, shouting, arguing. Blood/gore: Blood-smeared shirts. Bandage. Sound of someone being cut with a knife (theatrical). Beheading mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    People have sex in bedrooms, a public bathroom, a nightclub. Foursome/orgy (2 x males, 2 x females), oral sex, hand job, objects/fingers inserted up rectum, kissing, fondling, semen. Nude man, near-nude women, glimpse of penis, breasts, bums, shirtless man, women in lingerie, skimpy clothing, cleavage, swimwear. Pimp, prostitution, homosexuality. Infidelity, naked pictures, lesbian sex mentioned. Sexual gestures, sexual-themed banter. Strip-club setting, pole-dancing, erotic/suggestive dancing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Trays of marijuana, rolling/smoking joints. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots, champagne), alcoholism. Smoking (cigarettes, cigarillo). Benadryl, acid, meth, cocaine, heroin, crack, weed, crank, sobriety, taking pills mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tches. Name-calling, children swearing. Slang for genitals. Derogatory terms for women, African Americans. Slurs against race, weight, sexuality, culture, class. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Alcoholism, addiction, sobriety, standup comedy, false accusations (rape), racism, discrimination, film critics, honesty, forgiveness, engagement, entertainment industry, Hollywood, jail, wealth, celebrity, manipulation, betrayal, reality television, love, sex, rumours, family, homosexuality, peer pressure.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Jail, nightclub, strip club settings.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Hilarious, uproarious, winning, entertaining, smart, rich, mature, exuberant, wondrous, fast, bawdy, lively, polished, satiric. Terrific performances, well-written characters, hard-hitting humour, riotous cameos, effective structure, strong writing, pitch-perfect editing, upbeat score, real chemistry between leads, zippy one-liners.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, contrived. Some plot twists strain credibility, unlikely third act twist.

Last Vegas

Published in L
Saturday, 25 January 2014 02:42
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Old friends are a sure bet.

  • Starring

    Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline, Mary Steenburgen, Jerry Ferrara, Romany Malco, Roger Bart, Joanna Gleason, Michael Ealy

  • Directed by

    Jon Turteltaub

  • Running time

    105 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get punched. Mafia references. Theft. Arguing. Blood/gore: Bloody knuckles, bloody nose. Bandage.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, propositioning, ogling. Woman in lingerie, woman in briefs. Shirtless men. Swimwear, cleavage, skimpy clothing. References to sex acts. Erotic dancing. Couple seen beneath sheets.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, spirits, cocktails, beer). Gambling (slot machines, lucky wheel, blackjack). Prescription pills, Viagra seen. Lipitor, Dramamine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word, a-word, cr*p. Slang for genitals. Name-calling, objectification of women. Age, gender, cross-dressing, marriage, Mafia stereotypes. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Friendship, Las Vegas, bachelor parties, clubbing, love triangles, fidelity, memories, gambling, mortality, grudges, forgiveness, death.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased wife mentioned, ex-partners discussed. Deceased boss. Funeral, plane, bar, casino, nightclub settings. Marriage proposal, relationship breakup. Snake.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Inoffensive, mediocre, amusing, watchable, lovely, funny, touching, sunny, heartfelt, entertaining, likable, genial. Great cast, memorable cameo, amiable performances.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unsubtle, clichéd, obvious, schmaltzy. Silly, unadventurous plot. Shameless product placement.