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The BBQ (2018)

Published in T
Monday, 05 February 2018 23:02
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Shane Jacobson is captain Cook.

  • Starring

    Shane Jacobson, Magda Szubanski, Manu Feildel, Frederik Simpson, Julia Zemiro, Nicholas Hammond, Lara Robinson

  • Directed by

    Stephen Amis

  • Running time

    87 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A chef throws a knife at a cook. A man is punched/thrown to the ground. Schoolyard brawl (pushing/yelling). Suicide reference ("I thought she was going to do herself in"). Theft, cheating. Objects dropped/knocked over/thrown. Champagne bottle broken on ship's bow. Joke about Ned Kelly hanging. "She'll kill me", "he tried to kill me", "I'm gonna crush you" mentioned. D-Day, Watergate, Joan of Arc burned at the stake, Anzacs at Kokoda mentioned. Blood/gore: Sides of hanging meat; butchering raw meat. Bloody lip. Man on stretcher/in ambulance. Bone-cracking sounds heard. Hypoglycemia, blood-soaked hands leaking of death, war injury mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man says he got his wife pregnant twice in his car. A man (fearing parentage and child support says, "All we did was hold hands","she was pregnant already" and "that's not my child". A wife kicks her husband out. A husband and wife hug/kiss.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, wine, beer, spirits, shots, cocktail). A dairy farmer feeds wine to cows.

  • LANGUAGE

    Naff off, crappity, bollocks, wherever the f*** you want, crap, shite. Name-calling (intellectual giant, meathead of the week, convict, primitive, neanderthal, numpty, froggy, fat cow, daft git, fat little mooer, philanderer, Captain Undercooked, scary, useless pillock, the botulism butcher, lazy, arrogant, dirty, stubborn, underdog, stinker, etc). Gender, racial and cultural stereotyping. Religious exclamations (how the hell, hell's teeth, cleanliness is next to godliness, for God's sake, thank God, good Lord, etc) and references (clean as a nun's night dreams, Hindu Dharma Mahabharata mentioned).

  • THEMES

    Backyard barbecues, family, cooking competitions, veganism, rivalry, Australian history, ancestry, food poisoning, family tradition, retail, neighbours, Wagyu beef, marbling, in-laws, marriage difficulties, betrayal, revenge, grudges, turmeric.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father (heart attack) mentioned. Courtroom setting. Butchering, grilling, eating, massaging, skewering, carving, basting meat (steaks/sausages/chicken/chops/prawns). Meat spat out/thrown in bin. Vomiting, spitting. Dogs, cows. Fishing, dead fish, tank fish. Brief subtitles (cows) and translation (Japanese).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Good-hearted, diverting, amusing, charming, feel-good, cheerful. Shane Jacobson is perfectly cast, family friendly.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, unambitious, cliched, unoriginal. Low-budget feel, thin story, full of stereotypes, weak antagonist, inconsequential/distracting subplots, questionable/distracting product placement.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Published in M
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 03:02
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  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    You want drama, go to the opera.

  • Starring

    Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, America Olivo, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Hermione Corfield

  • Directed by

    Christopher McQuarrie

  • Running time

    131 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, gassed, bound, punched, kicked, hit with objects, elbowed, hair-grabbed, near-choked, tackled, headlocked, neck-grabbed, stabbed, slashed, head-butted, hit by vehicles, impaled (implied), thrown from a moving vehicle, tasered, defibrillated, pursued, kidnapped, hooded, rigged with explosives, trapped. Car/motorbike chases/accidents/rollovers. Assassination attempt, drowning. Car bomb, explosions, door rammed, broken/smashed glass. Break-and-enter, theft. A man plays a violent video game. Images of mass wreckage/devastation, car accidents. Missing aircraft, civil war, gassed village (2000 dead) mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead bodies, images of dead people. Snapping bones (neck). Bloody hand/skin/face/cuts/scratches/bullet wound/clothing. Bruising. Medical instruments seen. Defibrillation implied. Killing innocent people mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless man, woman in underwear (rear view), bikini, skimpy clothing, cleavage. Dressing, undressing. Poster of lingerie girl, neon sign a for lap-dancing club.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are drugged (gas, serum, darts). Vials and syringes seen. Alcohol (wine, champagne). Gambler, antidote mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words. Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES

    International terrorism, stealth operations, ostracisation, infiltration, assassination, rogue agents, trust, betrayal, opera, loyalty, identification, security, mind control, drowning, cool gadgets.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Missing flight mentioned (reference to MH370). Cemetery setting. Planes, helicopter, goats, donkey. Used chewing gum, spitting. Brief Russian, German languages (subtitles). Very high camera angles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, self-aware, surprising, fast-paced, spry, satsifying, winking, gripping, intelligent, sexy, propulsive, crowd-pleasing, solid, suspenseful, entertaining, old-fashioned, diverting. Delightful comic chemistry between Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg, credible performances, sharp script, absorbing plot, great locations, hilarious/gigantic plane stunt, spectacular set pieces, gorgeous/crisp/clean/precision action cinematography, non-stop score, real-world echoes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, exhausting, uneven, empty. Lacks visual/visceral impact, uninvolving plot, blunt dialogue, settles for clichés.

Paper Towns

Published in P
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:28
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  • Rating

    M: Sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Middle-of-the-road.

  • Starring

    Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith, Halston Sage, Jaz Sinclair, Cara Buono, Josiah Cerio, Hannah Alligood

  • Directed by

    Jake Schreier

  • Running time

    109 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Gun shots. A boy shoves another into locker rows. Window broken to force entry into a derelict building. An animal is almost hit by a car; car spinout. Vandalism, truancy, break-and-entre, lying. Blood/gore: Dead body (suicide; gunshot) found by children. Cut on eyebrow. Urinating blood, kidney infection mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A young couple has sex (off-screen). Kissing, flirting, hugging, hand holding. Nude males (rear view). Shirtless male, girl in bra, revealing clothing, men in underwear. Sex, masturbation discussed. Sexual-themed banter/innuendo. Cheating mentioned. Strip club seen in background.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Teen drinking, binge drinking. Cigar-smoking mentioned. Betting.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Terms for genitals. Obscene finger gestures. Religious exclamations. Confederate flag t-shirt.

  • THEMES

    Teenagers, friends, childish pranks, running away, sneaking out, road trips, growing up, first crushes, the girl next door, bonding, revenge, mystery, infidelity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Cheating boyfriend. Divorce mentioned. Cow, dead fish. Urination. Based on the novel by John Green.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Moving, melancholy, affecting, likeable, big-hearted, bittersweet, modest. Intriguing tale, flawed/vulnerable characters, charming character moments, funny/unforced rapport among cast, faithful adaptation to the book, offers an interesting perspective on adolescence.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Contrived, familiar, clichés. Pedestrian story, some one-dimensional performances, abrasive score, unexciting selection of songs.

Down, But Not Out!

Published in D
Monday, 20 July 2015 02:01
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  • Rating

    CTC.

  • The pitch

    Lands a few punches.

  • Starring

    Alicja Cichewicz, Anna Pazdur-Czarnowska, Przemyslaw Rydynski, Daria Strzepka, Agnieszka Szmerek

  • Directed by

    Miguel Gaudêncio

  • Running time

    71 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Boxing bouts/sparring. Blood/gore: Bloody nose/face/toe/foot. Breathing problems, hospital mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Man in underwear, shirtless men, sportswear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Religiouis exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Boxing, weigh-in, coaching, amateur sport, tournaments, commitment, success, failure, disappointment, training, sparring, compromise, stress, emotion, tactics.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Shaky camerawork, black-and-white cinematography. Polish language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Exciting, tense, intriguing, fascinating, inspirational, well-meaning, interesting, raw, pared-down, refreshing, beautiful, different, naturalistic, laid-back, honest, genre-breaking. No history/background/character development provided for fighters; viewer does all the work. Gorgeous/gritty black-and-white lensing, non-dramatic/hands-off/welcome approach, compelling/neo-noir feel.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uninspiring. Limited audience appeal, score is heavy-handed/distracting at times, some English subtitles missing from full version.

Self/less

Published in S
Monday, 20 July 2015 00:56
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  • Rating

    M: Violence, mature themes and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    The afterlife is Albright.

  • Starring

    Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Ben Kingsley, Victor Garber, Derek Luke, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen, Melora Hardin, Michelle Dockery, Sam Page, Brendan McCarthy, Thomas Francis Murphy, Sandra Ellis Lafferty

  • Directed by

    Tarsem Singh

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, tackled, wrestled, face-grabbed, drugged, hit with objects, kicked, elbowed, arm-snapped, body-slammed, burned alive, choked, kidnapped, pistol-whipped, tasered, punched. Images of war/soldiers/tanks. Car chase, rollover, car rammed, collisions. A man collapses. Objects burned/smashed/thrown. Explosion. Suicidal thoughts mentioned. Arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Blood spatter, bloody neck/clothing/face/heads/cut, bone snaps. Injection (no needle seen). Body scan/images, MRI-type machine, flatlining. Patients on hospital beds, IV drips, bandage, scar, bruising. Anaphylactic shock, EpiPen, torn to pieces in Russian prison riot mentioned. Medical equipment seen.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man has (mostly implied) sex with multiple partners. Woman in g-string, shirtless men, skimpy clothing, cleavage, swimwear. Kissing, flirting, undressing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A woman is drugged (chloroform assumed), a man suffers severe hallucinations. Prescription pills consumed. Alcohol (wine, champagne, spirits, cocktails). Club setting. Prozac, anti-rejection drugs, withdrawals mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Reincarnation, death, cancer, grief, father-daughter relationships, identity, wealth, biogenics, genetic engineering, legacy, rehabilitation, estrangement, promiscuity, visions, memory, betrayal, psychopathy, family, real estate tycoons, terminal illness, resurrection, immortality.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead fathers/husband, terminally ill children. Cemetery, funeral, airport. Losing a child, peanut allergy, parents and sister killed in car crash mentioned. Plane, horse, thunder. Vomiting, spitting, toilet. Grilling sausages. Shaky camerawork.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Effective, interesting, twisty, thought-provoking, lightweight, fast-paced. Likeable lead, classy supporting cast, good performances, well-structured script, competent direction, attractive locations, solid technical credits.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Generic, mediocre, contrived, tepid, unremarkable. Broad characters, murky story, intriguing story degenerates into an action movie, too-neat/easy conclusions, bone-headed plot holes, Kingsley's accent is terrible.

Ruben Guthrie

Published in R
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 11:38
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language and sex scenes.

  • The pitch

    Ruben gets smashed.

  • Starring

    Patrick Brammall, Alex Dimitriades, Abbey Lee, Harriet Dyer, Jeremy Sims, Brenton Thwaites, Robyn Nevin, Jack Thompson, Aaron Bertram

  • Directed by

    Brendan Cowell

  • Running time

    93 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, pinned down, pushed against a wall, throat-grabbed. A man jumps from a high ledge (injury/near-drowning). Objects thrown/dropped/smashed. References to suicide (jumping, slitting, dead friend). Reference to incestual sexual molestation of a child. Rape mentioned. Yelling, arguing. People play a boxing video game. Blood/gore: Sound of bone snapping. Arm in sling. Cast removed. Dropped kid on head mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex in the shower, bedroom. Oral sex/orgy (male), masturbation. Kissing (male-male; male-female), ogling, caressing, bum-grabbing. Half-exposed breast, people in underwear, swimwear, skimpy clothing, cleavage. Bra unclipped. Fingering, infidelity with boss, object inserted inside a girl/molestation mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs inhaled. Bags of white powder, crack pipe. Rock, ice, cocaine, stoned teenager, e, heroin, smack addict mentioned. Alcohol (beer, champagne, wine, spirits, cocktails, shots). Intoxication. Bar, club, house party settings. Getting smashed/drunk, drinking nail polish remover, drinking problem mentioned. Smoking. Gambling (horse racing).

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling, derogatory terms for women and homosexuals. Slang and actual terms for genitals and bodily fluids. Cultural, racial, gender stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Alcoholism, relationships, recovery, Alcoholics Anonymous, advertising, parent-son relationships, kayaking, Sydney, sobriety, best mates.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Gravely ill father (pancreatitis), relationship breakups, estranged parents. Friend committed suicide, dead mother, lost license mentioned. Vomiting, eating disorder, depression mentioned. Cats, fish. Cooking sausages.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    tbc

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    tbc

Magic Mike XXL

Published in M
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 04:56
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Could do with more Magic.

  • Starring

    Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, Kevin Nash, Gabriel Iglesias, Jada Pinkett Smith, Carrie Anne Hunt, Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Banks

  • Directed by

    Gregory Jacobs

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are pushed, punched, headbutted, bound. Ted Bundy, Desert Storm mentioned. Littering. Vehicle accident, wrecked truck/cracked windscreen. Blood/gore: Bloody forehead/face. Patient in hospital bed with breathing tube. Bandage. Concussion, stitches mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has (implied) sex. Nude male (rear view), near-nude males, abs that you could hang your washing on, pubic hair. Very skimpy clothing, swimwear, cleavage. Kissing, licking, caressing, bum-slapping, crotch-grabbing, pumping, grinding, thrusting, undressing, bum-grabbing, lap-dancing, straddling. References to having sex, blow jobs, homosexuality, virginity, bondage, ejaculation, oral sex. Objects decorated with genital images.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (joints, pills, molly, moon rock). Alcohol (spirits, cocktails, shots, wine, champagne, beer). Smoking. Intoxication. Coke, painkiller mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, n-word, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Cultural, gender, racial stereotypes. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Male entertainers, stripping, road trips, photography, drag queens, bromances, reiki, conventions, business, fresh moves.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friend, estranged friend, fire phobia, divorce, ghosts mentioned. Hospital, club settings. Urination. Fireworks sounds.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Freewheeling, lighthearted, lively, entertaining, breezy, loose, brawny, diverting, ramshackle, fun, bigger, bulgier, sexy. Seductive performance from Jada Pinkett-Smith, endearing performance from Channing Tatum, inventive dance sequences, naturalistic/spontaneous banter, ultra-buff men, spirited finale.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Bumpy, overlong, shambling, directionless. Several long/pointless/drawn-out scenes, messy/muddled subplots, one-note characters, disappointing ending, loose editing, lacks energy, too much build-up, not enough payoff, faintly demeaning.

Madame Bovary (2014)

Published in M
Monday, 06 July 2015 22:52
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  • Rating

    M: Sex scenes and mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Mme attempts a status update.

  • Starring

    Mia Wasikowska, Ezra Miller, Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans, Logan Marshall-Green, Laura Carmichael, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Richard Cordery

  • Directed by

    Sophie Barthes

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), NR (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (overdose). Hunting, an animal is throat-sliced (implied/heard). Gunshot sounds. A man twists a child's ear. Screaming. Beating (domestic violence) mentioned. Blackmail, lying. Blood/gore: Spurting blood. Bloody knife/elbow/clothing. Animal blood/organs/head/hoof. Broken elbow, club foot/tendon surgery. Burn marks. Bleeding, leeching, convulsions, botched surgery, gangrene, amputation mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scenes, woman in bath. Kissing, flirting, dressing. Shirtless male, topless female (bare breasts). Infidelity/adultery. Sexual favours mentioned; reference to sex as 'part of nature'.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Poison consumed (suicide). Alcohol (beer, cider, wine, spirits, champagne); alcohol used as anaesthetic. Gambling (poker).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamation. Slavery reference.

  • THEMES

    Extra-marital affairs, suicide, class, society, status, convent life, poverty, debt, surgery, exhaustion, selfishness, blame, inheritance, loveless marriage, ambition.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother/father mentioned. Wedding setting. Taxidermy bird, horse. Manure. Based on Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Lucid, enveloping, measured, absorbing, slow-burning, classy, brooding, realistic, refined, respectful, quasi-faithful, somber, intelligent, interesting, attractive, passable, watchable. Unsympathetic performance from Mia Wasikowska, exquisite visual sense, spare/sumptuous production design, earthly lensing, bleak/socio-realist style, meticulous attention to period detail.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Inessential, miscast, calculated, passionless, uneven, disappointing, tedious. Streamlined narrative, heavy-handed symbolism, restrained/flat/enervating tone, frustrating accents, lacking emotional intelligence, ending revealed in first scene.

Underdog (Svenskjävel)

Published in U
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 22:41
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    CTC.

  • The pitch

    This one's a winner.

  • Starring

    Bianca Kronlöf, Henrik Rafaelsen, Mona Kristiansen, Naomi Emeilie Christensen Beck

  • Directed by

    Ronnie Sandahl

  • Running time

    97 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Violent video game (shooting, blood). Arguing, shouting. Throwing food, stealing alcohol. Schoolyard bullying mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood spatter (video game), bloody nose, broken arm, bruising. Drawings of eyeball, skull.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scene (includes nudity). Masturbation (implied). Kissing, flirting, caressing. Full-frontal male nudity, exposed breasts, male bottom. Very skimpy clothing, swimwear, cleavage. Comic references to prostitution, polygamy. Breaking arm while drunk (implied). Crude reference to sex. Infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, spirits). Underage alcohol, stealing alcohol. References to alcoholism, sobriety, eating disorder. Smoking (cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Slang terms for bodily functions, genitals, disabled people. Cultural, national, athletic stereotypes. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Love triangles, workplace affairs, class, gender, Swedish-Norwegian relations, prejudice, segregation, extra-marital affairs, eating disorders, age differences, teen crushes, unemployment, financial crisis, power, disillusionment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged mother. Urination, inserting tampon (sounds). Subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Beautiful, superior, solid, tender, timely, engaging, assured. Well written, magnificent performance from Kronlöf, believable characters, brilliant cinematography, concise/lean editing, soft/sentimental score, nicely paced, quietly impressive.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Ending is too neat.

Ted 2

Published in T
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 12:32
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong drug use, crude humour, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Ted, also.

  • Starring

    Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Giovanni Ribisi, Morgan Freeman, Patrick Warburton

  • Directed by

    Seth MacFarlane

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, hit, slapped, wrestled, tackled, thrown against walls, kicked, hit with objects, thrown from a balcony, hit with objects, tied up, elbowed, shoved, crushed, near-stabbed. Rifle shot. Brawling. Dangerous driving, vehicle collisions/damage. Objects knocked over, smashed; broken glass. Arguing, yelling, screaming. Cutting someone, 9-11, Germanwings crash mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody nose/face. Bruising. Patient in hospital bed, flatlining.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Lots of sperm. Exposed breasts, video of animals mating. Kissing, crotch-grabbing. Skimpy clothing/dancewear, girl in bikini (advertisement), cleavage, bum crack. References to sex, masturbation, porn, fetishism, prostitution, incest. Phallic object.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking/eating marijuana (joints, bongs); field of marijuana plants. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, champagne); bar setting. Snorting powder/lines, doing drugs, excessive drug use, drug convictions, getting stoned, epinephrine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard, p*ss. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women, African Americans, homosexuals. Slang terms for genitals. Gender/marriage stereotypes. Jokes about race, culture, gender, sexuality, slavery, disability. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Marriage, civil rights, drugs, best friends, sperm donation, conception, adoption, starting a family, practical jokes, comedy improv, Comic-Con, road trips, lawsuits, legal representation, bearknapping, bromance.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friend, job loss, marriage annulment. Wedding, church, courtroom settings. Divorce, cancer mentioned. Deer, raccoon, porcupine, squirrel, rabbit, fox, fish, monkey, penguin, lobster. Full moon. Gagging. Steak bones on plate. Mid-credits scene. Dizzing aerial/handheld cinematography (brief).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Puerile, likable, funny, crass. Unapologetically idiotic, anarchic/vulgar/unexpected/sharp humour, extravagant opening number, beautiful original ballad by Amanda Seyfried, infectious chemistry between Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane, seamless motion-capture vfx for Ted, some great cameos.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Ungainly, overstuffed, bumpy, imperfect, overlong, one-note, stupid, familiar. Tiresome courtroom melodramatics, some flat/unfunny/stale/repackaged jokes/scenes, ambling storyline, penchant for casual cruelty, Ted isn't particularly likable.