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Dirty Grandpa

Published in D
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 23:19
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scene, crude sexual references, nudity, drug use and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    I feel dirty.

  • Starring

    Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Mantzoukas, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Hough, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

  • Directed by

    Dan Mazer

  • Running time

    102 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are poked up the bum, hit/punched in the genital area, slapped, punched, hit by objects, pushed, kneed, arm-locked, kidnapped, tasered, threatened, drink-spiked. A gunman enters a business/shots fired. Dangerous driving, head-on collision. Story of dying dog. Jokes about child molestation, rape. Death threats (comic). Theft (cash), lying, hot-wiring vehicle, stealing motorbike. Murder by cancer, puppy mill, rape, killing, Special Forces, active combat, Hitler mentioned. Swastika drawings. Reference to past criminal activity. Blood/gore: Bloody nose, pants, cut on face. Broken finger, bruising, wrist brace, eye patch, bandage. Man in wheelchair with IV drip. Liver failure, drinking animal blood, cancer, euthenasia mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex. Couple seen on TV having sex (pornography). Jokes about child molestation (looks like a child is performing oral sex on an adult), rape. Masturbation, watching pornography, rubbing face near male genitals, semen-covered clothing. Kissing, flirting, undressing, ogling, leering, poking/touching breasts, groping, nipple-grabbing, rubbing, grinding, penis-grabbing, nose-sucking. A man strokes another male through prison bars. A woman puts a mobile phone down her pants to photograph her genitals. Photo of man with object protruding from bottom. Photo of a woman interfering with a passed-out man. Photo of a dog lying atop a naked man. Sexually provocative language/behaviour/gestures/dancing/humping. Discussion of sex, losing virgnity, STDs. Discussion of dog breeding and manual intervention by human. Slang terms and euphemisms for sex/sex acts/sex positions. References to homosexuality, oral sex, anal sex, voyeurism, affairs, digital penetration, bestiality, sex toys, erection, infidelity, group sex. Herpes, Playmate mansion, Viagra mentioned. Nudity: Nude men (genitals obscured), exposed breasts, male bum, penis. Very skimpy clothing/swimwear, shirtless men, people in underwear. Penises drawn on faces. Picture of pubic hair. Cross-stitch of couple having sex. Penis size discussed.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drug use (crack pipes, smoking marijuana, joints, bongs, drink-spiking, pills, Xanax). Steroid use mentioned. Selling/dealing drugs (marijuana, mushrooms, meth, ecstasy). Selling drugs to kids, cocaine mentioned. Shirt with marijuana plant print. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, champagne, cocktails, bottles of alcohol). Drinking games.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, n-word, b*tch. Name-calling, bullying. Derogatory terms for women, derogatory term for handicapped people. People are ridiculed for being non-white, homosexual, female, deaf, elderly, police officers. Many slang and actual terms for genitals and bodily fluids. Religious references and exclamations. Misogyny. Sexually explicit language and insults.

  • THEMES

    Grandfather-grandson relationships, lechery, spring break, pending nuptials, political correctness, homophobia, drugs, sex, obsession.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Funeral, hospital scenes. Dead wife/grandmother. Relationship breakup. Disrespect of the dead (pouring beer over flowers on casket, blowing smoke into picture of deceased person).  Vomiting. References to being defecated on, farting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Some mildly amusing moments.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unfunny, offensive, filthy, charmless, degrading, tedious, miscalculated, shameless, gutless, vile, misanthropic, terrible, abhorrent, repugnant, ugly, bad, torturous, relentless, embarrassing, contemptible, atrocious. Little chemistry between leads, deadpan/repetitive dialogue, jokes are uninspired/cruel, forced narrative/comedy, threadbare story, weak direction, ADD editing.

The Intern

Published in T
Thursday, 01 October 2015 10:08
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  • Rating

    M: Infrequent coarse language and mature themes.

  • The pitch

    An oldie but a goodie.

  • Starring

    Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Anders Holm, JoJo Kushner, Andrew Rannells, Adam DeVine, Zack Pearlman, Christina Scherer, Nat Wolff

  • Directed by

    Nancy Meyers

  • Running time

    121 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Careless driving/near-collisions. Break-and-enter. Yelling. Blood/gore: Coffins, breathing apparatus (oxygen tank). Heart condition, illness mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed kissing (sex implied). Flirting, hand-holding. Back massage with bum grab/assumed erection. References to sex, sexual encounters, oral sex. Woman in bath/robe (no genitals seen), cleavage. Infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Prescription pills consumed. Xanax mentioned. Alcohol (wine, beer, spirits, shots). Bottle in paper bag (drink-driving). Intoxication. Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, a-word, b*tch, butt. Jokes about age/ageing. Religious exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Internships, office workers, widow/ers, OCD, work-life balance, stress, mother-daughter relationships, health, infidelity, marriage, retirement, fashion.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased wife mentioned. Funeral, bar settings. Vomiting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Affecting, cosy, pleasant, light, amiable, charming, warm, gentle, good-natured, low-key, funny, smooth, scarless, seamless, old-school. Genuine chemistry between leads, snappy direction, clever set design, handsome lensing, perky soundtrack.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Bland, basic, smug. Predictable jokes, underwritten characters, vacuous script.

Last Vegas

Published in L
Saturday, 25 January 2014 02:42
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  • 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.

The Family

Published in T
Saturday, 21 September 2013 05:10
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch

    Family business.

  • Starring

    Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron, John D'Leo, Tommy Lee Jones, Jimmy Palumbo, Domenick Lombardozzi, Stan Carp, Vincent Pastore, Jon Freda, Paul Borghese

  • Directed by

    Luc Besson

  • Running time

    111 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (many), punched, hammered, kicked, body-slammed, hit with objects, beaten, killed, lowered into a vat of acid, robbed, threatened, barbecued, dragged behind a car, karate-chopped, threatened at gunpoint, bitten, choked, stabbed, hit by a car. Home-made bombs planted, teen suicide intended (jumping). Child abuse, beatings, neighbourhood arguments, killing someone for the first time, shooting people discussed. A man makes a suggestive cutting gesture across his throat, a group of people pull guns. Shootouts, explosions, home invasion, school bullying, arson, racketeering, property damage, dog attack. Missing person, Normandy landings, theft, kleptomania, falling down stairs, assault, corruption, bullying mentioned. Injured animal. Shooting dog mentioned. Arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: High body count, corpse wrapped in plastic. Dismembered finger, broken limbs. Man in traction, neck brace. X-ray. Bloody bullet wounds, blood splatter, bloody arm, bloody faces, bloody clothing, bloody hands/feet, torn/bloody clothing, bloody cuts/grazes. Bruising, swollen eye, bandage.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A teenager has sex with her tutor. Kissing. Flirting, foreplay. Sexual acts, virginity discussed. Whorehouse mentioned. A man reads a pornographic magazine. Reference to masturbation. Skimpy clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, spirits). Smoking. Black market cigarette-selling. Vials of pills seen, illegal selling of prescription pills.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard, butt, sonofab*tch. Derogatory terms for women. Regional, country, ethnic, nationality, teenage, FBI, gangster, mob stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Witness protection, the Mafia, informants, family, autobiography, memoir, writing, family business, hitmen, fitting in, assimilation, maths geeks, mob bosses, sadistic urges, respect, regrets, barbecue, confession, virginity, Goodfellas.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Funeral setting (archival footage), church, prison, hospital, courtroom settings. Dolphins (opening credits), dog. Slicing prosciutto, barbecuing meat. Urination. Some Italian (no subs), some French (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Light, witty, off-kilter, weird, different, effective, funny, dark, brutal, suspenseful, satirical, intriguing, diverting. Over-the-top humour, flashy action sequences, fast pace, light tone, cheerfully violent, some truly inspired moments, great performances, bloody finale, striking visuals, high stakes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Airless, foul-mouthed, inconsistent, predictable, dull, chaotic, stereotypical, unfunny. Goofy concept, some unconvincing plotlines, genre tropes, rambling narrative.

Killing Season

Published in K
Monday, 29 July 2013 01:33
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch

    A man rubs salt into old wounds.

  • Starring

    Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Milo Ventimiglia, Elizabeth Olin, Diana Lyubenova, Kalin Sarmenov, Stefan Shterev

  • Directed by

    Evan Daugherty

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People shot point-blank execution-style, mid-range/long-range with machine guns. People are shot/shot at (arrows, flare gun), axed, waterboarded, punched, kicked, tortured, slashed, hit with objects, hung upside-down, bound, dragged, pursued, threatened (including a baby), pushed, swept away, near-strangled. Vehicle rollover, explosions, burning debris, broken mirror. Raped mother, raped sister, raped women, butchered children mentioned. Killing animals (hunting) discussed. War, genocide, massacre, ethnic cleansing, 200 000 deaths, civilian casualties, Nazis mentioned. Blood/gore: Many corpses (fresh, decayed, burning). Blood splatter, dripping blood, bloody gashes, blood on objects, blood on clothing, bloody skin. Wounded leg, exposed flesh, objects protruding/removed/inserted through skin, cleaning wound. Scars, scratches, grazes, bandage.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Reference to sexual activity. Shirtless men (POWs), man in boxers. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots). Smoking.Aspirin.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-word, p*ss. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Bosnian War (1992-1995), ethnic cleansing, US military, NATO forces, revenge, confessions, torture, survival, isolation, photography, hunting, family, Johnny Cash's Don't Take Your Guns To Town.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Ex-wife remarried, severe leg pain, paralysis from neck down mentioned. Remote wilderness setting.  Helicopters, waterfalls, lightning, full moon. Birds (Andean condor, owl), elk, flies, scorpion tattoo, taxidermy heads on wall (elk). Spitting. Some unidentified foreign language (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Mildly entertaining. Good character development. Great cast (but unlikely casting choices). Pretty location cinematography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Absurd, one-note, obvious, terrible, predictable, bland, over-determined, brutal, unlikely, inelegant, moralising, tedious, pretentious, preposterous. Travolta's accent is cheesy, deadpan; De Niro's accent is odd and inconsistent. Weak screenplay, anti-climactic ending, slow-paced.

The Big Wedding

Published in T
Monday, 06 May 2013 03:11
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    One big crappy family.

  • Starring

    Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Robin Williams, Ben Barnes, Christine Ebersole, David Rasche, Patricia Rae, Ana Ayora

  • Directed by

    Justin Zackham

  • Running time

    89 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man gets punched, slapped in the face. Pushing, shoving. Fraud investigation (mentioned). Screams. Blood/gore: Bloody nose. Vomiting, fainting.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have sex; noises are heard. Oral sex, hand job, fondling, kissing. Sexual banter. Erection, virginity, birth control, orgasm, tantric sex, fetishism, lesbianism, paedophilia (mentioned). Infidelity. Nudity: Nude female (seen from behind). Nude sculpture and portrait (female). Skimpy workout gear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, spirits, cocktail), drunken behaviour. Sobriety, abstinence (discussed). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, derogatory names for females, slang and actual terms for male genitalia and sex acts. Name-calling, insults. Ethnic stereotyping and racism. Religious references (confession, preaching) and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Marriage, family, blended families, adoption, divorce, love triangles.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital (maternity ward), church and wedding settings. Wedding proposal. Divorce, separation, infidelity, incest, cheating, infertility, pregnancy, fear of heights (mentioned). Dogs, swans, pigs (mentioned).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Impressive cast, good performances.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Corny, contrived, strained, vapid. Thin sub-plots and one-dimensional characters. Unnecessarily crude.

Silver Linings Playbook

Published in S
Sunday, 10 February 2013 09:40
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, coarse language, sexual references and violence.

  • The pitch

    Quirky romantic comedy where everybody is just a little bit crazy.

  • Starring

    Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Julia Stiles

  • Directed by

    David O Russell

  • Running time

    122 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Two vehicles almost collide as a result of dangerous driving. A window is smashed. Crockery and glasses are smashed. A fist-fight/scuffle breaks out between a man and his parents. A man walks in on a couple in the shower -- a fight ensues where punches are thrown and the shower cord is wrapped around someone's neck. A face is slapped. Frequent shouting and yelling. Obscene finger gestures. Spitting. Several public altercations occur. Things get thrown. Private property gets damaged. Other incidences involving fist-fighting and accidental death are discussed but not seen. Blood/Gore: Black eyes, bruising, bloody nose.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Exposed breasts, bottom (female). Naked man (no genitals seen). A couple have (implied) oral sex in the shower. Sex and sexual activities are discussed but not seen. Couples kiss. Suggestive dance moves. Revealing dancewear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Prescribed medication consumed. Medicating depressants are discussed (lithium, Xanax, Quaalude, Abilify). Alcohol (wine, beer, champagne, spirits). Gambling: Bookmaking. Betting, odds, and winnings are discussed frequently.

  • LANGUAGE

    Frequent f-words, s-words, derogatory name-calling, angry exclamations, religious references. Gender, mental illness stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Psychiatric disability (Bi-polar, OCD, ADD), institutionalisation, deceit, family, aggressive behaviour and how to handle it, regression, infidelity, domestic violence, superstition, communication, redemption, distrust.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Over-the-top and ludicrous version of a modern romantic comedy. Likeable performances.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Wildly predictable, characters talk over one another when arguing (it's distracting) and the whole premise is a little absurd. For a romantic comedy it's sweet but not all that funny.