Set on the last day of 1981, 200 Cigarettes is a manic romantic comedy that follows a group of loquacious, chain-smoking twentysomethings seeking love and happiness as they converge for a blowout party in New York City's East Village. A cab driver (Dave Chappelle) provides the link between the disparate groups who seek to overcome personal drama to avoid being alone when the clock strikes midnight.
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- Risa Bramon Garcia
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; enhanced for 16x9 TVs
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that despite the fact that 200 Cigarettes has an impressive cast of popular actors and actresses, the excessive coarse language and the characters' preoccupation with sex make it innappropriate for kids and tweens. Strong language is part of the natural flow of conversation, including "f--k" and "s--t." Most of the talk in this movie is about sex, though there's no extended or explicit sexual activity (partial nudity includes a glimpse of a bare backside). Drinking and smoking are pervasive throughout, including some underage drinking, drunkenness, passing out, and use of fake IDs.
- Sexual Content
- While there's little in the way of explicit sexual activity (an aborted sexual liaison in a bathroom stall, some passionate kissing) or nudity (a bare backside, some barely covered breasts), sex is a main topic of discussion throughout the film. Characters frequently obsess about their number of sexual partners, sexual prowess, virginity, vaginas, and who's sleeping with (or has slept with) whom. In addition, successive scenes show couples after casual sexual encounters. An artist's exhibit consists entirely of flowers that look like vaginas.
- A brief scuffle at a party. Gunshots heard off screen.
- Nonstop swearing. Countless "f--k"s in all forms, as well as "s--t," "vagina," "ass," "bitch," "teat," "bulls--t," "pissing," "ho," and more.
- Social Behavior
- Almost everyone in the film is depressed but trying to be happy and pretending to have a good time. In an effort to clarify the film's title, one character announces that "cigarettes are a shield against meaningful relationships."
- Heineken beer visible.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Everybody in this movie consumes alcohol. Out on New Year's Eve, characters drink in bars, on the street, at parties, in cafes. There's lots of drunkenness, passing out, and underage drinking (including use of fake IDs). Most characters also smoke in every scene. A cab driver smokes marijuana while he drives. A character carries a package for delivery throughout the film which someone thinks is heroin, but it's never clearly identified.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it