200 Cigarettes

1999 R 1h 41m DVD

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200 Cigarettes

1999 R 1h 41m DVD
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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.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Subtitles
English
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
  • Courtney Love
  • Jay Mohr
  • Paul Rudd
  • Ben Affleck
  • Christina Ricci
  • Janeane Garofalo
  • Casey Affleck
  • Dave Chappelle
  • Kate Hudson
  • Gaby Hoffmann
  • Angela Featherstone
  • Martha Plimpton
  • Guillermo Díaz
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age 17+

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.

Violence

A brief scuffle at a party. Gunshots heard off screen.

Language

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."

Consumerism

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 child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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