Bad News Bears
By finding each kid's special talents, a grizzled little league coach named Buttermaker tries to lead a ragtag team of misfits and delinquents to victory in this remake of the 1970s classic.
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- Richard Linklater
- This movie is
PG-13Rude behavior, language throughout, some sexuality and thematic elements
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the movie features kids cursing, behaving badly, fighting, and drinking non-alcoholic beer. Their poor role model is their coach, who drinks (to the point of passing out), smokes, swears, hangs out at a strip club, makes racist and sexist comments (as well as ignorant wisecracks about a boy in a wheelchair and another who is overweight), and teaches one of the kids to make martinis. As the coach works as an exterminator, the movie also features visual jokes about dead rats and insects. Though the coach learns to be a more tolerant and mature adult, he remains ornery, and has one-night sex with the mother of one of his players.
- Sexual Content
- Coach gets "Gentlemen's Club" to sponsor team, makes sexual references (including discussion of their "genital defense apparatus"), sleeps with a player's mom, takes kids to Hooters.
- Fighting between players, dead animals.
- Lots of obnoxious language, by kids and coach (hell, douchebag, s--thead, smart-ass, bitch-slap, etc.).
- Social Behavior
- Everyone is offensive in some way: they lie, cheat, say mean things, argue, and fight; they come together when they win.
- Teams are sponsored by fictional companies, references to Cadillac, liquor brands.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Coach is a grumpy alcoholic (to the point of passing out in one scene); J.J. Cale's "Cocaine" on the soundtrack.
- 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