Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Barbershop: The Next Cut continues the funny-but-mature Barbershop franchise. It touches on issues including violence, marriage, and parenthood; language includes one "f--king," and several uses of "s--t," "a--hole," "bitch," "d--k," the "N" word, and more. There's more sexual content in this one than in previous installments, including crass comments objectifying both women's and men's bodies, a wife telling her husband she wants sex right now (and then unzipping his pants, getting all fours, and telling him to "get in it"), and a single woman propositioning a married man. The story highlights the gang violence on Chicago's South Side: Young gang members all seem to have guns and cause the deaths of innocent bystanders. Still, the movie ultimately encourages teamwork, integrity, community volunteerism, and open communication between family, partners, and friends.
Brief kisses. A woman asks her husband to have sex right now, then begins to unzip his pants, gets on all fours, and commands him to "get in it," but he declines. A husband jokes that his tired wife can only offer "lazy side booty." A single woman ambiguously propositions a married man and later tries to kiss him. Sexual references and comments objectify characters' bodies. A man jokes that he can't wait to give an angry woman "the D."
Gun/gang violence between adult and adolescent men: Two gang leaders can't be in each other's presence without going for their guns and needing to be physically separated. A crew tries to steal the sneakers off a boy's feet until another crew shows up with guns. Several references to innocent bystanders getting shot. One character is killed because of gang violence.
One use of "f--king," several uses of the "N" word between African-American characters, and more frequent uses of "s--t," "a--hole," "bitch," "ass," "goddamn," and more. Crass sexual comments like "dick print," "give her the D," "get in it," etc.
Encourages stepping up to violence and creating a safe space for everyone. Also positive messages about community, integrity, fidelity, marriage, and fatherhood, as well as talking openly with those you love instead of making assumptions about them.
Products/brands seen include Maserati, iPhone, Twitter, Instagram, Ford Mustang, Hennessey, Chevy Tahoe, Cadillac Escalade, Snickers, M&Ms, Twix, Dunkin Donuts.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Adults drink a shot at a bar. During a gang initiation, a gang member gives initiates a cup of unidentifiable liquor. References to drug dealing and use.