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Beerfest

2006 UR 1h 56m Blu-ray / DVD

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Beerfest

2006 UR 1h 56m Blu-ray / DVD
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During a trip to Germany to scatter their grandfather's ashes, German-American brothers Todd (Erik Stolhanske) and Jan (Paul Soter) discover Beerfest, the secret Olympics of downing stout, and want to enter the contest to defend their family's beer-guzzling honor. Their Old Country cousins sneer at the Yanks' chances, prompting the siblings to return to America to prepare for a showdown the following year.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
Subtitles
English SDH, English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
UR -
age 17+
Common Sense rating Not for kids
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this intentionally stupid, vulgar comedy features incessant beer drinking. Characters are frequently drunk, hung over, throwing up, burping, and peeing in public urinals. Most scenes are set in bars, at parties, or at drinking competitions. Several scenes feature topless women and/or women engaged in sexual activity with lusty or drunken men. Crude humor and language are featured throughout the film, including verbal and visual references to sex/ejaculation, prostitution, Jewishness, obesity, masturbation, flatulence, funerals, social expectations, and boundaries. Characters also smoke cigarettes, cigars, and pot.

Sexual Content

Frequent sexual slang and shots of topless girls, as well as one shot of a man's naked bottom; Barry works as a street prostitute (charging money to "touch it," etc.) alongside a squeaky "gay" prostitute); fantasy and flashback sequences show Barry having raunchy sex; another lively sex scene in a barn; frequently expressed concern that Great Gam Gam is a whore; lab workers stimulate frogs to extract sperm (workers' heads bob, the ejaculate is green); simulated sex with a puppet; references to "BJs" and "HJs" Great Gam Gam "warms up" a sausage in a sexual way.

Violence

The film opens with a suicide; frequent slapstick/drunken violence (including competitors slapping and hitting each other); crowd chaos (running and falling); off-screen shootings; following a drinking bout, Barry appears naked and bloody next to a dead deer whose neck he has apparently ripped open (a reference to werewolf movies); murder by drowning in a beer vat.

Language

Multiple f-words; frequent slang for sexual activity/genitals ("bugger," "boink," "tossers and sheep-shaggers," "pork," etc.); frequent uses of other crude language ("hell," "s--t," "ass," "bitch").

Social Behavior

Fierce beer-drinking competitions, topless girls, murder, and a broken marriage -- all contributing to the goal of abject drunkenness. Some jokes about Finklestein's Jewishness, and a mention of Barry's Indian background (connected to a "cowboy").

Consumerism

Not applicable.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Beer and more beer (plus some other liquor and ram's urine-drinking); Finklestein smokes pot (and pot smoking pops up again later); cigars and cigarettes are smoked.

  • 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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