Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star
After discovering that his mild-mannered parents were huge porn stars in the 1970s, a village idiot bids farewell to his Iowa hometown and seeks his destiny in Los Angeles, where he aims to become the world's most popular adult-film actor.
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RPervasive crude sexual content, language and some nudity
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral), Chinese Traditional, Korean, ThaiClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, Thai: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, French: DTS-HD Master AudioOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; making-of featurettes.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this crude porn-industry comedy was co-written by Adam Sandler, who has cast star Nick Swardson in supporting roles in many of his movies. Given the setting, the fact that it's filled with crass sexual innuendo and strong language (including "f--k" and "s--t"), as well as partial nudity (including topless women and a brief shot of a man's "equipment") isn't surprising. But the main character is actually fairly chaste and innocent, and so is his romantic interest. There's a little drinking and drugs, as well as a few violent threats, but the main issues here are sexual content and language.
- Sexual Content
- The movie takes place in the porn industry; there's consistent, crass sex talk and sexual innuendo, though little actual sex. There's some nudity; several different women are shown topless, and there's a very brief flash of Bucky's tiny "equipment," as well as more than one shot of his naked behind. Some characters discuss masturbating, and viewers see some examples of this without showing any actual genitals. Bucky only has sex with his girlfriend, but he ejaculates at the very sight of a naked woman; viewers see the result of this in various places afterward.
- During the opening credits, some farmers fire a shotgun at a scarecrow. Otherwise, there are some threats, but no real violence.
- Though Bucky doesn't swear, other characters do -- expect frequent use of words including "f--k," "s--t," "c--k," "prick," "p---y," "t-ts," "ass," "dick," "whore," "hell," "pube," "son of a bitch," "oh my God," and more.
- Social Behavior
- There's a vague message about "following your dreams," though it's not very well-defined; Bucky's "dream" ends up being about winning the girl and not much more.
- Bucky mentions "Doritos Cool Ranch" more than once, and some actual chips are seen in one scene.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- A supporting character is seen drinking and taking pills.
- 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