Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star

2011 R 1h 37m Blu-ray / DVD

Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star

2011 R 1h 37m Blu-ray / DVD
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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.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral), Chinese Traditional, Korean, Thai
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, Thai: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, French: DTS-HD Master Audio
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+
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age 17+

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 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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