With his mother (Anjelica Huston) suffering from Alzheimer's disease, medical school dropout Victor Mancini (Sam Rockwell) concocts a plan to pay her hospital bills: At restaurants, he feigns choking, waits to be rescued and later hits up his saviors for money. When he's not scamming unsuspecting diners, Victor -- who's also a sex addict -- attends 12-step meetings where he routinely ducks out to boff the equally randy Nico (Paz de la Huerta).
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- Clark Gregg
- This movie is
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; deleted scenes; gag reel; additional featurettes.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this extremely mature comedy based on a novel by the author of Fight Club isn't for kids in any way. Every scene includes or deals with sex, nudity, sexual situations, and sexual acts. There's extensive nudity, and a few scenes depict sexual activity in unflinchingly graphic fashion. There's also drinking and lots of strong language (including "f--k" and "s--t"), and while the film ultimately has a message of redemption, the lead-up to that moment is filled with rough, raw content and images.
- Sexual Content
- Constant discussion and depiction of sex and sex addiction, with graphic images and depictions on screen. Characters engage in compulsive sexual behavior with a variety of partners; there's extensive and near-constant nudity. Discussion of molestation, fetishes, sex toys, sex acts, masturbation, and more. Several scenes are set at a strip club; many others take place at a 12-step meeting for sex addicts. Two characters ineptly enact a consensual rape fantasy.
- Scuffling and some fist-fighting. A consensual rape fantasy includes a woman being held at knifepoint.
- Constant strong language including "damn," "hell," "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," "ass," "dick," "boned," "hooker," and more.
- Social Behavior
- The lead character is a schemer and scammer who fakes choking in restaurants so that the people who rescue him might help him financially and emotionally. Extensive depiction and discussion of sex addiction; extensive depiction of an elderly patient in the throes of Alzheimer's disease; extensive discussion of religious imagery and concepts, including a character's belief that his mother had him generated from the DNA found in a bizarre religious artifact. A character's mother, in his youth, abducted him from a series of foster homes. Extensive discussion of religious imagery and themes.
- A few brands visible, including Tab and Hostess Sno-Balls.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Characters drink beer, wine, and hard liquor. Characters hang out in bars and smoke. A doctor says that a character's Alzheimer's may be exacerbated by years of substance abuse.
- 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