The Cookout

2004 PG-13 1h 37m DVD

The Cookout

2004 PG-13 1h 37m DVD
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When Todd Anderson is chosen as the No. 1 NBA draft pick, he realizes his life is going to change drastically. In an attempt at normality, Todd throws an old-fashioned neighborhood barbecue -- at his house located in a stuffy white section of town.
Ja Rule, Tim Meadows, Jenifer Lewis, Quran Pender, Jonathan Silverman, Meagan Good, Farrah Fawcett, Ruperto Vanderpool, Frankie Faison
Lance Rivera
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie is filled with drug humor. Marijuana use, including driving while high, is portrayed as endearing and cute, even empowering. Characters drink and smoke. Characters use strong language and double entendres. There are other sexual references, including a character who has had many children out of wedlock with different fathers and some crude talk about the anatomy of a man's wife. There is also some mild violence, including a gun that's used threateningly but is never fired. Racial prejudice is a theme of the movie. While it deserves credit for raising some issues of prejudice within the African-American community, it unfortunately also exploits and perpetuates the stereotypes it tries to expose, including an over-the-top portrayal of gay characters. A character wears a dress that she plans to return, a form of theft.

Sexual Content

Sexual references.


Comic violence, gun.


Some strong language and double entendres.

Social Behavior

Many racial stereotypes are played into for comic effect that just falls short.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Marijuana, alcohol. Lots of drug humor.

  • 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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