Crazy on the Outside

2010 PG-13 1h 36m DVD

Crazy on the Outside

2010 PG-13 1h 36m DVD
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When Tommy gets out of the big house, he discovers life on the outside is even crazier than it was behind bars. His sister won't get off his back, his ex-girlfriend won't leave him alone, and his former partner in crime won't take no for an answer.
Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, J.K. Simmons, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ray Liotta, Julie Bowen, Kelsey Grammer, Helen Slayton-Hughes, Kenton Duty, Karle Warren, Robert Baker, Jon Gries, Malcolm Goodwin
Tim Allen
Widescreen 1.85:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
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 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie is a romantic comedy, and the directorial debut of actor/comedian Tim Allen (The Santa Clause, the voice of "Buzz Lightyear" in the Toy Story movies). It contains some mature material, but its overall messages are positive and should be fine for older teens, even though it's aimed more at grown-ups. Profanity is fairly heavy, with one use of "f--k" and several uses of "s--t," and there are constant, comical sexual situations, though no nudity.

Sexual Content

No nudity, but the film is filled with sexual situations, sexual innuendo, and some kissing. Tommy has wild, comical sex with his old girlfriend, not knowing that she has a new fiance. The girlfriend suggests that they continue "cheating" after she's married. Tommy's brother-in-law continually lusts after his wife (Tommy's sister) and makes sexy comments about her. Tommy "checks out" his new parole officer, a dildo is shown, and characters talk about sex very often.


Minor comic violence. Tommy is "kidnapped" in one scene, though it turns out to be nothing. A jealous boyfriend catches him and we see one punch. A baseball hits a kid in the head during a game.


The movie pushes the boundaries of its PG-13 rating, with one use of "f--k" and multiple uses of "s--t." We also hear "butt," "d--k," "ass," "damn," "Jesus," "crap," "bitch," "hell," "bastard," "God," "nuts," "asshole," and "hump."

Social Behavior

The movie suggests that it's possible that a character, released from a three-year stint in prison, can straighten out his life and find happiness. Of course, Tommy faces many temptations, and he briefly succumbs to some of them, but eventually manages to bounce back. He also has some bad luck, but weathers everything quite nicely. Overall, he's a good example of overcoming adversity. On the other hand, there is some very brief Asian stereotyping.


There's enough product placement to call attention to itself. Tommy's sister offers him a "Tic Tac" and a "Life Saver" in the film's first ten minutes. We see a can of Coca-Cola, a tub of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and a bottle of Dasani water (a product of the Coca-Cola company).

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Adults drink beer and wine with dinner. In one scene, a supporting character -- the grandmother -- comically adds whisky to her coffee.

  • 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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