After being mistaken for Army reserve troops, three average Joes are hustled onto a plane headed for combat in Iraq -- but the fact that the plane drops them in Mexico doesn't stop them from "liberating" what they believe to be the Middle East.
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- C.B. Harding
- DVD and Blu-ray
Spanish (Neutral), EnglishClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: PCM Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; photo gallery; gag reel; featurettes.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this lowbrow war send up is aimed at 13-year-olds who like broad jokes based on stereotypes. Since the story is about three dopey reservists who confuse Mexico for Iraq, there are several culturally insensitive moments that portray Mexicans (not to mention Southern men) very stereotypically. Language includes "s--t" and "retard." Star Larry the Cable Guy and his pals spew many fart jokes and fire many rounds of ammunition for their "mission." Families with loved ones deployed in Iraq probably won't be amused, even if the movie is dedicated to the troops.
- Sexual Content
- Jokes about "quickies," "hooters," and "C-cups" innuendo about homosexual sex, marriage.
- Military-issued machine guns are used against gangsters with various weapons. Many shots are fired, but there's no blood or obvious deaths. One character is accidentally buried alive. Reference (innuendo-style) to rape.
- Mostly "s--t," but also "retard," "ass," "a--hole," "bitch," "t--s," "piss," and "godamnit."
- Social Behavior
- Culturally insensitive characters can't tell the difference between Mexicans and Iraqis. Even though the cuisine and dress are stereotypically Mexican, these things are still confused with Iraqi culture.
- Hooters restaurant, Corona beer, Chewbacca.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- The guys drink tequila and beer; Larry chews tobacco.
- 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