Feel the Noise

2007 PG-13 1h 29m DVD

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Feel the Noise

2007 PG-13 1h 29m DVD
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When a gang of thugs threatens the life of Harlem rapper Rob, he's sent to Puerto Rico to live with the father he's never known. Once there, he's introduced to the sound of reggaeton and forms a group with his half brother and a girl named C.C.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
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 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
  • Omarion Grandberry
  • Giancarlo Esposito
  • Victor Rasuk
  • Rosa Arredondo
  • Melonie Diaz
  • Charles Duckworth
  • Dennis Funny
  • Zulay Henao
  • Shydel James
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Reviews

age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this drama about an aspiring rapper (which was executive produced by Jennifer Lopez) includes several scenes of brief violence that result in bloodied, bruised victims. Main character Rob is a typical "angry young man" who steals to support his hip-hop ambitions -- and to get back at his long-absent father. There's a brief scene of forced physical attention that feels a lot like attempted rape. Characters drink, smoke (both cigarettes and pot), dance suggestively, and wear revealing clothes. There's one sex scene with some naked backs and shoulders. Language includes one use of "f--k," plus other profanity. A couple of characters and song lyrics use the "N" word.

Sexual Content

Several club scenes show dancers wearing short skirts/shorts and cleavage-revealing tops, dancing suggestively (thrusting, hip-pumping); C.C. is one such dancer, and Jeffrey comments on her "moves." Javi and Rob hope to "get some" one night. Rob and C.C. kiss passionately a couple of times; a sex scene shows their nude shoulders and backs and passionate faces. Tanya shows some cleavage. Background girls wear bikinis (on beach) or skimpy clothing (in clubs).

Violence

Thugs carry and fire guns in a club, inspiring Rob's mother's decision to send him to Puerto Rico. C.C.'s ex (who lurks and glowers in all his scenes) approaches Rob, who pushes him to the ground. The ex attacks Marivi in the store, punching and kicking her (after two hits, he's kicking at her fallen form behind the counter, off-screen); in the hospital, she's bruised and bandaged. The Mayor's guys beat up the ex, brutally (though again, mostly off-screen). Jeffrey pushes up against C.C., insisting she kiss him; she pushes him and runs away, avoiding what feels like a rape attempt. Rob, hoping to reconcile with the ex's buddies, agrees to fight one of them; the fight is brief and underlines that Rob is tough.

Language

One use of "f--k," plus other mild, infrequent profanity, like "s--t," "hell," "damn," "ass," and "bitch." A couple of characters use the "N" word, and it's used in a soundtrack lyric.

Social Behavior

The movie's primary "message" is all good (the coming together of hip-hop and reggaeton cultures). But kids struggle with ambition and frustration, and the protagonist steals, fights, smokes pot, becomes involved in a shady record deal, and resents his long-absent father (though eventually they forgive each other).

Consumerism

Several shots of and a reference to Heineken beer; other products visible in a store (Coca-Cola); iPod, Vaio laptop.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Several characters smoke cigarettes and cigars; bar and club scenes show drinking (wine, liquor, champagne); Rob and Javi share a joint; C.C. is drunk when Jeffrey tries to have sex with her.

  • 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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