2014 UR 1h 26m DVD


2014 UR 1h 26m DVD
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Fame proves elusive for comic Jesse Sanchez, who reflects on life from the bottom of a bathtub in this film based on John Leguizamo's one-man show. The story that unfolds has it all: love, loss, mistakes, adventure and redemption.
John Leguizamo, Radha Mitchell, Rosie Pérez, Ally Sheedy, Perrey Reeves, Ioan Gruffudd, Tomás Milián, Yul Vázquez
Alfredo De Villa
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
UR -
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Fugly! is an edgy dark comedy starring John Leguizamo as a character a bit like him -- a Latino stand-up comedian-turned-character actor. Scenes of the main character's "blue" stand-up routines explicitly reference his sex life, his lower-income upbringing, and showbiz, as well as an overriding plot point about his desire to kill himself. Strong language ("f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," etc.) dominates the dialogue, and sex scenes are frequent, although they show more thrusting and moaning than actual nudity. The humor is rather adult, so the movie is best for older viewers who are already fans of Leguizamo.

Sexual Content

Many scenes of Jesse having or discussing sex, starting with him masturbating and walking in on his father having sex with a woman who's not Jesse's mother and continuing on to his own various sexual experiences and walking in on his wife having an affair, etc. Some scenes are more explicit (moaning, bare backs, bras, underwear pushed down, etc.) than others (him and his girlfriend in bed under a sheet). Frank conversations about sex, positions, practices, and proclivities.


An older character dies, and suicide is a running theme/plot point -- Jesse nearly kills himself by strangling and drowning.


Strong language in virtually every scene of the movie, including "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," "d--k," "bitch," "whore," "p---y," and more.

Social Behavior

No matter how hard life gets, it's still worth living. Jesse encourages people to hold on to the people they love instead of being afraid of commitment. The story stresses the importance of close family ties and sheds light on the problem of ethnic stereotypes in television and film. But darker themes include suicide and adultery.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Adults drink socially, smoke cigarettes, pop prescription pills, smoke marijuana, and more.

  • 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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