Gentlemen Broncos

2009 PG-13 1h 30m Blu-ray / DVD

Gentlemen Broncos

2009 PG-13 1h 30m Blu-ray / DVD
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Hoping that his novel brings him fame and fortune, high school loner Benjamin Purvis (Michael Angarano) attends a fantasy writers conference and later discovers that his masterwork has been plagiarized by an iconic author (Jemaine Clement, "Flight of the Conchords"). Sam Rockwell, Jennifer Coolidge and Mike White also star in this quirky comedy from co-writer-director Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre).
Michael Angarano, Jemaine Clement, Jennifer Coolidge, Sam Rockwell, Halley Feiffer, Héctor Jiménez, Mike White, Suzanne May, Josh Pais, Edgar Oliver, Clive Revill
Jared Hess
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS 5.1 HD, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): 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. 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 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that although this comedy from the folks behind Napoleon Dynamite -- which co-stars Flight of the Conchords' Jemaine Clement -- is pretty light on sexuality and swearing (particularly for a PG-13 movie), it's quite uncomfortable to watch. There's an off-putting amount of bodily parts, functions, and fluids -- such as yeast, gonads, vomit, and feces. In one scene, a kiss takes place immediately after a guy throws up, and the "evidence" is on both kissers' faces afterward. Consequently, some families may not feel that the humor is appropriate, despite the relatively mild language (one "apes--t") and mostly cartoonish violence.

Sexual Content

Tabatha flirts with Ben, and they end up kissing briefly (immediately after he vomits, so it's pretty disturbing). Several discussions about Chevalier's fictional Harpies saga, in which the women have incredibly large breasts that can shoot "mammary cannons" and the like.


The sci-fi scenes feature cartoonish violence -- like guns that appear out of animals' eyes/backsides, killer Cyclops, and explosive vomit. Several fictional characters die or are blown up, but it's not graphic and no corpses are visible. Darts hit Ben's mom in the breast (technically, it hits her gel insert), as well as another character. Although it's not violent, there's a gross scene in which a snake poops (a lot) and various images of "gonads" (in jars, being thrown around, stepped on, sewn on, etc).


One "apes--t," but otherwise fairly tame: "nads," "darn you" "dang," "freak," and "crap."

Social Behavior

Despite the negative messages from Chevalier and Lonnie, there's at least one positive take away: that unethical behavior will eventually be caught. There's also a loving relationship between a mother and son.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • 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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