Here Comes the Boom
When budget cutbacks threaten his high school's music program, physics teacher Scott Voss (Kevin James) decides to moonlight as a mixed martial arts fighter in order to raise the money that would save the program. Also starring Henry Winkler and Salma Hayek.
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- Frank Coraci
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- DVD and Blu-ray
PGBouts of MMA sports violence, some rude humor and language
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral), Korean, Chinese Cantonese, Chinese Mandarin, ThaiClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French-Canadian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, Thai: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; deleted scenes; gag reel; cast and crew interviews.
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral), Chinese Cantonese, Chinese Mandarin, Korean, ThaiClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, French-Canadian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, Thai: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; deleted scenes; gag reel; cast and crew interviews; Blu-ray exclusive features; behind-the-scenes featurette; additional featurettes; cast and crew information.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Here Comes the Boom is an action comedy about a teacher who decides to compete in MMA matches to save his school's music department. Even though it deals with a violent sport, there's not too much blood, although there are plenty of bruises, injuries, and hand-to-hand (and foot!) combat. Language and romance are tame (sparing use of words like "ass" and "hell" for the former; some flirting, a date, and one kiss for the latter ), and the messages support the importance of arts education and standing up for what you believe in.
- Sexual Content
- Mr. Voss flirts with Mrs. Flores every chance he gets, and at the very end he gets his kiss. Salma Hayek wears a couple of cleavage-revealing but not overly risque tops.
- The Mixed Martial Arts training sessions and competitions are realistically brutal. Although they're occasionally comedic, they definitely leave Mr. Voss (and his opponents) punched, scraped, bruised, and injured (sometimes with blood). MMA is up close and hand-to-hand, and there's lots of kicking and punching. Two incidents of vomiting -- which is gross but then becomes comedic.
- A couple of uses of "ass," "hell," "crap," and "oh my God," plus some scatological humor (the vomiting) and mild insults: "stupid," "sucks," "loser," etc.
- Social Behavior
- This is a movie about teachers recapturing what inspires them about educating -- and the idea that one person can make a difference. There's also a positive message about the importance of music education in public schools. And, of course, to always follow your dreams.
- A few product placements, like Wise potato chips, World's Deadliest Car Chases, Triumph motorcycle, Affliction clothing, Columbia fleece jacket, Diet Coke.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- 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