Here Comes the Boom

2012 PG 1h 45m Blu-ray / DVD

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Here Comes the Boom

2012 PG 1h 45m Blu-ray / DVD
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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.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral), Korean, Chinese Cantonese, Chinese Mandarin, Thai
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French-Canadian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, Thai: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral), Chinese Cantonese, Chinese Mandarin, Korean, Thai
CC
Yes
Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, French-Canadian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, Thai: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 9+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 9+
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Reviews

age 9+

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.

Violence

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.

Language

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.

Consumerism

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 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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