Home Sweet Hell
Despite the trappings of a storybook existence, Don Champagne's marriage to the overbearing Mona has long since lost its sparkle. But when she discovers Don's affair with a sultry co-worker, Mona refuses to admit that anything is amiss.
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- Anthony Burns
- DVD and Blu-ray
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Home Sweet Hell is a dark comedy about a suburban mom who will go to murderously disturbing lengths to maintain her perfect life. Bloody violence includes a drugged woman being bludgeoned to death and dismembered with a power saw, as well as a scene in which two people are stabbed to death. Perhaps not surprisingly, nobody comes off well here; the women are treated as eye candy and sex objects, and the male characters are either violent, conniving criminals or a weakling who will go along with the most heinous plan to avoid offending his domineering wife. There's some racist and sexist language, a good amount of sex (including plenty of topless women), and frequent profanity (including "f--k" and "p---y"). One scene shows a man snorting crystal meth.
- Sexual Content
- A store manager has an affair with an employee; in an extended montage, they have sex all over the office, in all kinds of ways (plenty of thrusting and grunting, but very few body parts visible). Another scene is set in a strip club, with many topless women in the background; a mostly undressed stripper who finds herself at the wrong place at the wrong time is stabbed to death. A married couple discusses their sex life, with some suggestive dialogue.
- Very bloody/violent. A woman is drugged, bludgeoned to death, and dismembered with a power saw. Viewers don't see the blows land, but the sprays and spurts of blood tell the whole story. Another scene includes two people getting stabbed to death; one is impaled with a sword. A suburban mom is exceptionally unremorseful after murdering several people.
- Frequent use of "f--k" and a few discussions about women's "titties." Also "p---y," "bitch," and "s--t." One character makes several disparaging comments about Jews and Mexicans.
- Social Behavior
- A woman is so determined to attain and maintain the perfect life that she's willing to commit murder. Her utter lack of a moral compass is disturbing, and her husband is so afraid of crossing her that he goes along with the scheme.
- One of the main characters is obsessed with obtaining just the right material objects.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Characters drink beer at parties and meals and sometimes at work to celebrate a big sale. Several people smoke cigarettes, and one scene shows a suburban dad who's coerced into snorting crystal meth. Characters are drug users/dealers.
- 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