Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that, like Jackass and The Dudesons before it, Hot Rod is a nearly nonstop cavalcade of stunts, pratfalls, and injuries. However, Rod never gets seriously hurt, and teens may be tempted to attempt several of the stunts. The movie also talks about the death of Rod's father and the animosity his stepfather holds for him, which may be difficult for teens who have been through the same. There's also lots of profanity, crude humor, and drug-related jokes.
Rod and Denise kiss three times. Rico recalls a dream in which the wives of wizards "all want to have sex with" him.
Tons of comic pratfalls and failed jumps and stunts, including: a ramp fails and Rod falls directly onto the apex of the next ramp, crumpling to the ground; Rod falls down a hill Homer Simpson-style, repeatedly hitting his head and back; Rod and his stepfather have several fights involving Rhodesian fighting sticks, punches, kicking, beating and even Chinese fighting stars; Rod asks his friends to hold him under water for 40 seconds and nearly drowns; Rod plays human piñata for a child's party and several kids and his brother Kevin beat him with bats; he's hit several times by cars; he luges down the street and crashes into an RV, breaking the window; then the owner comes out and beats him severely; Rod flies off his bike and crashes badly, with bone-breaking sound effects and nearly dies. There's also a graphic joke about Dave injuring himself where a piece of metal sticks out of his temple.
Lots of swearing, including "s--t," "f--k," "badass," "s--thead," "ass," "hell," "dickhole," "goddamn," and "p---y." Characters refer to their "choad" and Jonathan calls condoms "dong bags."
Rod and friends engage in intensely unsafe stunts. Denise tells a racist joke about a taco fighting a grilled cheese sandwich. Rod's stepfather belittles him every chance he gets.
Characters mention Dr. Pepper.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Rod and his buddies all drink constantly, from beer to hard alcohol. Rod goes grocery shopping and leaves with a shopping cart heaping with liquor bottles. Dave drops acid, with disastrous (and funny) results.