With two of his sons trying to muster up enough souls to oust Old Scratch (Harvey Keitel) from power, the netherworld patriarch sends his sweet, dim-bulb son Nicky (Adam Sandler) to Earth to bring back his scheming siblings. Meanwhile, they're turning Manhattan into a living hell. This devilish comedy revels in crass humor and teems with gag cameos (many by Sandler's onetime "Saturday Night Live" co-stars, including Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon).
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- Adam Sandler, Harvey Keitel, Patricia Arquette, Rhys Ifans, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister, Kevin Nealon, Jon Lovitz, Allen Covert, Ozzy Osbourne, Dana Carvey, Rodney Dangerfield, Peter Dante, Clint Howard, Leah Lail, Jonathan Loughran, Michael McKean, Frank Sivero, David Spade, Quentin Tarantino, Reese Witherspoon, Regis Philbin
- Steven Brill
- This movie is
PG-13Crude sexual humor, some drug content, language and thematic material
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; documentaries; DVD ROM features; web access; deleted scenes; 2 audio commentaries by Adam Sandler, filmmakers and cast; "Adam Sandler Goes to Hell" making of featurette; "School of Hard Knocks" music video; "Satan's Top 40" heavy metal documentary; theatrical trailer
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie is right up at the R edge of PG-13, with one use of "f--k" and a lot of other strong language and sexual references. One of Satan's daily tasks is to punish a French-maid's-uniform-clad Hitler by inserting a pineapple into his rear end. Satan punishes another character by making realistic-looking breasts grow out of his head, and in subsequent scenes they get fondled by other characters. A character is a weird transvestite who pours hot wax on his chest and plays with his nipples. A voyeur gets sent to hell. A character eats a marijuana-laced cake. The devils lower the drinking age to 10, and we see drunken children coming out of a bar (and puking). They also change New York's tourism slogan to "I love hookers." And there are some jokes that can be interpreted as homophobic.
- Sexual Content
- Sexual humor, including transvestite, S&M, voyeur, dog sex, etc.
- Comic violence, including body parts falling off.
- Very strong language for a PG-13.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Characters drink and eat a cake with marijuana, joke about lowering the drinking age to 10.
- 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