Meet the Blacks

2016 R 1h 34m Blu-ray / DVD

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Meet the Blacks

2016 R 1h 34m Blu-ray / DVD
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Thanks to a million-dollar windfall, Carl Black and his family have the opportunity to leave Detroit and move into an enormous Beverly Hills mansion. But as the Blacks look forward to clear sailing, they're in for a big surprise.
Format
Blu-ray DVD Streaming
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), English SDH
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English SDH, English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
  • Mike Epps
  • Mike Tyson
  • Gary Owen
  • Andrew Bachelor
  • Charlie Murphy
  • George Lopez
  • Zulay Henao
  • Bresha Webb
  • Roland Powell
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Reviews

age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Meet the Blacks is a spoof of The Purge horror series. Mike Epps stars as a shady Chicago patriarch who uses ill-gotten money to move his family to a posh gated community in Beverly Hills -- right before the annual American purge. Language is constant, with hundreds of uses of the "N" word (by both white and black characters), "f--k," "s--t," "motherf--ker," "a--hole," "p---y," and more. And the second half of the movie is full of violent scenes which are occasionally played for laughs but still bloody and deadly -- several people die from gunshots, explosions, and stabbings. There are also scatological jokes, crass sexual references (including allusions to masturbation, premarital sex, adultery, stalking, and more), and pot smoking.

Sexual Content

Crass jokes about masturbation, a man's sexual desire for his cousin's wife, and a young man who wants to give "the D" to his girlfriend. Also jokes about "side pieces," adultery, "side bitches," "riding my mustache," etc. A young couple kisses and suggestively discusses how they have to stay quiet. A man masturbates behind a shower curtain (it moves up and down) while he stares at a woman's behind. Women wear cleavage-baring tops. A man jokes that all the white women will want to have sex with Mr. Black and that their children will want to have sex with Black kids, making little half-white kids.

Violence

Characters die by being shot, stabbed, and impaled; falling from a second story; etc. Some of the violence is accidental or played for humor, while other scenes portray purposeful murder during the 12-hour "purge." Men with a chainsaw, guns, etc. storm into the house to kill the "n--gers." A man is burned alive as a car catches fire. Angry racist neighbors are single-mindedly devoted to killing the Blacks. A woman with a cleaver tries to kill Mrs. Black. Several characters try to shoot and kill the family.

Language

Near-constant use of strong language: the "N" word is used dozens of times; plus hundreds of uses of "f--k" and "f--king," "s--t," "bitch," "ass," "p---y," "d--k," "motherf--ker," and more. Also "Jesus Christ," "Christ," and "oh my God" (as exclamations).

Social Behavior

Lots of iffy stuff here, but there is the message that family should come first and that stepparents should get to know their stepchildren and vice-versa. Also stresses the importance of honesty and communication.

Consumerism

Ford, Chevrolet.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The main character has a cache of stolen weed; he and his cousin smoke marijuana.

  • 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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