Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that, from the opening scene, this "hard R" comedy -- which teens will want to see thanks to the presence of Knocked Up star Seth Rogen -- is suffused in a heavy cloud of marijuana smoke. One of the lead characters is a pot dealer, and the other smokes it habitually; pot is also sold to schoolchildren. There's also lots more violence than in most comedies from producer Judd Apatow, as well as constant strong language (including "f--k," and "s--t"). All of that said, one character does come to regret and reject his pot use, and dope-dealing higher-ups are portrayed as brutal, vicious criminals and murderers.
A 26-year-old character has an 18-year-old girlfriend who's still in high school; kissing; lots of discussion of sex in frank, coarse terms.
Extensive, extreme, and near-constant violence, including beatings, shootings, stabbings, fistfights, and explosions. Characters are shot at close range on-screen, hit with coffee pots, crushed by cars, struck by cars, caught in explosions, tortured, and beaten. A character is shot in the ear, with extensive shots of the wound; a criminal's foot is vaporized by a shotgun blast. Several sequences portray heavy armaments and handguns as cool and nifty, with hyper-cut montages showing characters selecting, loading, and posing with weapons.
Extensive, constant, and inventive, including "f--k," "s--t," "ass," "balls," "c--k," dick," "p---y," "vagina," "boobies," "a--hole," "c--ksucker," "pee," "prick," "motherf---er," "titties," "turd," "snatch," "butthole," "handjob," "bitch," "dips--t," and "boner."
Characters are consumed by drugs and drug culture. Corrupt police officers figure into the story. An Asian gang is portrayed in a simplistic light, with clichd "Asian" music played when they're on screen.
Some brands mentioned and shown on screen, including Old Milwaukee, Newcastle Brown Ale, Fruit Roll-Ups, and British Knights sneakers. Some TV shows and films re mentioned, including 227 and Krull.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Constant on screen use and discussion of marijuana. Joints, bongs, and pipes are employed. Saul is a drug dealer, albeit one with scruples; when a customer asks him if he has any Percocet for sale, he rebuffs the customer and derides him. To raise getaway funds, the lead characters sell marijuana to schoolchildren after letting them sample it. Characters smoke marijuana and then drive, as well as smoke marijuana while driving. Characters drink wine and beer. A lead character does suggest that, in life-threatening circumstances, it might not be the best idea to be perpetually stoned.