Search Party

2016 R 1h 33m Blu-ray / DVD

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Search Party

2016 R 1h 33m Blu-ray / DVD
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After roommates Evan and Jason scare off their friend Nardo's fiancée at the altar, the duo embarks on a quest to reunite the couple. But first they'll have to rescue Nardo -- who's been carjacked and left naked in a Mexican desert.
Blu-ray DVD Streaming
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
English SDH, French, Spanish (Castilian)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Castilian): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 2.40:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French, Dutch
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Castilian): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
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 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
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age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Search Party is about adult men (T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, and Adam Pally) behaving like extremely immature, bad boys. They smoke pot, do cocaine, and pick up women in bars -- all of which gets them into trouble of some kind. Even when they act out of seemingly noble motives -- as when they rescue a carjacked friend who's stranded, naked, in Mexico -- their utter obliviousness and stupidity makes this over-the-top comedy difficult to watch. Some scenes are violent, with guns, peril, fighting, and flaming arrows; there's also full-frontal male nudity, tons of aggressive ogling, the aforementioned drug use (as well as pills and drinking), and extremely salty language ("f--k," "s--t," "bitch, "p---y," and much more).

Sexual Content

A carjacked man is stripped of his clothes and spends most of the rest of the movie naked -- including full-frontal nudity. Aggressive ogling of women. References to the allure of watching lesbian sex. A woman in bra and underpants straddles a man in underwear on a hotel room bed. Innuendo/crude sex jokes and references.


A man is carjacked. A woman prepares to remove the kidney of a man who's been given a paralytic drug. Cocaine dealers shoot and chase the protagonists. The main characters get into a physical fight with an 11-year-old and his moms. A man trying to steal kidneys chases an escaped victim, shooting at him with burning arrows from a crossbow. A car catches fire, causing it to crash and explode. A man is shot in the ear. Some blood is seen. A paralyzed man falls into a swimming pool but is rescued.


Tons of extremely strong language, including "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," "a--hole," "d--k," "wiener," "dildo," "p---y," "vagina," "come," and more.

Social Behavior

In theory, there's an underlying theme of friendship and loyalty, but viewers are more likely to remember lines/messages such as "Weed is truth" and "Everybody smokes weed."


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Main characters smoke pot and talk about being and getting high. One character jumps into a truck to escape, not knowing it's filled with cocaine; his body is covered in fine white powder -- he licks it, inhales it off himself, and gets high, and later a police officer licks some off him and claims to be very high. Adults drink alcohol. A man takes the sleeping medication Ambien and passes out. A woman slips a tranquilizer into a man's drink; he loses consciousness.

  • 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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