The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

2009 R 1h 30m DVD

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

2009 R 1h 30m DVD
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When businesses are failing, they call in Don Ready, a fast-talking closer who can sell anything to anybody. Hired to rescue a flagging auto dealership during a Fourth of July sale, Don spends his days on the lot and his nights at local strip clubs. Everything's going swimmingly until he gets blindsided by love.
Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames, James Brolin, David Koechner, Kathryn Hahn, Ed Helms, Jordana Spiro, Tony Hale, Craig Robinson, Ken Jeong, Rob Riggle, Joey Kern, Jonathan Sadowski, Noureen DeWulf
Neal Brennan
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): 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 16+
Common Sense rating Pause for kids 16 & under
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this raunchy comedy is packed with over-the-top, crude language and sexual jokes/innuendo from beginning to end. No bodily function is left unreported; no serious issue is safe from the lowest forms of humor. Expect a constant stream of racial slurs, fat jokes, outrageous come-ons, and religious send-ups. Interspersed with these verbal assaults are the visual ones: erotic lap dances, bare breasts and full-frontal female nudity, a bizarre brush with pedophilia, an exaggerated (albeit clothed) male erection, and dildos literally falling from the sky. The objective in all cases? Non-stop gross-out humor.

Sexual Content

Countless sexual references throughout, all played for humor. Women are bare-breasted in several scenes and engage in pole dancing, as well as erotic lap dance routines. There's also full-frontal female nudity. In one sequence, the camera cuts between two lovemaking scenes, but neither reveals any substantial nudity or sexual activity. A woman tries to seduce a young boy (in the body of a mature man); a man tries to seduce one of his male staff members. Shots of sexual paraphernalia; many references to and one image of male erection (albeit clothed). In more than one instance, stories are recalled that vividly describe past sexual encounters.


All of the action sequences are meant to be funny: A mini-riot erupts at a used car sale, children in a plastic jumping ring are flung against the mesh walls, several salesmen attack a small Asian man during a moment of racial animosity.


Incessant strong, sexual, and crude language. Multiple uses and forms of "f--k" and "s--t," as well as "ass," "hell," "damn," "oh my God," and more. Frequent references to various bodily functions, body parts ("c--k," "boner," "p---y," etc.), and sexual activity. There are also fat jokes, sexual slurs, and racial slurs, including the "N" word, "queer," and "Jap."

Social Behavior

Material success at any cost is the desired goal. The characters are immoral, unethical, hedonistic, and immature -- and suffer no consequences for their behavior. Racialinsensitivity and exaggerated gay advances are presented as laughable,as are religion, smoking, drug use, and sexuality. By the film's end, minor lessons are learned and values are explored, but not convincingly. Only one positive message is delivered: Teamwork is a key to achievement.


Parodies of Men's Wearhouse and Head and Shoulders commercials.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A main character passionately advocates smoking in a lengthy scene on an airplane. Some social drinking. A man is seen snorting cocaine in the background of one shot. Occasional references to marijuana and drug use.

  • 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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