Empty-nesters Henry and Nancy Clark hit New York for a job interview and high hopes for reviving their staler-than-yesterday's-toast relationship. But when Murphy's Law repeatedly strikes the Clarks, the results are sidesplitting!
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- Sam Weisman
- This movie is
- Top 100 Laughs nominee
PG-13Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Out-of-Towners is a 1999 remake of the 1970 movie written by Neil Simon. Two lead characters stumble into a meeting of sex addicts in which compulsive masturbation and nymphomania are discussed. A couple tries to have sex in the grass outside Tavern on the Green, and the couple's daughter lives next door to a dominatrix. A character is given what he believes to be aspirin but soon discovers that it's a hallucinogenic of some kind and acts accordingly. There is some mild profanity: "bitch," "damn," "ass." This screwball comedy also has occasional moments of slapstick violence, a cross-dressing hotel manager, and moments of near-sex interrupted at comedically opportune times. Even without the mature content, the movie's overall themes of empty nests, lackluster sex lives, and mid-life crises make this most enjoyable for teens and adults.
- Sexual Content
- A married couple accidentally ends up in a sex addict support group, where characters talk of compulsive masturbation and nymphomania. Their daughter is shown living next door to a dominatrix. This same couple is discovered trying to have sex in the grass outside Tavern on the Green. There's a cross-dressing hotel manager.
- Slapstick violence and mild peril. A couple visiting New York City from Ohio gets a gun pulled on them during a mugging.
- Infrequent profanity: "bitch," "damn," "ass."
- Social Behavior
- Not much in the way of positive messages in this screwball comedy.
- During a scene set during an interview for an advertising firm, an ad for Snapple is prominently displayed.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- A man is given what he believes to be an aspirin while in jail but is actually a hallucinogenic; when released from jail, he is shown moving around under the influence of the drug. Characters drink wine, beer, and champagne. Cigarette smoking.
- 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