Big Momma's House

 
 

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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
Profanity
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MPAA Rating: PG-13

Martin Lawrence is a detective who must protect a mother and child, but the only way he can do so is to go undercover as a large, overbearing Southern grandma known as "Big Momma." Also with Nia Long, Paul Giamatti, Terrence Dashon Howard and Eric Arthur Linden. [1:30]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - Several instances of sexual innuendo (including references to oral sex and masturbation) and a couple of kisses. Through a window we see silhouettes of two people who appear to be having intercourse (oral sex is also implied), but they really aren't involved in anything sexual. A woman and a man dressed as a woman are in bed together holding each other (there are two erection jokes/references). A man tries to kiss a woman and then tries to grab her breasts. A man and woman kiss in bed (he's on top of her with his shirt off; but no other nudity is visible). We see a naked woman's side and backside as she undresses and gets into a shower, and we see a naked man in bed with a sheet covering his genitals. We see several shots of a pregnant woman in labor with her legs spread, but only her bare inner thighs are visible.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - Mostly played for laughs. A man is shot in the shoulder (blood is visible around the wound) and a man is shot in the back (no blood is visible). A woman punches a man's crotch, a boy punches a man's face, a man punches another's face and groin, a man head butts another, a man and woman exchange kicks and punches several times, a man is kicked in the face a few times and his hair is pulled, a man kicks a man through a window (we see blood on the man's cheek), a woman elbows a man in the gut and then flips him, a man flips a woman over his shoulder and kicks her, a boy elbows another boy and knocks him to the ground, and a man slaps a woman's backside. A dog growls and looks like it's going to attack a man but doesn't. Threatening with guns. We see a man getting ready to be shot on a TV screen, and then the camera pulls away and we hear shots fired off-screen. We see a woman on a toilet passing gas; also, lots of scatological humor.

PROFANITY 5 - One F-word derivative (in lyrics), many anatomical references, lots of scatological references, many mild obscenities, and several insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Crime, stake-outs, Southern hospitality, sex, parenthood, family, honesty, justice, giving birth.

MESSAGE - The craziest schemes can get the job done.

Special Keywords: S5 - V4 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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