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Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star [2011] [R] - 9.2.9



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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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A man (Nick Swardson), who was recently fired from his job as a grocery bagger, thinks he's found his true destiny when he realizes that his parents had once been popular porn stars. He decides to travel to LA, dreaming of becoming a porn star also. Also with Christina Ricci, Don Johnson, Stephen Dorff, Ido Mosseri, Kevin Nealon, Edward Herrmann, Miriam Flynn and Mario Joyner. Directed by Tom Brady. [1:36]

SEX/NUDITY 9 - During a movie shoot, a woman lies back on a sofa with her legs spread apart and making suggestive faces when a man removes his shirt and his pants (we see his bare chest, abdomen and buttocks) and the woman removes her top (we see her wearing a bra) and the man ejaculates twice (he screeches like a monkey and thrashes and we see semen on the ceiling and a window). During a movie shoot, a woman wearing a low-cut top and short skirt (cleavage and part of her bare buttocks are visible) talks suggestively to a man, she opens her top to reveal her bare breasts, the man screeches like a monkey, thrashes, and he ejaculates (we hear splattering sounds and we see semen on a woman's sweater and a man's shoe).
 A man sits in a beanbag chair, pulls down his pants (we see his bare knees and thighs) and we see his arm flailing violently while he masturbates and three other men in the same room cheer him on (one man sitting behind him also masturbates and we see movement in his pants pocket). During an audition a man drops his pants (we see his bare buttocks and legs) and masturbates in front of several people that yell and throw him out of the room (we see his arm and body moving rhythmically and we see him place his thumb between his bare buttocks). A man smears peanut butter on his genitals (we see his bare buttocks) and allows goats to lick the peanut butter off (we hear licking sounds and we see the man with a smile on his face). A man takes off his pants (we see his bare legs), he applies lotion to his hands and we see him holding a massager or vibrator while watching something on TV. A man is splattered in the face with something that looks like semen and another man is seen standing next to him holding his crotch.
 A man drops his pants in front of a large group of people that laugh at him (we see his pubic region and genitals).
 Two women in a hot tub remove each other's bikini tops (their bare breasts are seen) and a man walking by screeches and thrashes and presumably ejaculates (nothing more is shown). During a movie shoot we see a woman tied to a large rock; she removes her top to reveal bare breasts and a man begins to remove his pants (they are interrupted). During a pornographic movie, we see a woman smear butter on her cleavage, a man is shown lying on top of her, and they make suggestive remarks to each other while they presumably are having sex (we see the man's bare shoulders and the woman's bare shoulders).
 Two men dance suggestively around another man with hip thrusts and gesturing, and they press rubber penises against his face and mouth and he leaves. A mannequin moves and says, "Fart in my mouth" twice and then holds up two rubber penises as a man runs out of a store.
 We see many scantily clad women at a party hosted by a porn star; women are shown wearing outfits that reveal cleavage, bare abdomens, bare legs and backs while men wear tank tops and shirts unbuttoned and revealing bare chests. Many women wearing low-cut and short dresses (revealing cleavage, bare abdomens, legs and bare backs) are seen at an award ceremony. A man wearing leather bikini bottom and leather and studded straps across his chest (his bare chest and abdomen are visible) jumps into a swimming pool to help another man. A woman wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage.
 A man and a woman sit in bed together, fully clothed; they talk about being virgins, they talk about protection and the woman makes a condom for the man; they kiss, lie back on the bed and it is implied that they have sex. A man and a woman hug and kiss in a few scenes.
 A man dressed as a woman stands near a bus stop and another man getting off the bus gestures for him to come over and they walk away arm in arm. A man makes kissing sounds as a woman walks away from him.
 We see the covers of several pornographic movies with scantily clad women (cleavage, bare abdomens and legs are seen) and bare-chested men in suggestive poses. Four men realize that the actors in a pornographic movie they are watching are the parents of one of the men.
 Several people talk about their sexual relationships and one woman goes into detail about positions that she and her boyfriend use during sex. A man talks about his boyfriend making comments about his smell during anal sex. Four men discuss masturbation and the fact that one of them has never masturbated. Three men instruct another man on how to masturbate while they watch a pornographic movie together. A man takes a Viagra pill and says, "I'm going to the mall." A woman tells a man that she wants to have sex with other men. A man relates a story about when he was young and took off his pants in a field while girls and women stood nearby watching because his genitals cast an enormous shadow. A man in an adult movie store says, "I don't have kiddie porn." Three men tell another man that they are going to watch "nude movies." A man makes numerous advances to women usually while making reference to the size of his genitals and the pleasure he can give. A man repeatedly makes reference to the substantial size of his genitals. A man says another man is "hung like a ladybug." A man says, "I'm hung like a cocker spaniel." A man grabs his leg in a few scenes gesturing that he is grabbing his genitals. A man wins an award for "male genitals of the year."
 A man is seen sitting on a toilet with his pants around his ankles (bare legs to the thigh are visible) and he yells obscenities as another man opens the door, not knowing the room is occupied.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - Two men with shotguns and standing in a field shoot a scarecrow's head off (we see hay splatter).
 A man grabs another man around the throat, and then lets him go. A man holds a man in a chokehold and threatens him. A man shoves another man off a rooftop and into a swimming pool (he is pulled out unharmed).
 A man threatens to "pound those [teeth] down your throat." A man threatens another man by saying, "Direct my [expletive deleted] in your mouth" and then grabs him around the neck. A man holds his fists up and threatens to fight with another man; he then picks up a heavy stick and hits himself in the eye. A man yells at people in numerous scenes making threats of physical violence, and calling them names and yelling obscenities in several scenes. A man, hiding in another man's closet, jumps out and yells at him; he then runs out of the room. A man yells at another man. A man laughs out of control and throws food off his plate.
 People repeatedly tease a man for the size and shape of his front teeth, his haircut and his clothing. A woman describes an incident when she accidentally spilled several bowls of hot soup on another woman and that the woman was badly burned. A man describes a woman as having hair in her ears. A man talks about another man having six toes. A woman talks about "lots of chafing."
 A man drools while trying to whistle. A man riding in a convertible stands up in the front seat, the wind blows in his face, we see his front teeth plastered with bugs and he complains, "One is still moving." A man flatulates. A man says that a restaurant's food makes his "bottom burn."

PROFANITY 9 - About 41 F-words, 50 sexual references, 4 sexual hand gestures, 18 scatological terms, 51 anatomical terms (one man's name is Dick, so there are many references to that name and a woman's theatrical name is Rosie Bush), 8 mild obscenities, 2 derogatory terms for lesbians, name-calling (slow-poke, loony, ugly, amphibian, rat face, dumb-dumb, beaver, gross, degenerates, retarded, a man's name is Miles Deep), exclamations (jeez, heck), 4 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man is seen taking a handful of pills, a young man comments about a man having been in rehab, and a man takes a Viagra. People are shown holding and drinking alcoholic beverages at a party, a man is seen stumbling while walking a straight line for a police officer (he is presumably drunk), people drink alcohol at a party, men and women drink alcohol at an award ceremony, and two men drink shots of alcohol at breakfast. A woman lights a cigarette.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Small towns, fame, destiny, pornographic movie industry, love, success, failure, fear, friendship, financing movies.

MESSAGE - Everyone has a destiny.

Special Keywords: S9 - V2 - P9 - MPAAR

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