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Hall Pass [2011] [R] - 10.5.6



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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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When two married men (Jason Sudeikis and Owen Wilson) are granted a "hall pass" from their marriage for a week, they get together to have some extramarital fun. However, things soon change when their wives also pursue their own extramarital activities. Also with Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate, Nicky Whelan and Richard Jenkins. Directed by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly. [1:48]

SEX/NUDITY 10 - We see a shirtless man engaged in active, thrusting sex with another man that's bending over; the man bending over looks panicked.
 We see two fully nude men with genitals and buttocks visible; one man's genitals are seen, up-close, for about a minute. A man's head is propped closely to another man's genitals (we see the genitals). We see a man's genitals as another man glances at him and makes a remark about his nationality.
 It is implied that a man is performing oral sex on a woman: we hear the woman moaning and instructing the man, we see her wearing a bra and lying on a bed with a sheet over her waist, the man makes noises with his mouth as the woman moans sexually and the man digitally stimulates her (we see his arm moving up and down under the sheet and over the woman's waist); they are interrupted moments later when another man opens the door.
 A woman lowers her dress (we see her bare breasts), she approaches a man and kisses his chest suggestively as she unbuttons his shirt, he pulls away and the woman covers up her breasts.
 It is implied that a man is masturbating in his car (we see his arm and shoulder moving up and down and he is moaning with his eyes closed); two police officers approach the car, they watch, laughing after they shine a flashlight at his crotch (no nudity is visible), and he is seen moments later being dragged, handcuffed, by a police officer and released to a woman.
 A man and a woman kiss passionately and it is implied that they had sex; the man is seen leaving the bathroom, his bare chest is visible while he puts on his shirt and they briefly discuss the man's sexual performance. A man and a woman kiss passionately. A woman unzips her dress, we see her bra, and she passionately kisses a man. A man and a woman kiss. A man and a woman hug momentarily and then kiss. A man attempts to kiss a woman, and the woman pulls away from the man and later tells another man that the man had "tried to get frisky."
 A man's bare buttocks are clearly seen when his shorts are around his ankles. The side of a man's bare buttocks is visible as he crouches close to the ground with his shorts around his ankles. A man is seen shirtless in a hot tub. A man and a woman are seen lying in bed, they kiss (the woman is implied to be nude, covered by sheets) and we briefly see the man's bare chest. Women are seen frequently wearing cleavage-exposing dresses and tops. Women are seen wearing bikinis at a pool and men are seen shirtless (their bare chests are visible). A woman wears a sports-bra and a man stares at her chest. A man is seen wearing boxer-style underpants and a shirt. A man is seen dancing on a bar, shirtless. A man dances with a woman on top of a bar, he unbuttons his shirt and we see a small portion of his bare upper chest. A man and a woman hug and the man is shirtless. A man shows two children pictures of himself and other men shirtless (bare chests are visible) and a woman wearing a cleavage-exposing bikini. Women are seen wearing short, low-cut, cleavage-exposing dresses. A woman is seen wearing a backless shirt.
 A man walks into a massage parlor, it is implied that he is there for a sexual massage, and he whispers (we do not hear) a presumably sexual request to a woman, who shouts, "Rub and tug" and "teabag" in addition to un-translated Thai words to a crowd of people that include women and two children (the man acts embarrassed and leaves). A man believes he overhears a woman having sex with a man, we hear the woman saying, "Oh god!" the man opens the door and finds the woman speaking on the phone in a non-sexual manner. On three occasions we hear a man describing sex with a woman, including telling a man, in detail, how he makes a woman believe he is performing oral sex on her while he is only digitally stimulating her. A man pantomimes licking the air as he describes in detail how he makes women believe he is performing oral sex on them. Throughout the movie, we see two men staring longingly at women, including hearing them discuss the anatomical features of a woman (making references to her breasts in a suggestive fashion).
 Women discuss the sexual habits of two men: Two women discuss that a man had faked being asleep to avoid having sex with another man, two women joke that two men think they can grab women's breasts, a woman tells two other women that she had proposed to her husband that he could take a week off their marriage and possibly have sex with other women, and two women accuse two men of being obsessed with sex and one of the women then mentions a pornographic website she had found the men watching. Two men discuss how several women wearing short shorts and tank tops are attractive. A man tells another man he is taking mental pictures of a woman's behind as they watch her bend over for his "spank bank."
 Throughout the movie, two men extensively discuss sex: a man tells another man that he believes divorcees have good sex, two men discuss masturbation at length and one of the men explains how he masturbates in his car, a man asks another man if he had sex the previous night (the man says he had not and the other man responds he had masturbated), a man makes a crude remark about a woman giving him an erection as he tries to pick her up, a man makes a crude remark to a woman about performing oral sex, a man describes to another man how he enjoys taking off a woman's underwear, a man makes a crude joke to two men about a woman's ability to perform manual sex, a man makes a crude joke to two men about a woman desiring oral sex, and a man tells another man that a woman is wearing thong-style underwear that he had seen as he did a "crawl by" on the ground.
 A man jokes to a woman that another man is having sex on a couch and not a bed. A man implies that he wants to have sex with a woman, he tells her to "put on something uncomfortable" and tells her that he is going to "perform" for her; we later see her appear to be sleeping when the man walks into the bedroom. A man asks a woman if she would like to "sleep with a married guy," and the woman then tells the man they should go somewhere more quiet, implying she is interested in having sex with him. A man suggestively smacks the behind of a woman and makes a suggestive remark; the woman declines his sexual advances. A man shouts at another man for allowing him to be caught staring suggestively at a woman. A woman accuses a man of being "obsessed" with sex, and the man tries to defend himself saying that men and women think about sex differently. A man looks at a woman's behind, and another woman chastises him for looking at the woman's behind and asks him if he "checks out" other women. A young woman tells a man that she had attempted to make a sexual advance toward the man and the man ignores her advances. A woman tells a man that a young woman had told her that she had attempted to make sexual advances toward the man but he had ignored her. A group of men discuss a hypothetical situation where they would pay for the freedom to have sex with a model; a woman overhears the conversation and is disgusted. A man asks a group of men a hypothetical question about being interested in receiving oral sex from a man or kissing a man; the men ask details about the question but no one answers. Several men tell two men that they need to make two women believe they had sex. Two men tell a several other men that they had rented a hotel room in order to have sex with women without being in their marital beds. Two men have a graphic discussion about a variety of women's anatomical parts, including one of the men extensively talking about female genitalia as several other people watch and listen to them; the women in the group act disgusted while listening to the men. A man drunkenly makes sexual jokes about the anatomical features of a woman and having sex with a different woman. Three women discuss how a man looked at a woman suggestively. Two women discuss how two men were looking suggestively at a woman. On two occasions a man and a woman discuss how they know the date they each lost their virginity (they do not go into detail). A woman tells a man that she had "fooled around" with another man, and then makes a crude joke about having anal sex, and the man looks shocked. A young woman makes a remark about watching pornographic movies and how women in pornographic movies are her age (20), and a man acts surprised that the young woman watches pornography. A woman tells a man that she is interested in skinny-dipping. A man asks several men if they would like to go to a strip club, and the men ignore him. A man jokes, "Let's clean some cracks" when he jokes with two children about giving them a bath. A woman jokes to a crowd of women that a teenage girl can perform on a "stripper pole." We see "horny old man" spray painted on a man's van.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A man experiences a vision which we see: he sees a man grab a gun after finding another man and a woman in bed together, the man gets out of bed in his underpants, the two men wrestle, we hear a gunshot and then see a man pulling a body bag next to a hole in the ground as a woman watches; it is implied that the man kills the woman and an elderly woman (we see him digging two more holes in the ground but do not see the women being killed) and it is then implied that four teenage boys were watching, and that he kills them, or is about to kill them, and he is shown being chased by a police car and placed in jail.
 A man is tackled by a police officer and as he lies on the ground a second man approaches and punches the police officer repeatedly; we later see the man handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser, screaming and shaking.
 A man attacks a van with a crowbar, two men attempt to calm him, he pulls out a handgun and wildly fires at the two men (they are unharmed), they get in the damaged van (the windshield and two windows are broken) and drive away while the man leaps on the back of the van and breaks the back window; the driver of the van drives erratically and believes the man has fallen off, but we later see him holding onto the roof of the van, smashing through the sunroof and attempting to attack the two occupants (the two men in the van are uninjured).
 A man punches another man in the face, the man spins around from the blow and falls to the ground, and he is later seen with a black eye. A woman kicks a man in the face with both feet, and he is later seen with a plug of tissue in his nose, and a small amount of blood is visible coming from his nostril and on the tissue. A man in a golf cart chases after two other men driving another golf cart; two men grab onto the back of the golf cart and are thrown off as the men take a sharp turn, and they stand up and get back onto the golf cart, unharmed. It is implied that a man accidentally kicks a child; we hear a thump and a cry as a man walks out of a store. A man tells another man that the man's wife had been in a car accident; we later see the man talking to a doctor and tells him the woman's nose was broken and we see the woman with a bandage over her nose and a cut on her mouth and eye. A man imagines a montage of being arrested, thrown in jail and then slapped in the face with a bouquet of flowers.
 A woman tells a man that she is experiencing shooting pains in her stomach, she begins to dry heave, the man offers her a bucket and she tells him she cannot vomit, the woman sneezes and we hear a wet splattering sound as the woman defecates all over the tub she is sitting on -- we see the feces covering the wall as the man looks disgusted. A man is seen, his pants around his ankles and bare buttocks visible, crouching to defecate on a sand trap in a golf course while several people stare in horror; we see the man shoving sand over a small pile of feces.
 We briefly overhear a woman screaming at a man. A woman shouts at a man in an un-translated language. A man jokes that a woman might have a brain tumor. A man jokes to another man and a woman that they do not know they are going to drop dead until they drop dead. A woman jokes with another woman that she thinks a plane is crashing when she hears her husband's sleep apnea machine. A man chastises another man for saying "Mazel Tov" to two people he believed to be Jewish based on hearing their last name. A man jokingly shouts at a group of men. A man tells several other men that he has to defecate, a man tells him to go where they are, and the man responds that he will need a shower afterwards.
 A man falls asleep in a hot tub, he wakes up after hours have elapses and he is unable to move his legs; he struggles to get out of the hot tub and must be assisted by two nude men.

PROFANITY 6 - About 17 F-words and its derivatives, 51 sexual references, 11 scatological terms, 34 anatomical terms, 8 minor anatomical terms, 17 mild obscenities, name-calling (dorky suburban guy, punks, fat, hyena, knucklehead, hot shot, dogs, Quagmire, pathetic, cheap, silly, loudmouths, clowns, horny bobble head, domesticated cats, show ponies, squares, Beautiful Mind, sad, Chief from "One Who Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," loser, Hugh Hefner, dirtbag, lunatic, crazy, pudge boy, soccer dad, flabby), 20 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - Several men are seen acting intoxicated after consuming marijuana brownies (their eyes are red and glassy, and they act erratically by standing in a pond, making snow angels in a sand trap, rubbing one another's arms and erratically driving a golf cart). Men and women are seen drinking alcohol throughout the movie, two men drink to the point of obvious inebriation and we later see them passed out after one of them shouts and is punched, and a young woman asks a man to buy her beer since she is underage (20 years old). A man asks another man if he would like a cigar, a man discusses how he keeps his cigar collection in a humidor, and a man identifies a woman as having just quit smoking.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Fidelity in marriage, sexual misadventures, STIs, underage drinking, minor league baseball, friendship, disappointment, Bjork, sexual advances, Hugh Hefner, One Who Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, jealously, revenge, changes in relationships.

MESSAGE - Marriages are as strong as you make them.

Special Keywords: S10 - V5 - P6 - MPAAR

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