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The Hangover Part II [2011] [R] - 10.7.10



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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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In the sequel to the 2009 Las Vegas bachelor party, the four friends (Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha) fly to Thailand for the wedding of one of the men. After plans for a subdued bachelor party brunch go awry, the men meet up again with some of their old friends and dangerous hijinks begin to happen among drug and alcohol use. Also with Ken Jeong, Paul Giamatti, Mike Tyson, Mason Lee, and Jamie Chung. Directed by Todd Phillips. [1:50]

SEX/NUDITY 10 - Two men touch a man's penis (we see a small portion of his genitals, while the rest of his body is covered by blankets): one man squeezes the man's penis and licks his hands, and we see a monkey then begin to touch, and then put his mouth on the genitals; the man throws back the blankets and stands up, his underwear pulled down to expose his genitals and bare buttocks and a man gives the nude man a lingering hug (we see the man's bare buttocks as they hug).
 We see still photographs of the following: a transsexual woman with female breasts (her bare breasts are seen) is shown behind a man and it is implied that they are having active sex; the transsexual woman (her male genitals and female breasts are fully visible) is shown standing next to a man; the transsexual woman (her male genitals and female breasts are fully visible) sits next to a man's shoulder with her genitals close to his head; photographs of two women are seen with their bare breasts visible while sitting beside a man; a man's bare chest is visible and he wears brief-style underwear while sitting next to a woman; a man whips his shirt back and forth and his bare chest is visible; a woman kisses a man passionately; a woman wearing a bra has her legs wrapped around a man's neck as she sits on his shoulders; women wearing torso-bearing tops, dancing suggestively next to men; two women wearing bikinis (revealing cleavage) posed next to a man; and a woman licking a man's face suggestively.
 A transsexual woman wearing a robe tells several men that she and one of the men had previously had sex, saying that she had performed a suggestive dance, and then explains in graphic detail the account of their sexual intercourse, including describing both of them climaxing; the transsexual woman opens the robe to reveal her male genitals and she is wearing a cleavage-exposing bra.
 A transsexual woman walks past several men with her robe open to also expose her male genitals (we see her bare female breasts). A man is seen wearing brief-style underwear. We see a man's bare chest and back as he strips off his shirt and throws it back and forth during a video that a group of men watch. A small portion a man's bare buttocks is visible as he stands up and his pants hang low. A portion of a man's bare stomach is seen on two occasions when his shirt lifts, including in a photograph of another man writing on his exposed stomach. We see women wearing low-backed dresses and a woman wears a dress that exposes her bare back and is low-cut in the front, exposing her cleavage. Women wear tube-style dresses with a portion of their bare backs visible. On two occasions we see a portion of a man's bare chest when his shirt is unbuttoned and partially open. We briefly see a street scene where the bare chest of a man is visible and the bare back of a man is visible.
 During a flashback, a man experiences memories of himself and three other men when they were boys, including seeing flashes of himself and the other boys in a strip club, standing next to women, dancing suggestively and revealing cleavage; one boy takes off his shirt and whips it back and forth (his bare chest is visible). On two occasions women are seen wearing torso and cleavage-exposing tops while dancing suggestively on a stage and around poles in a club.
 A woman leaps into a man's arms and they kiss passionately as the man lifts her up. A man lifts up a woman and kisses her. Men and women are seen kissing on multiple occasions.
 A man tells several men that a nine-year-old boy has larger genitals than them and instructs the boy to show the men his genitals; the boy reaches for his waistband and the men stop him. It is implied that a man thinks that three other men are trying to purchase a teenage boy for sex: the man offers the men a price for the child, then asks how old they want the boy to be and the men clarify that they are looking for a missing teenage boy.
 A man places a bottle under an elderly man's robe near his crotch, the man makes a suggestive motion and points out the bottle to two other men, saying that the elderly man has an erection, a monkey then begins to nibble on the bottle and the men laugh, making a crude remark about the monkey performing oral sex. A man reaches into the front of his pants while another man watches, pulls out a pad of paper from his crotch (no nudity is visible) and hands it to the other man, who crudely asks if the man had his genitals on the paper.
 A man makes a crude joke that two other men should receive a "lap dance" from a waitress. A man makes a crude remark that he had a monkey perform manual sex on him while he watched a transsexual woman with female breasts and male genitalia have sex with a man. A man makes a crude remark that he will have sex while celebrating another man's wedding. A man is interrupted as he tells a group of people that another man has ejaculate inside him. A man sings a song with explicit lyrics concerning his having had sex with a transsexual woman, including mentioning being penetrated by male genitalia. A man tells another man that his soon-to-be wife has a nice chest, the man agrees and they then apologize to the woman's younger brother who is listening to their conversation. A man tells another man that he has a "weakness" for prostitutes. A man tells another man that he is going to open a business where he will offer a "happy ending" (he does not explain what a "happy ending" means). A man jokingly offers to sell a man to another person.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A man discovers a severed finger floating in a bowl of bloody water and we later see a monkey chewing on the finger -- it has a small amount of blood on the open wound. A man tells another man that he had found a teenage boy's finger and we see the man remove a ring from the bloody stump of a severed finger.
 We see a bloody towel hanging from a bowl of bloody water. A car smashes into the carcass of a pig hanging from a food stall, and the pig explodes and splatters over two men in the back of the car, covering them with blood and gore. A man discovers that a monkey has been shot; we see a small amount of blood on the monkey's chest. A man shoots another man in the arm, the man drops to the ground, screaming, he stumbles to his feet and we see a small patch of blood on his arm; we later see the man leave a hospital, telling two other men that a bullet had grazed his arm and he only required eight stitches.
 We see photographs of the following: A teenage boy uses a knife to stab through his finger, and we then see the bloody severed finger being used as a prop in multiple pictures with several men, including as a man's middle finger in a crude hand gesture; the severed finger is used to help a man snort cocaine (this is implied); oral sex on a monkey is implied when a severed finger is used as the monkey's genitals, and we see a teenage boy's injured, bloody hand; men posing with a handgun, including a man holding a handgun to another man's chin and a man holding a handgun to another man's forehead (the men laugh); and a man screaming as two men tattoo him.
 A man falls over, smashing his head on a glass coffee table; another man checks his pulse, the man appears dead, and two other men carry his lifeless body away, wrapped in a blanket. A man watches as two men shove a man's limp body into an ice machine and tells them he has "done this before"; they lock the ice machine, leaving the presumably dead body inside.
 Three men find a teenage boy trapped inside an elevator, his hand covered with a bloody rag. We see a photograph of a man holding a bloody tooth in a pair of pliers and blood is seen coming from his mouth and dripping onto his hand.
 A man angrily shoves another man to the ground while shouting, we see the man leap onto the man lying on the ground, they wrestle momentarily and are pulled apart by a third man. A man wrestles a phone away from another man, grabbing the phone while shoving the man's face away. A man leaps out of an ice machine, he hits another man in he head with his fists, he punches another man in the crotch and neck, and then punches another man in the stomach and spits in his face (we see the spittle leave his mouth and cover the man's face); the men groan in pain and we see the man that was hit in the crotch doubled over on the floor. A man whacks three men in the chest, groin, and shoulders with a staff; the men cry out in pain, and one of the men doubles over as the man repeatedly strikes his back with the staff.
 A man drives a car recklessly through a crowded city street while two men on motorcycles chase him, a passenger hangs out the window of the car trying to pull a monkey into the car, and the two men following on motorcycles fire guns at the car, shattering the rear window and blowing off a mirror, narrowly missing the man hanging out the window; one motorcycle spins off, crashes under a car and the rider is thrown off and to the side of the road, and the second motorcyclist approaches the car and is about to shoot the driver when the driver of the car swerves causing the motorcyclist to wreck. A man on the back of a motorcycle smashes into the shoulder of a man; the man spins around from the impact and holds his shoulder in pain.
 A man fires an automatic weapon into the air in a club; the shots are heard as glass shatters and women dancing on stage cover their heads (no one appears injured).
 A man drives a boat through the water at high speeds, and he then steers onto land, as people shout and run for cover; no one is injured as the man parks the boat next to a crowd of people in a yard and the man later apologize. A driver drives a car up a set of stairs, and it flies through the air and lands on the other side of a river; the passengers and driver are unharmed.
 A man leaves an injured monkey (we previously see a small bloody wound on the monkey's chest) at the door of what is presumably a veterinary hospital, as the monkey cries. A man stabs a syringe into his leg as three other men watch and one screams; the man explains that he is dosing himself with immunizations for a trip because he is a nurse, but not registered.
 A helicopter appears over the edge of a building, and we see a man hanging out of it, with a machine gun pointed at another man on the roof of the building; several men hold up guns as the man shouts and is handcuffed (the man struggles against the handcuffs as he is dragged away).
 A man experiences a flashback where he and three men are portrayed as boys; we see the boys drinking alcohol in a strip club, throwing a Molotov cocktail into a crowd of people, smashing bottles on the ground and holding a gun.
 A man panics and screams while another man cries and a third man shouts that the three of them must hide the body of a man they presume is dead (we see a man's body slumped on a coffee table, but later learn the man is unharmed); the man shouts at the other two men, saying they will end up in a "Thai prison" if they do not hide the man's body. Three men scream loudly as a monkey jumps from the ceiling onto a man's back.
 A man spits in a man's face, and we see the spray of spittle leaving the man's mouth and cover the man's face. Cockroaches are seen crawling over a filthy hotel room, including crawling on the legs of a sleeping man.
 A man shouts at three men and slams his fist on a table and several people turn to stare at the man. A man shouts at a woman in a foreign language; it is not translated. A man shouts at a group of men. A man shouts at an elderly man who does not react.
 A man tells three men that he had taken a teenage boy and was holding him for ransom, implying that he will kill the teenage boy if things do not go well. A man tells three men that he had lied about having a teenage boy, and that the teenage boy is still missing. On multiple occasions we hear a man explain that a teenage boy is missing and might be injured. A man explains to a man that he believes a teenage boy will be killed by a man holding him for ransom. A man sings a song with lyrics detailing how a man had been shot and another man and two other men had been beaten with a stick. A man tells several other men that he had destroyed a city street and bar, after starting a riot; he then shows the men a cell phone video of people smashing bottles on the ground and we see the group of men run as a police siren is heard. A man tells another man to say that a teenage boy had fallen off a boat and drowned, or that he had been run over by a truck and his body was too destroyed to return for identification. During a conversation a man tells three men that they thought he was dead, but his heart had simply stopped beating; one of the three men tells the man he had been shot, and the man disregards him, repeating that he had been thought to be dead. A man tells three other men that they had kidnapped an elderly man; the men respond that they are returning the man, after finding him in the "drunk tank." A man apologizes to a woman that he almost killed her, along with a crowd of people, with a boat. During a phone conversation a man tells another man that a teenage boy had been arrested for disorderly conduct. On multiple occasions we hear a man recite crime and/or death related statistics, including that over 13,000 people are killed in car accidents annually and that more than 1,200 people are killed after being struck by cars. We learn that a man's heart had stopped due to cocaine use but that he is still alive and unharmed. A man tells an older man over the phone that a teenage boy is vomiting; we do not hear or see vomiting. A man misunderstands another man, and explains that he thought he had heard the man say that his medication was causing him flatulence.
 We see a bright-red fresh tattoo on a man's face, his face appears irritated and he shouts in pain when he tries to wash his face. A man is seen tattooing a nine-year-old boy.
 A man wakes up with a groan; he stands up groaning and wakes up another man, who stumbles as he stands up, and falls into a table but is unharmed. We see a man lying in a bathtub and he moans loudly. A man stumbles as he tries to jump into a boat; he is unharmed. A man tosses a teenage boy's neck pillow away from him.

PROFANITY 10 - About 113 F-words and its derivatives, 1 obscene hand gesture, 19 sexual references, 18 scatological terms, 23 anatomical terms, 14 mild obscenities, 1 derogatory term for homosexuals, 6 racial slurs, name-calling (coward, insane, selfish, criminal, prized possession, fat, weird, jo (a bland combination of rice and warm water), grand misery, bald, dragon, worthless, rice pudding, sensitive, super star, puppy dog, bearded devil, stupid, psycho, pretty boy, thug, racist, big Jewish brain, exclamations (crud, shoot, gosh, fudge), 1 religious profanity, 24 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man experiences a flashback and sees himself and two others drinking alcohol to the point of inebriation and snorting cocaine, on multiple occasions we see a man snorting cocaine, we see a man and an elderly man snorting cocaine in a photograph, a man uses cocaine and his heart stops (he later explains to a man that he had snorted so much cocaine his heart had stopped and the men thought he was dead), men discuss the use of cocaine and we see a photograph of a man pouring cocaine on his beard as another man snorts it, a man tells several other men how a monkey is used as a drug mule (we see the monkey delivering a baggie of drugs to a man in a car), a man explains he had discovered a monkey as a drug mule when he had purchased cocaine from it the previous night, a man tells two other men that he had used crushed up muscle relaxers and ADHD medication to drug two men and a teenage boy (we see the aftereffects of the drugs when the men wake up without knowledge of the previous night), a man tells two other men that he is cautious to prevent himself from being "ruffied" and covers his glass so a drug cannot be slipped into his drink, several men ask a man if he had "ruffied" them on several occasions, a man jokes while sitting in a dentist's chair that he wants a "hit" of nitrous oxide gas, and a man jokingly steals another man's doctor prescription pad and returns it moments later. Men are seen drinking liquor and beer in excess, men appear drunk and they do not remember theirs actions, a man hands a teenage boy a bottle of beer and the teenage boy says he is too young to drink, a teenage boy drinks a beer, a woman tells a group of men that a teenage boy had been buying people shots of alcohol at a bar, we see empty bottles of alcohol littering a hotel room, men toast with bottles of beer, men and women are seen drinking wine and champagne at dinner and during a party, and a man rapidly chugs a glass of champagne. A monkey smokes cigarettes on two occasions, a man lights a cigarette for a monkey and comments on how cool the monkey looks when it is smoking, men smoke cigarettes, we see cigarette butts littering a room, and a man is seen smoking a pipe.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Drugs and alcohol use and abuse, animal cruelty, Thailand, bachelor parties, marriage, trust, transsexual persons, persons with female and male anatomy, dishonesty, drug abuse, effects of cocaine use, strip clubs, tattooing, underage tattooing, monks, vow of silence, friendship.

MESSAGE - Drugs and alcohol can have profound effects on people. Friendships can be strengthened when put to the test.

Special Keywords: S10 - V7 - P10 - MPAAR

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