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Horrible Bosses 2 [2014] [R] - 7.4.10



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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 this sequel three friends (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis) launch a business selling shower conveniences. A sly investor (Christoph Waltz) cancels his deal with them and tries to assume company ownership, but the three kidnap his son (Chris Pine). Also with Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey. Several lines of dialogue are in Spanish and not translated. Directed by Sean Anders. [1:48]

SEX/NUDITY 7 - A man tells two other men that he had sex with a woman in her dental office and the camera cuts to two receptionists looking at grainy video footage of a nude man lying on top of a woman in a reclining dental chair and thrusting; additional indistinct footage shows a woman, nude except for pink panties (no breasts are visible), standing behind a nude man facing away from her, and slapping him on the head.
 A swimming pool scene shows two dozen women wearing skimpy bikinis that bare cleavage, midriff and thighs; a close-up of the skimpy panty of one bikini shows that it is so low that the genital area was shaved. Several women wear low-cut dresses that reveal significant cleavage. A woman wears a long sleeved shirt with a short full skirt along with sheer tights; when she bends down to pick something up we see her full thighs and the bottom of her buttocks through the tights. A woman wears a bra with a long skirt, revealing cleavage and midriff. Two female joggers moving toward the camera bounce with large cleavage in low-cut sports bras and tight mid-thigh shorts. In a warehouse, a man asks one of three other men how long his inseam is; another man yells, "He's gonna rape us!" and two of the men exchange jeans off-screen and no nudity appears.
 A sex addicts' support group meets in a dental office at night and a man in the hallway is led into the room to join the group (he thinks it is an AA meeting and says he does "one after the other, in a two-fisted way"), a woman says that she admires his homosexual addiction and he talks about himself with other boys at age 14 to further impress her and then blurts out details including descriptions and she asks him for detailed descriptions of penises (he does not answer); he says that he has never been inside a woman and she leads him to her dental cubicle where he says that he must use the washroom and she replies that he can urinate or defecate on her during sex, and the scene ends.
 A woman tells three men in a hotel room that she wants to have sex with all three of them at once and tells them that they have many things sticking out and she has lots of holes to stick them in; she also says that she particularly wants one of the men to "plow her," she asks them in what design they want her to shave her pubic hair (they don't answer), tells them to perform oral sex on each other to get warmed up and enters the bathroom when another woman appears in the doorway, carrying triplet babies and asks one of the men, her husband, if he is cheating on her and the woman in the bathroom comes out wearing a wide bra that reveals some cleavage along with a long skirt; she speaks to the wife, who storms out, and everyone else leaves.
 In a television demonstration of a new showerhead in a stall with frosted glass walls, a man removes his trousers, revealing knee-length shorts, steps into the stall and another man pumps a handle on a tank in such a way to appear as if he is manually stimulating the first man; they both spit on the handle (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details), which looks as if they are spitting on the first man's genitals.
 A man states that the law unfairly accused him of being a child molester. A man tells a male business partner, "You can't sleep with the unqualified beautiful women you are hiring. That's sexual harassment," and the partner replies, "Then why be in business?" A woman bends over a man, who was unconscious in his hospital bed for four days and whispers that comatose men have many erections, implying that she had sex with him in the bed while he was unconscious; he looks horrified and she tells him that she is going to have sex with his wife at a beauty spa and he looks stunned. Several men tell another man that his handshake feels slightly gay. A woman asks a man if he is gay, he denies it, but then he falsely admits it because the woman wants to have sex with a gay man. A man's wife tells him that she is proud that he is the only man to say "No" to a female dentist who is a sex addict and she kisses him on the cheek.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - During a fake kidnapping we see three men wearing masks and the kidnapped man appears behind his father, then shoots and kills him (we see a little blood), and then shoots his father's dead body in a long shot (blood appears on the shooters pant leg); as sirens approach, the three men in the warehouse run outside, where another man picks them up in a car and elsewhere a SWAT team tackles a homeless man that looks at a decoy moneybag in a trash container, and a detective curses when he opens it to find phone books.
 Four men imagine a kidnap scenario: Three men gag and bind another man to a chair and the victim's father takes ransom money to a park bench, answers a phone call, and takes the moneybag to a parking garage, where he meets three men wearing masks (one of the men points a pistol at him and takes the money); another man disguised as the father picks up another duffel bag, puts it into a trash container on the street and discards his disguise. A rich man's son ties himself up, jumps into the trunk of a car and gets out at a warehouse where he blackmails three men into helping him rob his father through a fake ransom plan; he beats himself up while laughing and the other men say, "He's Fight Club-ing himself!" (we see him with a bloody nose and mouth).
 A car chase includes several police cruisers with flashing lights and sounding sirens as they follow a car containing four men who are speeding away from a crime scene: the lead car speeds onto and off a sidewalk, swerves in nighttime traffic, then speeds across a railroad crossing just before a fast train passes to cut off the police, gets entangled in a chain link fence, crashes through it, drags the fence with it, sparking as it speeds away, drives off a low bridge, hangs from a bridge lamppost, slides to the street below, and speeds away to a warehouse; there a fifth man has tied himself up to look like a kidnapping and the police begin to arrest three of the men from the getaway car, but the kidnapped man grabs a gun away from a detective and holds him captive, then shoots one of the men from the getaway car (he falls, but does not show blood) and a loud shot rings out off-screen as the detective regains control, arresting the kidnapped man.
 Two men break into a dental office at night and steal a tank of nitrous oxide (please see the Substance Use category for more details), arguing the whole time; they are almost discovered, but escape.
 Three men argue with a billionaire and his son; the billionaire places a large order for the three men's product and then reneges, the men become angry and one man tells the other two they should kill the rich man and his son and sell their organs on the black market; alternatively, he suggests putting a bomb in their company bus. Three male business partners shout at one another loudly in dozens of scenes, cursing and all talking very fast at once.
 A man says that his mother died when he was four and his rich father never cared about him. A man tells three cohorts that it is time to chop off one of his toes and send it to his father. A man cries because his father does not want to pay the ransom for him, but calls the cops instead. In a hospital bed, a man lies with oxygen clips in his nose and one monitor flashing by his bedside and we hear that he was unconscious for four days.
 A man hits his housekeeper in the head with a tossed shoe and imitates her accent; she enters her racist boss' bathroom and sticks his electric toothbrush down the back of her slacks (no nudity is visible) and he later uses the toothbrush and does not notice anything unusual. A man sweats profusely before he has a television interview and during the interview and demonstration of a soap tank and showerhead, both men spit visibly onto a primer pump to lubricate it.

PROFANITY 10 - About 124 F-words and its derivatives, 4 obscene hand gestures, 9 sexual references, 52 scatological terms, 28 anatomical terms, 19 mild obscenities, 6 derogatory terms for African-Americans, 1 derogatory term for Caucasians, name-calling (Bucko, Jane Fonda, stupid, crazy, insane, morons, idiots, grunts, dummy, bottom feeder, cult, nuts, racist, criminals, Grand Canyon of Ineptitude), stereotypical references to men, women, sexual predators, sex addicts, corrupt business owners, bigots, the rich, inexperienced businessmen, Asians, Mexicans, African-Americans, Whites, Texans, the American Dream, exclamations (shut-up), 8 religious profanities (GD, I Swear To God), 22 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh My God, Oh God, My God, Christ, For God's Sake, God Grant Me The Wisdom, Jesus Christ, Holy [scatological term deleted]). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man tells three other men to slip their enemy a "mickey" which he explains can be sleeping pills, a man says that a "mickey" is a date rape drug, men attempt to use laughing gas on another man but accidentally breathe it themselves (they giggle, sway and fall asleep in a closet), and a convict tells three male visitors to make a suicide pact and try using sleeping pills. A large meeting table holds five empty beer cans and an empty beer bottle, two dark bar scenes show a man drinking a short cocktail through a straw, several liquor bottles are seen on a side table in an office and a man pours a drink and sips it, we see several bottles of beer on side tables around a swimming pool, and empty bar glasses are seen at a bar arranged in a pyramid and one man sips from a glass of beer.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Starting a business, mistakes, money problems, trust, greed, business corruption, sexual harassment, sex addiction, racism, kidnapping, revenge, gun violence, prison, justice, starting over, family, friendship.

MESSAGE - Starting a business has its challenges.

Special Keywords: S7 - V4 - P10 - MPAAR

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