Ben Stiller is a Hollywood writer who loses his jobs,
friends, wife and daughter because of his all-consuming addiction to heroin. Co-starring
Elizabeth Hurley, Maria Bello, Owen Wilson, Lourdes Benedicto, Peter Greene, Cheryl Ladd,
Fred Willard and Janeane Garofalo.
SEX/NUDITY 7 - Lots of sexual innuendo. Lots of passionate kissing and
caressing (several scenes show a man and woman in various states of undress kissing,
groping and talking in bed). In three scenes, we see a man and woman having intercourse
with lots of movement and sound (in two of the scenes, both are clothed; in the other
scene, we see the man's bare back and the woman's bare breast). A man kisses a woman's
clothed breast and lays on top of her. A man puts whipped cream on a woman's lips and
licks it off. We see a woman in bed talking to a man that's off-screen but obviously under
the covers (presumably lying on her stomach). Several times we see a woman in a bra and in
a slip; we also see several scantily clad women (in short skirts, cleavage-revealing tops,
VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - We see spots of blood on a table and a telephone and a
puddle of blood on the carpet where a person apparently died; a man scrubs the bloodstain
from the carpet. Many times we see blood and bruises on a man's arm while he's injecting
himself with heroin; we often see him spraying his blood on the floor and ceiling with the
used syringe. A man injects his neck (we see some blood) and a woman injects herself
between her legs (it's unclear whether she's injecting her genitals or her inner thigh).
We hear a man being punched by another; later, we see bloody cuts on his face. After
taking drugs, two men repeatedly jump into a plate glass window and then fall down on the
floor. We hear a man vomiting.
PROFANITY 9 - Nearly 40 F-words, several anatomical references, lots of
scatological references, several mild obscenities and a few racial slurs. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Drug addiction and rehabilitation, green-card marriages,
irresponsibility, childbirth, child endangerment.
MESSAGE - When you're addicted to drugs, you can't care about anything
except getting high.