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Daddy's Home 2 [2017] [PG-13] - 4.3.4



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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 it becomes clear that the kids are not happy with the way the holidays turn out, the dads (Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell) decide to celebrate a "together Christmas" where both extended families celebrate the holiday at the same place. Unexpected discoveries ensue. Also with Linda Cardellini, Mel Gibson, John Cena, John Lithgow, Scarlett Estevez, Alessandra Ambrosio, Owen Vaccaro and Didi Costine. Directed by Sean Anders. [1:40]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A man massages the feet of a woman in the audience of a children's musical performance and then leaves the room with her; we see them kiss passionately as they exit. A man makes a pass at a woman in a bar and they leave together (sex is implied). A preteen boy kisses a preteen girl who is standing under mistletoe in a large crowd of people, and then smacks her on the buttock. Several preteen girls and a preteen boy line up to kiss a preteen boy in a crowded movie theater lobby as he stands under mistletoe.
 A woman wears a low-cut tank top that reveals cleavage, back and the side of her breasts. A preteen girl wears a crop top that reveals her bare abdomen and a young girl ties her blouse up to be a crop top as well (we see her bare abdomen). A woman wears low-cut sweaters that reveal cleavage in several scenes. A woman wears skin tight leather pants in several scenes. Three adult men are shown wearing boxers and boxer briefs with T-shirts. A man wears a hospital gown that opens at the top to reveal part of his bare back.
 A man tells his young grandson to slap his "spaghetti suckers on a girl and then smack her on the caboose." Two women on an escalator admire a man and he smiles and winks at them. A woman is described as "sexy" by another woman. A man says of another man, "He's beautiful." Two preteen girls tease a boy about wanting to kiss a girl; they ask, "You wanna French her," and, You wanna do French on her?" A woman on a stage says, "No canoodling," to a man on stage with her.
 A father and his adult son kiss on the mouth and embrace in several scenes. Another father and his adult son kiss on the mouth in one scene. A man hugs another man and kisses him on the neck.
 A man asks his adult son if he is going to teach his young son, "How to score." A man asks his adult son if he wants him to take his pants off. A man talks about how his father was a womanizer. A man talks to a young boy about girls and relationships and starts by using euphemistic terms for genitals, and then moves on to explaining how a boy can attract a girl. A man asks if they are going to a strip club. A man looks at another man using a urinal and the second man is alarmed; the first man remarks about the man's watch.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A young girl with a shotgun takes aim at a wild turkey; the turkey charges toward her and she falls back into the snow discharging the gun and hitting a man in the arm (we see a bit of blood on his coat sleeve), and then gets back up and shoots at the turkeys twice (we do not see the result). Two men wrestle in a crowded movie theater lobby and argue about parenting. Two men wrestle in a hospital room (one is patient) and they hold each other around the throat trying to make the other tap out. Two men argue while standing in a live manger scene; the other members, including a young girl who is drunk, join the argument and the first two men threaten to fight physically. A woman slaps a man in the face trying to get his attention.
 A man in a forest cuts down what he thinks it's a tree but it turns out to be a cellphone tower and he is thrown from a shock (we see him with char on his face when he revives). A very long string of Christmas lights gets caught in a snow blower and pulls all the lights, wrapping them in the spinning mechanism causing destruction; the lights are all pulled off a house and the yard, the glass shards are sprayed around the area and we see the side of a car dented and scratched, the blower is pulled into the air with a man hanging onto it before letting go and the man falls to the ground, and the blower drops onto the roof of a parked car (we see it deeply dented). A preteen girl falls from the roof of a live manger scene and lands face first in the snow (she is drunk and uninjured).
 A toddler slides down a snow-covered hill in an inner tube alone and his father chases on another tube but passes him and slams into the window of a lodge (we do not see injuries but we see him being helped up by staff members); on the way down the hill the man runs into the child's mother, who flips onto her back and then stops the child in the inner tube without injury. A man is shown lying face down in the snow as a pack of wolves tug on his clothing and rub on him; the wolves are scared away and the man is not harmed, but the man falls into the snow again (we see him OK later). A man is struck three times with snow balls and he falls with every blow (his face is reddened but he is otherwise OK).
 Rooftop Christmas decorations fall off the roof and nearly hit a man on the ground. A man is struck in the face by a tether ball and then kicked in the head by a young boy on a swing; the man is thrown into the air and lands on the ground but gets up OK. A preteen girl throws a snowball that hits a younger boy in the back of the head and again later hitting the boy in the face. A man stands under a voice activated shower and is sprayed with water from every direction (he is fully clothed). A man gets a candy cane stuck in a woman's hair and pulls some of her hair out (we see it stuck to the candy). A man accidentally backs his car up into another car and we hear a collision but do not see damage. A man hits another man in the face with a pillow to wake him. A man spills two cups of hot beverage on his chest when another man tries to grab a cup (the man yells and reacts to the hot liquid but we do not see injuries).
 A woman argues with another woman in a store when she shoplifts an item. Two men argue about money and sharing the parenting of their children. A man berates his son for allowing another man who "lacks masculinity" to raise his children. A man says, "I'd rather look into a loaded gun." A preteen girl says, "You're not my dad," to a man in several scenes. A man holds his hand in the air and although he is wearing a mitten it is implied that he is making an obscene hand gesture. A preteen girl mocks a younger boy about having a girlfriend in several scenes. A young boy says, "I suck at everything" and slams his head on the ground. A man tells his young granddaughter, "The men do the shooting and the women cook what we kill."
 We see a man's discolored bare feet and he blames it on having been a mail carrier; another man says he's going to have to remove the feet and asks for morphine and a butter knife. A man asks his adult son if he urinated in bed. Two men are shown using urinals and we hear trickling (no nudity is shown).

PROFANITY 4 - A man says "FU" and then "forget you," a man says "motherfuuu," 1 obscene hand gesture, 2 sexual references, 8 scatological terms (4 mild), 12 anatomical terms (2 are euphemistic terms for genitals), 13 mild obscenities, name-calling (scoffer, lunatic, abysmal disappointment, jerk, nightmare, morons, dumb, stupid, sissy, old people, goggles, idiot, tough guy, candy [anatomical term deleted], bastard, smart guy, son of a …, big fat mouth, madness, bed wetter, hot mess, gross), exclamations (shut your mouth, oh my gosh, mind your business, jeez, oh for crying out loud, shut-up, shut your fat hole), 10 religious exclamations (e.g. Dear God, Oh God, Good Lord, God No, Godless, Oh My God). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man asks for morphine when he thinks he's going to have to take off a man's feet (presumably discolored from frostbite). Three men drink beer in a living room, four men drink shots and beers at a comedy club, and two young girls become drunk after drinking an "adult" punch with alcohol in it.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Divorce, blended families, step-parenting, discipline, shop-lifting, the Bay of Pigs, self-confidence, sexism.

MESSAGE - Extended and blended families can get along if they work at it.

Special Keywords: S4 - V3 - P4 - MPAAPG-13

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