Fun Size [2012] [PG-13] - 4.4.4

 
 

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A young woman (Victoria Justice) is given the responsibility of taking care of her younger brother (Jackson Nicoll) on Halloween night and loses him while trick-or-treating. With the help of some old friends and some new friends they find the boy after a wild adventure. Also with Chelsea Handler, Josh Pence, Jane Levy, Thomas Mann and Thomas McDonell. Directed by Josh Schwartz. [1:25]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A teen boy and a teen girl wake up on a sofa together; the teen girl kisses the teen boy and they lie back on the sofa off-screen (the costume cat tail that the boy is holding is shown standing erect, possibly implying some sexual activity). A teen boy and a teen girl kiss.
 A teen girl puts a teen boy's hand on her partially clothed breast (we see cleavage) and he whimpers (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A man picks up the older woman that he is dating and puts her on a counter in the kitchen where they kiss in front of her two children. A teen boy grabs a teen girl's clothed buttocks to keep her from climbing out of a car.
 A man removes his clothing and streaks down a street to act as a diversion (we see his bare back and legs, and his buttocks appear to be diffused). A teen girl showers (we see her bare shoulders and upper chest) and panics when she sees her younger brother using the toilet at the same time (we see his bare legs to the hip). Several women wear revealing outfits (revealing cleavage, abdomens, bare legs) at a club where they dance suggestively and one woman dances with a young boy; a man cuts in and tries to dance with her but she is not interested. A woman dresses up like Brittany Spears for Halloween, wearing a mini skirt and a button up blouse that reveals cleavage and bare legs to the thigh. A teen girl wears a "sexy kitty" costume that reveals cleavage. A teen girl wears shorts that reveal her bare legs to the upper thigh. A boy is shown wearing jockey-style underwear and his bare chest, abdomen and legs are visible. We see a picture of a woman's body wearing a skimpy outfit (cleavage, abdomen and legs are visible) with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's head on it.
 After a moving restaurant mascot chicken falls on the roof of a car we see the mascot looking as if it is making thrusting movements.
 After being rejected by a teen girl, a teen boy at a party asks, "Who else wants to kiss me?" and several teen girls and a teen boy raise their hands. A teen boy tries to flirt with a teen girl in a couple of scenes. A woman whose husband died recently is dating a much younger man.
 A teen girl says "I put Nair on my butt and it burns." Two women talk about getting mammograms and that they were normal. A man tells a teen girl, "I have a yeast infection." A teen boy refers to his parents as "Moms" and we see that he has two mothers.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A teen boy with a musket threatens another teen boy holding a chicken leg; the gun discharges, the chicken is struck and splatters on the teen boy who yells as if he was struck by the bullet (he was not). A boy is nearly run down by a car.
 A man and a boy put a flaming bag of dog excrement on a man's porch and ring his doorbell; the man comes out and puts a bucket over it, steps on the bucket and an explosive in the bag blows up throwing him back through his front door. Several stink bombs, firecrackers and other explosives are thrown into a man's house (he is frightened but does not appear harmed).
 Two large teen boys pound on the hood of a car where four other teens are sitting, the driver starts the car and speeds backward slamming into a restaurant, the large rooster mascot on the top of the restaurant falls onto the roof of the car and a hook that's holding it breaks through the roof of the car near the occupants (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details).
 A man grabs a boy and drags him into his house where he locks him in the bathroom and calls the boy's sister asking for $400. A man climbs a ladder on the outside of a building and throws a roll of toilet paper through and open window; the toilet paper lands on a lit candle and catches fire, and the man sprays the fire with a hose and douses it. A man tries to force a teen girl to go to the police station to press charges against her younger brother; the younger brother punches the man in the crotch and he bends over in pain. A woman grabs a teen boy and pins him on the ground (he does not appear harmed).
 A man grabs another man that is standing on a ladder outside his window, he pulls him into his apartment and hits him; the man's wife charges the intruder and pushes him out through the door (the door breaks and she lands on top of him). A man slams another man onto the sidewalk. A teen boy takes his parents' car without permission. After a teen girl puts a teen boy's hand on her partially clothed breast she slaps him in the face. A man drives his car into garbage cans on the road. A man is struck in the face with a plastic pumpkin.
 A teen girl and a boy visit the grave of their father. We hear that a teen girl's father died. A boy doesn't speak for most of the movie and we hear that he hasn't spoken since his father died. A young boy runs around a town alone on Halloween night, he gets into the car of a young man (whom he does not know) and they do mischief at a woman's apartment; he gets into another man's car and ends up at the man's house, and the car that he is hiding in is towed away.
 A teen girl pulls the mask off a man dressed as Spider Man thinking that he is her brother and the man makes a remark that implies he was doing something inappropriate. A man steals a pumpkin container with candy in it from a boy and walks away with it.
 We hear that a cat has asthma and it begins to gasp and wheeze (it's OK later). A man talks to a young boy about undertaking a dangerous mission (TPing his ex-girlfriend's house). Three teen boys buy toilet paper from a convenience store and talk about TPing a girl's house for breaking the heart of one of the boys. A man talks about minors being executed.
 A boy ties a teen girl's shoelaces together and she falls to the ground when she tries to walk (she's OK). A boy runs into a light pole and knocks himself down (we see him unharmed later).
 A boy is shown using the toilet in a couple of scenes and we hear a plop in the water as if he is defecating. A man flatulates into a woman's phone. We hear several flatulent sounds on a video. A man belches loudly. A man tells a woman that another man is going to shoot a ping-pong ball "out of his patooty."

PROFANITY 4 - 2 sexual references, 7 scatological terms (1 mild), 6 anatomical terms (2 mild), 9 mild obscenities, name-calling (nerd, lame, wedgie king, losers, fart breath, idiot), 11 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man drinks from a bottle of alcohol while driving, and teens at a party hold plastic cups and it is not clear what they contain. A man talks about another man's tattoo being of a dragon smoking a cigarette and that it makes no sense.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Halloween, growing up, death of a parent, death of a husband, grieving, single parenting, practical jokes, crushes, dating much younger people, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Aaron Burr, vengeance, supreme court, friendship, popularity, trust, peer pressure, prostitution, popularity, breaking rules, homosexuality, bad choices, terrorism, kidnapping.

MESSAGE - Sometimes extreme circumstances can clarify situations.

Special Keywords: S4 - V4 - P4 - MPAAPG-13

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