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The Hangover Part III | 2013 | R | - 7.7.10

After two years the two friends from the previous "Hangover" movies (Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms) are recovering until their other friend (Zach Galifianakis) goes off his medications and needs a psychiatric hospitalization. His friends accompany him, but they all end up once again in Las Vegas with more things to go wrong. Also with Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Melissa McCarthy and John Goodman. Directed by Todd Phillips. [1:40]

SEX/NUDITY 7 - A nude man (bare chest, genitals and thighs are visible) walks toward the camera and laughs. A man exits a bathroom and walks toward the camera; we see two large breasts with nipples implanted on his chest as the man screams and says, "I have boobies now"; the man is shown wearing only tight women's panties and we see hair on the abdomen and thighs and coming out from the crotch of the panties.
 We hear an escort service sends women to a penthouse and inside we see several women from the back wearing T-shirts and panties (bare thighs and legs are shown) and in a bedroom we see four women bare-breasted, wearing panties only.
 Several women wear short dresses that reveal bare legs to the upper thigh in several scenes. A married woman at home wears shorts that reveal her thighs and legs and her pregnant belly; we hear that she used to be an escort and stripper. Six overweight women wear very short, low-cut and tight dresses (cleavage is visible) along with very tall high heels. An overweight man wears short shorts that reveal his legs to the thigh; he removes his shirt, revealing his bare abdomen and chest. An elderly man wears shorts that end mid-thigh revealing his bare legs.
 A man kisses a woman in a shop and drops his pants (his bare thighs and legs are seen); she says it's a nice gesture but maybe they should wait [to have sex] and he says that he saw the move in "a pornography" and pulls his pants back up; we hear that they get married in six months.
 An overweight woman leans over a counter and reveals a bit of cleavage; a man puts a lollipop in his mouth and then transfers it to hers, where she rolls it around and bites it in two in a scene that is vaguely sexual.
 In Mexico, we see several street prostitutes wearing very short skirts (bare thighs and legs are shown) and sequined tops that show cleavage as they wave to drivers and look into cars.
 A man scratches his crotch while at a bus stop and another man suddenly appears on the bench; the first man kisses the second man on the cheek. A man tries to bite through the wrist bindings of his fellow captive by rolling on top of the other man and it looks like a sex act, but is not. Crawling along a floor, one man smells another man's behind, laughs, and says, "I say Hello!" A man slaps another man on the buttocks, as in sports, and the second man grimaces.
 We hear that a man has sex regularly with his then fiancée and now wife (he "mounts her"); the man tells his brother-in-law that he has seen the other man mount his sister many times. A man says to a male friend, "I can't feel nuts. Will you rub them and make sure they're OK?" and the friend says, "Do you want me to blow your [anatomical term deleted]?" A man refers to his dad as his "life partner" twice, not realizing the sexual connotation of the phrase as friends roll their eyes. A crime boss says an underling double-crossed him, using crude anatomical and sexual terms.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A man eats dog food from a bowl (it looks like feces smeared on his face) and laughs as his friend grimaces until the first man stands and smashes living room furniture and statues using a crow bar, two other men enter the house and the four smash out a basement wall with a sledgehammer and steal gold bars and three men are locked in the basement, are arrested, taken to a Mexican jail and released; they are picked up by a man that pulls a gun and tells them to capture the fourth man or he will start killing people and he shoots his own assistant in the forehead (he falls dead into a swimming pool and no blood is evident); the men scream and one man visibly wets his pants.
 A man in the trunk of a car is delivered to another man who shoots a full clip of a handgun into the trunk; the gunman points another gun at the other men who delivered the man when the man presumed killed in the trunk shoots the gunman and his partner dead (no blood is evident); later, the men put the dead bodies into another car trunk and we see splotches of blood on the shirts of the bodies.
 A giraffe standing in an open trailer suffers decapitation by a freeway overpass: the head is thrown through the air with a little blood and slams through a car windshield, causing panic and a 20-car pileup with loud crashes and smoke (we see no human injuries). In an apartment, a man sits on a chicken coop and cockfighting roosters attack four other men in the room; roosters attack each other, feathers fly and we see some chicken blood until one man pulls a gun and shoots most the birds, except for one that he smothers with a pillow in close-up (the pillow stops moving and we hear that the bird is dead) while another man throws other roosters out the second-story window and off screen.
 In the background of a scene, a man bends over and falls to the floor, where his wife begins CPR and we later hear that he died of a heart attack.
 With ominous background music, a prison riot shows people fist fighting, small fires burn on the floor and a man escapes through a hole in a wall, he walks through filthy sewers and is washed by a gush of sewer water through an opening and into the ocean (he is unharmed).
 Three men take another man to a mental hospital; on the way, a truck rams them in the rear and driver's side, forcing their car through salt barrels on the highway and to a stop when pig-masked bandits and a man get out of the truck, place bags over the men's heads, stuff them into the back of the truck and take them to a clearing; they pull the men out, remove the bags, and demand to know the whereabouts of another man; the bandits bind and gag the men and leave them in the dirt in order to kidnap a fourth man and the scene ends as the men try to loosen their wrist bindings.
 Two men enter a dark penthouse suite where they get into a fistfight with a man that points a gun at them; the last man runs to the balcony and jumps, but has a parachute and drifts through the Las Vegas strip until he slams onto the windshield of a limo that swerves and crashes onto a sidewalk throwing the parachuting man to the pavement; the driver gets out and thinks the man is dead, but he coughs and wakes up and the driver puts him in the trunk.
 Throughout the film a man points a handgun at many people, screams, curses and threatens to shoot them. A man slams a friend's head into a tabletop, scratching the man's face.
 Two men spit into their hands; one of them makes nasal sounds, and finally just licks his hands to climb down a series of tied bed sheets to a balcony; he falls onto a large neon sign, than rolls off and drops 12 feet onto a balcony ledge, and gets pulled back by the other man.
 Male friends attend a graveside funeral with a black coffin, while the adult son of the deceased sings a hymn. A hotel room looks wrecked and we see a motorcycle crashed into a back bar with its back wheel spinning and smoke rising.
 A man refuses to take his psychiatric medications; he curses, shouts names and insults at others continually. A man rants for several minutes in one scene about the difficulty of downloading Smartphone apps while people just stare. A man mourns the death of his father and insults his mother at the funeral, saying she should have died. We hear that a man broke the necks of two sleeping watchdogs. We hear that a prisoner dumped urine onto a guard. We hear about cockfighting, but do not see any matches. We hear that a woman was kicked out of a casino for elder abuse for shouting at her mother, who was cheating.
 A man spits on a dashboard, but we do to see spittle.


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LANGUAGE 10 - About 102 F-words, 3 sexual references, 23 scatological terms, 4 anatomical terms, 5 mild obscenities, 1 derogatory term for African-Americans, name-calling (idiot, moron, stupid, fatty, greedy, rat, loser, madness), stereotypical references to men, women, psychiatric patients, the rich, Asians, Blacks, Jews, Mexicans, Arabs, homosexuals, pawn shop clerks, crime bosses, 1 gun-shooting gesture, 14 religious profanities, 18 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - We hear that a man bought a bag of Rufenol (Rufies) two years previously and gave them to friends with bad results, a man says his regular activity is having sex and "doing blow" (heroin and cocaine), a man injects hamburgers with Demerol and feeds them to two watchdogs causing them to pass out, a man says his roosters are angry because they eat only cocaine and chicken, a dentist writes a prescription for Demerol and syringes at a Nevada pharmacy and receives the materials but loses his license, a dentist squirts a stream of Demerol into a drink in a bar where many people are drinking beer from bottles and cocktails and the intended victim smells the drug and refuses to drink, a dentist and a man try to inject another man with Demerol but drop the syringes, a penthouse hotel suite is the site of a supposed drug party (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details), a man jumps off a penthouse balcony with a parachute and shouts "I love cocaine!" (we see no drugs), and we hear that a wedding cake was drugged. A man drinks a bottle of alcohol while driving, several tables in a restaurant are shown with glasses of wine (no one drinks), six women walk across the background of a scene while drinking martinis in the street, and we see champagne bottles and glasses of champagne sitting on a floor and tables and a bar top. A man carries a thin cigar with him often (he is never shown smoking it).


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Drugs, mental health, interventions, cockfighting, kidnapping, burglary, friendship, toxic relationships, marriage, family.

MESSAGE - It is best to relinquish toxic friends.

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