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MacGruber | 2010 | R | - 8.9.8

Based on the SNL skit about former Special Agent MacGruber (Will Forte) who, at the request of the US Army, reunites with a member of his old Special Ops team (Kristen Wiig) and a new companion (Ryan Phillippe) to combat his archenemy, Dieter von Cunth (Val Kilmer), who is planning on firing a nuclear warhead at the White House and sending the USA into a nuclear winter. Also with Maya Rudolph. Directed by Jorma Taccone. [1:38]

SEX/NUDITY 8 - A man and a woman are seen kissing one another and slowly undressing, the woman begins to run her hands across the man's bare stomach and the man is licking the woman's toes; then the man is thrusting on top of the woman (they are covered by a sheet, but the outline of their bodies is visible and his bare buttocks are visible), he moans loudly, grunts, leaps out of bed (he's nude and his bare buttocks are again visible) and runs out, quickly pulling on pants.
 An elderly woman is seen nude from the waist up as she models for a painting (her bare breasts are exposed). On two different occasions two different men are seen nude: one from the waist-down and one completely nude, while obscuring their genitals with their hands and a stalk of celery sticking out of their bare buttocks; the men parade around in front of a group of men, the men stare and one of them is later seen eating the celery and remarking on the taste.
 A man offers to perform fellatio on another man and then offers intercourse with him, in order to gain the man's favor: he drops his pants, turns so his bare buttocks are visible, strikes a suggestive pose, the other man declines, and the first man pulls his pants up when a third man walks into the room and stares at the two men. A man offers another man fellatio and gives the details of an offer for anal intercourse to a man; the man turns down the offer. A man offers himself sexually to another man who dismisses him.
 A man is seen thrusting as he stands next to a tombstone in a cemetery and imagining that he is having sex with a female ghost; he imagines kissing the female ghost passionately and another man observes the completely nude man (his bare buttocks are seen) thrusting against a tombstone and shakes his head.
 Two men kiss and one of the men grabs the behind of the other man in a suggestive manner. A man and a woman kiss. A man and woman hug.
 Photographs of a man and a woman are seen which imply they are engaged in intercourse in various positions (they are fully clothed but in suggestive positions).
 A man wearing only brief-style underpants is seen climbing into a tanning bed, and his bare chest is visible. A man is seen on multiple occasions shirtless, and his bare chest visible.
 A man acknowledges to a woman that he has an erection (it is not seen). A man remarks to a woman that she should be interested in having intercourse with him; the woman recoils. A man tells another man, in crude detail, of his sexual encounters with a woman, and ends the conversation by saying that she was pregnant and he forced her to get an abortion. A man and a woman make multiple references to their having previously engaged in intercourse. A man makes a crude joke to a woman about her interest in being "date raped." A man makes a crude remark about having intercourse with a man's face, if the man's face were to turn into female genitalia. A man talks about another man having "all the strip clubs" programmed into his GPS. A man makes a crude joke about suffering from an STD. Two men make joke about the size of a man's genitals, and both men agree that they enjoy talking about the size of the man's genitals.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 9 - A man is seen ripping the throats out of four different men with his bare hands; their exposed trachea is seen as blood pours from the gaping wounds.
 After a man is struck in the face with a gun and knocked unconscious, he comes to as two men approach him and rip out his throat; the man collapses to the ground and blood pours from his neck.
 Dead bodies are seen, covered in blood, scattered across a desert floor: three cars and a tank are on fire as a man walks around examining the bodies (he kicks one body), a close-up of a dead man's blood-covered face is seen next to a car window that's riddled with bullet holes, and a man approaches an injured man (he's covered in blood, in pain and begging for his life) and shoots him, point-blank.
 Via headset, a woman remarks to a man that she is afraid she will be shot, a man reassures her that she will not be shot, the woman enters a building and men begin to fire at her: the woman panics and runs out of the building, two men open fire on other men and men are seen falling to the ground with bloody bullet wounds in their chests and heads; two men and a woman are later seen standing over seven dead bodies covered in blood.
 Two men start a massive gunfight against a group of men: the two men quickly kill the other men, and blood is seen pouring from bullet wounds in the men's arms, chests, and heads.
 A woman uses a pair of pliers to slowly pull a bullet out of a bloody bullet hole in a man's upper thigh: the man winces in pain and blood drips from the pliers as she digs around (we see the bloody bullet hole).
 A man explains on multiple occasions how much he enjoys "ripping throats" and holds bloody tissue in his hand to show off. A man is seen lying on the ground, blood pouring from a bullet hole in his chest where he was shot and the man is later seen, fully recovered aside from his arm being in a sling.
 A man and a woman experience a flashback to a woman being blown up; the woman remembers herself sprayed with the woman's blood and the man remembers witnessing the flames engulfing the woman.
 Two men fight and one man ends up handcuffed to a tank; the other man attempts to disarm a missile, pulls out the nuclear reactor, and then along with another man and a woman rush out of the building as it erupts into a fireball (the man who's handcuffed to the tank is presumed dead, but we see him later, his face and body covered in scars and we learn that he's missing his genitalia due to the explosion).
 A man uses an M-16 to blow up another man, another man fights the man who fired the shot and one man eventually pushes the other through a wall and off a cliff; as he falls the other man shoots him, he lands with a thud, the man drops a firebomb and a stream of urine is then seen pouring onto the body when the man on the cliff edge urinates (we see his back and the stream between his legs).
 A man opens rapid fire on a van where two men are hiding: the two men fire back, one man steers the van into the man who's firing, crushing him between a dumpster and the van and killing him.
 As rapid shots are being fired on two men, one of them grabs the other and uses him as a shield, then grabs a woman and they both hide behind the man; the man who's used as a shield is seen moments later, perfectly fine, due wearing a bulletproof vest.
 Six men are seen in a van that explodes into a fireball; another man rushes to the van, is unable to see any of their bodies, and the six men are later seen as ghosts.
 A man slams another man's head into a bar, grabs a woman in a headlock, pulls her on a stage before a large crowd, and threatens to break her neck; he then reveals that he is joking, but explains that he wants to kill a specific person, breaks a bottle and throws it into the crowd, almost hitting another man, releases the woman and slams his hands into a glass wall, shattering it. A man is thrown through a window after he threatens three men, detailing how he intends to beat up and kill them.
 A man head-butts another man, shouts in pain and is later seen with a Band-Aid on his nose. A woman is seen tied to a chair with her mouth gagged; she's later seen on the ground with the chair partially broken and pinning her, but two men free her. A young child rips the necklace off a man and runs away shouting taunts.
 A body bag is seen on a gurney, and a man is seen squatting over the body bag, his bare buttocks exposed, and appears to be defecating onto the body.
 A woman tells two men that she has urinated in her pants. A man describes to a woman how he had defecated into the top tank of a toilet, and another man later refers to the man defecating in the top tank of his toilet. A man makes a crude joke about a woman defecating.
 Men angrily shout at one another. A man tells a woman that he will get much pleasure from watching the woman watch him kill a man, and that he will enjoy watching himself in the mirror as he kills the man. A man discusses how he has commissioned a large missile, which will eliminate the United States. A man makes a crude joke referring to the death of six men in an explosion.
 A man uses his keys to scratch up a car, bashes out all of the windows, sets the car on fire, and walks away. A man is seen dragging a coffin out of the ground, and prying it open to reveal that it has clothing in it.


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LANGUAGE 8 - About 39 F-words and its derivatives, 3 obscene hand gestures (including a dead body being posed to expose obscene hand gestures), 14 sexual references, 23 scatological terms, 31 anatomical terms (not including one of the characters was exclusively called by his last name which sounds very similar to a crude term for female genitalia), 7 mild obscenities, name-calling (punk, lunatic, monster, retard, thug, trampy, backstabber), 4 religious profanities, 15 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - Men and women are seen drinking alcoholic beverages, and a man offers a group of men and women various types of beer. A man is seen smoking a cigarette.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Secret agents, nuclear war, espionage, good versus evil, mercenaries, rogue agents in the military, vengeance, political corruption, gunfire, patriotism, marriage, fidelity, loyalty, SNL characters.

MESSAGE - Almost every Saturday Night Live sketch will eventually become a movie.

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