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Son-In-Law | 1993 | PG-13 | - 5.2.4

Pauly Shore invades a Midwestern family's Thanksgiving and challenges their "traditional" values with his weirdness, until they realize that he's really an enchanted stranger with an immeasurable appreciation of life's complexities.

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A couple of people in thongs and skimpy bathing suits, and two shots of bare male behinds. Also, two women kiss romantically, a couple is shown necking and there are many explicit sexual references.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - Only a couple of serious punches, one of which results in a bloody nose. A turkey is threatened with decapitation, but nothing is shown. The rest of the violence is strictly slapstick.


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LANGUAGE 4 - While the F-word is never spoken, many of its euphemisms are used bluntly and repeatedly. Also, some scatological and anatomical references, as well as gestures.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Pre-marital sex, incest, homosexuality.

MESSAGE - Do not judge by appearances: some people may seem weird on the outside, but are really nice inside.

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Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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