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Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween | 2017 | PG-13 | - 4.4.5

A father (Tyler Perry) tries to keep his 18-year-old daughter (Diamond White) from making bad choices but his ex-wife thinks she needs to be given some space to make mistakes. When her choices lead her into the path of a serial killer, the parents try to save the day. Also with Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, Yousef Erakat, Lexy Panterra, Andre Hall, Brock O'Hurn and Inanna Sarkis. Directed by Tyler Perry. [1:41]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A teen girl tells a young man that she wants him to take off his clothes and he removes his shirt (we see his bare chest and abdomen). Teenage girls wear school uniforms with short skirts. A teen girl wears a crop top that reveals her bare abdomen. A woman wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage. Young men and young women wear Halloween costumes and some reveal cleavage.
 A man wiggles his hips and moans as if having sex in several scenes. A young woman dances and thrusts her hips repeatedly; she dances with a woman and pantomimes slapping the woman's buttocks.
 A man makes sexually suggestive gestures and remarks in several scenes. A man makes sexually suggestive remarks to a young woman in a few scenes until she tells him that she is not 18. A teen girl tells a young man, "I wish I could make it up to you," in a suggestive manner. Several people talk about having, "Worked the streets." A teen girl says, "He's so hot," about her friend's father. A woman says that she cannot have sex. A young man says about a teen girl, "This one belongs to me." A man talks about someone seeing people having sex in a car and then killing them.
 A young man tries to kiss a teen girl's hand and another teen girl slaps her hand away.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A young man is grabbed around the throat and held (he's presumably killed). Two men with chainsaws chase a young man and a young woman through woods; the young man is grabbed by the feet and dragged as the young woman runs away. Two men with chainsaws approach a young man and rev the saws (presumably killing him as he struggles to get away; we later see blood where the young man had been).
 People talk about a serial killer killing several teenagers at a lake and we see newspaper headlines. A woman in an outhouse is frightened when a girl reaches toward her from the ceiling; the woman runs out yelling. A man wearing a dark robe and carrying a sickle stands in a road, a woman approaches and touches the sickle (it is sharp) and the man slashes the tires of the woman's car as she gets in it. A man wearing snorkeling gear comes out of a lake toward a woman and she runs screaming. Two men with saws drag a man away and we hear the chains whirring off-screen.
 A woman driving on a dark road hits what appears to be a young girl (we see blood on the hood of the car and the young girl sits on the road crying). A Halloween costume resembles a young girl with her blood soaked hair over her face, cuts on her face and pail skin. A young woman yells at a young man in several scenes and chases him as she threatens him with violence.
 Several threats of physical violence are made between people. A teen girl tells a young man, "Touch me and you'll die." A man says, "I'm gonna punch you in the throat." A man argues with his ex-wife about walking out on him and how they are raising their daughter. A man and his teenage daughter argue about her birthday party, her birthday gift and her driving in a few scenes. A man says that his ex-wife has an issue. A woman tells a man, "Stop smoking all that weed." Several young men talk about getting in trouble for having underage girls at their fraternity party. Two teen girls talk about a kitten being killed (presumably by one of them driving recklessly). A man talks about someone seeing people having sex in a car and then killing them. A man tells a woman, "You got a record." A woman talks about the crimes that she has been accused of committing. We see several people in a lock up and a man says they all had drugs on them. A man asks a man holding a chainsaw, "They tell me you killed your whole family." People remark about the smell of a woman's breath and a man says it is going to make him throw up (he does not). A man says, "I almost threw up."
 A teenage girl drives her car through a stop sign and a red light as her passenger pleads with her to slow down. A woman dances and we hear a crack as she falls to the floor (she gets up and is OK).


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LANGUAGE 5 - About 2 F-words and its derivatives, 18 sexual references, 12 scatological terms, 31 anatomical terms, 93 mild obscenities, 2 derogatory terms for African-Americans, name-calling (Dr. Phil, Sasquatch, ignorant, lame, stupid, embarrassing, miserable, fools, pimp, old hos, raggedy [anatomical term deleted], bastard, dork, crazy, cold-blooded, uptight, mule, creepy, wide load, rude), exclamations (darn, dang, hush, hush your mouth, oh my gosh), 16 religious exclamations (Lord, Oh My God, Oh Lord, Jesus, Help Me Jesus, I Need You Jesus).


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SUBSTANCE USE - A man lights a marijuana cigarette in car, a man says that he needs a joint, a man says that he has been doing drugs since he was 8 years old, a man says that he wants to go where all the good drugs are, a man says that several people all had drugs on them, a man says he isn't high enough, and people talk about a man smoking a lot of marijuana. Under age young men and young women are shown drinking alcohol (beer and shots) at a fraternity party, and a teenage girl says that she doesn't do shots because she's a Christian.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Underage drinking and sexual activity, tradition, privilege, responsibility, step-parents, divorce, parenting, lying, trust, treason.

MESSAGE - Parenting is hard, but rules and limits are useful.

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