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You Got Served | 2004 | PG-13 | - 4.4.4

Hip-hop drama revolving around the subculture of street dancing: two young men (Omari Grandberry and Marques Houston), best friends who work as couriers for a local thug, are hoping to escape their situation by winning $50,000 in the Big Bounce dance contest. Their friendship is tested as they prepare for the competition until a tragedy brings them back together. Also with Jarell Houston, Meagan Good and Steve Harvey. Directed by Chris Stokes [1:40]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A young man and a young woman kiss and hug in a few scenes. During dance competitions the crews take turns dancing and challenging each other with suggestive moves: A young woman wiggles her buttocks at a young man, young men grab their crotches, young men and young women thrust their hips, young women do splits and thrust toward the floor, young men pinch young women on the buttocks, women pull down the pants of several men (they all are wearing another pair of pants underneath), and two women touch each other's clothed breasts. A young man and a young woman flirt in a few scenes; he helps her put on her jacket and they end up very close to kissing. A young woman kisses a man on the cheek. A young woman talks about a young man being "hot," she describes another as being "cute," a grandmother asks her grandson if he's "having sex," and a young man accuses a young woman of behaving in a questionable manner. A woman wears a very tiny bikini top that reveals cleavage, her bare back and abdomen. Young women wear outfits that reveal bare abdomens and cleavage in many scenes. Young men are shown bare-chested on the basketball court and while dancing.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A young man is attacked in a dark hallway by three men who beat and kick him repeatedly (we hear crunching and see him lying unconscious and with a bloody face). We hear that a boy has died after having been shot. A man grabs and shoves a young man into a car where he is threatened by another man who squeezes his injured leg causing him to grimace. A young man shoves and hits a young woman, and another young man punches the young man in the face. Two young men shove each other and get in each other's faces. Young men and young women shove each other and tussle on a dance floor during a competition. A young man punches a hole in a wall and yells in anger and grief. People argue in several scenes. A man appears threatening when two young men meet him in a dimly lit bar. During dance competitions the crews take turns dancing and challenging each other with insulting (rather than threatening) moves: A dancer pretends to be a dog and lifts his leg in the other crew's direction.


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LANGUAGE 4 - 15 obscene hand gestures, 1 sexual reference, 4 scatological terms, 4 anatomical terms, 13 mild obscenities.


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SUBSTANCE USE - People are shown smoking and drinking alcohol.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Hip-hop music, dancing, respect, friendship, competition, betrayal, dreams, goals, love, disappointment.

MESSAGE - Friendship is the most important thing. What doesn't kill you will make you stronger.

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