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Zombieland: Double Tap | 2019 | R | – 5.8.9

content-ratingsWhy is “Zombieland: Double Tap” rated R? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “bloody violence, language throughout, some drug and sexual content.” The evaluation includes a few implied sex scenes, several kissing scenes and cleavage revealing outfits; many scenes of zombie attacks with a lot of bloody wounds, body parts being severed and shots to the heads causing a lot of blood to gush and spray, and several scenes of vomiting with copious goo; and nearly 50 F-words and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.”

The 4-person intrepid band (Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg) that survived the zombie apocalypse in 2009’s Zombieland moves into The White House and seems to be doing just fine — until two members decide to take off on their own. New relationships are made and others deteriorate while fending off a new generation of zombies. Also with Zoey Deutch, Rosario Dawson, Bill Murray, Avan Jogia, Dan Aykroyd and Luke Wilson. Directed by Ruben Fleischer. [Running Time: 1:39]

Zombieland: Double Tap SEX/NUDITY 5

 – A woman pushes a man onto a bed, straddles him and kisses him, he pushes her away and they talk briefly, and she threatens to have sex with another man if he is not interested and they kiss again; we hear sounds of rhythmic thrusting and moaning through the walls and ceiling and another man makes a face of annoyance. A man and a woman flirt and we see the woman asleep in bed later, implying that they had sex; she is covered by a comforter and we see her barre shoulders and back.
 Men and women kiss passionately in a few scenes. A man and a woman kiss. A man climbs into bed with a woman and kisses her; the woman is wearing a low-cut tank top and we see cleavage. A man and a woman hug.
 A young woman wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage and shorts with tights throughout the movie. A woman wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage throughout the movie and we see her bare abdomen a few times. A woman wears short-shorts that reveal her legs to the upper thighs.
 Two men bicker about using a woman’s driveway and it is implied that they are also referring to both having had sex with the woman that owns the driveway. A young woman talks about wanting to find someone to have a relationship with someone her own age. After a man proposes to her, a woman talks about marriage and married people disparagingly and complains that all married people do is get divorced. A man talks about feeling guilty about having sex with a woman and she asks, “Guilty because of Jesus?” An animated letter “I” seems to flop over, resembling a flaccid penis. A man says, “It takes a real man to drive a pink Cadillac.” A woman makes a suggestive remark about Elvis’ anatomy. A man talks about being a teenager and that a teenage girl planted a kiss on his cheek. When people enter a cordoned off area a man says, “No guns, no group sex.” A man makes several references to group sex being prohibited.

Zombieland: Double Tap VIOLENCE/GORE 8

 – A zombie chases a man into a secure area and the man hides behind a glass door; the zombie finds a body on the floor and bites its eye out (we see the eye and blood in the zombie’s mouth), opens the door and bites the other man’s face (we hear the man scream and the zombie thrashes as it attacks the man). A zombie stealthily attacks a person and we see it chomping as the victim thrashes and screams.
 Four armed people move toward a crowd of zombies and kill them using guns and a crowbar: we see bloody holes open in the zombies heads and faces, a lot of blood flows from their mouths, heads are blown off and blood sprays, a woman stabs one zombie under the chin and blood flows, we see a zombie run through with a flag pole and lifted into the air, and a zombie’s arm is cut off and blood pours out of the wound. Zombies move toward people and are shot as they get close; we see blood pour from bullet wounds, one zombie tumbles off the roof of an RV and lands on its head bending its neck with a loud crunch, a zombie tries to bite a woman on the ankle and a man shoots it spraying blood on the woman’s shoe, and another zombie is shot repeatedly but keeps moving with a lot of blood oozing out of it until a man stomps on its head crushing it into a pile of blood and mush. A zombie sticks its tongue to a snow-covered statue and the tongue sticks and tears off when the zombie pulls away from it (we see the tongue separate and leave a piece still stuck to the statue); a woman slashes the zombie’s head off using a sword (we see blood gush and the head separates). An already very bloody zombie is shot and flops to the floor; the shooter then shoots the zombie again at close range with more blood. A zombie is chased through a field by a man driving a baler and when it catches the zombie in the mechanism, blood sprays on the machine and the ground and we see a bale of hay dumped on the ground covered with blood and a partial leg and a severed head are shown wrapped in the hay. A man is shown with a bloody bite mark on his arm and he vomits on the floor (we see a lot of goo); he transforms to a zombie and chases others around a building as another man transforms into a zombie and vomits a lot of goo on the floor, also chasing others around a building; there are many near bites until the two zombies are destroyed. Two men make retching sounds and pretend to be coughing up hairballs; one of the men vomits (we see goo) and growls and the other hits him in the head with a chair (blood splatters); many other zombies attack people and the first man hits several of them with folding chairs, plates and metal trays. A man stages a scene where three mannequins are attacked by zombies and the man tips over the Tower of Pisa on top of them (they are in Italy). A man crashes into a zombie in the road and he sees many more running across the road in front of him.
 A truck with giant tires drives over a wall and crushes many zombies, and spins around through an area wiping out many more zombies (we hear crunching and squishing and see a lot of blood) until the truck tips on its side and the people inside get out and run into a building as people on the roof of the building drop heavy objects that crush some of the zombies that are following them (blood sprays). Many zombies run toward a cordoned off area where fires are lit and the zombies are surrounded; a tank of fuel explodes and leaves a cloud of dust and when it settles we see the zombies as they continue to charge toward people that scramble to higher ground and the people are trapped in a shelter as the zombies try to reach them. Many zombies run onto the roof of a building and over the edge trying to reach a man that dangles from a crane hook; two hang from his foot until one is shot in the head and they fall (we see a large pile of zombie corpses on the ground below).
 A woman burps loudly, her stomach makes loud noises and she flatulates; she jumps out of a van and vomits loudly a few times (we see a lot of goo), she stumbles through woods and we see her face swollen and reddened and her tongue appears to be discolored; the people in the van discuss the need to shoot the woman fearing that she has become infected by the zombie virus and a man with a gun follows her and we hear two gunshots off-screen.
 A man plays the piano and a woman slams the key cover onto his hands, he falls on the floor and she holds a gun on him; she then points the gun at two other people that enter the room (no one is shot). An armed man in a store is startled by a woman and shoots at her (she is not struck). An armed man walking through a hallway fires the gun into the ceiling when he is startled by another man.
 In an opening sequence, two bloody zombies lumber onto the screen and move toward the Columbia Pictures logo (a statue of a woman holding a torch); the statue becomes animated and strikes both zombies with the torch (blood splatters on the Columbia sign behind her).
 Two men bicker about using a driveway (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details). A man yells about the possibility of a young woman dating a musician, and then yells and throws things when he hears about the young man being a pacifist as well and the man threatens to beat the young man up. A young man stands in the middle of a road and is nearly struck by a car. A man reads a “Walking Dead” comic book and says, “This is so unrealistic.” A woman tells a younger woman, “Never get attached.” A young man says, “Elvis was a fraud.” A man talks about ritual suicide.
 Many zombies chase a car with a young man and a young woman inside (we do not see them catch up). Many zombies are shown milling through areas of destruction and we see bloody injuries and discolored and decaying flesh on all of them. Many scenes show areas in ruins and overgrown.
 A man puts a hand grenade in a van and walks away (it explodes behind him). A man drives a truck with giant tires onto another car flattening its tires. A man driving a van slams on the brakes and launches a woman not wearing a seatbelt in the back seat forward into the dashboard (she moans; we do not see injuries). A man sits on another man’s lap and he pushes him to the floor. Two men punch each other in a teasing manner.
 A man says, “The world is your bathroom” and we see an animated trickle (resembling urine) falling on the screen. A man in the back of a truck implies that he’s going to be sick as the truck spins around in circles (he does not vomit).

Zombieland: Double Tap LANGUAGE 9

 – About 48 F-words and its derivatives, 1 obscene hand gesture, 8 sexual references, 16 scatological terms, 12 anatomical terms, 10 mild obscenities, name-calling (Homer, Hawking, Ninja, T-800, Bolts, creepy, pale face, super-judgy, dorky, dangerous, sarcastic, hippie, idiot, clown car, poser, rude, slight, diminutive, effeminate, uniquely annoying, sick, Flabby Tabby, Murraying), exclamations (shut the [F-word deleted] up, shoot, nut up or shut-up, oh dear), 2 religious profanities (GD), 21 religious exclamations (e.g. My God, Oh My God, God, Oh Jesus, Thank God, Holy [scatological term deleted]). | profanity glossary |

Zombieland: Double Tap SUBSTANCE USE

 – A young woman asks a young man if he has “weed” and he produces a giant Ziploc bag full of marijuana, a young woman smokes a marijuana cigarette while driving, a comment is made about someone killing more celebrities than cocaine, a man says, “drugs cost money,” and a young man says that he loves “weed.” We see empty beer cans used to decorate a Christmas tree, a man drinks from a bottle of liquor, and a man and a woman drink glasses of whiskey. A man holds a large cigar in his hand (we do not see him smoke it).

Zombieland: Double Tap DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Zombies, survival, relationships, love, family, Elvis, mutations, nut allergies, Graceland.

Zombieland: Double Tap MESSAGE

 – Home isn’t a place, it’s the people you are with.


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