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"FREDDY GOT FINGERED"
(2001) (Tom Green, Rip Torn) (R)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
Moderate Extreme Heavy None Moderate
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Heavy None None *Minor Extreme
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
Extreme Minor Mild Mild *Heavy


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: A 28-year-old, unemployed animator tries to get his life in order after moving back home with his parents.
PLOT:
Gord Brody (TOM GREEN) is a 28-year-old artist who's moving from his parents' home in Portland to Los Angeles, where he hopes to get a job as an animator working for Mr. Davidson (ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL) and his studio. Unfortunately, Gord's drawings don't impress Davidson and the dejected artist returns home.

While his mother, Julie (JULIE HAGERTY), is happy to see him back home, his father, Jim (RIP TORN), is less than ecstatic, especially when he compares Gord to his ambitious younger brother, Freddy (EDDIE KAYE THOMAS), who holds down a good job in the banking industry.

After Gord's best friend, Darren (HARLAND WILLIAMS), breaks his leg in a skateboarding accident, Gord meets Betty (MARISA COUGHLAN), a paraplegic nurse and would-be rocket scientist. The two become romantically involved, and Gord makes up various lies to cover his unemployment.

As the relationship between Gord and Jim becomes progressively strained - eventually leading to Gord falsely accusing his father of "fingering" Freddy - the young artist must deal with his father, his relationship with Betty, and his desire to be a real animator.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of Tom Green or outlandish, gross out humor, they just might.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For crude sexual and bizarre humor, and for strong language.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • TOM GREEN plays an unemployed animator who acts/behaves in a bizarre fashion throughout most of the film, doing all sorts of outlandish and irritating things. He also uses strong profanity and becomes sexually involved with Betty.
  • RIP TORN plays his increasingly irritated father who's upset with what his son has become and how he behaves. He uses strong profanity and repeatedly makes disparaging remarks about Gord and others.
  • HARLAND WILLIAMS plays Gord's best friend who breaks his leg in a skateboarding accident.
  • JULIE HAGERTY plays Gord's caring, doting and concerned mother.
  • MARISA COUGHLAN plays a nurse/would-be rocket scientist who's in a wheelchair and seems obsessed with performing oral sex on Gord when not having him beat her numb legs. She also uses strong profanity.
  • EDDIE KAYE THOMAS plays Gord's straight arrow, younger brother.
  • ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL plays the head of an animation studio who must put up with Gord's antics. He uses strong profanity.
  • DREW BARRYMORE plays an office worker who uses strong profanity.
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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    The following is a quick look at the content found in this R-rated comedy. Profanity is listed as extreme due to at least 56 uses of the "f" word, while other expletives and many colorful phrases are also uttered. Some of the dialogue is sexually related and explicit, including that related to the desire of a paraplegic to perform oral sex on the protagonist. In turn, she receives sexual satisfaction from him caning or otherwise hitting her numb legs.

    The erections of a horse and elephant are seen (and both are handled by the protagonist who brings the elephant to orgasm) and the horse is seen mounting another horse (with movement). The protagonist also accuses his father of fondling his younger, adult brother, but that's not true. That father's bare butt is briefly seen.

    All sorts of bloody and gross out material is also present, including that of the protagonist biting through an umbilical cord and swinging the attached baby around a room with it (splattering blood everywhere); that character licking a broken leg wound where the bone is protruding through the skin; the gutting of a dead deer (with bloody entrails coming out); and various instances of a young boy being accidentally injured (with various amounts of blood).

    Various characters have varying degrees of bad attitudes, while all sorts of imitative behavior is present that impressionable kids might find enticing. Violence - while not played realistically or seriously - consists of some of the above bloody material, as well as some other accidental incidents and contact, and some brief pushing/hitting of others. Finally, several characters drink, with one appearing somewhat intoxicated in one scene.

    If you're still concerned about the film and its appropriateness for anyone in your home who may want to see it, we suggest that you take a closer look at our detailed content listings for more specific examples of what occurs in it.


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • Jim has a beer.
  • Gord has a bottle of liquor in front of him while trying to draw.
  • Jim has a drink while Julie has wine with dinner.
  • Gord has beer and Betty has wine with dinner.
  • Jim drinks a bottle of Wild Turkey and appears intoxicated.
  • Jim guzzles down a bottle of liquor in some foreign desert setting.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • Gord finds a dead deer lying on the road (with some blood on the road near its mouth). He then takes out a knife and cuts open the deer's belly, spilling its bloody intestines onto the street. Moments later, we see him wearing the bloody deer hide (with head) and see that he's covered in its blood.
  • An accident-prone neighbor boy runs into the side of Gord's car and has a bloody face as a result.
  • After Jim lets out a long howl while made at Darren and Gord, Darren wonders if he has bowel problems.
  • Darren breaks his leg while trying to skateboard on a ramp. We then see the bloody wound with part of the bone sticking out and then see Gord licking that wound and bone with his tongue.
  • After delivering a baby in a hospital room, Gord holds onto the bloody infant and umbilical cord (leaning back and using both to prevent him from falling). Told that he must cut the cord, he takes it in his mouth and chews it apart (with lots of blood flowing and fleshy material being torn). Seeing that the baby isn't crying, he then swings it around the room via the still attached cord, sending blood splatter onto everything and everyone in the room.
  • We see that Gord still has his own umbilical cord attached to his body.
  • While acting like some soap on a rope is a discovered treasure and wearing a scuba outfit, Gord goes face first into a toilet bowl after the soap falls into it.
  • We briefly see a surgical procedure on TV where human intestines are being moved around inside the body.
  • In a cartoon series that Gord has created, a father grabs his centaur son and rips off his bottom jaw (resulting in some cartoon blood) and then drags him along the ground (with more cartoon blood trailing him).
  • Gord has a tiny bit of blood on his lip and mustache.
  • A little boy runs out onto a tarmac just as a plane's propeller starts up. While we don't see the impact with the blades, we do see lots of blood splatter onto others.
  • During the end credits we see bloody deer entrails on Gord's head.
  • During the end credits, Gord sprays milk from a cow's udder onto his face and then sucks on that udder.
  • During the end credits Gord pulls something bloody out of Darren's leg wound (from the above scene).
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Some viewers may see some of the film's attempts at humor as being in bad taste (such as Gord chewing through an umbilical cord and then swinging the baby around a room by it, etc.).
  • Gord makes fun of Freddy not getting a car from their parents and that the license plates on the car read number one son.
  • Gord tells various, exaggerated lies to various people.
  • Jim is demeaning to Gord most of the time, calling him all sorts of names including "You retard."
  • Jim calls Betty a "cripple," causing her to ask him if he has a problem with her legs. He says that he doesn't, but that she does or that she's just lazy for being in a wheelchair.
  • Jim tells Gord that if this were Pakistan, Gord would have been selling soccer balls at a young age.
  • Mad at his father, Gord makes up a lie that Jim molests (fingers) Freddy. Accordingly, those sensitive to such matters won't like the jokes about that, including Freddy (an adult) being taken away to an institute for molested children.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • None.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Cartoon gun: Seen in one of Gord's drawings.
  • While acting (or trying to act) suicidal, Gord pulls out a handgun and puts the barrel into his mouth.
  • Handguns: Used by the police to subdue Gord (with one firing a warning shot into the air) and later fired indiscriminately by Gord in another scene.
  • Tranquilizer gun: Used by Gord to shoot and tranquilize his father.
  • Rifles: Carried by some miscellaneous men in the desert.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "Get the f*ck out of the way," "F*ck off," "Tell Hanna-Barbara to go f*ck themselves," "It's f*cking stupid," "What the f*ck (is happening here/is going on/are we talking about here/are you supposed to do with that/are you doing/am I doing)"?" "Shut the f*ck up," "I'm f*cking pregnant," "You f*cking *sshole," "You f*cker," "F*ck you," "F*ck me" (both nonsexual and sexual), "Where the f*ck is he?" "You're f*cking dead," "Holy sh*t," "Bullsh*t," "Sh*thole," "Sh*tty," "That's great sh*t," "You little sh*t," "Blow job" (oral sex), "Whacking off" (masturbate), "Shut up," "You're a skinny loser," "It sucks," "Faggots" (what Jim calls Gord and Darren while mad at them), "Are you a little puss? "Idiot," "Imbecile," "You retard," "My ass," "Spill some urine" (urinate), "What the hell is this/is that/are you doing?" "Cripple" (for a person in a wheelchair), "Retard slut whore," "Bust my ass," "Kissing his ass," "Such a stupid loser," "I don't give a rat's ass," "Snot-nosed punk," "You little pr*ck," "Bitch," "Stupid idiots," "Moron," "You can stick it in your bum-bum," "Where the hell do you think you're going?" "I'll kick you ass" and "You sick son of a bitch."
  • Gord's various antics and outrageous behavior (not listed below) may be enticing for some kids to imitate.
  • Gord rides his skateboard (on his back) down an inclined moving sidewalk and then rides it (standing up) throughout a shopping mall.
  • Gord suddenly grabs a huge sausage and holds it to his crotch like a large, erect penis, and then goes down the assembly line where he works in that pose (while saying that he's a "sexy boy").
  • Gord tells various, exaggerated lies to various people (including telling a receptionist that her boss' wife died).
  • While acting (or trying to act) suicidal, Gord pulls out a handgun and puts the barrel into his mouth.
  • We see Gord wearing a suit and other clothes backwards while incessantly repeating, "I'm the backwards man."
  • Gord sniffs a jalapeno pepper that he has right against his nose.
  • Gord drives down a sidewalk in his car.
  • Betty makes a male oral sex gesture to Gord (holding one hand as if holding a penis and then moving it back and forth to her mouth where she creates a bulge in her cheek).
  • During the end credits, Gord sprays milk from a cow's udder onto his face and then sucks on that udder.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • None.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • None.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • Part of Eminem's "Slim Shady" song plays during the closing credits for those who don't like the song/artist (although we didn't note what lyrics are head from it as other material was simultaneously occurring with the song).
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 56 "f" words (2 used sexually and 1 written on a sign), 20 "s" words, 6 slang terms using female genitals ("p*ssy"), 4 slang terms using male genitals ("c*ck" and "pr*ck"), 12 asses (3 used with "hole"), 8 hells, 6 damns, 2 S.O.B.'s, 1 crap, 7 uses of "G-damn," 3 of "God," and 1 use each of "Oh Jesus," "Oh my God" and "Good God Almighty" as exclamations.
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • While driving down the road, Gord spots a horse getting an erection at a stud farm. Slamming on the brakes, Gord stops, runs over and then grabs the growing penis in his hand.
  • While working on a cheese sandwich factory assembly line, Gord suddenly grabs a huge sausage and holds it to his crotch like a large, erect penis, and then goes down the assembly line in that pose (while saying that he's a "sexy boy").
  • We see a horse with a large erection mounting another horse (with related movement). Gord sees this and excitedly stuffs a great deal of food into his mouth.
  • Betty shows cleavage and then tells Gord that she likes rockets (while holding a small, lit one and looking at his crotch), because "They're hot, they're hard and long." She then asks him to whack her paralyzed legs with a bamboo cane as hard as he can. He reluctantly does so, with her urging him to hit them harder. As he does, she becomes aroused by this (shown by her verbal and physical reaction to it) and acts orgasmic. Moments later, she tells him that it's his turn and he thinks she wants to cane his legs. Instead, she tells him that she's going "to give you a blow job" and that since she can't walk, "I'll have to stay her and suck." He's not happy about this and after she finds that he still has his umbilical cord attached to his body, she says that she can work around that and thus works on his pants. He finally agrees to let her do that, and we then see a successive series of pictures on the wall of the building of the Eiffel Tower (symbolic of his erection).
  • Jim complains that he paid for Gord's college and all he (Gord) does is sit around all day "whacking off."
  • We hear more sexual sounds from Betty as Gord whacks her legs some more with what looks like a riding crop. She then tells him, "Time for your blow job." When he acts reluctant, she asks, "Don't you want me to suck it?" He then tells her that she's sucked more times than they've actually gone out.
  • After telling his wife that they'll now have more time alone, Jim suggestively (and exaggeratedly) licks his tongue at her.
  • Gord tells Betty that he had a hard time concentrating with all of the skateboarding and "You sucking my penis all of the time."
  • After seeing how his father has acted, Gord tells his mother that if he were her, he'd go out and have sex with a strange man, basketball players, Greeks, etc. and states that they'd be men who could satisfy her urges and sexual desires.
  • Mad at his father, Gord makes up a lie that Jim molests (fingers) Freddy and mentions him touching Freddy inside his pants.
  • While somewhat intoxicated (and mad at his son for seemingly trying to drive him crazy), Jim asks Gord, "Do you want to f*ck me?" He then pulls his pants down and says, "F*ck me" and "Stick it right in here" while we see his bare butt (that he wipes with one of Gord's drawings). Julie then comes down and sees and hears him saying this.
  • Gord grabs a woman in a bank and briefly rubs against/humps her.
  • Betty tells Gord that she doesn't care about jewels and that "I just want to suck your c*ck." She then adds that even if he were poor, she'd still want to stay home and do the same (oral sex).
  • Jim talks in his sleep, mentioning some woman's name and then sensuously saying, "That's the ticket."
  • While in Pakistan, Gord spots an elephant and its large penis. He then picks up the penis and strokes it, eventually causing the elephant to ejaculate (like a fire hose, with the milky semen hitting and then covering Jim). Jim later comments on Gord's ability to "whack off" an elephant.
  • We see Julie on a bed (she shows some cleavage) with Shaquille O'Neal who does some pelvic thrusting into the air while lying on the bed.
  • Betty makes a male oral sex gesture to Gord (holding one hand as if holding a penis and then moving it back and forth to her mouth where she creates a bulge in her cheek).
  • SMOKING
  • Gord smokes once.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • Although not remotely played as realistic, Gord and his father don't get along that well (with Jim being upset that his adult son has moved back home). When Julie thinks that Jim has molested Freddy (based on a lie told by Gord), she moves out of the house.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • The depths to which the filmmakers sank in trying to elicit laughs from gross out humor.
  • The relationship between Gord and his father.
  • VIOLENCE
  • Most of what's listed below is not meant to be taken seriously or portrayed in a realistic fashion.
  • Gord inadvertently knocks over a few people while riding his skateboard through a shopping mall. This ends when he runs face first into an exit door (but is otherwise unhurt).
  • A large truck strikes Gord (while he dances and prances around with a deer hide on his back) and sends him flying/sliding down the road (but he's otherwise unhurt).
  • An accident-prone neighbor boy runs into the side of Gord's car and has a bloody face as a result.
  • Darren breaks his leg while trying to skateboard on a ramp. We then see bloody wound with part of the bone sticking out and Jim, not knowing what's happened, throws the skateboard back at Darren and Gord, hitting Darren right on that broken leg.
  • Gord accidentally knocks over a tray/cart in a hospital room.
  • Betty asks Gord to whack her paralyzed legs with a bamboo cane as hard as he can. He does so (causing her to become aroused) and he then accidentally hits her on the face with the cane.
  • Jim kicks open a bathroom door to find Gord in the shower wearing a scuba outfit. He then takes Gord and pushes him through the glass shower door that shatters.
  • Gord throws food at Jim in a restaurant, causing his father to throw a bottle at him. Gord avoids the bottle, but it then hits the accident-prone boy in the face. Gord then smashes a fiddle that he picked up and stops only after some cops arrive with their guns drawn and one fires a warning shot into the air.
  • Jim kicks and stomps down onto Gord's keyboard, breaking it. He then yanks Gord's skateboard ramp out into the street and drives through it/smashes it with his truck.
  • Gord takes a large bust and throws it through a window (breaking it) before jumping from that window.
  • While somewhat intoxicated, Jim tears up many of Gord's drawings.
  • A horror film on TV shows a woman screaming as something happens to her, but we can't quite tell what that is.
  • A father throws a baseball that accidentally hits his son in the mouth, resulting in a bloody mess (and what looks like broken teeth).
  • Jim slams Darren back into a wall and then kicks the cast on his leg several times, trying to get him to say where Gord is.
  • Jim grabs a woman and throws her into some props in an animation studio. He then finds and throws Gord into a bookcase that collapses and then chases after Davidson before being carried away by guards (that he briefly pushed aside before being subdued).
  • In a cartoon series that Gord has created, a father grabs his centaur son and rips off his bottom jaw (resulting in some cartoon blood) and then drags him along the ground (with more cartoon blood trailing him).
  • A large truck runs over some belongings in a desert and a house propped up on it then falls onto Gord (but he's okay since he went through the window).
  • An elephant kicks Gord, sending him flying through the air.
  • A little boy runs out onto a tarmac just as a plane's propeller starts up. While we don't see the impact with the blades, we do see lots of blood splatter onto others.
  • During the end credits, we see a large explosion that knocks down both Gord and Jim.



  • Reviewed April 17, 2001 / Posted April 20, 2001

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