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"THE HOT CHICK"
(2002) (Rob Schneider, Rachel McAdams) (PG-13)

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


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: A popular teenager has her world upended when an ancient curse causes her to switch bodies with an unattractive and much older male thief.
PLOT:
Jessica Spencer (RACHEL McADAMS) is one of the most popular girls in high school. Not only is she the head cheerleader, but she also has a faithful and loving boyfriend in Billy (MATTHEW LAWRENCE) as well as what seems like a strong family unit consisting of mom, Carol (MELORA HARDIN), dad, Richie (MICHAEL O'KEEFE) and younger brother, Booger (MATT WEINBERG).

Yet, Jessica isn't the nicest person in the world and it isn't above her to make fun of fellow classmates Hildenburg (MEGAN KUHLMANN) and Eden (SAMIA DOUMIT). Accordingly, but by accident, she gets her comeuppance when an ancient spell causes her to unknowingly switch bodies with Clive Maxtone (ROB SCHNEIDER), a grubby 30-year-old criminal.

Panicking, she goes to her best friend, April (ANNA FARIS), for help, but April freaks out upon seeing the disgusting older man. After a bit of convincing, April and their friends Lulu (ALEXANDRA HOLDEN) and Keecia, a.k.a. Ling-Ling (MARITZA MURRAY), try to figure out what to do regarding this unusual predicament, while Clive, now looking like Jessica, does the same.

Meanwhile, Jessica also tries to make herself look better as a woman inside a man's body, which eventually attracts April's romantic attention despite having a boyfriend, Jake (ERIC CHRISTIAN OLSEN). That causes her mom, Julie (LEILA KENZLE) to worry about her, much to the chagrin of her father Stan (ROBERT DAVI)

At the same time, Jessica - looking like Clive - ends up being mistaken by Jessica's dad as the new gardener, and then later gets a job as a janitor working for Vice Principal Bernard (LEE GARLINGTON). With time running out before prom and the big cheerleading competition, Jessica and her friends try to figure out if rival Bianca (MARIA-ELENA LAAS) or someone else is responsible and how to reverse the switch.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of anyone in the cast or teen-oriented comedies set in high school, they just might.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For crude and sexual humor, language and drug references (On appeal from the original R rating).
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • ROB SCHNEIDER plays a grubby, petty thief who ends up with Jessica inside his body. He then acts effeminate as he/she explores his/her new identity and tries to figure out what caused it. He also uses profanity.
  • RACHEL McADAMS plays the popular, beautiful, and condescending cheerleader as well as Clive's feminine side during which she/he continues his/her criminal behavior.
  • ANNA FARIS plays Jessica's best friend who begins to fall for her once she looks like Clive.
  • MATTHEW LAWRENCE plays Jessica's loyal boyfriend who can't understand what's happened to her or why Clive (really Jessica) keeps acting like her.
  • ERIC CHRISTIAN OLSEN plays April's boyfriend who's cheating on her.
  • MICHAEL O'KEEFE plays Jessica's dad who befriends Clive (really Jessica) and tells him various personal secrets. He also uses some profanity.
  • MEGAN KUHLMANN an overweight student who forgives Jessica for being mean to her in the past and then sets out to help her.
  • MARITZA MURRAY plays Jessica's friend who's embarrassed by her Korean mother's behavior.
  • MATT WEINBERG plays Jessica's younger brother who has a thing for cross-dressing.
  • MELORA HARDIN plays Jessica's mother who comes on to Clive without knowing that it's really Jessica inside his body.
  • ALEXANDRA HOLDEN plays another of Jessica's friends who tries to help her.
  • SAMIA DOUMIT plays a loner student who everything thinks is a witch due to her behavior and appearance. She also helps Jessica despite her being mean to her in the past.
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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    Here's a brief summary of the content found in this comedy that's been rated PG-13 (and was rated R until an appeal lowered its rating). Profanity consists of an incomplete "f" word, various "s" words and an assortment of other expletives and colorful phrases. All sorts of sexually related dialogue and humor is present as is some sexually suggestive behavior.

    A woman (inside a man's body) shows her new penis to her girlfriends (we don't see it), and various instances of brief, same-sex kissing and gay and lesbian humor are present (and will probably be offensive to both straight and gay people alike). We see a man's bare butt several times, while we also see him in small and tight-fitting women's clothing as well as a woman in revealing attire.

    Various bits of intended humor revolve around bodily functions, including a woman (inside a man's body) trying to figure out how to urinate through his "equipment" while standing. Other scatological material is also present. Various characters drink and one (Adam Sandler) repeatedly talks about or questions where people keep their "weed."

    Different bits of imitative behavior are present, while violence consists of people hitting, striking or grabbing others as well as some slapstick style material. Should you still be concerned about the film's appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home, you may want to look more closely at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • A dreadlock sporting man in an ancient treasures store (played by Adam Sandler) shows the girls some items and comments that all of them can be used to "store your weed."
  • When April's mother acts worried about her, her father wonders if it's drugs (the mother says no).
  • A woman pours alcohol of some sort into her coffee.
  • Jessica's dad brings beer for himself and Clive (really Jessica in his body).
  • People have drinks at a club.
  • Jessica (in Clive's body) orders drinks for herself and her friends at a bar (despite all of them being underage).
  • People have drinks in a club where Adam Sandler's character asks a woman where she keeps her weed.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • There isn't much actual blood present, but scatological material is present.
  • Jessica, now in Clive's body from this point forward, sits on the toilet to pee (and we hear him/her urinating but don't see anything explicit).
  • Jessica states that he/she had his/her period (but we don't see anything).
  • Jessica's father lets out a loud fart and Clive (really Jessica in his body) reacts to the smell.
  • Jessica/Clive says that he has to go to the little girls room before he soaks his panties, prompting a bartender to eye him suspiciously. Jessica/Clive then says that he was talking about his girlfriend's panties. He/she then goes into the men's room and only sees a trough-type urinal. Someone's in the stall with loud farting sounds coming from there. He/she then partially pulls down their pants and tries to sit on the urinal to pee, but lands on the ice in it. He/she then picks up some urine-soaked ice and asks about it. He/she then stares at another man urinating (we don't see anything) and says that he's so good at it and makes it look so easy. The bathroom attendant then tells him/her how to urinate standing up and he/she urinates out of control all over the wall (we see the urine spraying everywhere).
  • Jessica/Clive has some pieces of toilet paper with blood on them on his/her face from shaving.
  • Clive, looking like Jessica, runs into a store and returns with a box of tampons, shocked at what he must do with them (which isn't seen).
  • We hear farting and peeing sounds and then see Clive wiping off the wall from more out of control peeing.
  • We hear Billy vomiting.
  • We see a man with a black eye.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Jessica convinces Hildenburg to dress up in the rival school's jersey during a game. The latter is then pelted with thrown objects from the crowd, with one that hits her on the back of the head and knocks her out.
  • Jessica jokes that Eden got an A on the Salem Witch trials because she was the only one who was really there (since the girl dresses somewhat like a witch - and that girl then makes a curse in some foreign language).
  • Jessica purposefully drops something in Bianca's bag at the store so that the security alarms go off.
  • Some viewers may be offended by a stereotypical/offensive portrayal of a Korean woman.
  • After being told that some earrings aren't for sale, Jessica switches them with another pair so that she can purchase them.
  • We see that Clive is robbing a gas station/convenience store and has the worker tied up with duct tape. Later looking like Jessica, he beats up a man.
  • Jessica and her friends act condescendingly toward Clive when he poses as a gas station attendant (while robbing the place).
  • Jessica's father thinks that Clive (who's really Jessica in his body) is a Mexican gardener and calls him "Taquito." Clive/Jessica then speaks in a stereotypical Spanish accent.
  • Various jokes are made about Hildenburg, who's overweight, and eating food (such as seeing her eating ice cream and then commenting that the mention of chicken in another context sounds delicious).
  • Some viewers may take offense at the various jokes and gags that are or come off as being homosexual and lesbian in nature.
  • Jessica (in Clive's body) orders drinks for herself and her friends at a bar (despite all of them being underage).
  • Jessica/Clive says that he has to go to the little girls room before he soaks his panties, prompting a bartender to eye him suspiciously. Jessica/Clive then says that he was talking about his girlfriend's panties and then asks, "What can of gay club is this?"
  • We learn that April's boyfriend is cheating on her and isn't ashamed of it.
  • We see Billy writing graffiti on a bathroom stall wall.
  • Responding to Billy saying how much in love he is with Jessica, April's boyfriend replies, "That is the gayest thing I've ever heard." He then says, "Gay, gay, gay" to another comment.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • None.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • None.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "Shoot the sh*t," "This be some serious sh*t," "Oh sh*t," "Booty" (rear end), "Damn, that's messed up," "Chick" (girl), "Skankier," "Are you eating less or barfing more?" "Loser," "You little turd," "Punk," "What the hell are you doing?" "You bitch" (said playfully), "Butt-plug" (for a person), "Skank hos," "(Let's) Go kick some ass," "Sucked," "You got to hell," "That is the gayest thing I've ever heard," "Oh Jeez," "Nigger, please" (what Ling-Ling's mother says while trying to act hip and urban), "Jerk," "That dress looks great. Is it easy to get out of?" and "You're freaking me out."
  • Jessica and April do a cheer type routine where the last word of a sentence leads to the first in another that diverts the sexual or obscene part of the phrase. It includes "Cheats and liars, they're such a big disgrace. They will tell you anything to get to second base - ball. Baseball, he thinks he's going to score, if you let him go all the way, then you are a whore - ticulturist. Studies flowers…" Later, the two of them say this again, but continue with "The only thing I want from you is a place to put a cock - Roaches, eels, butterflies and bugs, nothing makes him happier than a giant pair of jug - gles is an acrobat. The dancing bear is Chuck. All I really want to do is forget it, no such luck."
  • A guy asks a cleavage-revealing woman, "That dress looks great. Is it easy to get out of?"
  • Various young women wear midriff revealing tops.
  • A girl has multi-colored hair.
  • Jessica suggestively licks foam from her ice cream drink to arouse the young man behind the counter and make him not charge for her and her friend's drinks.
  • Jessica purposefully drops something in Bianca's bag at the store so that the security alarms go off.
  • Jessica, April and their two friends simultaneously kiss their own hands and place them on their own butts as a gesture.
  • While robbing a gas station/convenience store, Clive pours melted cheese and then a frozen treat directly from the machines into his mouth (after pouring the former into his bag).
  • April sneaks out of her bedroom window and walks along the roof to get out of the house.
  • We see Billy writing graffiti on a bathroom stall wall.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • None.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • None.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • A song has the lyric, "Shake your thing - show me what you got."
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 1 incomplete "f" word (used with "mother"), 6 "s" words, 4 slang terms using male genitals ("c*ck," "d*ck," "ding-dong" and "pee-pee"), 3 slang terms for breasts ("boobs" and "t*t"), 2 slang terms for sex ("put out" and "get any"), 7 asses (3 used with "hole"), 4 hells, 3 damns, 1 crap, 10 uses of "Oh my God" and 2 uses of "God" as exclamations.
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • Jessica and April do a cheer type routine where the last word of a sentence leads to the first in another that diverts the sexual or obscene part of the phrase. It includes "Cheats and liars, they're such a big disgrace. They will tell you anything to get to second base - ball. Baseball, he thinks he's going to score, if you let him go all the way, then you are a whore - ticulturist. Studies flowers…" Later, the two of them say this again, but continue with "The only thing I want from you is a place to put a cock - Roaches, eels, butterflies and bugs, nothing makes him happier than a giant pair of jug - gles is an acrobat. The dancing bear is Chuck. All I really want to do is forget it, no such luck."
  • Jessica suggestively licks foam from her ice cream drink to arouse the young man behind the counter and make him not charge for her and her friend's drinks. Later, she does the same again, but this time while looking like Clive.
  • We see Jessica's father reading Playboy in bed and looking at the centerfold (while his wife reads Scientific American next to him), but we don't see anything.
  • Jessica makes out with Billy outside and she then kisses down his neck. He then wants to take her snowboarding for the weekend, but she says she's not going to have sex with him. He mentions they'd be doing other things, but she says, "You call it whatever you want, but I'm still not having sex with you." She says he knows how important it is to her and that when that special moment happens, she wants it to be perfect. He then says that if she changes her mind (about going snowboarding), he'll wait behind for her. She then says in front or behind, she's still not doing it (having sex).
  • Jessica, now in Clive's body from this point forward, sits on the toilet to pee (and we hear him/her urinating but don't see anything explicit). After looking down, he/she screams at what he/she sees, prompting Jessica to tell her mother that she screamed because she saw a spider (and then adds to herself that it's a "big, disgusting" one - referring to the penis). When Clive wakes up looking like Jessica, he goes into the bathroom and we hear him scream, "Where's my..?" (penis).
  • We then see Jessica (again looking like Clive) dressed in just panties and a small tube-top.
  • Jessica sprays air freshener under her arms and down into her panties.
  • After April is convinced that Jessica is trapped inside Clive's body, she naughtily asks (while looking at his crotch), "You really have a penis? Can I see it? Jessica is upset that she doesn't see the gravity of the situation. April agrees, but then again asks if she can see it, saying, "It's not everyday that your best friend grows a penis." Jessica then lowers her/his panties and shows April (who looks amazed and we see his bare butt - the camera is behind him). April says that it's nice, that she's only seen a couple and that it rates in the top five. Jessica then asks how many April has seen and she says "Five, not including my little brother." Jessica playfully calls her a tramp.
  • Jessica (sounding like Clive) calls Billy on the phone and tearfully says, "I should have made love to you when I had the chance." Billy, who doesn't know it's Jessica, asks, "Father Mulcahy?"
  • We see Jessica/Clive's bare butt again as she shows Clive's penis to other friends who look in amazement. After Jessica - in panties -- then says they should be serious and try to figure out what happened, April jokingly tells the others to "Stop d*cking around."
  • Jessica (again as Clive) awakens to find April staring and smiling at her. We then see that he/she has a giraffe hand puppet covering an erection and April points that out (after asking if she had any special dreams). Jessica then rushes off exclaiming, "Oh my God, it's my first boner."
  • Jessica's father states that he and his wife might sleep in the same bed, but that it might as well be different countries. He then adds that nothing works, and that he even got out the razor and gave himself a "porn star trim." The father then pulls down his pants to show Clive (who's really Jessica in his body), but we don't see anything. He then adds that when they used to be "going at it, she could still find a way to twist around and kiss me on the mouth."
  • Jessica/Clive apparently shows others his/her penis again, and comments that the temperature is cold.
  • Jessica, looking like Clive, dances in a club and shakes her/his butt in front of another guy. He then comes off a like a stereotypical gay man while ordering a drink called a "screaming orgasm." He also comments on the "buns" on a guy and then acts as if he's talking about breasts that one could "squeeze the hell out of them."
  • April shows cleavage.
  • A woman shakes her butt on the dance floor at Jessica/Clive, while a man dances with Hildenburg and puts his hands on her clothed rear. As Jessica/Clive tries to find a marking on Bianca's body, he pulls up her shirt and others follow suit with those with whom they're dancing. He then ends up tearing her shirt and others do the same, resulting in various women seen in their bras.
  • Jessica/Clive says that he has to go to the little girls room before he soaks his panties, prompting a bartender to eye him suspiciously. Jessica/Clive then says that he was talking about his girlfriend's panties and then asks, "What can of gay club is this?"
  • In the men's room and having to stand to pee, Jessica/Clive watches another man do it next to him at the trough-type urinal and comments that he's so good at it and makes it look so easy. A bathroom attendant then tells him how to urinate standing up, and adds, "If you shake it more than twice, you're playing with it."
  • A guy asks, "Aren't you the chick having sex with a college guy?" She says no and he replies, "Do you wanna be?"
  • April's boyfriend has hickeys on his neck from another girl.
  • Jessica, looking like Clive, asks her father how things are going with his wife. He says that he's not "getting any" and then adds that Clive must get a lot of "enchilada."
  • A woman asks someone else, "Did you have sex with a leprechaun?"
  • April's boyfriend tells Billy that maybe another girl will "put out" due to not being so old-fashioned like Jessica.
  • Not realizing that Clive/Taquito is really Jessica, her mother (who purposefully shows cleavage) starts to come on to him/her. Carol then tries to kiss him twice with Clive trying to stop her and saying that it would be unnatural for him in many ways, causing the mother to asks if he/she likes men and he/she says yes. Clive/Jessica then tells Carol that her husband really wants her.
  • Jessica's father comes home to find Clive/Taquito (really Jessica) washing Carol's back while Carol sits in a bubble bath (the initial sounds sound sexual in nature). The father is upset and jealous, but then grabs and passionately kisses her and we hear the two fall into the tub.
  • Clive/Jessica tells April's boyfriend (on the phone) that his "pee-pee is bigger than yours" and then adds that he fold it in half.
  • Cheerleaders suggestively dance around in their midriff-revealing tops.
  • A guy asks a cleavage-revealing woman, "That dress looks great. Is it easy to get out of?"
  • Jessica, still in Clive's body, goes to the prom with April as her date to make April's boyfriend jealous. They then passionately kiss to complete the act and Jessica states, "I'm so lesbian right now." April, however, now likes Jessica as Clive and keeps kissing him/her.
  • Jessica, still in Clive's body, reminds Billy of when they went behind the scoreboard (to fool around). She/he then kisses Billy (thus a guy kissing a guy), but Billy stops and says he can't.
  • Jessica (really Clive), works as an exotic dancer and shows cleavage in her/his bikini-style top (other women also show cleavage).
  • Adam Sandler's character asks a stripper where she keeps her weed. She whispers something to him and he replies, "I don't have one of those."
  • As Clive, looking like Jessica, dances as a stripper, the transformation back to the original bodies occurs and we hear a "boing" sound (indicating his penis has returned). We then see him back as Clive and dressed in a bikini-style top and shorts. A man then asks for a lap dance from him. The bartender then tells Clive that Monday night is gay night (and a sign says that). Later, a man picks up Clive dressed like that and lecherously smiles at him and the doors lock (making Clive panic).
  • Jessica's dad says that the only place Jessica is going is back home with him and his wife, prompting a bartender (who had employed Clive looking like Jessica) to ask him, "What kind of place do you think we run here?"
  • SMOKING
  • Clive, looking like Jessica, tries to smoke but Jessica, looking like Clive, blows it out.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • Jessica's father states that he and his wife might sleep in the same bed, but that it might as well be different countries (and that the family is falling apart). Later, her mother tries to cheat on her father with Clive.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Understanding how the sexes act and think differently.
  • Booger (a young boy) likes to dress up like women.
  • VIOLENCE
  • Most of the following is intended for laughs rather than straight realism.
  • Jessica convinces Hildenberg to dress up in the rival school's jersey during a game. The latter is then pelted with thrown objects from the crowd, with one that hits her on the back of the head and knocks her out.
  • A guy clotheslines himself in the mall and falls over when distracted by Jessica and her friends.
  • Jessica purposefully drops something in Bianca's bag at the store so that the security alarms go off. Security guards then aggressively tackle Bianca.
  • Jessica blows her horn twice so that Clive will bang his head under the hood as he checks the oil for them. He also burns his hand on the engine (nothing graphic).
  • Jessica, now in Clive's body from this point forward, goes to see April who sees her/him as a scruffy looking man who's acting weird. Accordingly, she sprays pepper spray into Jessica's eyes, sending him/her bouncing down some metal bleachers (and hitting his/her head quite hard). After a brief pause, the rolling and bouncing continues until he/she blasts through a fence and lands on the running track.
  • Jessica gets into a pillow fight with April and their friends and thanks to Clive's strength, knocks the other girls across the room and into walls with various swings of the pillow (knocking them all unconscious and denting the walls).
  • Jessica's father playfully punches Clive (really Jessica in his body) on the shoulder and chest in a manly fashion.
  • A guy behind a counter grabs Clive by the throat.
  • Jessica/Clive slaps a guy who's coming on to a new female friend. That man then wants to fight outside and Jessica/Clive fights like a stereotypical girl (scratching at him). The guy tries to punch him/her, but Jessica bites him on the arm, kicks him in the shin and then knees him in the crotch. After recovering, the man then knees Jessica/Clive in the crotch, causing him pain. Jessica/Clive then grabs the man by his ponytail and swings him around, eventually ripping that part of his hair from the man's head (nothing gory) and swinging him into some trash.
  • Jessica's father plays basketball with Clive/Jessica and knocks him down or runs into him in an aggressive fashion. He also elbows him in the face.
  • Billy gets smashed to the ground by a defensive player on the football field after being distracted.
  • Clive, looking like Jessica, tries to run over Billy in his father's car.
  • Clive accidentally knocks people down while dressed in a bee outfit.
  • We see a man with a black eye and then see video footage of Jessica (really Clive) punching and kicking that man on the ground.
  • April's mother falls over a railing and down to the floor below her (we don't see the impact and she's okay).
  • April's mom accidentally backs her car into a delivery truck rather hard.
  • Jessica, as Clive, head-butts Bianca and knocks her to the ground.
  • Clive, as Jessica, punches a guy in the face.
  • Jessica, looking like Clive, grabs Clive, looking like Jessica, by the throat.
  • Clive, looking like Jessica, steps onto April's boyfriend's crotch while going up onto the stage.



  • Reviewed December 6, 2002 / Posted December 13, 2002

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