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"2 FAST 2 FURIOUS"
(2003) (Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson) (PG-13)

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


QUICK TAKE:
Action/Adventure: An ex-cop and an ex-con join forces and partake in illegal street racing while trying to bring down a powerful criminal.
PLOT:
Brian O'Connor (PAUL WALKER) is a former undercover L.A. cop who lost his job after letting his mark escape. He now spends his time in Miami's underground street racing circuit racing with the likes of Suki (DEVON AOKI) and others for Tej (CHRIS "LUDACRIS" BRIDGES) who controls the local scene.

Brian is called back to active duty, however, by Federal agents Markham (JAMES REMAR) and Bilkins (THOM BARRY). They're trying to nab Carter Verone (COLE HAUSER), a powerful criminal who's involved in peddling drugs and laundering money. Although they have an agent, Monica Fuentes (EVA MENDES), deep undercover within his organization, they've yet to pin anything on him other than a connection to the illegal street racing.

Brian's only demand is that he get to pick his partner for this newest sting and he chooses former childhood friend and ex-con Roman Pearce (TYRESE GIBSON). The demolition derby driver isn't happy to see Brian, however, since he spent the past three years of his life incarcerated due to his former friend's duties.

Nevertheless, and with the promise that both of their records will be cleared should they succeed, the two audition to become drivers for Verone's business. From that point on, they try to bring him down, all while participating in some wild and dangerous races and chases.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of the first film, anyone in the cast or urban racing, they probably will.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For street racing, violence, language and some sensuality.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • PAUL WALKER plays a former undercover cop who previously lost his job for letting his mark go. He now agrees to help bring down another criminal, uses profanity, and partakes in illegal street racing while doing so.
  • TYRESE GIBSON plays an ex-con under house arrest who Brian chooses as his driving partner for an undercover sting operation. He isn't happy to see his old friend, but joins him in exchange for having his record expunged. He also uses profanity, participates in such races and fights several people.
  • COLE HAUSER plays the drug lord and money launderer who hires street racers to transport illicit money for him. He threatens the lives of various people and smokes cigars several times.
  • EVA MENDES plays an undercover Federal agent who's infiltrated Verone's inner circle and may or may not be sleeping with him as part of her job.
  • DEVON AOKI plays a female street racer who uses some profanity.
  • CHRIS "LUDACRIS" BRIDGES plays the garage owner who controls the underground Miami street racing scene. He uses some profanity.
  • JAMES REMAR plays the steely Federal agent who hires Brian and Roman for the undercover assignment. He uses some profanity.
  • THOM BARRY plays another Federal agent on the case.
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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    The following is a brief summary of the content found in this action flick that's been rated PG-13. Profanity consists of a possible "f" word, while other expletives and colorful phrases are present. Some brief, but non-explicit innuendo occurs, while various women are seen in revealing and/or scanty attire.

    Violence consists of several instances of fighting, one brief torture scene and threatening with guns (with one person being shot and wounded with mild bloody results). Various car crashes and other such property damage/destruction are also present, with one including an apparent but never confirmed death. Some of these scenes and others might be unsettling or suspenseful to some viewers.

    Most of the target audience, however, will likely be enticed to imitate various forms of behavior present in the film, most notably the urban racing and other aggressive driving. Various characters have varying degrees of bad attitudes, while a few people drink and/or smoke.

    If you're still concerned about the film and its appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home who may be interested in seeing it, we suggest that you take a closer look at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • There's talk that Carter is a drug lord of some sort, but we never see any.
  • Various people have drinks.
  • Carter and Monica have champagne.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • We see some bloody, rat-scratch marks on a man's chest.
  • We see a little bit of blood on a man's shirt after he's shot, and then some on his bare chest and a bandage over the wound.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Various people participate in illegal street racing.
  • Carter and his goons have both types of attitudes for being involved in crime and threatening others' lives. He also threatens Monica, stating that if he ever sees her touch another man (meaning Brian), he'll kill her.
  • Some people break into a drawbridge control facility to lift the span.
  • We learn that Carter has a local cop on his payroll.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • Scenes listed under "Violence" might also be unsettling or suspenseful to some viewers.
  • During a race, a car ends up bouncing back and forth between two semis. It then ends up turned sideways beneath one of them and is right up against its back tires. The car eventually goes beneath the tires and is crushed (another car crashes into it, but we don't know the condition of either driver).
  • To put one of his paid informants in his place, Carter has his men forcibly tie the man down. He then places a large rat in an upside down can on the man's bare chest and heats the can with a torch, thus making the rat have nowhere to escape but through the man's body. The man screams in pain and/or fear, and when Carter removes the can and rat, we see some bloody scratch marks on the man's chest.
  • Carter's goons show up looking for Monica who's hiding in Brian's boat.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Handguns/Shotguns/Automatic weapons: Carried and/or used to threaten or shoot at others. See "Violence" for details.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "Like sh*t," "Fat piece of sh*t," "Holy sh*t," "Dukes of Hazzard sh*t," "Guy's a d*ck," "My bad," "(Oh) Hell no," "Move bitch" and "Bend over boy" (what Suki says to a male driver while racing), "Crazy as hell," "Shut up, punk," "Chill out," "Go to hell," "Knuckleheads," "Real funny, Fonzie," "Smart ass," "Crazy ass," "Stupid ass," "Punks," "That is crap," "Homey," "Pull something out of our ass," "Eat this, sucker," an incomplete "What the...?" "(You got) Balls" (testicles), "Take a piss" (urinate), "What the hell?" "Freaking," "Bitch" (man), "Like hell you are," "Ass full of loot" and "Hell of a deal."
  • Some kids may be enticed to imitate all of the racing, fast driving and various related maneuvers seen in the film (swerving through traffic, wheelies on motorcycles, jumping bridges, driving in reverse really fast, playing "chicken," etc.).
  • We see various young women in revealing attire (very short shorts -- one showing part of the lower butt - and midriff-revealing tops that show cleavage).
  • Suki makes a disparaging gesture by flicking her hand away from her chin toward someone else.
  • Cars crash into each other during a demolition derby.
  • Various characters, including Roman, have various tattoos.
  • Brian purposefully drives without looking at the road (called "stare and drive") while starring at Monica.
  • Roman gives Brian "the finger," and the latter later returns the same gesture to Roman (somewhat playfully).
  • Roman wraps his shirt around his fist and then punches through a car window to gain entry.
  • Roman acts like he's cleaning two goons' windshield, but then ends up igniting the liquid and catches the windshield on fire.
  • To put one of his paid informants in his place, Carter has his men forcibly tie the man down. He then places a large rat in an upside down can on the man's bare chest and heats the can with a torch, thus making the rat have nowhere to escape but through the man's body.
  • Roman puts a large rock/block on an accelerator and sends an empty vehicle crashing into some police cars.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • None.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • A moderate amount of suspenseful and action-oriented music plays in the film.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • Various songs had lyrics that we couldn't understand (thus offering the possibility of additional potentially objectionable lyrics), but we did hear at least 2 uses of what sounded like the "s" word.
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 1 possible "f" word (with another one silently mouthed), 2 slang terms for sex ("tapping"), 41 "s" words, 2 slang terms using male genitals ("d*ck" and "pr*cks"), 23 asses (2 used with "hole"), 20 hells, 15 damns, 1 crap, 1 S.O.B. and 1 use of "G-damn" as exclamations.
  • In addition, what are presumably insults and/or profanity are spoken in a language other than English.
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • We see various young women in revealing attire (very short shorts -- one showing part of the lower butt - and midriff-revealing tops that show cleavage).
  • A guy grabs/gropes a young woman's clothed butt (that the camera focuses on), but she doesn't seem to mind.
  • There's some innuendo between Tej and Suki. He asks her when she's going to pop his clutch and she replies as soon as he gets the right set of tools. He later says he'd like to work on "that front end of yours."
  • Monica shows some cleavage in her low-cut top.
  • Carter pats Monica's clothed butt (she doesn't seem to mind) and it's suggested that she's been sleeping with him as part of her undercover work (but that's never verified).
  • We see various women in small bikinis (that show lots of skin and cleavage), including one in a thong-like bottom who turns over and shows most of her bare butt (Roman ogles them).
  • A comment is made that Carter is "tapping" (have sex with) Monica.
  • We see various female dancers in a club who are dressed in scanty attire (some show cleavage).
  • We see Monica lying in a bikini.
  • SMOKING
  • Carter smokes a cigar and has one in another scene.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • None.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Illegal street/drag racing.
  • Federal pardons.
  • VIOLENCE
  • There's some car bumping/tapping during a race, during which one of the cars crashes (but the driver is okay).
  • Customs agents shoot some sort of electronic harpoon into Brian's car, causing it to lose power and he runs over a parking meter. Agents then aim guns at him as they arrest him.
  • Cars crash into each other during a demolition derby.
  • Roman isn't happy to see Brian and punches him. The two then struggle and exchange punches until Brian gets him into a head and leg lock.
  • During a race, a car ends up bouncing back and forth between two semis. It then ends up turned sideways beneath one of them and is right up against its back tires. The car eventually goes beneath the tires and is crushed (another car crashes into it, but we don't know the condition of either driver).
  • A car crashes into barrier-based water barrels on a highway.
  • Brian drives through a locked gate at an impound lot.
  • Roman wraps his shirt around his fist and then punches through a car window to gain entry. He then shoots at an agent who shows up at the scene (not trying to hit him, but hits his car).
  • Roman acts like he's cleaning two goons' windshield, but then ends up igniting the liquid and catches the windshield on fire.
  • Roman and Markham briefly struggle and have to be separated.
  • To put one of his paid informants in his place, Carter has his men forcibly tie the man down. He then places a large rat in an upside down can on the man's bare chest and heats the can with a torch, thus making the rat have nowhere to escape but through the man's body. The man screams in pain and/or fear, and when Carter removes the can and rat, we see some bloody scratch marks on the man's chest.
  • Carter's goons show up looking for Monica who's hiding in Brian's boat. One holds guns on him and Roman as the other searches the boat. An elbow and punch are then thrown and some struggling ensues, with Brian holding a gun on one goon, while the other goon holds a gun on Roman (with yelling from both sides to drop the guns).
  • The goons use sledgehammers to break open a wall (and get to the money stashed inside it).
  • Roman puts a large rock/block on an accelerator and sends an empty vehicle crashing into some police cars.
  • Various car crashes occur during a car chase, including a scene where various trucks drive into or over stopped police cars.
  • Roman repeatedly bashes a man's head onto the dashboard and then uses a button that ejects the door, the man and his seat from the car and into a body of water.
  • Some goons hold guns on Barry, and Carter later aims one at Monica's face.
  • Barry fights a man in a car and several gunshots go through the windshield.
  • Roman punches a man.
  • Roman and Barry punch and repeatedly kick a man (somewhat played for action laughs).
  • A car flies through the air and crashes onto the top of a yacht (somewhat injuring the two men inside - but not too badly), causing some property damage.
  • A man prepares to shoot two other men, but is shot and wounded by one of the men instead (he's hit in the shoulder/arm).



  • Reviewed June 3, 2003 / Posted June 6, 2003

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