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"DYSFUNKTIONAL FAMILY"
(2003) (Eddie Griffin) (R)

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


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: Standup comedian Eddie Griffin covers various topics in this filmed concert performance.
PLOT:
In a filmed concert performance, standup comedian Eddie Griffin covers various topics while also reflecting on his family and growing up in Kansas City.
WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of Griffin or filmed standup comedy routines, they just might.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For strong sexual content, language and drug-related humor.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • EDDIE GRIFFIN is himself, a standup comedian who uses strong profanity and sexually explicit language, talks about taking drugs, makes fun of various groups of people who might take offense at his material and related comments, and smokes and drinks backstage.
  • CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

    HOW OTHERS RATED THIS MOVIE


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    (Note: The "Our Take" review of this title examines the film's artistic merits and does not take into account any of the possibly objectionable material listed below).


    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    Here's a brief summary of the content found in this R-rated comedy. Profanity consists of at least 200 "f" words, while many other expletives and colorful phrases are also uttered. Sexually explicit language and humor occurs at various times during the concert (covering a variety of topics including oral sex, genitalia, gay sex and more).

    There are also comments and footage regarding an uncle who collects pornography. Accordingly, various clips of porn videos are seen (with couples making out, etc. with visible bare breasts and butts), as are still shots of women's crotch areas (albeit with black circles covering their genitals) in a photo album.

    Drug and alcohol related humor is present (including imitating doing drugs and camera work and sounds representing being high), while some actual drinking and presence of alcohol occurs. A wide range of topics used as comedy might be offensive to some viewers, while the comedian smokes several times backstage.

    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
  • We briefly see footage of Eddie drinking.
  • Eddie jokes about a pint of liquor fixing one's problems (and then pretends that he's drinking).
  • A comment is made Eddie's uncle "high on that sh*t" and then being in rehab. Eddie then comments about seeing his uncle shooting up while Eddie watched as a young kid. He then acts out the uncle shooting up and being high, while the camera then shows blurred and double or more images to represent being high (while the audio does the same). He then jokes about heroin addicts having impeccable balance compared to drunks (and he acts out both).
  • Eddie then jokes that he tried acid once and that it's not a "nigger drug." More camera work like the above follows and he talks about homeless people who are on acid. He then goes on about drinking a "forty" (malt liquor) and sharing it with others. He then says that with the onslaught of AIDS, people now pour it into cups (rather than sharing the bottle), but says that people still smoke the same joint (and he acts that out). He then talks about America's forefathers being cocaine addicts (and acts that out) and being high on that drug when doing their notable deeds. More such drug humor follows (with more acting out of snorting coke) and stories of his grandfather drinking an entire fifth in one shot (as well as him giving young Eddie a capful of Jack Daniels and his reaction).
  • Eddie jokes about smoking weed with his dad upon first meeting him.
  • Eddie and others have beer in front of them.
  • Eddie recounts a time when he was smoking a joint while watching cartoons (and he acts that out).
  • Some people have beer or drinks in front of them.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • Eddie questions the audience about how many guys have eaten "ass" (rather than oral sex) and then says, "Oh, I'm the only one." He then talks more about oral sex and then hitting the wrong spot (the anus) and reacting to the different taste.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Some viewers may not like some of the material presented for laughs including Eddie pointing out people of Arab ethnicity as looking like terrorists and related racism (including using the term "towel-head"); that the 9-11 events wouldn't have happened if black people had been onboard those flights; and doing impressions of a "retarded" person (a terrorist). He also jokes about throwing firecrackers to spook his Vietnam War era dad; ugly or large women; making fun of white Catholic church services (for being so solemn and what he equates to being so scary he thinks the devil will show up); making fun of Jehovah's witnesses; and Jesus' apostles being the equivalent of a gang. He also does bits on God talking about creating "p*ssy," and bashing gay people (calling them "fags," mimicking flamboyant ones and asking if any parent is proud of their gay kid, etc.).
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • None.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • None.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Crowd noise prevented us from hearing everything that's said, but we did hear the following phrases: "What the f*ck you talking about?" "Retarded m*therf*ck," "What the f*ck are you complaining about?" "F*ck-ups," "Ignorant m*therf*cker," "F*ck you up," "F*cking up," "Get the f*ck out of my face," "F*ck it," "F*ck this sh*t," "F*ck that m*therf*cker," "Why are you always f*cking with me?" "Scared the f*ck out of me," "Bullsh*t," "It's a d*cky d*ck world," "Nigger" (said an enormous amount of times by Griffin), "Oh, hell no," "Whooped his ass," "Kick some ass," "Hell, yeah," "Bitch(es)" (said many times for women and men), "Shut up," "Whore," "Nasty ass," "Piss," "Crazy ass," "Cheap ass," "Nuts" (testicles), "Kiss my ass," "Punk," "Bitch ass," "Pissed off" and "My bad."
  • Some kids might be enticed to repeat the various jokes or stories, or make up similar (and profane) ones of their own.
  • Eddie occasionally grabs or holds his own clothed crotch during the concert performance.
  • Eddie jokes about throwing firecrackers to spook his Vietnam War era dad.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • None.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • None.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • We heard several uses of the "f" word in a sexual context, some "s" words and the term "bitch."
  • In addition, some of the lyrics in certain songs could not be heard and/or understood, thus offering the possibility of additional, potentially objectionable material being in them.
  • PROFANITY
  • Crowd noise prevented us from hearing everything that's said, but we did hear the following. At least 200 "f" words (111 used with "mother," 14 used sexually as is the term "waxing that ass"), 90 "s" words, 24 slang terms for male genitals ("d*ck"), 23 for female genitals ("p*ssy"), 35 asses, 10 hells, 6 damns, 1 S.O.B. and 8 uses of "G-damn" as exclamations.
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • Readers should note that crowd noise prevented us from hearing everything that's said.
  • We see footage of some woman shaking her clothed rear in slow motion and then see Eddie spanking some woman's clothed butt.
  • Eddie talks about his uncle who's into collecting pornography and the uncle comments on "black hairy p*ssy" and "big d*cks." We then see a woman's bare butt as a couple makes out in one of his porno movies. We then hear that the uncle has a collection of "p*ssy" shots and see him looking through a photo album that shows superimposed black circles over women's genitals.
  • Eddie jokes that he'd go and kiss Michael Jackson's father's "d*ck" if he was as successful as Jackson is.
  • While acting like someone else offering advice, he tells another person that everyone knows that person's woman is "f*cking everybody."
  • Eddie states that his "d*ck" doesn't discriminate and then mentions an equal opportunity "f*ck" and "waxing that ass." He then mentions having sex with some girl when he was a teenager (and briefly uses the microphone to symbolize his penis).
  • A woman shows cleavage.
  • Eddie jokes about smaller guys getting "f*cked" in the penitentiary (he bends over and says, "Don't take all day").
  • Eddie states he thanked his father for getting together with his mom "and f*cking."
  • We see a brief shot of a woman from one of the above porno movies, but only see her face.
  • Eddie talks about "p*ssy," that "f*cking is what it's all about" and then addresses the ladies saying, "Ya'll don't know what ya'll sitting on." He then refers to genitals as an ATM, saying, "D*ck go in, money come out." He then jokes about some women being so ugly that you cut off all the lights, but still have sex with them. He states that when the lights go out, "All p*ssy's p*ssy." He then states that "vampire p*ssy" is when a woman has to get up and leave before the sun comes up (because she's ugly).
  • We see another porno clip with a guy on top of a woman kissing her and we see her bare breast in the torso shot.
  • Eddie does a comedy bit about God talking about his invention of "p*ssy." He then acts as if he's showing it off, saying he's going to open it up, but is going to use just one finger because He wants to keep it tight. He then talks about putting some lips on it and makes a kissing sound.
  • Eddie's uncle then say he loves "hairy p*ssy" and Eddie then talks about eating it, saying it must be fortified with vitamins since babies grow in there. He then acts as if he's performing oral sex on a woman and makes more related comments and jokes (including a woman putting a leg lock around a guy's head when he's doing it just right).
  • Eddie then questions the audience about how many guys have eaten "ass" (rather than the above) and then says, "Oh, I'm the only one." He then talks more about oral sex and then hitting the wrong spot (the anus) and reacting to the different taste. Later, he holds his microphone like a penis and makes various comments about women performing oral sex on men. He then comments about when you look down "and your whole d*ck is gone." He then talks about dogs that can do that to themselves and makes additional explicit sexual comments about dogs.
  • Eddie jokes about how women can multi-task and do something else while having sex.
  • We see another porno clip that shows two women and one man together (with views of bare breasts).
  • Eddie jokes about men being givers and women being receivers and that's why "your p*ssy goes in." He then jokes about men tiring of women trying on clothes and says that he's just going to rip off the clothes and "f*ck you again."
  • Eddie jokes about homosexuals and says that "anybody that can take a d*ck in their ass and keep a smile on their face is not to be f*cked with." He then wonders if any parent is proud of having a gay son and then jokes about introducing a son who can really "suck a d*ck." He goes on about that as well as gay oral sex.
  • Eddie impersonates Bill Cosby as a pimp and says that he'll pull out his pudding pop and make a girl suck it if she doesn't make money. He then impersonates Richard Pryor as president and being asked about child support where he says, "I didn't f*ck you. I'm not paying."
  • Eddie's uncle gives him some porno tapes, but we don't see anything associated with them.
  • We see a buxom woman in a bikini bouncing around on one of the uncle's videotapes.
  • SMOKING
  • Eddie smokes more than 5 times, an older man has a pipe and some graffiti shows a person with a cigarette.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • Eddie jokes about his real father or grandfather not being around. He then comments about not meeting his father until he (Eddie) was 16.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • The topics Eddie uses as sources of potential humor.
  • Comedians as observers of people and life in general.
  • Drug use.
  • Pornography.
  • Vietnam vets.
  • VIOLENCE
  • Although no violence is seen, Eddie jokes about his mother hitting him as well as others hitting his grandfather (and does some mock punching, etc.).



  • Reviewed March 27, 2003 / Posted April 4, 2003

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