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"SCARY MOVIE 3"
(2003) (Anna Farris, Charlie Sheen) (PG-13)

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


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: Various horror films and other cultural icons are spoofed in this third installment of the comedy series.
PLOT:
In this continuing spoof series, Cindy Campbell (ANNA FARIS) is an anchorwoman who's come across a videotape straight from "The Ring" that will kill anyone who sees it in seven days, including her son's teacher, Brenda Meeks (REGINA HALL), who doesn't take any of that seriously.

At the same time, farmer Tom (CHARLIE SHEEN) and his rap-star wannabe brother George (SIMON REX) have discovered mysterious crop circles in their cornfields that are reminiscent of those in "Signs." As George sets off for the city and a rap-off contest with the help of rap promoter, Mahalik (ANTHONY ANDERSON), a la "8 Mile," Cindy tries to find answers via The Oracle, Aunt Shaneequa (QUEEN LATIFAH) and The Architect (GEORGE CARLIN).

With the President of The United States (LESLIE NIELSEN) and his secret service agent (JA RULE) eventually getting involved, various horror films and other cultural icons and events get raked over the coals in this spoof.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they enjoyed the first two "Scary Movie" films, spoof pictures in general or someone in the cast, it's a good bet they just might.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For pervasive crude and sexual humor, language, comic violence and drug references.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • ANNA FARIS plays an anchorwoman who tries to avoid dying after watching a cursed videotape.
  • REGINA HALL plays her schoolteacher friend who doesn't believe in the curse and uses profanity, some of it strong.
  • CHARLIE SHEEN plays a farmer who discovers mysterious crop circles on his farm and must then deal with the arrival of aliens.
  • SIMON REX plays his white-bread brother, a wannabe rap star.
  • LESLIE NIELSEN plays the somewhat oblivious President of the U.S.
  • ANTHONY ANDERSON plays a rap promoter who tries to help George in his quest. He uses profanity.
  • CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

    HOW OTHERS RATED THIS MOVIE


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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    The following is a brief summary of the content found in this PG-13 rated comedy where nothing is meant to be taken seriously or realistically. Profanity consists of at least 1 "f" word, while other expletives and colorful phrases are uttered. Sexually related dialogue and various moments of related humor are present, various women are seen in scanty or revealing attire (showing a great deal of cleavage) and some dogs are seen mating.

    Violence - all played for laughs and not realism - includes several people being shot and killed, a young boy accidentally but repeatedly hit by cars and other objects, some comedy style fighting and hitting (including a fair amount of guys getting hit in the crotch), and various bits of slapstick style material.

    Some of that has humor-based gross out moments (including severed body parts, etc.) while various instances of crude humor (an animal defecating, fart and pee jokes, various instances of vomiting, etc.) are found throughout the film. Some of the purposeful politically incorrect humor might not sit well with some viewers.

    Some imitative behavior is present, some drinking and smoking related behavior occurs, some drug references are made and a dog is briefly seen doing a hit of marijuana. Finally, and despite being played completely as a comedy, some of the material, scenes and scary music might be a little unsettling (or maybe even scary) for very young viewers.

    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
  • When we hear that dogs are acting strange on a farm, we briefly see a shot of one doing a hit from a marijuana bong.
  • Various people hold beer in a spoof of the Coors Twins TV commercial.
  • A priest gets out some wine (for himself and a boy - a pedophile joke).
  • Cindy comments on having too much vodka in the past.
  • A guy mentions drinking a whole bottle of liquor in the past.
  • Tom tells a man, "I'm not a stoner anymore."
  • As people watch videos showing aliens passing by, we see some guys doing projectile vomiting after drinking beer from a keg.
  • Cindy tells a boy that his mom was drinking and trying crystal meth the day before he was born.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • We see a woman (apparently dead) with a frozen and distorted look of terror on her face. Her head is then knocked off and still has that same look.
  • We hear the sound of Tom urinating (that stops and starts).
  • Tom blows his nose into the hand of the sheriff, leaving a great deal of mucous there.
  • We see various child-like drawings that a young boy has drawn that show the results of scenes of violence (with cartoon blood).
  • A psychic boy tells a woman that her period will start in three seconds (and then it does, but we don't see anything other than her having cramps).
  • A boy tells a woman that she's kneeling in "dog sh*t" but we don't see it.
  • We hear George vomiting in a bathroom stall and then see his vomit on a man sitting on the toilet in that stall.
  • Brenda gets a bloody nose, but she then admits that it's just ketchup.
  • We see what's supposed to be urine on a carpet (but it's faked).
  • We hear the crunching sound of a dead woman's arms being moved.
  • George strips an electrical wire to shock a dead body, but ends up shocking Mahalik instead. That sends various body parts of the corpse flying throughout the room (we see the severed parts, but no blood and all played for laughs).
  • We see a circle of light on a videotape playback that turns out to be a shot up through a toilet or outhouse (we twice see a man's bare butt -- leaving and approaching that hole).
  • We see a man vomiting into a bucket.
  • George lifts a boy up where the ceiling fan accidentally catches the boy and sends him flying out through the window (the boy later returns and looks bloodied but otherwise okay).
  • Cindy sits in a chair, resulting in a farting sound that Cindy says came from the chair. Another woman sits in a similar chair and we hear a longer farting sound from her.
  • As people watch videos showing aliens passing by, we see a horse defecating in the foreground (quite a bit), and some guys doing projectile vomiting after drinking beer from a keg.
  • Cindy tells a boy that his mom thought she cut his umbilical cord, but really cut off half his penis. She then says that they sewed it on upside down, prompting the boy to say that's why he pees up.
  • Some aliens struggle with some humans, prompting Mahalik to knock off one's head (no blood).
  • An alien shows that they pee through their fingers (we see a urine stream), Tom reacts to having an alien's finger in his mouth) and another man has pee come from his finger.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • All of the following is played for laughs and not realism.
  • A priest arrives to baby-sit for Cindy and the joke is that he's a pedophile (he brings out wine and candles while the boy runs and hides).
  • Brenda equates a bad feeling to spotting an Asian person behind the wheel of a car.
  • A white rapper pulls up his jacket hood that accidentally takes the shape of a KKK hood (the black audience there takes that as a bad attitude).
  • A man tells a young girl that her teacher and dog (that he says he's just run over -- not seen) are dead and does so in a way that unsettles her.
  • A guy mentions killing a hooker in the past.
  • Some viewers might not like a scene -- involving two men trying to revive a corpse at a viewing -- played for laughs.
  • A supernatural force states that it won't recognize the Martin Luther King holiday as a day off.
  • A guy shoots paintballs at people on the street, uses a roller on a pole to paint other, then throws paint from a can onto them and then throws a full can at someone, knocking them to the street.
  • The President of the U.S. repeatedly and quickly says, "Hey, how are you?" while doing a tomahawk chop motion (addressing an American Indian).
  • A scene features the President of the U.S. fighting people with various physical handicaps (he thinks they're outer space aliens), all played for laughs.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • All of the following is played for laughs and not realism (but very young kids might not understand that).
  • We see a woman (apparently dead) with a frozen and distorted look of terror on her face. Her head is then knocked off and still has that same look.
  • A creepy looking figure (of a dead and wet girl from the movie "The Ring") crawls out of a well and then out through Brenda's TV toward her. While played for laughs, she could possibly be scary (or at least unnerving) to younger viewers.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • All of the following is played for laughs and not realism.
  • Handguns/Automatic weapons/Rocket launcher: Used to shoot and kills others. See "Violence" for details.
  • Mahalik tells people at a rap-off to hold their gunfire until the end of the contest (we see them holding their weapons in the air) and one accidentally fires his.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases (viewers should note that audience noise and some hard to understand dialogue means the following should be considered a minimum): "Who the f*ck did that?" "I don't believe this sh*t," "Dog sh*t," "Spin that sh*t," "This sh*t is banging," "Really sucked sh*t," "Bust this sh*t right now," "Sorry, dawg," "Shut your ass up," "Bitch," "Nigger" and "Nigga" (said by black people), "Ho" (whore), "You little ugly bitch," "Screw up" (verb and noun), "Oh hell no," "I screwed up," "Dumb ass," "Cracker," "My ass," "Sucker," "Balls" and "Nuts" (testicles), "Idiot" and "I'm just screwing with you."
  • Cindy wears a midriff-revealing top.
  • Mahalik and his associate purposefully bump chests, with Mahalik knocking the other guy aside.
  • George strips an electrical wire to shock a dead body, but ends up shocking Mahalik instead.
  • A guy shoots paintballs at people on the street, uses a roller on a pole to paint other, then throws paint from a can onto them and then throws a full can at someone, knocking them to the street.
  • An alien slides a large knife under a door so that he and another alien can view a crotch shot of Cindy's panties (in the reflection on the blade) as she kneels on the other side of the door.
  • The aliens show that they say hello by grabbing another around the neck and say good-bye by kicking the other in the crotch.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • A boy is nearly struck by a car going in reverse and is then slammed by a vehicle coming from another direction (briefly seen but played for laughs).
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • An extreme amount of ominous and suspenseful music plays in the film (but always in comedy related scenes).
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • Some lyrics in some performed rap songs could not be heard/understood, thus offering the potential that they contain potentially objectionable material.
  • PROFANITY
  • At least (viewers should note that audience noise and some hard to understand dialogue means the following should be considered a minimum): 1 "f" word (with two incomplete uses of "m*therf*ck"), 21 "s" words, 4 slang terms for sex ("hitting it" and "do it"), 1 slang term for breasts ("t*tty"), 12 asses (1 used with "hole"), 7 damns, 3 hells, 13 uses of "Oh my God," 3 each of "For God's sake" and "God," 2 of "Oh God" and 1 use each of "Good God," "Jesus," "Jesus Christ" and "My God."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • Viewers should note that audience noise and some hard to understand dialogue means the following should be considered a minimum.
  • Two women (played by Pamela Anderson and Jenny McCarthy) show quite a bit of cleavage (especially Anderson's character) and react in horror about the thought of something affecting silicone. One then asks the other about a videotape and the other wonders if that's the one where they "do it" in a boat, car, etc. They later get into a humorous fight with one pulling the other's panties out in a wedgie fashion. Later, one of them wonders which bathroom has the vibrating shower head.
  • Cindy comments on wanting to do a story on something rather than sexually related material and opens her shirt to make her point (we see her in her bra with cleavage). The Coors Twins (from the TV commercial) then appear in the station, show cleavage and one man licks one of their faces.
  • A comment is made about looking for something more than good sex and Cindy adds, "Great sex." Brenda then repeatedly and quickly states, "Wham" while making some sexual movement with her clothed body.
  • An associate of Mahalik's humps George in a club (both are clothed and standing). Moments later, Mahalik somewhat suggestively says he'll do "anything" for George.
  • After telling Tom that his wife is still alive but has been cut in half by a truck (that's pinned her against a tree), a sheriff tries to explain that to him by breaking a hot dog in half. He then holds up a donut and wonders if he can spend time with her bottom half. He then holds up the hot dog and donut (with the hole in it) to try to explain, but doesn't go as far as inserting the former into the latter. When he finally sees his wife, she asks him not to remarry (he agrees) and then repeatedly says, "No sex" as he tries to act as if he doesn't understand her.
  • After a woman comments, "It's so hard" (about something nonsexual), a guy replies, "Well, you're beautiful and are pressed up against me."
  • A psychic boy comments to a passing man, "You're getting lucky tonight" and then tells the "woman" with him, "He doesn't know you're a guy."
  • A comment is made twice about "hitting it" (sex).
  • An Oracle's husband complains that she comments on "women I ain't slept with yet."
  • When someone mentions that something weird was occurring on his farm, George tries to explain by saying that sometimes sheep need to be pushed through the fence (a bestiality joke).
  • A small, veiled figure on the floor tells Tom that they can share a bed and that since it's a hot night they don't have to wear their pajamas. That figure then turns out to be Michael Jackson and the two then get into a fight (with Jackson punching and kicking Tom while dancing, and then kicking him in the crotch). Both ending up grabbing the other's clothed crotch and Jackson enjoys that.
  • A comment is made about sex, violence and the weather dominating the news.
  • A TV crewman types (and thus an anchor reads) that he's been "hitting it" (having sex) with the man's wife for years.
  • When the Architect (from a Matrix spoof) tells Cindy that he's been watching her for a long time, we see video playback of her undressing from behind (we see her bare back). The man then says that it's been a long time since he's been with anyone other than himself. He then comments about being intimate with his chair that he's named Linda and wonders if Cindy wants to join him there (she doesn't). As she leaves, he says that it's not too late to make an old man happy.
  • As people watch videos showing aliens passing by, we several dogs mating.
  • An alien slides a large knife under a door so that he and another alien can view a crotch shot of Cindy's panties (in the reflection on the blade) as she kneels on the other side of the door. We then see one of the aliens licking his lips and both playing with their own nipples.
  • SMOKING
  • A few minor characters smoke.
  • We see a tremendous amount of cigarette butts in a large ashtray and in a drawer below it.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • None.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Spoofs.
  • Aliens.
  • Supernatural events.
  • VIOLENCE
  • All of the following is played for laughs and not realism.
  • Two women progress from a pillow fight to hitting each other with a chair, bottle and laptop computer (quite hard and on the head).
  • Tom twice hits his head on a lamp as he sits up in bed.
  • Corn stalks hit one man in the crotch and another in the face as the two men make their way through a cornfield.
  • Cindy hits her head on a hanging microphone and stand and someone then trips over body on the floor.
  • A bus door closes around George's head (inside the bus) and drives off.
  • We see various child-like drawings that a young boy has drawn that show the results of scenes of violence (with cartoon blood).
  • A car hits a boy, sending him flying through the air (in an exaggerated fashion).
  • Mahalik and his associate purposefully bump chests, with Mahalik knocking the other guy aside. Later, he knocks him into a wall by accident.
  • Various thugs repeatedly shoot a music judge, killing him (no blood and played for laughs).
  • George is thrown out through a closed window (breaking it) into an alley.
  • Brenda repeatedly punches and then head-butts a supernatural girl. She eventually punches and kicks Brenda, sending her over a sofa (and apparently killing her).
  • A guy mentions killing a hooker in the past.
  • Mahalik punches three people attending a wake and then attempts to revive a corpse in a casket (that he believes needs CPR, thinking she's still alive). He ends up pounding on her chest, while a man hits him with a chair (he uses a piece of it to ward off that man). George then strips an electrical wire to shock the body, but ends up shocking Mahalik instead. That sends various body parts of the corpse flying throughout the room (we see the severed parts, but no blood and all played for laughs). George is then thrown out through a closed window (that breaks).
  • A guy shoots paintballs at people on the street, uses a roller on a pole to paint other, then throws paint from a can onto them and then throws a full can at someone, knocking them to the street.
  • Cindy lifts a guy from the floor by his shirt.
  • George agrees to baby-sit a boy and then ends up accidentally hitting him on the head with a basketball and then his knee. He then lifts the boy up where the ceiling fan catches the boy and sends him flying out through the window (the boy later returns and looks bloodied but otherwise okay).
  • A large vase lands on Cindy's head.
  • An Oracle hits a ghostly figure (inside a TV) with a flyswatter and that's then reversed. The Oracle then grabs and repeatedly slaps that figure inside the TV, yanks out a lock of hair and then punches her.
  • George hits his head on a shelf and knocks himself out.
  • A figure turns out to be Michael Jackson and he and Tom then get into a fight (with Jackson punching and kicking Tom while dancing and then kicking him in the crotch). Tom then grabs Jackson and has him hanging out a window from which he then falls with a prosthetic nose coming off Jackson in the process.
  • Thinking people (some of them handicapped) attending an awards presentation at the White House are aliens, the President punches some of them (and head-butts a girl), while a Secret Service agent punches a woman and flips her over. The latter then blasts a large photo of Mother Theresa as a means of escaping the scene.
  • A railroad tie and then some bowling balls accidentally hit Tom in the crotch.
  • Tom tells George to "swing away" with a bat (to hit an alien), but instead of hitting that alien, George repeatedly hits a young boy with the bat. Moments later, Mahalik accidentally hits the boy in the face with a shovel.
  • The President accidentally drives over two aliens.
  • Two groups of thugs show up to battle the aliens, but end up shooting (with handguns, machine guns and one missile launcher) and presumably killing each other (no blood, but bodies are briefly seen on the ground).
  • Some aliens struggle with some humans, prompting Mahalik to knock off one's head (no blood).
  • An alien twice kicks George in the crotch (at separate moments).
  • The end of a mallet accidentally hits a kid on the head.
  • A dead girl punches Cindy a few times and then prepares to come at her with a chainsaw, but ends up causing a beam to fall on her (the dead girl). The dead girl then grabs a boy in a threatening fashion.
  • A boy is nearly struck by a car going in reverse and is then slammed by a vehicle coming from another direction (briefly seen but played for laughs).



  • Reviewed October 21, 2003 / Posted October 24, 2003

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