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"BROKEN LIZARD'S CLUB DREAD"
(2004) (Bill Paxton, Brittany Daniel) (R)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
Extreme Extreme *Extreme *Mild *Extreme
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Moderate Moderate Extreme Mild Extreme
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
Extreme Minor Minor Moderate Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy/Horror: Various staff members of an island resort try to figure out who's killing them.
PLOT:
Coconut Pete (BILL PAXTON) is a washed up former rock star who runs the Pleasure Island resort on Costa Rica. His goal is for him and his young partygoers such as Penelope (JORDAN LADD) to have a good time and encourages his staff to make sure that happens. Among them is Sam (ERIK STOLHANSKE) captain of the "fun police," sexy aerobics instructor Jenny (BRITTANY DANIEL) and new masseur Lars (KEVIN HEFFERNAN) who has a magical touch with his hands.

Then there's the standoffish tennis instructor, Putman (JAY CHANDRASEKHAR), dive master Juan (STEVE LEMME) and Pete's own nephew, Dave (PAUL SOTER), among a group of others. Everyone's ready to please the new guests, but when someone or something starts killing the staff members according to the lyrics found in one of Pete's old songs, he, security man Hank (MC GAINEY) and the surviving staffers try to figure out the killer's identity, all while eyeing each other as suspects.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of anyone in the cast or the comedy troupe Broken Lizard, or like comedy/horror spoofs, they just might.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For violence/gore, sexual content, language and drug use.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • BILL PAXTON plays the washed up former rocker who owns the party resort. He drinks, uses strong profanity and tries to figure out who's killing his staff.
  • JAY CHANDRASEKHAR plays the British tennis instructor who's standoffish, becomes suspicious of everyone and uses strong profanity.
  • KEVIN HEFFERNAN plays the club's new masseur who has the ability to turn people to mush (including in a sexual manner) with his touch. He uses strong profanity and becomes fond of Jenny.
  • STEVE LEMME plays the dive master who uses strong profanity and sex with several women.
  • PAUL SOTER plays Pete's nephew who's into drugs and uses strong profanity.
  • ERIK STOLHANSKE plays the captain of the "fun police" who wants to make sure everyone's having a good time and shoots tequila into guests' mouths.
  • BRITTANY DANIEL plays the aerobics instructor who has sex with many staffers and uses strong profanity.
  • MC GAINEY plays Pete's older security man who tries to figure out the killer's identity.
  • JORDAN LADD plays the new girl at camp who's after Juan and then has sex with him.
  • CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    The following is a quick look at the content found in this R-rated comedy. Profanity consists of at least 45 "f" words, while plenty of other expletives and colorful phrases are also uttered. Sexually related dialogue, innuendo and humor (including facial touches leading to orgasms, talk of bestiality and the sight of a dildo and an ancient figurine with an erect phallus) are present, as are several sexual encounters with related sounds, movement, nudity and implied oral sex.

    Nonsexual nudity (bare breasts, butts and male full frontal, sans penises) also occurs, while various young women are seen in revealing attire throughout the film. Violence includes a masked killer murdering various people (mostly presented in spoof mode, but with a great deal of bloody and gory results). It's possible that some of that material and other standard horror film moments will be unsettling or suspenseful to some viewers. Various characters have varying degrees of bad attitudes.

    Some characters smoke, a great deal drink, and various ones use drugs, while alcohol and drug related comments and song lyrics are heard. Other imitative behavior is present. 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.

    For those concerned with bright flashes of light on the screen, there are some flashing lights from strobes in one scene.


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • A guy smokes a joint.
  • We hear lyrics from a song about a shot of tequila.
  • Partygoers have drinks on a boat.
  • Dave is identified as the DJ and by the onscreen title, "Drugs."
  • A guy asks another if he has his bag of pot and the other guy says he doesn't.
  • A guy puts ecstasy in some mixed drinks and makes various slang-like terms for the drug.
  • A comment is made about free drinks at the pool for several hours.
  • A drink is poured down an angled surface and into a partygoer's mouth.
  • Pete drinks, as do many partygoers.
  • A guy uses a huge squirt gun to shoot copious amounts of tequila into several people's mouths.
  • We see more partygoers drinking.
  • There's a lyric about drinking and a bong, and being too drunk to sing the song.
  • Pete and others drink and he then has a shot and another.
  • We hear that Hank is the security guy who keeps hippies from stealing drugs from Pete's tour bus.
  • We see two guys doing drugs in the jungle.
  • A song title has something about a stone crab being high as a kite and a comment is made about an acid trip song.
  • We see a photo of Pete with a joint.
  • Miscellaneous people drink.
  • A guy puts a pacifier into another guy's mouth as they hide in a closet and it may be drug related.
  • Pete drinks from a bottle while standing in the surf.
  • Two people share a joint.
  • A comment is made about free drinks and various partygoers run off for that.
  • A sign on a door identifies a room as the "drunk tank."
  • Dave takes some pills (we don't know what they are) and then does so again.
  • Miscellaneous people drink.
  • We see a flashback to an earlier scene with a guy smoking a joint.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • A guy makes a comment along the lines that someone is going to be picking his "teeth out of my dump" (meaning bowel movement).
  • The killer slices a guy and the victim's blood splatters onto the two young women with him (we also see the bloody cut line on his body). Moments later, one of the women reaches out for something on the edge of a cliff and accidentally grabs the machete blade, with her hand running the length of it (with bloody results).
  • An anonymous figure with a machete chases a costumed character through an outdoor maze. He slices that person and we see blood come out from his pear costume that then becomes soaked with his blood.
  • Lars, with his special touch, makes a guy pee in his own swimsuit (we see the urine come out and then soak the swimsuit).
  • We see bloody words carved into a dead man's chest, and then another.
  • We see the crew list on a board where certain names have been scratched out in blood.
  • We see an old but large scar on Hank's abdomen.
  • The killer chases two people and then slices one across the neck, killing him (with lots of blood coming from the wound).
  • We see bloody words etched on a dead man's chest along with the bloody slice mark across his neck.
  • A person tackles Putman and starts to strangle him, but blood then comes from the attacker's mouth and he falls over dead.
  • Pete cautiously tells the others that they'll be drinking their own urine in 20 hours (that never happens).
  • A body swings down and crashes against a window (the person is dead and bloody).
  • We see an eyeless, severed head slowly spinning on a turntable (with blood from the stump and eye sockets).
  • A bloody towel is draped over a shower stall and lands on a man's face and upper body, getting blood on both.
  • Blood rather than booze flows down a drink ramp into an unsuspecting person's mouth.
  • We see various dead and bloody bodies strung up from the ceiling.
  • Juan appears with blood on his face and shirt.
  • A guy asks another guy who he believes is missing his penis, "What do you piss out of, your asshole?"
  • Juan warns others who are about to jump off a cliff into the sea to squeeze their "butt cheeks" lest water blast up their "asshole."
  • A guy has a large and gory gash on his chest while in the sea. He then sinks below the surface.
  • A rope wrapped around a man on a floating boat dock eventually cuts his body in half (we see the lower part sink below the surface with bloody/gory results). We later see the top half (and it's bloody end) that's still alive.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • The killer obviously has an extremely bad attitude for killing many people (although that and the rest of the movie is played as a comedy).
  • A guy purposefully and disrespectfully breaks an old headstone (played for laughs). Later, he does the same to a head from a stone statue.
  • A guy tells another (who's not gay), "Don't be gay." Another gay-related comment is made later in the film.
  • Two guys ogle various young women in bikinis and similarly revealing attire. They also make sexually related comments (among themselves) such as "Wanna get nailed" and other innuendo.
  • Putman has a standoffish attitude toward others and he and the rest become suspicious and accusatory of others once the killings begin.
  • We see that Putman has taken a pair of Jenny's panties.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • Only those with a low tolerance for such matters will likely find any of the horror film spoof material listed here or under "Violence" as suspenseful or scary.
  • A staffer hears noises in the jungle and goes to investigate. We see a knife coming at him, but then see that it's just another staffer with no ill intent.
  • As some suspenseful music plays, Jenny nervously makes her way through the jungle.
  • A staffer reaches down into several mud vats, looking for a victim. He finds one who appears to be dead, but it turns out to be the killer faking being that way.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Machete: Used by the killer to murder various people.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "Who's the f*cking hippie?" "(You) F*cker," "You're f*cked," "Eat it, f*ck-nut," "F*ck me" (nonsexual), "This is totally f*cked up," "F*ck-head," "What the f*ck /are you talking about/did you do?" "F*ck no," "Dumbest f*cking song," "Who the f*ck is this guy?" "F*ck off," "Sick f*ck," "You're a f*cking loon," "Holy sh*t," "I don't need this sh*t," "Can't see sh*t," "Oh sh*t," "Sure as sh*t," "Shat," "Bullsh*t," "Little sh*t," "D*ck-weed," "D*ckless," "Such a bloody wanker," "Shut up," "What the hell /does that mean/is wrong with you/is going on?" "Nut cup," "Idiots," "Chick" and "Broad" (woman), "Fat ass," "Don't be gay," "Son of a son of a bitch" (or something like that), "You're an asshole," "Pink panty meltdown," "Wing-nut," "How the hell..." "Take it easy, menstrual cramp," "You idiot," "Ass-load," "You dirty bugger," "Shut up gay-rad (or rod)," "Piss on that," "Weird little chick," "Freaked out," "Screw this," "That plan went to hell," "You perv," "You Piccadilly whore," "Where the hell is..." and "Let's get the hell out of here."
  • Various young women wear midriff-revealing tops.
  • A guy makes the male masturbation gesture at a concert.
  • A guy tells another (who's not gay), "Don't be gay."
  • A drink is poured down an angled surface and into a partygoer's mouth.
  • A guy uses a huge squirt gun to shoot copious amounts of tequila into several people's mouths.
  • A guy picks up a girl over his shoulder and pats her clothed butt.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • A monkey and then a young woman surprise a couple in the woods (the jump element is played for laughs).
  • Sudden music might startle some viewers.
  • Sudden music and the appearance of a person might startle some viewers.
  • Sudden music and a person's appearance by startle some viewers.
  • Sudden music might startle some viewers.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • An extreme amount of ominous and suspenseful music plays throughout the film (albeit in a comedy setting).
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • We hear lyrics from a song about a shot of tequila and that Pleasure Island is "where I'd like to feel you." We hear this again later and many partygoers sing those same lyrics.
  • Pete sings a song with sexual slang, including something about a ponytail will "get you tail."
  • There's a lyric about drinking and a bong, and being too drunk to sing the song.
  • A song title has something to do with sea shanties and wet panties, and another about a stone crab being high as a kite and a comment is made about an acid trip song.
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 45 "f" words (1 used with "mother"), 33 "s" words, 8 slang terms for sex ("nailed," "banging," "laid," "pound," "get it on" and "screwed"), 12 slang terms for male genitals ("d*ck," "c*ck" and "sausage"), 1 using female genitals ("p*ssy"), 13 hells, 11 asses (8 used with "hole"), 4 damns, 3 S.O.B.s, 1 wanker, 13 uses of "Oh God," 10 of "Oh my God," 9 of "G-damn," 3 each of "God," "Jesus," "Jesus Christ" and "Oh dear God" and 1 use each of "Dear God in Heaven" and "Sweet Jesus."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • There are many scenes featuring scantily clad young women (in small bikinis and other cleavage and skin revealing attire) through the film.
  • A young woman removes her shirt and shows cleavage in her bikini top. The guy with her tells her to lick his chest and she does. They decide to go elsewhere to fool around and he chooses an ancient graveyard in the jungle. The guy then mocks what a dead guy would say, "You should give it to her" (meaning sexual).
  • A young woman brings drinks to the above couple and there are indications about a three-some. One of the women then picks up an ancient small statue that shows a figure with a large, erect penis and jokingly tells the guy that the two women now no longer need him. The two women then playfully and jokingly kiss each other to taunt him. The women's tops then come off and we see their bare breasts. After choosing heads or tails, one of the women apparently performs oral sex on him (below the camera shot), while the other suggestively licks his ear. When she says she hears something, the guy jokingly asks if it's a strange sucking sound (referring to the other woman). The guy then tells one something about that it's not like he's asking her to "eat my crack."
  • We hear lyrics from a song about a shot of tequila and that Pleasure Island is "where I'd like to feel you."
  • A guy makes the male masturbation gesture at a concert.
  • Jenny makes a comment about guys trying to hump a gorilla costume she has.
  • Two guys ogle various young women in bikinis and similarly revealing attire. They also make sexually related comments (among themselves) such as "Wanna get nailed" and other innuendo.
  • A sexual comment is made about assault with a "deadly wet one." Another is about "foxes and c*cks" (the later pronounced coxes) and "c*cks and quarters." A person refers to the later as "hide the sausage."
  • Juan grabs Penelope's clothed breast to read her name tag.
  • When Penelope says that she goes to Oral Roberts, Juan jokes if that's anything like "Anal Johnson" and then says something about what sounded like "Dirty Sanchez."
  • We see the lower halves of a couple having sex in a large hot tub that has glass sides. We see the sides of their bare butts and related movement.
  • Pete sings a song with sexual slang, including something about a ponytail will "get you tail."
  • When Jenny tells Lars that some women are just tighter than others (in a nonsexual context), he takes it in a sexual context and reflexively spits out whatever he's drinking. As she walks away, she purposefully moves/wiggles her butt in her small shorts.
  • A camp staffer tells a typical campfire horror story about some previous staffer or guest who was having sex with a woman (there's talking of putting the screw to her and keeps "banging away") until he realized he was having sex with a corpse. The storyteller then goes on to say that the guy then cut off his own "d*ck" and since then roams the island crying out, "Where's my penis?" Both he and Putman then drop their pants, joking that they're that person. Both have their penises tucked between their legs, making it look like they're missing (we see their pubic hair).
  • Pete jokingly says, "Wanna get laid tonight? I know I did." He then tells his staff to have sex with the guests on the island.
  • From a long distance, we see what looks like a completely nude guy doing a cliff dive into the sea.
  • During a montage, we see a camp game where guys have balloons tied to their clothed butts and clothed women then come up and try to pop those balloons with their clothed pelvic thrusts.
  • A person hears sexual sounds, opens a door and sees Juan having rear entry sex with a woman while both stand and are in large costumes. While we don't see any nudity, we see thrusting movement and hear more related sounds.
  • Lars causes Jenny to become aroused and/or orgasm while simply touching her face. She then says that maybe she should take him home with her.
  • While searching through the partygoers' belongings for clues or weapons, Lars says he can't wrap his fingers around the thought of all of this. Jenny then pulls out a large dildo and jokingly asks if he can wrap them around that.
  • Penelope throws Juan to the beach, and then straddles and repeatedly kisses him there. She then says that he was earlier supposed to be in the above maze, but was "eating watermelon" (a reference to the above costumed sex).
  • A comment is made that the only thing found in the camp search was pornography and a bunch of condoms.
  • We see some of Pete's old and suggestive album covers, including one where he's resting in a hammock that's hanging between a woman's legs (representing her lowered panties), while another shows a scantly clad woman.
  • We see Juan standing in a very small swimsuit.
  • Penelope tells Juan that calamari is an aphrodisiac (as she stuffs a lot into his mouth). She then suggestively says that she wants to wrap her little tentacles around him. Moments later, we see her in her bra and panties (or similar bikini outfit) on top of Juan in bed, kissing down his chest (while other staffers hide in the closet, thinking she might be the killer). Juan comments on their "first time" (meaning sex), she does some gymnastics moves and removes her top, showing her bare breasts (of which we see many views, including when she straddles him). The three in the closet then hear sexual sounds and we then see a rear view of her having sex on top of him. We see her bare back and movement (her hips and his body are blocked by the sheets) and hear additional sexual sounds, including them climaxing. When she then leaves for a moment, Juan jokingly says (about seeing if she's the killer) that he needs to "pound her" for a few more hours. Jenny (who's in the closet and not happy to have witnessed that) asks how he'd feel if she were out there and he playfully says that's a good idea.
  • Putman has a nightmare where he sees another version of himself kiss him.
  • We see a streaker's bare butt as he runs by.
  • A guy is in the pool with Jenny, starts to say that he's young, dumb and "full of..." (but doesn't finish the "cum" part) and then acts as if something scary is touching his leg. He then says that it's "just my gigantic c*ck" and asks her if she wants to "get it on." Nothing else sexual happens.
  • A person accuses Jenny of having sex with a guy and now he's dead (implying she's the killer). She then says that she "screwed" two other guys there who are still alive.
  • When others hear that Juan was in prison, one guy comments on "hard core anal action." Juan then admits that the reason he was imprisoned was for having sex with a goat. He then says that he lived on a farm and got lonely. Moments later, another guy asks, "What sort of man has sex with a goat" and Juan says that he used a condom. Jenny then acts shocked and says that he told her they were against his religion (implying they had sex as well).
  • Dave talks about his uncle Pete and asks the others how many knew that Pete was uncircumcised.
  • As Lars and Jenny hide under her bed, Lars finds some of her sex toy paraphernalia, including some handcuffs. Putman then calls her, "You Piccadilly whore,"
  • We see that Putman has taken a pair of Jenny's panties.
  • Lars does his orgasmic, masseur touch to the killer, telling others to leave as "it's going to get messy."
  • A guy picks up a girl over his shoulder and pats her clothed butt.
  • We see a somewhat distant crowd shot of many nude or partially nude partygoers running about (bare breasts and butts and possible full nudity).
  • A dying guy says that his one last wish is to see two young woman kiss (that doesn't happen).
  • Jenny and Lars each touch orgasmic spots on the other's face to give them an orgasm.
  • SMOKING
  • A few people briefly smoke (1 with a cigar).
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • We hear that a guy's parents were trampled to death at one of Pete's previous concerts.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Spring break type locales.
  • Heavy drinking.
  • Casual sex.
  • VIOLENCE
  • A guy purposefully and disrespectfully breaks an old headstone (played for laughs). Later, he does the same to a head from a stone statue.
  • The killer slices a guy and the victim's blood splatters onto the two young women with him (we also see the bloody cut line on his body). The two women then run through the jungle with the killer pursuing them. One ends up on the edge of a seaside cliff, nearly falling off it. She reaches out for something and accidentally grabs the machete blade, with her hand running the length of it (with bloody results) before she falls off the cliff (to her presumed death). The killer then catches the other woman and decapitates her (we see her point of view of her head spinning around and landing on the ground and then seeing her body that twitches - but we don't see the head or the wound).
  • A bouncer throws a guy back into the crowd (from a stage).
  • An anonymous figure with a machete chases a costumed character through an outdoor maze. He slices that person and we see blood come out from his pear costume that then becomes soaked with his blood.
  • A parasailer crashes into a hut or shed, killing him.
  • We see that a radio and other equipment have been smashed.
  • The killer chases two people and then slices one across the neck, killing him (with lots of blood coming from the wound).
  • It's implied that the killer kills another woman.
  • Pete throws a coconut against a wall in anger.
  • A person tackles Putman and starts to strangle him, but blood then comes from the attacker's mouth and he falls over dead.
  • The killer throws a TV into a pool, electrocuting a guy.
  • A body swings down and crashes against a window (the person is dead and bloody).
  • A staffer whose leg is handcuffed to a bed repeatedly hits tennis balls at the killer. The killer then throws a machete that impales the staffer in the chest. As others flee and hide, they and we hear the squishy sounds of the killer finishing off the staffer (played for laughs and horror).
  • The killer holds a machete to a staffer's throat.
  • The killer tries to strangle a girl beneath the water in a large hot tub with glass sides. A staffer then takes an ax and hits the glass, eventually breaking it and sending a large amount of water sweeping him, the killer and the girl across the room.
  • A staffer stabs a machete all of the way through the killer's body.
  • The killer struggles with and hits two women on a boat. A guy then hits the killer with a non-operating boat propeller. The two struggle and the killer tries to strangle that guy who repeatedly punches the killer in the body. A woman then hits the killer who pushes her backwards.
  • The survivors drive a boat around a floating dock and repeatedly wrap a rope tighter around the killer's body against that dock. The killer grabs one of those survivors when they come in closer for a look, but they then go around the dock again, eventually causing the rope to cut the body in half (we see the lower part sink below the surface with bloody/gory results).
  • The top half of the killer's severed body grabs a survivor. Another grabs it and swings that top half around, throwing it back into the sea. We then see the lower half of the body on the surface of the water, kicking along.



  • Reviewed February 25, 2004 / Posted February 27, 2004

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