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"SCARY MOVIE 4"
(2006) (Anna Faris, Craig Bierko) (PG-13)

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


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: Various horror films and other cultural icons are spoofed in this fourth installment of the comedy series.
PLOT:
In this continuing spoof series, former anchorwoman Cindy Campbell (ANNA FARIS) has given up the TV biz in favor of trying her hand at home health care. Her first client is the catatonic Mrs. Norris (CLORIS LEACHMAN) who lives in a house haunted by the ghost of a young Japanese boy. Next door lives dock crane operator Tom Ryan (CRAIG BIERKO) who's divorced from Marilyn (MOLLY SHANNON) and doesn't have the strongest relationship with their teenage son Robbie (BEAU MIRCHOFF) or his younger sister Rachel (CONCHITA CAMPBELL). Accordingly, he tries to drown his sorrows while chatting with former rap promoter turned gay camper Mahalik (ANTHONY ANDERSON).

All of their lives are shattered, however, when a bunch of enormous, alien pod creatures erupt from the ground and wreak havoc on their town. After surviving the initial attack, Tom takes the kids and flees, as does Cindy who's reunited with her best friend Brenda (REGINA HALL). They end up in a remote village that's seemingly from another time where Henry Hale (BILL PULLMAN) appears to be the leader, Holly (CARMEN ELECTRA) is the gorgeous blind woman and Ezekiel (CHRIS ELLIOTT) is the town idiot.

Despite U.S. President Baxter Harris (LESLIE NIELSEN) being informed of the situation, the attacks continue unabated, all as Tom tries to protect his kids and Cindy tries to decipher a clue given to her by the ghost boy that might provide a solution to their collective problem.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of the other films in the series or spoof movies in general, it's a good bet they will.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For crude and sexual humor throughout, some comic violence and language.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • ANNA FARIS plays a former TV anchor who's turned to home health care, but isn't exactly competent caring for Mrs. Norris. While trying to figure out who the ghost boy is who's haunting her client's house, she must contend with the alien attack.
  • CRAIG BIERKO plays a dock worker who's estranged from his kids but tries to make up for that when the aliens attack. He ends up falling for Cindy.
  • REGINA HALL plays Cindy's best friend, a teacher who's apparently survived a plane crash and acts lasciviously toward various men. She uses profanity.
  • LESLIE NIELSEN plays the dimwitted President who's more concerned with how a children's story turns out than with the fact that the planet is under attack.
  • BILL PULLMAN plays the leader of a remote village that's seemingly from another time.
  • ANTHONY ANDERSON plays a former rap promoter who's now a gay camper.
  • CONCHITA CAMPBELL plays Tom's younger daughter who spends most of the film screaming.
  • BEAU MIRCHOFF plays her sulking teenage brother who doesn't get along with their dad.
  • CARMEN ELECTRA plays the alluring blind woman who lives in the period village.
  • CHRIS ELLIOTT plays that village's mentally challenged resident who ends up stabbing and presumably killing Henry.
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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    The following is a quick look at the content found in this comedy that's been rated PG-13. Profanity consists of at least 1 "f" word, while other expletives and colorful phrases are uttered. Sexually related dialogue and song lyrics are present, as is all sorts of comedy-based sexually related material. That involves implied sex (including one scene of multiple sex partners), a visual gag about a grossly exaggerated erection, homosexuality, purposeful humping and other sexual poses, accidental groping, and more. Several men's bare butts are seen (and other nudity --male and female -- is obscured by various objects), while scantly clad women and a man are present.

    Comedy-based violence includes a large number of deaths (by alien death rays, a scene where many people break their necks, a suicide, a stabbing, etc.) and various injuries, while all sorts of slapstick style material is present (including a father unintentionally abusing his young daughter by inadvertently knocking her around, etc.). It's possible some of that material and some replicated spooky scenes could be unsettling or even scary for younger kids, but it's all played for comedy.

    Various comedy-based bad attitudes are present (including those related to some tense family material), as is all sorts of crude and scatological material. Some of the material and/or behavior in the film might be enticing for some kids to imitate, while some drinking occurs and some possible drug references are made.

    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
  • Trying to overdose on pills, a man combines that with vodka.
  • A waitress gives Tom a beer where others drink, including Mahalik and his friend.
  • One guy asks another about a "weed" in the woods, but we didn't note the drug context (although that's what's implied).
  • We see photos of the masked tormentor in his more carefree days, including drinking from a keg with others.
  • A song has lyrics about drinking and then something about "blaze up them trees" (possible drug slang).
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • All of the following is played for comedy.
  • Dr. Phil holds up a severed foot (still in the shoe) that has a tiny bit of blood around the cut end.
  • We see a young woman who appears to be missing part of her mouth/cheeks as her tongue and teeth are exposed as she works in an office.
  • Cindy finds a case manager sitting in a bathtub and a few bubbles come up through the water (from farting or having a ghost boy beneath him).
  • Cindy starts to mention the various things she needs to do for Mrs. Norris (her home health care client), such as put a catheter in, lancing her boils, etc. We then see her making gestures of what else she has to do (putting her hand or finger up inside something, etc. as well as demonstrating using a speculum and other tools). She then announces to Mrs. Norris that it's time to dig out a "doody bubble" (or something like that).
  • Cindy gives Mrs. Norris a sponge bath (Mrs. Norris is fully clothed), but Cindy doesn't realize she's now dipping the sponge into a bedpan full of urine. She then wipes that all over Mrs. Norris' face and even wrings it out over her head, soaking the elderly woman in her own urine.
  • We see a boxing scene where Mike Tyson (or a look-alike) bites off the ref's ear and spits it into the crowd.
  • We see a comically exaggerated pile of severed ears (bitten off by Mike Tyson) by a boxing ring.
  • While Tom, his daughter and Cindy hide under a table during a bad lightning storm (where Tom is startled several times), the ladies then comment that the last lightning strike smelled like "a giant turd."
  • During an alien attack, a miscellaneous man comes out of a building with his pants around his ankles stating that his bowels have stopped working.
  • We see the remains of an airline crash where a few dazed survivors are walking about (and have blood, mud and/or soot on them).
  • While sleeping, Brenda mumbles many things, including "R. Kelly don't pee on me."
  • Ezekiel pulls a long booger (or something similar) from his nose.
  • Thinking she's at her house alone, Holly takes off her dress (done to a corset that shows cleavage) and then goes over to a chamber pot setting where she sits and proceeds to loudly fart and then have bad-sounding diarrhea (she's blind and couldn't see anyone).
  • While seeing President Harris nude, a man at the U.N. vomits into his hat (heard but we don't see anything).
  • We see Henry lying in bed with a knife sticking out of his chest (a tiny bit of blood is on the clothing around the blade).
  • Various people are pulled into an alien pod entry point that looks like buttocks.
  • After being informed that the key to her freedom is behind her eye, Cindy moves a scalpel toward her eye. We hear but don't see the squishy impact, but she then points out it's a glass eye and we see the empty eye socket from which she retrieves the key.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • All of the following is played for comedy.
  • Some viewers might not like a comedy scene featuring a man (Charlie Sheen) preparing to commit suicide by slicing his wrists (he's interrupted) and eventually leaping from a balcony to his death (and after thrashing a cat about that's jumped onto his enormous and clothed erection).
  • After Tom says his wife dumped him, Mahalik says he slept with her, as does his friend, while a waitress passes by, asks if they're talking about Marilyn and then says she's a "great lay."
  • Some viewers might not like the various instances of gay-related humor that occur in the film.
  • There's some father/son tension between Tom and his teenage son.
  • Tom's son mouths, "I hate you" to him.
  • We see a flashback to Cindy's previous marriage to some gang banger who treats her poorly (calling her "bitch," etc.).
  • During an alien attack, a miscellaneous terrorist tries to blow himself up. When he's unsuccessful, various Americans attack and jump on him.
  • It's possible some viewers could be offended by a scene where Cindy chats with the ghostly Japanese boy in Japanese subtitles, but all they're saying aloud in English are Japanese company names (Mitsubishi, etc.) or words (sushi, etc.).
  • Some viewers might not like a scene spoofing President Bush where the dimwitted President here refuses to get up from hearing a children's story after being told that the planet is under attack.
  • President Harris comments to his aide (too loudly) that a bunch of school kids' parents could already be dead (causing them to do a collective "spit-take" with their milk).
  • President Harris says something to his aide about signing an abortion bill (after being around a bunch of school kids) and some viewers might not like that comment.
  • There's a jab at the city of Detroit where a before and after picture of destruction in the city is different only by the presence of the walking, alien tripods in the latter (some viewers might not like that).
  • When a plus-size women informs President Harris that many people were accidentally made naked, he asks if she was one of them. When she says no, he replies, "Thank God."
  • Some viewers might not like the portrayal of a mentally challenged man (his actions being designed to inspired laughs).
  • President Harris tells various ethnic jokes at the United Nations, including about the Pope and being circumcised, the comment "You crazy Jew," and asking about the difference between Belgians and "dog-sh*t."
  • Some viewers might not like a joke concerning a Michael Jackson look-alike trying to lure some kids over to him in the woods at night.
  • We see Henry lying in bed with a knife sticking out of his chest (a tiny bit of blood is on the clothing around the blade). Cindy leans over him, inadvertently pushing the knife further in. Moments later, Ezekiel suddenly pops in and stabs him again, presumably killing him (no blood).
  • Tom tells his daughter a lullaby with all sorts of gangster wording ("bitch," "ass," etc.).
  • A man uses the term "Japs" to refer to Japanese people.
  • The character who torments others with elaborate booby traps obviously has a bad attitude.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • All of the following is played for laughs and not realism (but very young kids might not understand that).
  • We see a young woman who appears to be missing part of her mouth/cheeks as her tongue and teeth are exposed as she works in an office.
  • A massive growth of hair floats in the ceiling corner of a room, with a man trying to hide that from Cindy so that she won't freak out.
  • A case manager showing Cindy around Mrs. Norris' house finds a young boy (with dark circles around his eyes) in a tub and repeatedly tries to push him under the water, eventually hitting him on the head several times with a toilet plunger.
  • Spoofing the same scene in "The Grudge," Cindy takes a shower and feels something in her hair on the back of her head (it's a hand, but it then helps her shave, etc.).
  • A creepy ghost kid starts to come down the stairs in a creepy, spider-like fashion, but ends up accidentally rolling down them and crashing into something.
  • Cindy keeps hearing things in Mrs. Norris' house and slowly walks around to see what it might be. She ends up going into a closet and then up through a small attic access. With a lighter illuminating her view, she hears something behind her and turns, only to find the ghostly boy there, screaming (Cindy screams in return, but the boy is only screaming because Cindy's lighter is under his hand and burning him).
  • Two monsters (from the movie "The Village") enter a house and slowly walk around with their huge claws, and monstrous faces beneath cloaks, but they're unmasked and turn out to be just some villagers.
  • A long pod tentacle snakes its way down into a basement, looking for people. But it then spots a floor canister vacuum cleaner and the next shot we see is of it humping the vacuum cleaner.
  • Tom and his daughter are grabbed by some long pod tentacles, followed by the same happening to Cindy and Brenda.
  • Cindy and Brenda find themselves with large traps positioned around their necks (that will snap shut), while Tom has a crossbow attached to his backside, with a large "arrow" (and its large, dull end pointed at his butt).
  • After being informed that the key to her freedom is behind her eye, Cindy moves a scalpel toward her eye. We hear but don't see the squishy impact, but she then points out it's a glass eye and we see the empty eye socket from which she retrieves the key.
  • Tom sees that a tormentor has his kids strung up above some rapidly spinning blades, while he's then confronted with his own blades, but it's a mechanical boot that kicks him in the crotch.
  • A blade approaches Tom's eye, but then stops.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Handguns/Knife/Crossbow/Alien death rays: Carried and/or used to threaten, wound or kill others and/or cause property damage. See "Violence" for details.
  • We see a photo of a young boy holding military weapons.
  • Tom grabs his handgun and tries to put it down the back of his pants and then the front, both times accidentally shooting himself (he yells out "My ass" and then "Penis").
  • We hear gunfire while seeing footage from Detroit.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • All of the following is played for comedy.
  • Phrases: "We are so f*cked," "Bullsh*t," "Holy sh*t," "You ain't sh*t," "Oh sh*t," "I don't give a sh*t," "Dogsh*t," "Horace P. McTitties," "What the hell /is going on/was that for/happened? "Pissed," "To hell with your feelings," "Shut up," "Give me a break," "Bitch(es)," "That crazy talk," "Ho" (whore), "Shut your ass up," "Chick," "Ass clown," "My ass," "Big ass," "You crazy Jew," "Who the hell is this?" "Are you crazy?" "Kick ass," "Freaking A," "Who gives a crap?" "Purple nurple" and "Whatever."
  • Some kids may be inspired to imitate some of the slapstick material.
  • Shaquille O'Neal sports various tattoos, as does Mike Tyson (or his look-alike).
  • A man tries to commit suicide in various ways (razor blade, pill overdose) and finally succeeds by jumping from a balcony.
  • A buxom waitress wears a tight top that reveals her cleavage and bare midriff.
  • Mahalik and his friend bump chests.
  • In the background of a shot we see a man using a young woman's head as a stapler (repeatedly banging it down onto some papers).
  • Cindy chats with the ghostly Japanese boy in Japanese subtitles, but all they're saying aloud in English are Japanese company names (Mitsubishi, etc.) or words (sushi, etc.).
  • President Harris does a spit-take with milk (where he suddenly spits it out in surprise), followed by a bunch of school kids doing the same.
  • Cindy pours coffee onto her own head to try to wake herself up.
  • Ezekiel puts a bowl of mashed potatoes on his head.
  • Ezekiel smells Cindy's clothed armpit.
  • A man uses the term "Japs" to refer to Japanese people.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • Mrs. Norris' hand suddenly grabs Cindy's leg.
  • The ghostly boy's face is suddenly at a car window.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • An extreme amount of ominous, suspenseful and scary music plays in the film, but all within the context of the comedy spoof angle.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • The song "I like big butts" plays on the soundtrack (and has sexual lyrics such as the reaction for the male singer being that he's "sprung").
  • Some rap songs in the end credits have lyrics we couldn't fully hear or understand, thus presenting the potential of them possibly containing objectionable lyrics. That said, we heard something about selling dope, as well as sexual material where the male singer tells a woman to "twist that thing" and "wiggle it more." The title appears to be "Let's ride" (which could be slang for sex), while another song has lyrics about drinking and then something about "blaze up them trees" (possible drug slang).
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 1 "f" word (and a possible incomplete one used with "mother"), 12 "s" words, 2 slang terms for sex ("lay" and "did"), 1 slang term using male genitals ("pee-pee"), 1 using female ones ("p*ssy"), 1 for breasts ("t*tties"), 8 hells, 7 asses, 6 damns, 1 crap, 8 uses of "Oh my God," 3 of "Jesus," 2 each of "God" and "My God" and 1 use each of "For God's sakes" and "Good God."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • All of the following is played for comedy.
  • As the song "I like big butts" plays on the soundtrack (and has sexual lyrics such as the reaction for the male singer being that he's "sprung"), we see microbes dancing on the screen, with some of the blobs taking female form and having jiggling and bouncing breast shapes.
  • We see a guy adjust his clothed crotch.
  • We see a man (Charlie Sheen) looking dismayed despite three buxom and scantly clad women together in his bed telling him to come back to bed (all wear small bras that show ample cleavage - we later see them in small panties having a mild pillow fight). After accidentally downing a lot of Viagra (in a suicide attempt), a comically exaggerated erection grows in his pants. He eventually leaps to his death (we don't see the impact), but lands on that clothed erection that's now embedded in the road and supporting his body.
  • A buxom waitress wears a tight top that reveals her cleavage and bare midriff.
  • After Tom says his wife dumped him, Mahalik says he slept with her, as does his friend, while a waitress passes by, asks if they're talking about Marilyn and then says she's a "great lay."
  • In a spoof of "Brokeback Mountain," Mahalik and his male friend recall sharing a small tent on a cold night. Lying in front of his friend, Mahalik reaches behind him toward that man. The second guy asks what he's doing and Mahalik replies, "I'm just trying to grab some nuts" (as he then holds some peanuts). The two end up singing a Lionel Ritchie song to each other, rip off their own shirts and Mahalik puts petroleum jelly on his chest and then pours some sort of body oil all over his body. The other man has a car battery, Mahalik wears a large surgical glove and we then see the tent rocking back and forth (from the outside, with a disco ball's reflections spinning around inside it). Back in real time, the friend says they caught a lot of fish, with Mahalik smelling him and then agreeing, "Black cod."
  • We see a photo of Henry and his wife who's lifted up her shirt to show her bare chest (we see the shape of her breasts, but no details in the briefly seen and small photo).
  • Cindy sees a case manager get out of a filled bathtub in just his small, wet briefs.
  • Tom throws a baseball that accidentally hits Cindy on the head, knocking her to the ground (she says not to worry since she's "taken balls to the face before").
  • We see Cindy in the shower (just a head and shoulders shot). A creepy hand is then around her and tries to go over her shoulder down to her chest, but she smacks it away.
  • Cindy shows some cleavage while down on all fours in a boxing ring.
  • Cindy and Tom passionately kiss, but a growing storm interrupts them.
  • We see clouds shaped like a large butt (with a lightning bolt coming out of the middle of them).
  • As Tom tries to hold back a crowd during an alien attack, his hands accidentally ends up on two women's clothed breasts on either side of him.
  • Tom grabs his handgun and tries to put it down the back of his pants and then the front, both times accidentally shooting himself (he yells out "My ass" and then "Penis").
  • President Harris means to say that the next story for some kids will be "Rumplestiltskin," but he says, "Rumpled foreskin" instead.
  • While sleeping, Brenda mumbles many things, including "R. Kelly don't pee on me."
  • When Cindy tells Brenda she's met a man, Brenda wonders what his name is, adding that she might have already loved him. Cindy says the name and Brenda replies, "Yep, did him," but she's thinking of someone else.
  • At a village meal, we see roasted pigs positioned in a rear-entry mating position.
  • Ezekiel offers to do the village meal prayer, but all he says (with a laugh) is "pee-pee" and "vagina."
  • Henry mentions celebrating the domestic partnership of two men in their village, and we then see the two men with their arms interlocked while having beverages (like a wedding couple) and then later passionately kissing (in an exaggerated fashion, with Henry not liking what he's seeing).
  • A woman in a village reports the day's news of some guy who intends to have sex with some woman as soon as possible, with word that the woman will put up a mild fight before giving in.
  • Brenda gyrates around while liking the looks of a man who's just been told by Henry that his tongue should be held for something he's said. The man then comments on being unable to control his tongue (innuendo on the part of the film), which only excites Brenda more. She says she has experience in these matters and comments on them going off to a room together alone.
  • Thinking she's at her house alone, Holly takes off her dress (done to a corset that shows cleavage).
  • President Harris informs the U.N. that they've reversed the alien tripods' death rays so that they no longer vaporize people and leave their clothes, but instead vaporize the clothing and leave the people. He then accidentally causes it to zap himself, shocking the men and women in the crowd who see his full nudity (we see several views of his bare butt, while objects in the foreground of several shots barely block views of his crotch area). He then accidentally causes the ray gun to zap everyone, leaving all of the men and women nude (they all use their hands or other objects to cover their crotch areas or chests for the women, but we still see lots of skin as well as tops of breasts, etc.). When he's told he's nude, President Harris says he thought he was wearing a wrinkly suit, asks about his nipples being something else and then says (about his unseen penis) that he's been pulling that thing up and down like a zipper.
  • Cindy walks in and sees Brenda seated before a standing villager man who's saying, "Oh Brenda, that's it" (thus suggesting she's doing something sexual to him). We then see that she's churning butter, but when he asks if she's churned butter before, she says they don't call it (sex) that where she comes from.
  • We briefly see a photo of some buxom women in what look like wet t-shirts (but no nipples are visible through them).
  • A long pod tentacle snakes its way down into a basement, looking for people. But it then spots a floor canister vacuum cleaner and the next shot we see is of it humping the vacuum cleaner.
  • Tom passionately kisses Cindy in a tight group of people, but then realizes he's doing that to someone else (and that woman slaps him for that).
  • We see miscellaneous cleavage.
  • Various people are pulled into an alien pod entry point that looks like buttocks.
  • Cindy and Brenda find themselves with large traps positioned around their necks (that will snap shut), while Tom has a crossbow attached to his backside, with a large "arrow" (and its large, dull end pointed at his butt). Seeing that, Brenda wonders if they can switch, and when all of that eventually comes off them, she wonders if it's too late to use it.
  • We see photos of the masked tormentor in his more carefree days, including having sex on top of a woman (no nudity).
  • When Brenda returns with a tormentor's masked accomplice after the tormenting is over, Brenda says she was just "sealing the deal" (having sex). The accomplice then scratches his clothed crotch, causing the tormentor to say, "Tell me you didn't catch something." The accomplice says he didn't as Brenda told him she was a virgin. Later, Brenda delivers a baby that's wearing a tormentor mask.
  • We see Marilyn passionately kissing an old man (her husband).
  • We see Mahalik and his male friend's mostly bare butts in their open chaps as they head back to their tent.
  • We see President Harris in bed with a duck (nothing sexual is occurring).
  • Tom appears on the Oprah show where he dances and prances around in unbridled joy. He then humps her (clothed) and then the couch.
  • A song has sexual material where the male singer tells a woman to "twist that thing" and "wiggle it more." The title appears to be "Let's ride" (which could be slang for sex).
  • SMOKING
  • None.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • All of the following is played for comedy.
  • After Tom says his wife dumped him, Mahalik says he slept with her, as does his friend, while a waitress passes by, asks if they're talking about Marilyn and then says she's a "great lay."
  • There's some father/son tension between Tom and his teenage son.
  • Tom's son mouths, "I hate you" to him.
  • We see a flashback to Cindy's previous marriage to some gang banger who treats her poorly (calling her "bitch," etc.).
  • We see a flashback to Cindy's previous marriage where her husband/manager falls and accidentally breaks his neck, killing him.
  • President Harris comments to his aide (too loudly) that a bunch of school kids' parents could already be dead (causing them to do a collective "spit-take" with their milk).
  • Tom sees that a tormentor has his kids strung up above some rapidly spinning blades, while he's then confronted with his own blades, but everyone's okay in the end.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • All of the following is played for comedy.
  • Suicide.
  • Spoofs.
  • Aliens.
  • Supernatural events and beings.
  • President Harris says something to his aide about signing an abortion bill (after being around a bunch of school kids) and some viewers might not like that comment.
  • Homosexuality (several scenes feature related material).
  • Sexual promiscuity.
  • VIOLENCE
  • All of the following is played for comedy rather than realism (but the number of deaths generates the category rating).
  • Shaquille O'Neal stands up and hits his head on a pipe and then the ceiling in a grungy bathroom where he and Dr. Phil find themselves shackled. Needing to throw a large rock through a basketball hoop (to ensure their escape), Shaq tries but misses, with the rock hitting various things (a pipe, a fluorescent light fixture) that then fall and hit Dr. Phil on the head. Shaq finally makes the shot and hacksaws appear for both men. Dr. Phil then saws through his leg (we don't see the actual cutting) and holds up his severed foot, only to realize he cut off the wrong one.
  • A man prepares to commit suicide (with a razor blade to the wrists), but Cindy inadvertently interrupts him, although her hug drives that razor blade into his clothed chest (no blood). He then tries to commit suicide via a drug overdose, but accidentally takes Viagra instead, resulting in a comically exaggerated erection in his pants. He tries to whack that down, but a cat then jumps on that and the man repeatedly beats it and the cat onto a table before knocking the cat out a balcony door (the cat hits the metal railing). That man then runs and jumps to his death (with that clothed erection ending up embedded in the road).
  • Asleep behind the controls of a crane, Tom accidentally causes several large cargo containers to crash into each other (with one eventually falling on a man).
  • Tom's son kicks down his locked front door.
  • Pulling a suitcase away from Marilyn, Tom accidentally whacks Rachel across the street with it. He then accidentally closes the car door on her head.
  • In the background of a shot we see a man using a young woman's head as a stapler (repeatedly banging it down onto some papers).
  • Cindy tries to help Mrs. Norris up off the floor, and bangs her head three times onto some sort of small shelf. She then drops her down, resulting in the top of her head being against a room fan that chops off some of her hair.
  • A case manager showing Cindy around Mrs. Norris' house finds a young boy (with dark circles around his eyes) in a tub and repeatedly tries to push him under the water, eventually hitting him on the head several times with a toilet plunger.
  • Tom throws a baseball that accidentally hits Cindy on the head, knocking her to the ground (she says not to worry since she's "taken balls to the face before"). Later, Tom throws a football that accidentally hits her on the head.
  • A creepy ghost kid starts to come down the stairs in a creepy, spider-like fashion, but ends up accidentally rolling down them and crashing into something.
  • Spray from a garden hose knocks over Mrs. Norris and we then see the nozzle repeatedly hitting her on the head on the ground.
  • A ghost boy screams because Cindy's lighter is under his hand and burning him.
  • We see a spoof of "Million Dollar Baby" where Mike Tyson (or a look-alike) is dressed in drag to box Cindy in her previous boxing life. After Cindy accidentally twice hits her husband/manager, she and Tyson exchange hard blows (comedy style), and the Tyson figure bites off the ref's ear and spits it into the crowd. But one attempted punch by her ends up causing various people to fall and break their necks on various things in and out of the ring.
  • Tom's daughter is struck by alien-generated lightning twice (blown up into the air for comedic effect).
  • Tom twice hits his head on the underside of a table while hiding under there.
  • During an alien attack, a miscellaneous terrorist tries to blow himself up. When he's unsuccessful, various Americans attack and jump on him.
  • Various enormous, walking alien tripods (from "War of the Worlds") zap miscellaneous people with their death rays, vaporizing them (no blood and all for comedy).
  • Tom races home and throws open the door, knocking his daughter aside by accident.
  • Tom grabs his handgun and tries to put it down the back of his pants and then the front, both times accidentally shooting himself (he yells out "My ass" and then "Penis").
  • During the alien attack, we see a person on fire and then another who's casually walking his dog (that's also on fire) down the street.
  • Tom accidentally closes a car door on his daughter's leg.
  • A mechanic and another man are vaporized by an alien death ray.
  • A large case from a plane hits Cindy (after Brenda has thrown it from some wreckage - but didn't intend to hit her).
  • Brenda throws a small car part that hits a driver on the head, knocking him out.
  • Coming up out of a manhole to discover dazed survivors of the alien attack, Mahalik and his friend think they're zombies and proceed to punch and otherwise strike them (with the friend shocking one with an electronic zapper). Mahalik then finds his grandmother, flips her over and then throws her down through the open manhole.
  • A miscellaneous person punches Tom in the face before he's pulled from his car. He then pulls his handgun and fires a warning shot into the air, causing a hang glider to then crash to the ground. Another man then aims his gun at Tom, with a third man then holding a knife on the second. They and Tom then switch weapons, with Tom ending up with a crossbow that he accidentally fires, hitting the hang glider (in the background of the shot).
  • Cindy and Brenda pull two villagers into the bushes for their clothes and we see the bushes shaking from the fighting occurring inside (that we hear, but the villagers come back out, having defeated their attackers).
  • While racing Ezekiel, Holly runs face-first into a tree, followed by him doing the same into a house.
  • Holly (who's blind) accidentally hits Henry in the crotch with her walking cane.
  • Henry mentions celebrating the domestic partnership of two men in their village, and we then see the two men with their arms interlocked while having beverages (like a wedding couple) and then later passionately kissing (in an exaggerated fashion, with Henry not liking what he's seeing).
  • While seeing President Harris nude, a man at the U.N. commits hari-kari.
  • President Harris punches a foreigner in the face at the U.N. during a panic.
  • During an alien attack, an explosion knocks various soldiers backwards, while we see a person pass by with a large rod through his body (no blood).
  • A man hits another man over the head, knocking him out.
  • A large bell twice hits Ezekiel on the head, knocking him down.
  • We see Henry lying in bed with a knife sticking out of his chest (a tiny bit of blood is on the clothing around the blade). Cindy leans over him, inadvertently pushing the knife further in. Moments later, Ezekiel suddenly pops in and stabs him again, presumably killing him (no blood).
  • We see a flashback to Don King (or a look-alike) falling out of a boxing ring onto a Japanese boy (with both ending up dead).
  • Tom passionately kisses Cindy in a tight group of people, but then realizes he's doing that to someone else (and that woman slaps him for that).
  • Tom sees that a tormentor has his kids strung up above some rapidly spinning blades, while he's then confronted with his own blades, but it's a mechanical boot that kicks him in the crotch. We then see that two devices have grabbed his nipples through his shirt and are pulling them outward (the tormentor refers to this as the "purple nurple"). A fake wet finger then goes into his ear for a "wet Willy."
  • A masked tormentor backhands Brenda who then grabs him and bashes his head into the camera that's showing their images on TV. The tormentor's accomplice then hits Brenda with a pipe or rod of some sort.
  • A bus suddenly strikes our narrator (James Earl Jones).
  • Tom appears on the Oprah show where he dances and prances around in unbridled joy. The two end up punching each other during the interview (but neither seems to mind). He then tears into a sofa cushion and puts some of the stuffing into his mouth, heaves Cindy across the studio in joy, bends Oprah's wrists backwards until they break and then spins them around, and then hits her the back with a small wooden chair.



  • Reviewed April 14, 2006 / Posted April 14, 2006

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