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"MY BEST FRIEND'S GIRL"
(2008) (Dane Cook, Kate Hudson) (R)

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


QUICK TAKE:
Romantic Comedy: Upset that his girlfriend just wants to be friends, a young man hires his roommate, whom she's never met, to take her on a horrible date to convince her that she's made a mistake.
PLOT:
Although they've only been dating for 5 weeks, Dustin (JASON BIGGS) wants to take his romantic relationship with coworker Alexis (KATE HUDSON) to the next level. Having never really dated many guys -- a point brought up by her roommate, Ami (LIZZY CAPLAN) -- Alexis decides they should just be friends.

Devastated, Dustin turns to the only person he believes can fix this problem -- his roommate Tank (DANE COOK). While he works days as a customer service phone rep, Tank -- a chip off the old block, considering his dad, Professor Turner (ALEC BALDWIN), is also quite the player -- spends the rest of his time as a hired gun for various men who want to get back with their ex-girlfriends.

And he does that by being the date from Hell, such an obnoxious boor that the women will go running back into their boyfriends' arms after realizing they made a horrible mistake. Tank reluctantly agrees to do this for Dustin, but is shocked when a drunken Alexis not only doesn't mind his treatment of her, but also wants to have casual sex with him.

He declines the offer, but then finds himself smitten and then falling for her. From that point on, and as Dustin hopes his friend's ploy is working, Tank must figure out how to proceed.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of anyone in the cast or raunchy, R-rated films, they might.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For strong language and sexual content throughout, including graphic dialogue and some nudity.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
Considering what occurs in the film (casual sex, strong profanity, drinking, smoking, bad attitudes, etc.), it's doubtful many if any parents would consider any of the characters in the film as good role models.
CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

HOW OTHERS RATED THIS MOVIE


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OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
The following is a quick summary of the content found in this romantic comedy that's been rated R. Profanity consists of at least 50 "f" words, while various other expletives and colorful phrases are also uttered. All sorts of sexually related dialogue, song lyrics and other material are present. That includes the sight of sex toys and porn, bare-breasted strippers in just tiny thongs doing their thing, a couple fooling around various times (partly undressed), with sex occurring on and off camera, and a man's bare butt is seen as he propositions a woman for oral sex.

A character punches another and there's some slapping, characters smoke and drink (some to the point of intoxication), while brief pot smoking also occurs and there are some brief drug references. All sorts of bad attitudes are present, as is behavior that might be enticing for some kids to imitate. Crude and scatological humor also occurs.

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
  • In one of his purposefully obnoxious dates, Tank tells a caller he was drunk when he had sex with her sister. While on his date, he orders a lot of drinks, but they're only for him and not his date.
  • One of Tank's clients drinks beer in a bar where others drink.
  • Tank tells a young woman she's so white and thin that he could lay her out on a bar and snort her.
  • Dustin and Alexis have wine in a restaurant where one camera shot shows various bottles of wine.
  • Tank has beer.
  • Dustin has a drink.
  • Alexis and Ami drink, with the former then being intoxicated when she goes out on her date with Tank. Then end up at a strip club where both order a lot of drinks.
  • Dustin has beer.
  • Dustin has a beer in another scene.
  • Professor Turner and Tank have beer in a bar where others drink.
  • Tank is purposefully late for a date with a woman who says she thought they were going to get drinks before dinner. He then shows that he has a bottle (implying he's been drinking from that) and we then see that again on the table when they're at a pizza place.
  • Realizing he's not right for Alexis and Dustin is, Tank purposefully sabotages her sister's wedding to make himself look quite bad. That includes doing a lot of drinking, and then walking out onto the dance floor with a beer in each hand and then vomiting onto the floor. He later makes a joke about his sneezing being due to cocaine. Later, we see him sharing a joint with someone.
  • Miscellaneous people have champagne at a wedding.
  • Dustin walks up carrying two beers and offers one to Tank who refuses. We also see Professor Turner with a glass of wine.
  • Alexis has wine.
  • Tank and his date have wine in a restaurant where others drink, and Alexis throws a glass of wine in his face.
  • Professor Turner and Dustin have beer as do others.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • We see a woman vomiting into a toilet.
  • We see Tank urinating in public.
  • Tank jogs alongside Alexis but then purposefully falls, slightly bloodying his knee.
  • Alexis states she has to pee.
  • Dustin tells Tank he wants the latter to go further in grossing out Alexis, such as defecating in public.
  • A person says that something is crazy, "Like sh*t in the bed and roll around in it crazy."
  • Trading insults, Alexis comments about Tank's penis being so small that he "pisses" on his testicles.
  • Tank makes an analogy about a person and uses the word "sh*t" in verbal defecation mode.
  • We see the motion of Tank urinating in a cup in his car, but don't see or hear the actual act.
  • A miscellaneous guy makes a butt wiping gesture in regards to how Tank is treating Alexis too nicely at a dance. In response, Tank calls that guy a "husky bitch."
  • Realizing he's not right for Alexis and Dustin is, Tank purposefully sabotages her sister's wedding to make himself look quite bad. That includes doing a lot of drinking, and then walking out onto the dance floor with a beer in each hand and then vomiting onto the floor. He then goes through the food line, grabbing food with his bare hand, saying he washed it after vomiting, and then proceeds to sneeze into the food and onto the people in line.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Everything here is played for intended comedy.
  • Various men pay Tank to take their ex-girlfriends out on horrible dates to drive those women back into their arms by making them seem like good catches in comparison (and Tank uses everything in his arsenal to behave like a jerk toward them). While he doesn't pay him, Dustin also employs Tank for the same purposes. However, Tank ends up falling for and bedding Alexis.
  • About getting teary about watching "Ghost," Tank tells himself, "I'm a fag."
  • Some viewers might not like Tank's callous reply to Alexis mentioning a pet dying in her hands: "I'm sure that's not the only thing that's gone limp in your hands."
  • Tank and his coworker don't take their phone customer support jobs seriously, blowing off irate callers and making sure no one gets a refund.
  • Dustin's date is seen breast-feeding her child, and when he's asked if he'd like something to drink, he replies that he'll have what the kid is having (thus infuriating the mother).
  • Both Tank and his dad sexually objectify women.
  • Some viewers might not like Professor Turner making a sexual remark about a woman and that she was bucking like an epileptic at a strobe convention (or something close to that).
  • About Tank being sensitive about Alexis, Professor Turner says he's acting like Liberace's stylist's boyfriend, and then feigns a gay sounding voice.
  • Tank purposefully takes a young religious woman to a Jesus-themed pizza parlor called Cheesus Crust where pizza is made in the shape of a cross. She's offended by this and tells everyone that they're sinners. That prompts the waitress to reply that her people should have thought about that 19 years ago when they stopped her mom from going into the clinic.
  • Some viewers might not like when Tank jokes to a young religious woman that he's the antichrist (for the way he's been behaving).
  • A miscellaneous guy makes a butt wiping gesture in regards to how Tank is treating Alexis too nicely at a dance. In response, Tank calls that guy a "husky bitch."
  • Alexis' future brother-in-law reveals to Tank that he's marrying Alexis' sister for the family money (or at least that's the lucrative part of the pending nuptials).
  • Realizing he's not right for Alexis and Dustin is, Tank purposefully sabotages her sister's wedding to make himself look quite bad. That includes telling a joke to a priest and a rabbi about a priest seeing a bent-over boy and stating, "I'd really like to screw that," with the rabbi asking, "Out of what?" He then does a variety of other things, including asking the bride's mom to perform oral sex on him after dropping his pants.
  • When Dustin and Tank make up, Professor Turner makes various mocking homosexual remarks about them and that.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • None.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • None.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "Shut the f*ck up," "I don't f*ck with family," "Epic mind-f*ck," "You're such a f*cking girl sometimes," "What the f*ck /are you talking about/is wrong with you?" "F*ck me" (nonsexual), "I f*cking roofied myself," "A one-night pity-f*ck," "F*ck my f*cking mother," "Get the f*ck out," "I f*cked up," "F*ck you," "I want that in my f*cking mouth," "Pretty f*cked up," "That's f*cked up," "A f*cking f*ck-face," "Oh sh*t," "Bullsh*t," "Bang a sh*t-load of dudes," "Like sh*t in the bed and roll around in it crazy," "No sh*t," "You're scaring the sh*t out of me," "Holy sh*t," "I feel like sh*t," "Blow job," "Pop that p*ssy," "Big c*nt," "P*ssy police," "Skank," "Bang like you've never bung before," "Time to wipe the cobwebs off your c*ck," "My son the booty call," "This chick's seen more d*cks than you" (said to a gay man), "It's not gonna suck itself," "The best thing that came out of you was me," "Are you psycho?" "You're an asshole," "(I'm the) Dude," "I'm a fag," "Sweet ass," "You suck," "I suck," "That sucks," "Do I tell you what flavor of jam to eat out of your boss' ass?" "You're an idiot," "Freaking out," "You're freaking me out," "You saucy tart," "Pissed off," "Are you gay?" "Big ass asshole," "You creepy weirdo," "You're the bitch, bitch," "You're the anti-cupid," "I'm the antichrist," "Dork," "Husky bitch" (said to a guy), "I was one nasty son of a bitch," "You're as hot as a pistol," "Nuts" (testicles), "You bet your sweet ass" and "Ass backward."
  • Tank's various antics might be enticing for some kids to imitate (including those listed under "Sex/Nudity").
  • Ami has a tattoo on her back.
  • Dustin's eyebrow is accidentally shaved off when he turns his head, prompting the need to purposefully shave off the other one. We then see him with fake eyebrows when he goes on a date.
  • Tank and Alexis do various exaggerated dance moves at a dance.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • None.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • None.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • A song repeats "Pop that p*ssy" many times.
  • We hear the "Pop that p*ssy" song again (and it includes other sexually related material), with Alexis singing along with it and saying that she did or nearly did lose her virginity to that.
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 50 "f" words (2 used with "mother," 4 used sexually as are many uses of "bang" as well as "do," "laid," "railed" and "screw"), 29 "s" words, 23 slang terms using female genitals ("p*ssy," "c*nt" and "clam burger"), 8 using male ones ("d*ck," "c*ck" and "unit"), 2 for breasts (variations of "t*tty"), 39 asses (27 used with "hole"), 1 damn, 1 hell, 1 S.O.B., 14 uses of "Oh my God," 3 each of "G-damn" and "Jesus," 2 of "God," and 1 use each of "For God's sakes," "Jesus Christ" and "Oh God."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • We see Tank on one of his dates designed to drive the woman back into her ex-boyfriend's arms due to Tank purposefully behaving like a cad. As he walks the woman (who shows cleavage) back to her door, he tells her he loves angry sex, and wonders if she wants to "do it" right there, but she closes the door on him. We then see a series of things he did during their date. That includes him talking about her giving him a "blow job" and that he'd turn it from being a chore into a tutoring experience, calling it his "head start program." He grabs her clothed butt at another moment, and has a fake cell phone conversation with another woman, talking about getting her sister pregnant. He then eats some food, licking his tongue into as if performing oral sex on a woman, and then plays a song in his car with sexually related lyrics (that repeat "Pop that p*ssy").
  • Tank talks to a client about how to make a woman "come" and stares at another woman's clothed butt in a short and tight skirt.
  • There's a comment about "p*ssy police."
  • We see miscellaneous cleavage.
  • Tank makes out with a young woman and grabs her clothed butt. We next see them in bed, post sex, with him shirtless, while we see her bare back. After he says he doesn't allow sleepovers, the woman gets dressed to leave, but then crawls up under the covers on top of him.
  • We see Alexis in a sports bra, while Ami shows a little cleavage.
  • Ami tells Alexis that the latter needs discipline "like I need to miss my period."
  • We see Tank in just his low-riding boxers.
  • Thinking he'll get lucky tonight with Alexis, Dustin boxes up his porn collection (including "Lawrence of Labia") and brings that over to Tank's room for storage. Tank comments that Dustin has a serious masturbation problem, and then something about inserting "tab A into slot B" and "not if you want to f*ck her." Later, Tank returns Dustin's porn collection, calling it "comfort food for your penis."
  • About their dating, Alexis reminds Dustin that they haven't even had sex yet. He then says he wants to take their relationship to the next step, with her reminding him that sex isn't a next step.
  • Tank complains that Dustin canceled one of his porn channels.
  • We see Alexis in her bra, while Ami shows some cleavage.
  • About relationships, Ami says that if "ifs and butts were enough, I'd be getting gang banged right now." She then asks how many men Alexis has slept with and guesses three, with Alexis saying it's been two. Ami then says that if her life of promiscuity has taught her anything, it's that you have to "suck a few frogs" before you find your prince. She then tells Alexis the latter should "bang a sh*t-load of dudes" and then shows her a box of all sorts of masturbation aides (dildos, etc.).
  • About Ami, Tank says he's sure she's gives "great head."
  • We hear the "Pop that p*ssy" song again (and it includes other sexually related material), with Alexis singing along with it and saying that she did or nearly did lose her virginity to that.
  • Tank takes Alexis to a strip club where we see a stripper remove her top (bare breasts) and then move around in just a tiny thong bottom. Other such bare-breasted women in small thongs are seen. During this, and after Alexis talks about a dead pet, Tank states he's sure that's not the only thing that's gone limp in her hands. He also tells her, "I think we should just f*ck tonight" and she laughs at that before heading off to the restroom where she calls Ami. The latter tells Alexis that Tank could be "hung like Seabiscuit" and that Alexis should "bang like you've never bung before." A woman there (who shows a lot of cleavage) then tells Alexis the only voice the latter should trust is the one that comes from her "clam burger" (vagina). Alexis then return to Tank who's getting a lap dance and then some from one of those bare-breasted, thong-wearing strippers who then bends over in front of him. He tells Alexis that's a little game they play called who's at the door, with him then saying he's looking through the keyhole (as he puts his eye down toward her bare butt cheeks as if looking up her anus).
  • Tank then drives Alexis home and she passionately kisses and then invites him in for sex, but he declines (since Dustin is his friend and wants to get back together with her).
  • Tank's male coworker says he'd treat a woman like a bowling ball, licking three fingers and then sticking them up into the air (as if into a woman) while saying "Strike!"
  • Tank doesn't realize it's Alexis calling on his air purifier company's customer support line, and while he's talking about the product, she's talking about the fact that he blew off having sex with her the night before. That includes him talking about the unit (she says she never saw his) and that she should let the unit blow its glory all over her face. She then gets madder that she gave him a free pass for sex and "I f*cking roofied myself" (made herself available via copious liquor) and he didn't take her up on that.
  • Alexis and Tank share insults, including that she has a big butt, something about a "one-night pity f*ck," and that she's a two-bagger date (so ugly that he needs a bag over his head in case hers falls off). She then comments about his penis being so small he "pisses" on his testicles. She then puts his hand on her clothed butt and comments on the size and he does the same with her hand and his clothed crotch, with the two then passionately making out.
  • We then see a montage of them fooling around in various places, passionately making out, alternating being on top of the other and in various stages of undress (him shirtless, she in small panties and a bra that she makes the motion of starting to take off).
  • We see lots of porn material around Dustin, with Tank telling him he needs to wipe the cobwebs off his "cock" and stick it in something, adding, "You need to get laid."
  • Dustin's date is seen breast-feeding her child, and when he's asked if he'd like something to drink, he replies that he'll have what the kid is having (thus infuriating the mother). After he pays off the babysitter for her canceled job, the young woman tells him that for another $60 "I'll jerk you off in the parking garage" (we don't know if that happens).
  • Dustin arrives at Alexis' place, but Ami informs him that she's up there with another guy (Tank), and uses the term "bang" sexually several times, as well as that Alexis probably has her knees by her ears while she's getting "railed."
  • Professor Turner is a player just like his son, and he stares at a college student's cleavage. He then tells his son privately that last night he "f*cked" a woman with an inch of her life, that she was bucking like an epileptic at a strobe convention, that he turned her over and she wanted him to choke her, and he then imitates the sound of an air bag while verbalizing her result.
  • About Tank liking Alexis, Professor Turner tells him the story that he yearned (while making a sexual gesture) for his sister-in-law but did nothing, although he eventually "banged" her in a car. He then stares at (and points out to Tank) his young assistant's clothed butt as she bends over in a short and tight skirt. Later, he refers to Tank as "my son, the booty call."
  • We hear sexual sounds and see an overhead view of movement under the covers as Tank then rolls off Alexis, with both appearing spent. We then realize that Alexis is seeing Tank just for the casual sex.
  • We see the porn video "Ass Hunt" playing on the TV (showing a close-up of a woman's butt as she exercises), but then notice that Dustin is looking out the window rather than watching it.
  • Tank wears a t-shirt that reads "My c*ck and your p*ssy" = Good times."
  • We see miscellaneous cleavage.
  • A gay guy eyes Dustin. Later, about a bride wearing white, Tank complains to that gay man that she's seen more "d*ck" that he (the gay guy) has.
  • About seeing Alexis in a sexy bridesmaid dress, Tank jokes, "I'll do you right here."
  • Realizing he's not right for Alexis and Dustin is, Tank purposefully sabotages her sister's wedding to make himself look quite bad. That includes telling a joke to a priest and a rabbi about a priest seeing a bent-over boy and stating, "I'd really like to screw that," with the rabbi asking, "Out of what?" He also tells a bunch of young boys about a rear entry sexual act, using graphic descriptions including about pulling out and ejaculating. Later, he peers over a divider in the bathroom and looks down at the man next to him, saying that weddings get him hot and hard and (about the man's unseen penis), "I want that in my f*cking mouth." Later, he sits with the bride's mother, saying she was probably a hot slice back in her day. She replies she was, but is then shocked when he stands, drops his pants (we see his bare butt) and tells her, "It's not gonna suck itself."
  • A bride shows cleavage.
  • Professor Turner states that he "banged" a lot of women and then uses that term again.
  • About the above wedding scene, Tank says that he propositioned the bride's mom for a "blow job."
  • Alexis confronts Tank in a restaurant while he's on a date with another woman. Alexis states that she's pregnant (he asks how and she replies "how do you think?") as is her sister by him (he then realizes she's making this up), and that she's saving his date from the worst sex she'll ever have. Tank then states that Alexis' mother never complained. She says she'd kick him in the balls, but would get herpes, with him then saying the best thing that came out of Alexis was him. She then says the joke is in his pants, but then the two start making out there.
  • Ami shows Dustin all of her sexual devices (dildos, etc.) and he shows her all of his porn, followed by them exaggeratedly kissing on the bed (clothed).
  • SMOKING
  • Tank smokes at least 8 times, Ami smokes at least twice, Professor Turner is seen holding an unlit cigar, and a miscellaneous woman smokes.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • None.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Casual sex and Alexis' need to have that after dating few men.
  • Men objectifying women.
  • Accepting when others break up with you.
  • VIOLENCE
  • Tank jogs alongside Alexis but then purposefully falls, slightly bloodying his knee.
  • While trading insults, Alexis slaps Tank several times in response to one of his.
  • Realizing he's not right for Alexis and Dustin is, Tank purposefully sabotages her sister's wedding to make himself look quite bad. That includes walking away from helping hold up a grandmother on a chair lifted off the floor, causing it and her to crash hard to the floor.
  • A woman slaps her boyfriend/husband, while another throws a glass of water into the face of her boyfriend/husband. That's followed by a groom punching Tank in the face, sending him to the floor.



  • Reviewed September 19, 2008 / Posted September 19, 2008

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