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"SAVAGES"
(2012) (Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Extreme
Blood/Gross Stuff Extreme
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Extreme
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Moderate
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Action: Two marijuana dealers in Southern California run afoul of a powerful Mexican drug lord who kidnaps their shared girlfriend.
PLOT:
Ben (AARON JOHNSON) and Chon (TAYLOR KITSCH) are a couple of drug dealers in Southern California known for their extremely pure and potent marijuana. They share a girlfriend named Ophelia, or "O" (BLAKE LIVELY), who lives with them, works with them, and has sex with both separately and at the same time. They refer to their arrangement as a "family."

That family is threatened when a powerful Mexican drug lord named Elena (SALMA HAYEK) wants in on their action and makes them an offer to work together through her lawyer, Alex (DEMIAN BICHIR). When they refuse and Elena gets word that they intend to flee the country, she has O kidnapped by her lethal henchman Lado (BENICIO DEL TORO) and threatened with death. Alex and Chon comply, but secretly plot to turn the tables on Elena and her organization.

They are in cahoots with a crooked FBI agent named Dennis (JOHN TRAVOLTA) and a super-smart computer hacker named Spin (EMILE HIRSCH). Together, they conspire to first, set up a member of Elena's crew to look like a snitch, and then second, kidnap Elena's estranged daughter Magda (SANDRA ECHEVERRIA) and arrange an exchange for O.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Older teens, especially males, may have some interest due to its extreme, R-rated content.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For strong brutal and grisly violence, some graphic sexuality, nudity, drug use, and language throughout.


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