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"BAD BOYS FOR LIFE"
(2020) (Will Smith, Martin Lawrence) (R)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

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


QUICK TAKE:
Action/Comedy: A long-time cop duo must contend with a woman who wants to get revenge on those who wronged her in the past, including one of those detectives.
PLOT:
With nearly twenty-five years of being cop partners, Detective Mike Lowrey (WILL SMITH) and Detective Marcus Burnett (MARTIN LAWRENCE) are looking toward the future in decidedly different ways. Having just become a grandfather, Marcus is looking to retire and spend time with his growing family, something that Mike, a single man, can't comprehend. With their usual comic bickering, the two detectives decide to have a foot race that will determine if they retire or not. But as Mike is winning that, a gunman on a motorcycle shoots him repeatedly, nearly killing him.

Six months later, Mike is mostly healed and wants to work his own case, something that Marcus, who's now retired, thinks is a bad idea, which also holds true for their commanding officer, Captain Howard (JOE PANTOLIANO). But he does allow Mike to be an advisor to a new unit in the division called AMMO (Advance Miami Metro Operations ) that's now run by Mike's ex-flame, Rita (PAOLA NUNEZ). He doesn't think that team -- that includes the likes of Dorn (ALEXANDER LUDWIG) and Kelly (VANESSA HUDGENS) -- will be able to crack the case while another member of the team, Rafe (CHARLES MELTON), views Mike as an out-of-touch old man.

Little do any of them realize that the mastermind behind Mike's shooting -- and the assassinations of other prominent figures -- is Isabel Aretas (KATE DEL CASTILLO) who's escaped from a Mexican prison and wants revenge on those who wronged her and her late husband and is using her assassin son, Armando (JACOB SCIPIO), to carry out the hits. And with a personal vendetta related to Mike, she wants him to die last.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're somehow fans of either of the two earlier films (released in 1995 and 2003) or are fans of Smith or Lawrence, they might have some interest in seeing it.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For strong bloody violence, language throughout, sexual references and brief drug use.


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