MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +2

Content: -4

Originally rated NC-17, this film was apparently trimmed enough for an R-rating, but the focus is still sex. Four New York males meet each Sunday in a diner for breakfast and detailed discussions of their weekend exploits "scamming." Scamming is putting on an act to pick up women for sex. One of the four no longer plays because he's married, but shares his insight to women with the other three. One weekend, each of the three seem to have met the perfect girl. Unfortunately, for all three it's the same girl named Mia (Amanda Peet). It's friendship versus relationship as all three men date Mia and tries to convince the others, she's only interested in him. But which one is she really interested in? Billed as a comedy about dating and sex, the laughs are limited and the crowds may be also.

Since the film focuses mostly on guys views about sex, continuous discussions are filled with explicit descriptions of sexual acts, both conventional and unconventional. Except for a comic scene involving one of the men in thong underwear, the film manages to avoid nudity. But several scenes show the men in bed with women, sometimes with more than one. And Mia is shown in bed with each. A later scene shows her with other women, discussing each man's performance and genital size. She also admits to a sexual act with the married man. Although one man admits to believing in marriage, he sees nothing wrong with having many sexual relations before marriage. And the married friend feels his two year marriage is stifling, but tells the others that sex within marriage is best. But crude sexual dialogue, endorsement of premarital sex and almost 200 obscenities make WHIPPED, a cruel and unusual punishment.

Preview Reviewer: Paul Bicking
Destination Films, 1299 Ocean Ave., 5th Flr., Santa Monica. CA 90401

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (38) times - Mild 10, moderate 28

Obscene Language: Many (186+) times - F-word 89, s-word 66, other 31, finger gestures plus many slang terms for sexual acts and self-gratification

Profanity: Many (15) times - Regular 7 (G 2, GD, J, JC, Csake 2); exclamatory 8 (OMG 5, MG 2, Thank G)

Violence: Few times - Mild (men wrestling)

Sex: Several times (implied by couples in bed with sounds, unconventional act partially portrayed)

Nudity: Once (Male rear in thong underwear); implied several times (couples in bed, couple in bathroom)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Continuous (men discuss numerous sexual experiences, sensual dancing, ponographic material referenced

Drugs: Alcohol drinks in bar, wine, cigarettes

Other: Discussion of self-gratification, store condom display, urination sounds, sex toys played with, man puts hand in unflushed commode, marriage both praised and derided, women discuss men's sexual performance and anatomy, reference adulterous act

Running Time: 85 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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