Zoolander

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +3

Content: -2 1/2

Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) is the hottest male model in the world that is until the annual VH-1 Fashion Awards. While Zoolander has won the title for best male model three years running, he loses out to popular rookie model Hansel (Owen Wilson). After the stunning loss, Zoolander begins to re-evaluate his life, but is pulled back in to the style-setting fast lane when top rate designer Mugatu (Will Ferrell) wants Derek to model his new fashion line. However, Mugatus real plan includes hypnotizing Derek to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Derek will need the help of reporter Matilda Jeffries (Christine Taylor) and others to get him out of this life-threatening predicament. Zoolander is based on the character in Stillers popular video short that aired on Cable-TVs VH-1 Fashion Awards a few years back. The comedy chemistry between Wilson and Stiller is great as their interaction carries the film. With plenty of laughs and a dearth of current popular movies, look for Zoolander to have a sizable showing at the box office.

Since the movie deals with male models, there is plenty of poking fun at the modeling industry, although it is never mean-spirited. Not only are the models portrayed as brainless, but the designers dont get away unscathed either. Sexual innuendo is prominent as characters make all kinds of comments about body parts and sexual exploits. In addition, one scene implies that sex is taking place between multiple partners, although all that is shown are some comic faces of people during the act. Although done in a comical manner, promiscuous sex is still presented in a positive light. Foul language includes quite a few s-words and other milder obscenities, several strong profanities and many crude terms. With excessive sexual content and vulgar language, Zoolander is morally unfashionable.

Preview Reviewer: John Adair
Distributor:
Paramount Pictures, 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Summary
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 (14) times - Mild 6, moderate 8

Obscene Language: Many (17) times - S-word 8, other 9

Profanity: Several (6) times All Regular (GD 3, For C Sake 3)

Violence: Several times Moderate, some slapstick (egg thrown at man, people die in explosion, woman thrown out door, man shot, people fight with kicking and punching, woman punched in face)

Sex: Once Implied (multiple sex partners people kiss before and then a series of faces of people involved are shown during sequence)

Nudity: Once (anatomical male statuary); Near Nudity Many times (cleavage emphasized, women in skimpy clothes and short skirts)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times (man grabs womans rear, comments about male genitals/ womans breast size/ frequency of sex acts/ multiple sex partners/ self gratification, man visibly aroused, gritty black and white picture of people engaged with multiple sex partners, men make insults about licking each others genitals)

Drugs: Few times (cigarette smoking, alcohol)

Other: Man comically prays to the great spirit

Running Time: 105 minutes
Intended Audience: Older teens and young adults


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