Tuxedo, The

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +3 1/2

Content: -1 1/2

In this action comedy, Jackie player cab driver Jimmy Tong, whose reputation as a fast driver gets him a job as chauffeur for Central Security Agency super-spy Clark Devlin, played by Jason Isaacs. Devlin only has one rule for Jimmy - dont touch his tuxedo. But when an explosion puts Devlin out of commission, Jimmy tries on the classic suit and discovers clothes really do make the man. The tux is really a sophisticated electronic wonder that almost has a mind of its own and turns Jimmy into agent Tong, James Tong. CSA agent Delilah, or Del, Blaine (Jennifer Love Hewitt) whos almost too intelligent for her own good, is partnered with Jimmy, who she thinks is agent Devlin. Bottled water tycoon Diedrich Banning (Ritchie Coster) plans to corner the world market on drinking water by making all other water sources unusable. But are Jimmy, Del and the tux enough to stop his plans. This spoof of James Bond-style spy films has plenty of laughs, Chans unbelievable stunts and even the Godfather of Soul, James Brown.

Like the Bond films it spoofs, theres plenty of martial arts action as Jimmy takes on bad guys. Or the tux takes on the bad guys with Jimmy along for the ride. Along with the hits, kicks and punches, a few gruesome scenes show bodies suddenly drying up. One scene even shows a hand broken off and crumbled to duct. Several scenes also take the sexual tone of Bond films as cameras focus on female cleavage or show scantily clad women. When Jimmy has to take James Browns place, the suit has him shaking his rear in a womans face, much to her delight. Somewhat inebriated, she invites Jimmy up to her room for a sexual encounter. And Del tries to seduce Banning on two occasions where she emphasizes her cleavage. The crude opening scene shows a deer relieving itself in a stream. With frequently crude dialogue, crude sexual content and martial arts violence exploited for entertainment, THE TUXEDO needs to be cleaned up.

Preview Reviewer: Paul Bicking
Dreamworks Pictures, 1000 Flower St., Glendale, Ca 91201

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 (15) times Mild 5, moderate 10

Obscene Language: Several (5) times Other 5

Profanity: Many (12) time Regular 3 (GD in music lyrics, G 2); exclamatory 9 (OMG, OG, MG)

Violence: Many times (Bag over mans head suffocate, bicycle runs into car door, man jumps on top of car, car explosion, blood trickle on head, body dries up hand broken off and crumbled, room/ fixtures broken up, man falls from ceiling, man shot/ falls off ship, many martial arts hits/ kicks, biting, gun target shooting, fall into pool, man falls into snake pond, bugs out of cocoons, kick in crotch, punches, cup thrown into mans mouth, bug crawls out of mouth, electric shock)

Sex: None

Nudity: Near nudity Several times (low cut dresses, scantily clad dancers, woman in underwear/ towel, cleavage emphasized, man in boxer underwear)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Several times (comment about sexual dream, password slang for breasts, camera focuses on female rear, crotch shot out on torso target, male singer bounces bottom in front of woman, woman rubs mans leg/ tries seduce, suggestive conversation, radio picks up sounds of pleasure but foot rub, woman tries undressing man, crude comment about sexual experience)

Drugs: Few times (social drinking in club/ party, drunken behavior, cigarette smoking)

Other: Deer urinates in stream, reference to consulting Miss Cleo, man told suit is 90% but heart is other 10

Running Time: 99 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens and adults

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