Whole Ten Yards, The

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +1 1/2

Content: -2

This comedy is a continuation of The Whole Nine Yards, in which a mild-mannered dentist, Nicholas Oz Oseransky (Matthew Perry), moved next door to hit man Jimmy The Tulip Tudeski (Bruce Willis). Nicholas is now married to Jimmys ex-wife, Cynthia (Natasha Henstridge), and Jimmy is married to Nicholass former dental assistant, Jill St. Claire (Amanda Peet). When Hungarian mob boss Laxlo Gogolak (Kevin Pollak) is released from prison, he is looking to avenge the death of his son. Although his son was killed by Jimmy The Tulip, Laxlo also blames Nicholas and kidnaps his wife. When Nicholas seeks the help of Jimmy and Jill, who are now living a domestic life in Mexico away from crime, he inadvertently leads the gang directly to them. Though Jimmy is reluctant to get involved, he has little choice now that his secret hideaway has been exposed and shot full of bullet holes.

In this occasionally funny movie of frequent slapstick humor, a gangster boss hits his dimwitted goon in the face whenever he questions him. A killer who appears to be mildly insane talks about Jesus as his Lord and Savior and also misquotes scripture, saying, Do unto others or you will be turned into a pillar of salt. He also wears a crucifix around his neck and calls it his good-luck charm. Violence is used many times for comedic effect. There are several instances of sexual content: a mans hand is on a womans bare breast, a couple is heard moaning after entering a room for the purpose of sex, and two men are in bed together unclothed with sexual contact implied. There is also sexually suggestive dialog, and bad language is frequent. Due to these elements and the overall lack of morality or redeeming values, Preview does not recommend The Whole Ten Yards.

Preview Reviewer: Alan Boyer
Warner Brothers

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 (27) times mild (hell 9, damn 1); strong (ass 13, bitch 1, SOB 3)

Obscene Language: Many (16) times moderate (piss 1); strong (f-word 3, s-word 12)

Profanity: Several (9) times moderate (MG 6, G 2); strong (GD 1)

Violence: Many times moderate (young boys fistfighting, numerous gunfights and shootings, man shot and killed, car explodes with two men next to it, man hit in the face several different times with fist, man kicked in groin, man falls out window to his death)

Sex: Few times mild (moaning is heard after couple goes into room); moderate (mans hand on womans uncovered breast)

Nudity: Several times mild (man seen in boxer shorts, women in bra and panties, woman seen topless from the rear); moderate (mans uncovered buttocks seen briefly, mans hand on womans uncovered breast implied more than seen)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Few times mild (mans impotence discussed several times in humorous manner, man suggests to a woman that she should have sex with him in order to improve sex with her husband)

Drugs: Several times mild (tobacco smoking, man is given overdose of nitrous oxide in dentists office)

Other: Killer refers to Jesus as Lord and Savior and calls his crucifix his good-luck charm; in the final scene, after stealing millions of dollars, man yanks off his crucifix and says, I don't need this anymore

Running Time: 99 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens and Adults

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