Wild Hogs

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2

Content: -2

John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, William H. Macy. Comedy. Written by Brad Copeland. Directed by Walt Becker.

FILM SYNOPSIS: Four stressed-out middle-aged buddies take a much needed vacation. As they are motorcycle enthusiasts, they decide to bike across the country. Hells Angels, these guys aint. So when they cross a bad--- biker band, havoc ensues.

PREVIEW REVIEW: The first half-hour or so is bland and makes it clear that no true revelations or self-discoveries will be found, but after Ray Liotta is introduced as the leader of the rough-neck bikers, suddenly the comedy and the films energy go into a higher gear. That said, though the content is not as graphic and blatant as you might expect in a men-on-the-road picture, read the content before deciding to go.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Buena Vista Pictures

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Crude Language: there are some poop jokes and a few other crudities sprinkled throughout. Jokes and visuals about the travelers peeing.

Obscene Language: Around 20 obscenities and several minor expletives are sprinkled throughout. (Obscenity a swear word, indecent language. Expletive minor curse words such damn, hell, or ass.)

Profanity: I caught no misuse of Gods name or Christs.

Violence: Our group is threatened by tough bikers. There is a big brawl at the end, mostly played for laughs. A huge explosion burns down a building. A tent burns down. A man is attacked by a bull, this being played for laughs. There are several violent slapstick situations.

Sex: There is some sensuality with several young women dressed provocatively and it is implied that a couple that has just met sleeps together.

Nudity: We see men skinny dipping, and the backsides of two men as they get into the water.

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: There are a few conversations concerning sex, mostly played for laughs.

Drugs: Beer drinking. It is suggested that one of the leads did drugs when he was younger.

Other: None

Running Time: 95 minutes
Intended Audience: Older teens and adults

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