Mickey Blue Eyes

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2 1/2

Content: -2

Michael Felgate (Hugh Grant) manages an art auction house in New York. But he's found the work of art he wants to marry in Gina Vitale (Jeanne Tripplehorn). She turns down Michael's proposal because of her father. Frank Vitale (James Caan) owns an Italian restaurant but he's also a Mafia member. Gina's afraid Michael will become corrupted by the "family." And it could be a problem when Michael is asked to auction terrible pieces of art painted by a Mafia don's son. It gets worse when Gina accidentally kills the artist. Frank tries to help cover it up and introduces Michael to some lowly enforcers as "Mickey Blue Eyes" from Kansas. But when the truth comes out, Frank is hired to "whack" his almost son-in-law at the wedding reception. This romantic comedy will delight the dating audience as Michael tries to fit in with the mob, convince Gina he's not in the "family" and keep from getting killed by his father-in-law.

A light-heart mob picture, MICKEY BLUE EYES limits the typical violence associated with Mafia films. However, the artist's body is shown with a pool of blood around it. Since he painted pictures with bloody bodies, Frank comments somewhat humorously that "life imitates art." The paintings could be considered blasphemous with images such as Jesus with a machine gun. Several other shootings, faked by the FBI, show blood spurts. Foul language, another common element in many mob movies, is subdued but includes 2 f- and 2 s-words. Unfortunately, God and Jesus are used irreverently at least 40 times. There's no sex, but it's implied Michael and Gina have a sexual relationship. To distract Gina at one point, Michael drops his pants and rubs his bottom and chest suggestively. And Gina's brother poses in his underwear for a picture. A waitress sitting on Michael's lap also makes suggestive comments. One painting shows female rear nudity and several dresses reveal a lot of cleavage. Although humorous and subdued for a mob movie, MICKEY BLUE EYES has too many moral flaws.

Preview Reviewer: Paul Bicking
Distributor:
Warner Bros., 4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank CA 91522

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 (13) times - Mild 9, moderate 4

Obscene Language: Few (4) times - F-word 2, s-word 2

Profanity: Many (40) times - Regular 26 (GD 4, J/C 4, My God 10, Csake 5, Swear to G 2), exclamatory 14 (Oh My God)

Violence: Few times - Mild and moderate (punches, man shot, blood spill under corpse, gunshots, man's hand squeezed, corpse w/bullethole in head, fake shootings)

Sex:

Nudity: Female rear nudity in painting; Near nudity - low cut dresses, men in underwear

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Sensual kissing, man drops pants and rubs buttocks, woman dresses suggestively, waitress puts hand on man's lap

Drugs: Alcohol drinking, cigarettes, drunken behavior

Other: Sacrilegious artworks, negative reference to Jehovah's Witness

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


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