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The Watch

When a group of suburban dads (Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill) decides to form a neighborhood watch, they never suspect they will end up defending their community from an alien attack.

Overall Grade: --
Violence: --
Sexual Content: --
Language: --
Drugs/Alcohol: --
Release Date: 27 Jul 2012
Run Time: 102
MPAA Rating: R

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In-Depth Review

Release Date: 27 July 2012

Note: Formerly called Neighborhood Watch.

Because we only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies at Parent Previews we did not review this title. For your convenience, we have provided some brief information about the film’s synopsis and content.

Synopsis: When a group of suburban dads (Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill) decide to form a neighborhood watch group, they never suspect that they will end up defending their community from an alien attack.

Content Details: Beyond the Movie Ratings...

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

Violence:

- Frequent explicit violence.

- Gory and grotesque images.

- Explicit depiction of impalement.

- Depictions of fighting, beating, shooting, evisceration and decapitation.

Sexual Content:

- Scene depicting several characters engaged in sexually suggestive activity.

- Breast nudityin a sexual context.

- Simulated sexual activity.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Fondling.

- Frequent use of crude and sexual language, references and innuendo.

- Crude content.

- Approximately 47 instances of sexual language.

Language:

- Approximately 145 instances of coarse language.

- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in sexual contexts.

- Excessive use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing, and vulgar expressions

- Slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Alcohol abuse.

- Substance abuse.

- Two scenes of drug use involving marijuana.

- One portrayal of implied illegal and prescription drug use for recreational purposes – no detail.

Video alternatives

Extra-terrestrials attack other Earthlings in the movies War of the Worlds, Aliens in the Attic and Megamind.

Home Video Notes

The Watch comes to home video in a rated (theatrical) and unrated version on November 13, 2012.

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