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The Animal

Knowing The Animal was a movie about a man who is made whole again after having animal parts transplanted into him, I was prepared for all manner of gross indecency--and rightly so. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D
Violence: C
Sexual Content: D
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 84
Theater Release: 01 Jun 2001
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MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Animal Rated PG-13?


This gross out film (complete with a cameo from Adam Sandler) attempts to generate humor with a sexually based script peppered with dialogue and innuendo toward bestiality, masturbation, and other sexual perversions. Add a gaggle of toilet jokes, and you’re left with a movie unfit for humans or animals.

Violence: C
School-age children attack a clerk at a police station by throwing fruit, hitting with a bat, and spray painting “Lose” on his shirt; a policeman comes in and sprays the “R” to finish the word. Homeless man lights coat sleeve on fire, which accidentally spreads to entire coat. Elderly lady attacks man with kicks and punches; man retaliates by throwing dirt in her eyes. Policeman shoots at trainees wearing bulletproof vests—one is wearing his around his crotch. Case of guns in police station, man pretends to shoot one, but when he puts it down, it fall on floor and goes off without injuring anyone. Desperate man phones police station stating he’s being robbed. Man accidentally drives car off cliff in extended crash scene. Man riding horse is “clotheslined” by tree branch. Man shoots tranquilizer darts, drugging two people. Orangutan hits a man on the head twice, the two begin wrestling, and man pinches orangutan’s nipple to get him to stop. Goat kicks man. Man rams his head—as a goat would—into another man’s stomach, knocking him into garbage can. Man slaps woman’s rear. Mob of people with guns are shown. Man falls from tree. Two depictions of a man shooting a gun at another man. Man on foot chased by another man in truck who has a rifle. Man rolls truck over. Man falls down ravine but clings onto a vine.

Sexual Content: D
Man and woman kiss about four times during movie. Close-up of hula girl’s stomach. Woman uses men’s bathroom. “Accidental” sexual reference alluding to oral sex and masturbation. Women wearing small bikini’s seen on TV. Man points to woman’s breast. Waist-up shot of man coming out of shower, later full rear nudity shown. Man sniffs around another man’s rear, reaches into his pants and pulls out a large heroin balloon the man had presumably inserted into himself—while watching this activity, one obviously homosexual man comments to his companion that he hopes that man is on his flight. While watching a woman in a short tight white skirt (with close-ups of her rear and breasts), a man becomes sexually aroused and begins pushing against a mailbox. Man talks about being a “porn addict.” Man offers a chimp dressed in lingerie to help another man with his sexual frustrations. Man attracted to goat in heat, caresses and kisses animal. On-duty policeman asks woman for a date. Man talks about being born with one testicle. Man “marks his territory” by urinating. Aroused by woman wearing a sensual dress in a restaurant (with close-ups of her breasts and back), a man excuses himself to restroom twice, presumably to masturbate. Side view drawing of naked man. Man, who is able to lick his crotch, is asked by the chief of police if he can teach him how to do that. Man slaps woman’s rear. Man and woman wake up in bed together, sex is implied. Man makes comment about woman’s nipples. Man shows sexual interest in goat.

Language: C
At least: 10 moderate profanities, 13 mild profanities, and 2 terms of Deity used as expletives or profanities.

Alcohol / Drug Use: C+
People drinking in bar. Man smokes in no-smoking zone. Drugs found inside a man at an airport.

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