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Why Is Just Visiting Rated PG-13?
With too little story to interest adults, and too much language and violence for young audiences, even French actor Christian Clavier’s terrific clowning and often hilarious antics can’t rescue this maiden in distress movie about a 12th century French nobleman who gets catapulted into the future.
All violence presented in slapstick/swashbuckling/non-explicit fashion, often using computer animated effects such a bizarre images of deformed people, bodies “melting” or decomposing, and animated monsters. Partially decomposed skull appears in caldron.. Disoriented drugged man attacks crowd of people with his sword, stabbing two of them. Man knocked off wagon and hit on head with sword. Poison put into glass. Two men destroy car with hand weapons. Police seen beating two men. Woman falls from desk. Man throws up in car. Man pulls knife on another man who has been verbally abusing a woman. Man steals purse. Man threatens to cut off thief’s hand. Man causes an explosion, is presumed dead. Dismembered man becomes whole again. Woman hits man in crotch. Police car chase. Police seen with guns drawn. Two men knocked from horses. Mild scatological humor including flatulence and a sight gag involving a urinal deodorizer.
Sexual Content: B-
Clothed man seen with flaming stick between his legs. Sensuously dressed woman (low top, high skirt) attracts male attention by aggressively flaunting herself. Sexual gesture. Sexual statement with double meaning. Wizard mentions he’s chopping a “pork penis.” Engaged man and woman live together while he is also seeing another woman.
At least: One sexual hand gesture, 4 moderate profanities, 3 mild profanities, 9 terms of Deity used as profanities or expletives.
Alcohol / Drug Use: C+
Use of wizardry involving poisons and potions. Social drinking, including one scene where a major character and several background characters drink to excess.