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Mr. Woodcock

Self-help author John Farley (Seann William Scott) is appalled when he returns to his hometown and discovers his mother (Susan Sarandon) is dating his former high school gym teacher (Billy Bob Thornton). Remembering all the bullying and abuse he endured while being coached by Mr. Woodcock, John determines to run interference with any wedding plans--and perhaps score some revenge. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Theater Release: 13 Sep 2007
Video Release: 14 Jan 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Mr. Woodcock Rated PG-13?


Making light of the abusive tactics of a physical education teacher, this film contains many moments of adult-to-child and adult-to-adult bullying, usually involving or resulting in slapstick sports violence. Of note is a scene in which a young boy is forced to strip to his underpants in front of his gym class and then is ordered to do chin-ups. Another scene has a teacher hitting boys in the groin with a bat to see if they are wearing protective sports clothing. Scatological and sexual humor is also frequent, with many moments of innuendo and use of crude references to describe sexual anatomy, and a couple of scenes depict the sounds of sexual activity. Language includes frequent mild and moderate profanities, one use of a sexual expletive and racial slurs.

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