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Overall D+

Jackie Moon (Will Ferrell) likes to think of himself as a professional basketball player, so he buys his own team and bills himself as their star. The movie is similarly pretentious, appearing like an underdog sports movie, but really just a vehicle to spoof the 70s and slam-dunk some crude humor.

Violence C
Sexual Content D
Profanity D
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content.

Why is Semi-Pro rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Semi-Pro is rated R for for language and some sexual content.

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Heavy on sexual dialogue and light on sports, this film suffers from many moments of innuendo, crass remarks, profanities and visuals. Characters frequently use crude anatomical terms to describe men and women, along with sexual expletives and various other moderate and mild profanities. A mostly clothed unmarried man and woman are seen having sex while another man excitedly looks on (it is insinuated the spectator is about to begin masturbating). Cheerleaders wearing bikinis are seen throughout the film. Players begin fighting during a game and exchange blows. As well, a man punches another man in order to force him to vomit. During a poker game, a group of men take a gun and pretend to shoot each other and themselves after being told there are no bullets in the weapon—then the gun suddenly fires. An unruly crowd is seen in a stadium parking lot and a police car is overturned by a group of uniformed officers. It is implied that a secondary character is using drugs. Other characters are seen smoking tobacco products and drinking socially.

Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Coarse Language, Sexual Content.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language.
Manitoba Not Rated Not Recommended For Young Children, Crude Content, Coarse Language.-----
Ontario 14A Coarse Language. Substance Abuse, Not Recommended For Children.
Quebec G Not recommended for young children.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A