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