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Still shot from the movie: Semi-Pro.


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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: D+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: D
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Theater Release: 28 Feb 2008
Video Release: 02 Jun 2008
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is Semi-Pro Rated R?

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.

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