Delta Farce Parent Guide
Parent Movie Review
Larry (Larry the Cable Guy who is really Daniel Lawrence Whitney) is a lazy cuss who likes sitting around drinking beer with his buddies Bill (Bill Engvall) and Everett (DJ Qualls). Somehow these three guys, who race to outdo each other as underachievers, managed to get through basic training and are now weekend warriors with the National Guard.
During their monthly two days of service, Sgt. Kilgore (Keith David) pays them a visit and informs them they will be deployed into full time operations in Iraq. Reluctantly, they leave for duty, with Larry leading the way with off-color sexual remarks and derogatory jokes about Arabs. But their flight to the Middle East comes in for an unscheduled landing when the plane encounters rough weather.
Through a series of unbelievable circumstances, the three amigos end up on the ground… in Mexico. The only problem is they aren’t bright enough to figure that out. Looking for the nearest village where they can begin shooting people, it is some time before they realize they have invaded a friendly country and are on the verge of sparking an international incident.
With the capacity to insult Arabs, Mexicans, homosexuals and anyone speaking with a Southern dialect, this film isn’t for audiences who demand (or just appreciate) political correctness. It also won’t fly with those who are offended by sexual innuendo (with a particular focus on gay jokes). Other content concerns include frequent moderate profanities, violence with guns and other weapons, along with hand-to-hand conflict.
Nor will this entertainment experience impress viewers expecting even a modicum of intelligence in a movie script. As each person in this film attempts to one-up the other in a race toward stupidity, their cynical humor and stereotyped characters sends rude, crude and intolerant messages to young audiences. Dishing out an extra-large helping of Larry’s trademark ultra-redneck attitude, the only good thing to be said about this failed fiesta is it’s mercifully short.
Starring Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall, DJ Qualls.. Running time: 90 minutes. Theatrical release May 10, 2007. Updated May 4, 2009
Rating & Content Info
Why is Delta Farce rated PG-13? Delta Farce is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for crude and sexual humor.
This redneck romp is packed with intolerant remarks toward many groups including Arabs, Mexicans, homosexuals and (through Larry’s fake southern accent) Americans from the southern states. Sexual innuendo is frequent, especially regarding homosexuals. So are comic setups where characters are threatened by the notion of being forced to have gay sex. Violence is intended to be comical, but includes many scenes of combat involving irresponsible use of guns and other military weapons. Hand-to-hand conflict is also shown, including two young boys who beat a mailman with sticks while their father observes and laughs. A man discusses how much he dislikes his wife, and considers the option of a murder/suicide. Moderate and mild profanities are heard throughout the film. Various characters are shown drinking alcohol—some to excess.
Page last updated May 4, 2009
Delta Farce Parents' Guide
Stereotyped characters are an easy way for a screenwriter to present people that audiences already “know.” Do you think these depictions of ethnic and other marginalized groups act to reinforce negative attitudes? What movie or television examples can you think of that shatter these stereotypes?
The most recent home video release of Delta Farce movie is September 4, 2007. Here are some details…
Delta Farce bumbles onto DVD with four featurettes (Hacienda Confidential, All The Way To L.A?, The Queen of Mean Gets The Last Word, and The Man Behind Carlos Santana), as well as an audio commentary by director CB Harding. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), with subtitles in English and Spanish.