The Man parents guide

The Man

Overall C

While minding his own breakfast in a diner, Andy (Eugene Levy) is erroneously given a brown paper bag and finds himself in the thick of a business transaction with an edgy arms dealer (Luke Goss). Now the mild-mannered man must partner with Derrick Vann (Samuel L. Jackson), a tough cop with an even tougher attitude, to prevent the sale of some stolen weapons.

Violence C-
Sexual Content B-
Profanity D
Substance Use A-

Why is The Man rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Man PG-13

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The Man
Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is The Man rated PG-13? The Man is rated PG-13 by the MPAA

Buddy movies are nothing new, especially ones that join odd couples. In this case, it’s the family-conscious, model citizen who regularly flosses, teamed with the scowling, hardened, street detective. While audiences know the traits of the two men are bound to rub off on each other, the events are painfully predictable at times.

However, the main characters aren’t the only strange pairing to show up. The film swings between moments of slapstick (relying on Levy’s trademark comedic style) and brutal shootings. Violent street beatings are also depicted when Derrick goes after his local informant looking for a tip about the missing guns. As he works his way closer to the guy in charge of the operation, the body count increases. As well, Andy complains about Derrick’s use of vulgar language, yet the profanities (including several uses of a strong expletive) are repeated throughout the movie.

Playing on the mistaken identities and incorrect information, the writers have created a plot where coincidental circumstances lead to trouble for an unsuspecting civilian. Yet even with moments of creative writing, The Man’s content concerns will leave many family viewers feeling as uncomfortable as a trip to the dentist’s chair.

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The Man
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated Coarse Language. Violence.
Alberta Not Rated Coarse Language.
Manitoba Not Rated Coarse Language.-----
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated Not recommended for young children.
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video 14A

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Man movie is January 16, 2006. Here are some details…

DVD Notes…

DVD Release Date: 17 January 2006
Who’s The Man? Find out on New Line Home Video’s DVD release of this Eugene Levy comedy. For extra laughs, deleted scenes and a gag reel have been added as bonus features. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), with subtitles in English and Spanish.

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Samuel Jackson plays a tough basketball coach who reins in a disorderly team of inner-city kids in Coach Carter. He also lends his voice to the cool superhero Frozone in the movie The Incredibles.