Nacho Libre parents guide

Nacho Libre

Overall B-

Jack Black plays a pudgy monk in a poor Latin American monastery who cooks for orphans. Knowing he needs better ingredients to help the homeless children, he takes on the name of Nacho Libre, dons a pair of stretchy pants and a ski mask, and then enters a local wrestling ring to earn some money.

Release date June 15, 2006

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

Why is Nacho Libre rated PG? The MPAA rated Nacho Libre PG for some rough action, and crude humor including dialogue.

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Nacho Libre
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Nacho Libre rated PG? Nacho Libre is rated PG by the MPAA for some rough action, and crude humor including dialogue.

Even as a child Nacho dreamed of life as a luchador, stealing materials such as a string of rosary beads, to make a costume. As an adult, he hides his secret life as a lucha fighter by lying to the other priests and swearing one orphan to secrecy. In preparation for their fight, Nacho and his partner inflict pain on themselves by shooting one another with arrows, jumping on or throwing things at each other, going into a ring with an angry bull and one of them even gets cow manure smeared on his face. Nacho has a habit of passing gas and several scenes take place in a bathroom with moderate amounts of potty humor involved. The script relies on other crude antics and comments for humor as well. Once he is outfitted in skin-tight pants, Nacho tries to impress the nun by flexing his buttock muscles and drawing attention to his body. Some partially exposed buttocks are seen at one point. In the ring, the fighters repeatedly kick, hit, toss and slap one another. One man’s hair is pulled out and another is hit with a chair. Later a man has his foot run over and one character is punched in the nose. During a religious ceremony a man’s robe starts on fire and he is engulfed in flames. Some mildly sexual comments are also made. For some viewers, the casual treatment of religious themes (such as baptism and discussions of Deity) and religious objects may also be a concern.

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Nacho Libre
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children. Crude Content. Violence.Not recommended for young children.-----
Ontario PG Violence.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Home Video

The most recent home video release of Nacho Libre movie is October 23, 2006. Here are some details…

DVD Release Date: 24 October 2006

Nacho Libre steps into the home entertainment ring in either a wide or full screen Collectors Edition DVD. Both versions offer the following bonus extras: an audio commentary by actor Jack Black, and writers Jared Hess and Mike White, deleted scenes, and two featurettes (Behind-the-Scenes and Jack Sings!). The disc also comes with a Nacho Libre comic book and luchador mask creator.

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