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The New Guy

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Studio

2002 Columbia Pictures

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Synopsis

High school hijinks and bullying attitudes are more than extracurricular activities in this oft re-done story about a geek determined to become cool. Heavy sexual content, profanity, and crude "humor" overwhelm what little positive message is left, giving The New Guy failing grades in all of our categories.

Content Details

Why Is The New Guy Rated PG-13?

The New Guy is rated PG-13

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Overall: D

High school hijinks and bullying attitudes are more than extracurricular activities in this oft re-done story about a geek determined to become cool. Heavy sexual content, profanity, and crude “humor” overwhelm what little positive message is left, giving The New Guy failing grades in all of our categories.

Violence: D+

Several characters are hit in the head with objects. Students and teachers involved in unchecked bullying. Man is chased and gunfire is heard.  Man threatens another with a cigarette lighter. Numerous characters are repeatedly kicked in the groin.  Man hit in face with flaming object and at least three characters are shown on fire.  Character repeatedly hits another in the face or stomach.  Several characters are punched, thrown, or rolled down a steep incline. Unconscious character is dragged down hallway, pushed against wall and dropped (bloody nose shown).  Character crashes into a tree on a motorcycle, falls from a rooftop, and crashes into the back of a car. Character body-slams others. Character snaps another with a bullwhip. Characters involved in rough sports play.  Boy hits girl. Prison guards shown with guns on several occasions. Characters attack a single student. Woman is thrown from horse.

Sexual Content: D+

Includes scenes of characters cross-dressing, some wearing exposed rubber body parts. Homosexual comments are made, two men comically kiss.  Several characters discuss sexual relations on various occasions. Girl makes comment about underclothing. Girl makes explicit and overt sexual advances on boy. Numerous female characters wear clothing that reveals cleavage or midriffs. Extended scene shows girl seductively modeling various bikinis. Couples kiss including one scene of passionate kissing. Character makes a sexual gesture.

Language: D

At least: 1 extreme sexual expletive and 1 extreme sexual hand gesture, 28 moderate and 26 mild profanities, 8 terms of Deity used as expletives, 28 crude anatomical terms, 10 crude terms for sexual relations, 5 sexual anatomical terms, 5 crude gestures, and name calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use: D

School counselor casually administers prescription medication. Several references made to street drugs. Comments made about students drinking at school events.  Students drink under the bleachers.

Miscellaneous Concerns:

Character feeds prescription drugs to animals. Characters involved in rampant bullying at school. Numerous characters discuss, or are shown urinating. Prolonged scene shown of bathroom activity. Characters get tattoos. Character hit with food. Criminals mentor boy in prison. Boy starts a fire on school grounds. Principal uses profanity on several occasions.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to The New Guy.

Good teen movies are hard to find. Although our suggestions are not comedies, we can recommend The Mighty, a film about the positive influence of the new guy at school; and October Sky, which depicts hard work as the best method for achieving popularity.

Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
Not Rated Coarse Language, Bullying
AB Not Rated
MB Not Rated Crude Content, Not Recommended for ChildrenLanguage warning-----
ON Not Rated Coarse Language, Not Recommended for Children
QC Not Rated
NB
NS
NL
PE
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: Pendin

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