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Spoofing popular horror films, this fourth installment in the teen-targeted franchise continues its barrage of sexual, racial and bodily functions humor in an effort to scare up some laughs.
Why Is Scary Movie 4 Rated PG-13?
Scary Movie 4 is rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor throughout, some comic violence and language.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Scary Movie 4...
Although the entire movie is played for laughs (and teens are unlikely to take anything they see or hear seriously), this film is filled with sexual, scatological, and racial humor that is played out verbally and sometimes visually. Nudity is never explicit, but one scene, which takes place in the UN, ends with everyone having their clothes removed by a ray gun. Language includes many terms of religious deity, moderate and mild profanities, as well as three uses of a sexual expletive (once spoken, once nearly uttered, and once only mouthed). Violence is exaggerated with many hand-to-hand confrontations and other incidents such as space ships vaporizing humans, a character sawing off his own foot to escape from a leg iron, and another accidentally shooting an ultra light pilot. A scene in a bar includes social drinking of alcohol. Overall, this film pushes the limits of the PG-13 rating.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Scary Movie 4.
If you find humor in spoofs but want something a little less offensive than the Scary Movie franchise, check out Galaxy Quest (which pokes fun at the Star Trek phenomenon) and Shrek I or Shrek II (that plays on popular fairytales and nursery rhymes).
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Details on home video releases of Scary Movie 4...
This fourth edition to the Scary Movie franchise comes to DVD in three different packages: The theatrical release, as well as the unrated version in either wide or full screen presentations.