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Year One


Jun 19, 2009

Latest Home Video

Oct 06, 2009

MPAA Rating



Jack Black
Michael Cera
Olivia Wilde


2009 Columbia Pictures

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Zed and Oh (Jack Black and Michael Cera) find themselves caught between a rock and the Stone Age when they are banished from their village. Now the lazy, good-for-nothings are forced to fend for themselves in an evolving world that lives by "survival of the fittest" rules.

Content Details

Why Is Year One Rated PG-13?

Year One is rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, brief strong language and comic violence. (Edited; originally Rated R for some sexual content and language.)

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Year One...

Continual and pervasive sexually oriented dialogue is the focus of this film about two “cave men” who travel and meet people from the Old Testament. Various sexual topics are discussed, especially those involving sodomy and circumcision, and the vast majority of “humor” in this film is derived from similar sexual remarks. While there is no overt nudity (some men are seen topless and some women are dressed in bikini-like outfits) an orgy is depicted and homosexual situations are alluded to, along with discussions of sexual mutilation, bestiality and incest. A sexual expletive, various crude terms for sexual anatomy and other profanities are used in the script. Violence includes human sacrifices (virgins—mainly women—are thrown into a fire, but they disappear and are not seen burning), hand-to-hand fighting (along with other skirmishes a man is beaten on the head with a rock until he dies and a man is killed with swords and knives), a decapitation, and the use of people as slaves. Drug references are heard. Biblical figures are presented in a way that may be perceived as sacrilegious and offensive.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Year One.

Year One takes a dark comedic look at the ancient world, as opposed to the same premise told in a serious way in the movie 10,000 BC. Rather than humans, the animated films Ice Age and Ice Age 2: The Meltdown follow the trials of a group of animals surviving in a prehistoric landscape. A Harold Ramis script you may enjoy is Groundhog Day.

Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Sexual Content. Violence.
AB 14A Crude Content.
MB 14A Not Recommended For Young Children, Language May Offend.
ON 14A Sexual Content, Crude Content
QC G Not Recommended for Young Children.

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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Details on home video releases of Year One...

Release Date: 6 October 2009

Year One on DVD includes:

- Theatrical Version of the film

- 2 Deleted Scenes

- Commentary with Director Harold Ramis, Jack Black and Michael Cera

- 10 Extended and Alternate Scenes

- Line-o-Rama

- Gag Reel

- Featurette: Year One: The Journey Begins

Year One: Unrated on Blu-ray or DVD offers:

- Both Theatrical and Unrated Versions of the Film

- 2 Deleted Scenes

- Commentary with Director Harold Ramis, Jack Black and Michael Cera

-10 Extended and Alternate Scenes

- Alternate Ending: Sodom’s Destruction

- Line-o-Rama

- Gag Reel (Unrated Version)

- Featurettes: Year One: The Journey Begins, Sodom’s Got’em and Leeroy Jenkins: The Gates of Sodom.

Year One: Unrated on Blu-ray also contains these exclusive bonus extras:

- Year One Cutting Room: Create your own video and share it via BD-Live.

- cinechat: Send on-screen instant messages to your friends.

- movieIQ: Real-time in-movie information about the cast, crew, music and production.

- A Digital Copy of the film for PC, PSP®, Mac or iPod

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Rturner says: Sep. 22, 2009

The sexual content of this movie should have been an F at best.  There was so much homosexual innuendo that we had to finally walk out.

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