Out Cold
Entertainment: +1 1/2
Acceptability: -3 1/2

Jason Landon and Lee Majors square off in this raunchy comedy about snowboard bums trying to save their home mountain from ski resort development. Rick Rambis (London) and his friends work and drink in the ski town of Bull Mountain, Alaska. Town founder 'Papa' Muntz was famous for skiing down the mountain, mostly drunk, with his pants down. But now his son wants to sell the mountain to resort developer John Majors (Majors). Although Rick and friends get to keep their jobs with the ski resort, Majors turns the entire town into a yuppie snow paradise. But the last straw is taking away Papa's statue. With the help of Majors' rebellious daughters, Rick and friends plan to take back their mountain.

Although it includes some great shots of extreme snowboarding, the film is mostly filled with scenes of drinking to excess and sexual fantasies. The film opens with Rick and friends in a race which requires skiing down the mountain at night with a glass of beer. The winner gets to the bottom with the most beer in the glass. Rick's brother Luke (Zach Galifianakis) frequently drinks until passing out. He's also seen in a hot tub with Majors' daughter Inga (Victoria Silvstedt). When she leaves, he gets unfortunately amorous with the hot tub drain. In the mindless vein of ANIMAL HOUSE, this film pits the bums against the yuppies. But it should leave audiences OUT COLD.

Preview Reviewer: Paul Bicking
Distributor: Buena Vista (Touchstone/Disney), 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

Crude Language: Many times - Mild 13, moderate 27
Obscene Language: Many times - S-word 4, other 10
Profanity: Several times - Regular 1 (G); Exclamatory 8 (OG 3, OMG 5)
Violence: Many times - Mild, moderate, graphic once (Ski/snowboard sports falls, pushing, shoving, man stabs own hand - graphic wound, hit head on car, hit w/snowball in crotch, hit paralyzed man on leg, head butt, property destruction, boy throws/hits man with bottle, punches, man dragged by snowmobile into port-a-potty)
Sexual Intercourse: Few times - Implied, graphic once (unmarried couple in bed, unmarried couple in ski gondola w/ motions)
Nudity: Few times (side breast nudity, male rear); Near Nudity - several times (girl shows bra, brief bikinis, low cut dresses - cleavage emphasized, woman in underwear)
Homosexual Conduct: One character shows stereotypical effeminate traits/ later admits gay, two guys meet on Internet chat room pretending to be lesbian
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: Many times (comments about hot women, guys make sexual motion, girl flirts -offers sex, bear licks salt at mans crotch, guy dreams - has girls take tops off, sensual kissing/ dancing, self-gratification implied, suggestive comments on computer chat room, couple in hot tub - woman takes off bikini top, implied man gets genitals stuck in drain, snow piled on crotch, ref. girl not wearing underwear, man propositions woman)
Drug Abuse: Many times - beer and alcohol drinking, drunken behavior, smoking drug bong
Other: Message drinking and skiing acceptable, skiing w/ pants down, ref. mans multiple marriages - working across Europe, urination sounds, flatulence sounds, urine drug test - excrement in cup, man blows mucous from nose
Running Time: 90 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens and young adults

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