MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2 1/2

Content: -1 1/2

It's Port Chester University's bicentennial and President Andrea Garcia-Thompson (Jessica Walter) has transformed the school into a bastion of political correctness. The Womynists, the Meat-Haters, and the Black Revolutionaries are just some of the politically correct groups that spend more time demonstrating than studying. Sticking out like a sore thumb amongst the special interests is the Psi Kappa Mu fraternity, known on campus as "The Pit." The fraternity is a collection of outcasts, whose only interests are getting drunk and playing loud music. The president of The Pit, Droz (Jeremy Piven), a seven-year senior, discovers that the President has a plan to remove them from the campus. They must raise $7500 to pay for damages to their building. Droz decides that what they need is a good old fashioned blow-out party, and charge admission. The president and her student allies try to sabotage the party, but their success is in no way assured. This ANIMAL HOUSE of the 90's has neither talented actors nor a quality script.

PCU goes for cheap laughs all the way. The premise is disturbingly factual, but the caricatures are so heavy-handed that there's no middle ground portrayed between the two extremes. The audience will root for a group of rebellious, irresponsible students who delight in bucking the system, heavy drinking and smoking pot. PCU's objectionable dialogue includes 33 obscenities and sexual epithets. Fortunately, sexual content is very subdued, but there is one glimpse of full rear male nudity. Most unfortunate is the casual treatment of drug abuse. Although one character suffers from being stoned, many others are shown having a great time while using drugs, especially marijuana. This is unconscionable in a PG-13 film, and is PCU's greatest detractor. Be cinematically correct and bypass PCU.

Preview Reviewer: Pete Zimowski
20th Century Fox Film Corp., 10201 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (23) times - Mild 17, Moderate 6

Obscene Language: Many (33) times (f-words 2 s-words 16 , others 15)

Profanity: Many (10) times - Regular 6, Exclamatory 4

Violence: Few times - Moderate (man kicked in groin; mobs of students chase others around campus)

Sex: None

Nudity: Once (glimpse of full rear male)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Crude sexual words and phrases

Drugs: Several times (marijuana abuse; ill effects of being 'stoned' shown; others just have a great time; drug use and alcohol drinking treated positively)

Other: None

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Intended Audience: Teenagers and young adults

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