Mr. Nanny

MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +2

Content: -1

Wrestler by trade, Shawn Armstrong (Terry "Hulk" Hogan, the real-life wrestler) reluctantly agrees to serve as a body guard to help out a friend. Assigned to guard a wealthy business man, he is sent to watch over the man's two mischievous kids when their nanny walks off the job. The two spoiled brats and their tricks prove to be quite a match for Shawn. Some attention and discipline, however, by Shawn seem to go a long way toward redirecting the energies of these two kids. Meanwhile, the villain, complete with metal headcap to cover skull damage, has been plotting ways to steal the businessman's top-secret computer chip. Violence erupts and it's a madcap scene to the end. Unfortunately, the humor in MR. NANNY falls flat.

This film, intended to be a comedy, loses focus and spends too much time on violence and malicious tricks by the young brother and sister. The movie starts with a recurring nightmare of a wrestling match containing beatings, scary costumes, and leering faces. The kids play dangerous, life-threatening tricks on their Mr. Nanny, including jolting him several times with electricity, rigging a heavy barbell to crash down within inches of him, setting up a bowling ball to hit him in the head, among others. Even the cook dishes up violence, going after Mr. Nanny with a huge meat cleaver, a pan, and a large metal rod. When the villain's thugs kidnap the kids, prolonged fighting and beatings occur. Both the father and Mr. Nanny are wrapped in chains and held underwater to within a moment of their lives. Both the kids and adults utter foul language. There are no sexual situations or suggestive language, nor nudity. In a few touching scenes, Mr. Nanny plays with the kids showing love for them. The message is clear that kids need love, attention and discipline. Nevertheless, this movie continues the genre of the spoiled, bratty kids with little respect for anyone or anything. The gratuitous violence and crude language in the film tend to spoil its merits.

Preview Reviewer: Alice Anderson
New Line Cinema, 888 7th Ave., 20th Flr., NY, NY 10106

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Crude Language: Several (7) times - Mild 4; Moderate 6

Obscene Language: One (no f- or s-words)

Profanity: One exclamatory

Violence: Many times - moderate to severe (beatings, hitting, electrical jolts, dangerous tricks, attempted drownings)

Sex: None

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: None

Other: Total disrespect by kids

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