Say It Isn't So

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +2 1/2

Content: -3 1/2

The Farrelly Brothers continue their career of blending romantic comedy with socially unacceptable subjects in this lastest tale. Fate seems to deal cruelly with animal control officer Gilley Noble (Chris Klein). Orphaned as a child, his search for his birth mother has been fruitless. But he falls in love with Jo Wingfield (Heather Graham) and as they consummate his marriage proposal with wild sex, Gilley is mistakenly told Jo is his sister. When Gilley learns the truth, he sets out cross country to stop Jo’s impending marriage. But Jo’s trashy mother, Valdine (Sally Field), labels Gilley a sex offender to ensure Jo’s rich fianc joins the family. However, Dig McCaffey (Orlando Jones), a double amputee and local pilot, befriends Gilley and helps navigate the Farrelly’s twisted path of true love. SAY IT ISN’T SO will attract fans of the brother’s off-beat, and off-color, sense of humor.

Although the information is mistaken, much of the humor comes from Gilley being falsely labeled with the stigma of incest. Numerous crude and slang terms refer to that act as everyone directs jokes or derogatory remarks to him. Disabilities are also used for humor as Dig frequently loses his ‘legs.’ And Jo’s father, a wheel-chair-bound stroke victim, is treated like a statue by birds and later covered by bees. He also uses frequent strong profanities and obscenities. One scene features a teen daughter talking about her sex life, then exposing pierced breasts to her shocked father. Permarital sex is implied as acceptable when Gilley and Jo consummate his proposal. Another scene implies an unconventional act occurs in a hot tub. Dig say’s Jo’s fianc grows and sells marijuana and is later seen stuffing grass in his mouth as police approach. Like the Farrelly’s past productions, SAY IT ISN’T SO is filled with offensive material.

Preview Reviewer: Paul Bicking
20th Century Fox, 10201 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035

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 (43) times - Mild 22, moderate 21

Obscene Language: Many (32) times - F-word 6, s-word 16, other 10

Profanity: Many (27) times - Regular 12 (GD 8, J 2, C, C sake); exclamatory 15 (OMG 10, OG 2, MG, O Lord, Good G)

Violence: Several times (man stuck with scissors, ear clipped, man hit by truck, punches, man hit w/pipe, man bites another in struggle, hit on head, truck explosion, amputee knocked down and ‘legs’ taken, slap, woman attacks man)

Sex: Implied few times (unmarried couple in bed - no nudity, unconventional act implied in hot tub)

Nudity: Few times (Teen exposes pierced breasts to family, partial female rear reveals tatoo, implied in hot tub) Near Nudity - Several times (low cut blouses, couple under sheet)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Several times (teen girl talks about sex life, man watching ‘Baywatch’ women, dessert question taken as innuendo, dog’s name suggestive, numerous references to sex acts/ incest, comment implies necrophilia, man offers nude pictures and woman’s underwear, newspaper headline sexual pun)

Drugs: Several times - wine/ beer drinking, cigarette smoking, reference to marijuana growing and transport, boy given cigarettes, man stuffs grass in mouth when police arrive

Other: Stroke victim and double amputee portrayed humorously, man in wheelchair covered by bird droppings and later bees, vomiting, roadkill shown, woman lies to insure daughter marries rich man, man falsely labeled sex offender, man uses hair from ‘bikini wax’ for disguise, man gets hand stuck in cow’s rear, cremation ashes accidently dumped on man

Running Time: 93 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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