Bride of Chucky, The

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +2

Content: -3 1/2

In this fourth installment of the Child's Play films, the murderous doll Chucky (voice of Brad Dourif) is brought back to life by his girlfriend Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) in a bizarre Voodoo ritual. Chucky's goal is to make himself human so that he can go on living, but during another Voodoo ceremony he accidentally transfers Tiffany from her body into a doll. The two dolls begin a journey to retrieve an amulet that will allow them to become human. So they catch a ride with two teenagers, Jade and Jesse (Katherine Heigl and Nick Stabile), who have no idea that they are transporting killer dolls. This film is creative, considering that it is the fourth in the series. It also has some surprising twists and turns with good special effects.

The movie will appeal to teenagers and adults who have enjoyed the other Child's Play films. The two teenagers, Jade and Jesse, are the only redeemable qualities in this film, but they come across as rebellious on a couple of occasions. The rest of the film is gory from start to finish, with many graphically violent scenes in which the dolls kill people. The dolls end up using most of the foul language in the film, making sexual comments and motions, and doing the majority of the killing. In one graphic close-up, Tiffany slits a man's throat. And the Voodoo ritual that Tiffany orchestrates to bring Chucky back to life is clearly evil and Satanic. The film also contains 33 f and s words along with 10 profanities. All of these elements make Bride of Chucky a film worth avoiding.

Preview Reviewer: John Adair
Universal Pictures, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

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 (20) times - Mild 12, Moderate 8

Obscene Language: Many (34) times (f-word 16, s-word 17, other 1)

Profanity: Many (10) times - Regular 6 (G 1, J 4, C 1); Exclamatory 4 (Oh my God, God's sake, Swear to God)

Violence: Many times - Moderate and Graphic (man's throat cut, man's earrings ripped out, man suffocated, woman electrocuted, man killed with nails, cars blown up a few times, men and women brutally stabbed, man hit by truck, men and women shot, doll bites woman, dolls thrown several times)

Sex: Once - Implied (unmarried couple in bedroom)

Nudity: None; Near Nudity: Several times (short skirts, low cut dresses, women in lingerie, man in underwear)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Several times (references to having sex, passionate kissing, sexual motions made, doll touches woman's breasts)

Drugs: Several times (smoking, alcohol, drugs)

Other: Drinking, smoking cigarettes and marijuana considered normal and acceptable, graphic violent scenes, Voodoo and Satanic rituals performed in the film, rebellious teenage behavior condoned

Running Time: 88 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults and teenagers

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