Hot Chick, The

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +3

Content: -3 1/2

Jessica Spencer (Rachel McAdams), head cheerleader and quarterbacks girlfriend, finds her smug world turned upside-down one morning when she wakes up to find that she has the dirty, hairy body of a man. Jessica and Clive (Rod Schneider), a smalltime, homeless crook, have swapped bodies after Clive finds and puts on one of Jessicas magical earrings. McAdams character poses as a Mexican gardener in racist, tasteless scenes, which include her hearing Dad talk about bedroom intimacy with Mom. Schneiders character poses as a janitor who hangs out in the boys locker room, offering lots of opportunity for sexually suggestive talk with homosexual innuendos. After Jessica finally manages to convince her best friend April (Anna Faris) of her true identity, they plot to change Jessicas body back. Saturday Night Live fans and teenage boys may find Schneider hilarious in this gender-bending role, but the majority of viewers wont send The Hot Chick into box-office orbit.

Lewd sexual humor with homosexual content reigns as Jessica learns to cope with a male body in public restrooms and at sleepovers. The girls shriek with delight as Jessica reveals her male attributes. Meanwhile, Clive uses his new curvaceous body to secure a job in a strip joint where he performs as a pole dancer. He also must deal with feminine hygiene, a concept foreign to him as a man. Clive with his female body slams against walls and, on the football field and basketball court, takes painful hits that are treated comically. He inflicts and suffers kicks to the groin, back and head as he is approached by men seeking sexual favors. A student witch becomes an ally who ultimately breaks the spell cast by the earrings. On the positive side, Jessica chooses to abstain from sex with her boyfriend because the time isnt right. The Hot Chick is a repulsive, vulgar movie with promiscuity, mindless sex jokes and crude bathroom humor, which pushes good taste over the rim.

Preview Reviewer: Mary Draughon
Buena Vista Pictures, 350 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

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 (10) times Mild 3, moderate 7

Obscene Language: Many (13) times S-word 4, other 9

Profanity: Several (7) times Exclamatory (OMG)

Violence: Many times Moderate and severe (slapstick kicks to groin, back and head; girl pushed down stadium steps; fist fighting; slams into walls; hits on football field and basketball court)

Sex: None

Nudity: Few times (brief rear male); Near Nudity: Many times (cheerleaders and strip-club dancers in revealing outfits, man in brief underwear)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times (female in male body shows girlfriends her male genitals off-camera, many references to genitals, male in female body performs lewd dance, girl teases guy about being aroused, married man shares intimate details of marriage)

Drugs: Stoned character refers to storing his weed

Other: Crude bathroom humor includes woman/man learning to use urinal; girl practices witchcraft; earrings with mystical powers

Running Time: 100 minutes
Intended Audience: Teenage boys

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