Kangaroo Jack

MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +2

Content: -2

Kangaroo Jack is a crime comedy about two childhood friends from Brooklyn, hairstylist Charlie Cabone (Jerry OConnell) and struggling musician Louis Fucci (Anthony Anderson), who are forced to deliver a package containing a big sum of money to Australia after getting mixed up with the mob. Charlies stepfather (Christopher Walken) is a mob boss. The adventure begins when they run into a kangaroo with their rental Jeep. Thinking the kangaroo is dead, Louis has some fun by taking pictures of the kangaroo wearing his lucky jacket and a pair of sunglasses to show the gang back home. The roo revives and hops off still wearing the jacket, which contains the package of money, and the sunglasses. The race is on for Charlie and Louis to catch the kangaroo before the mob catches up with them in the Outback. They entreat the help of wildlife expert Jessie (Estella Warren) to help them in the capture. She also becomes Charlies love interest.

Kangaroo Jack is funny in places with the easygoing banter between Charlie and Louis and the comical expressions and computer-generated antics of the kangaroo. The comedy is not heavy on vulgar humor and graphic sexual innuendo, but it has its detractions including bad language, especially the use of the Lords name in vain. There are several scenes of violence and some mild sexual innuendo that consist mostly of dialogue, not actions. Drunkenness by the local pilot is treated as funny. The camels erupt into a lengthy flatulence scene. These things cause the movie to receive an overall negative acceptability rating.

Preview Reviewer: Lynn Nusser
Warner Brothers

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: Mild: Few times Hell, damn; Moderate: Few times Butt; Strong: Few times Ass

Obscene Language: Several times Crap, screwed, testicles, piss, pissed

Profanity: Regular: Few times G, Gsake; Exclamatory: Several times OMG, OG, MG, Swear to G, Lord

Violence: Several times (mob roughing up people, threats by mob to kill people)

Sex: None

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Few times (Charlie grabs Jesses breasts when he thinks he is hallucinating, Charlie and Jesse swimming together and kissing, Charlie and Jesses conversation in airplane bathroom implies sexual behavior based on what those outside the bathroom are hearing)

Drugs: Few times (alcohol use, man who flies Charlie and Louis in his airplane is a drunk from a local pub)

Other: Charlie, Louis and Jesse are riding camels in a scene that places much emphasis on the camels flatulence.

Running Time: 100 minutes
Intended Audience: Ages 12 and up

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