Broken Lizards Club Dread

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +1 1/2

Content: -3 1/2

This is a horrorcomedy about a party island off the coast of Costa Rica owned by a has-been rock star named Coconut Pete (Bill Paxton). Young people come here to get high on drugs, drink, have sex and party till they drop. Its all one big, extended party until some of the staff starts turning up dead. In order to avoid quenching the party atmosphere, the murders are kept silent. A tough war veteran is brought in to help solve the mystery, but he is killed too. Fear starts to spread across the island, and everyone starts pointing fingers and accusing each other of being the murderer. When phone lines are cut and all of the boats on the island are sabotaged, panic sets in and chaos rules. Also starring Kevin Heffernan, Paul Soter, Steve Lemme, Erik Stolhanske, Brittany Daniel and Jordan Ladd.

This sex-and-slasher film has no virtues whatsoever, filled with people drinking, doing drugs and having sex with each other. There are several sex scenes and nudity of both men and women, and homosexuality is used as a turn on. The humor is basically bathroom and trashy sex jokes. Although its a comedy, it has a lot of gruesome, mildly gory violence: people killed with a machete, a man beheaded, a man cut in half with rope wrapped around him, a woman electrocuted, and on and on. All of this is done for the purpose of humor. Dead bodies are hung up and drip blood on unsuspecting partiers who discover the bodies when they find blood in their drinks. If the above were not enough for you to dread going to this one, the dialog throughout is filled with the worst kind of graphic language and sexual innuendo. Therefore, due to sex, drugs, language, violence and overall bad content, this film is awarded an extremely low acceptability rating by Preview. Stay away from it.

Preview Reviewer: Alan Boyer
Fox Searchlight

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 (16) times mild (hell 2, damn 4); strong (ass 8, SOB 2)

Obscene Language: Many (62) times strong (f-word 34, s-word 20, dick 8)

Profanity: Many (21) times moderate (OMG 1, G 3); strong (GD 9, J 4, JC 4)

Violence: Several times moderate (several people hit with machete; killed man falls from the sky on parasail; man is wrapped so tightly with a rope that he is cut in two and killed; man is beheaded, and head is put on a record and spins around; man is electrocuted)

Sex: Several times moderate (topless woman sits on top of man and has sex, two topless women fondle man, man touches womans clothed breast, couple has sex while three people in a closet watch)

Nudity: Several times mild (nude man on a swing seen from the side); moderate (two women without tops caress a man, topless woman sits on top of man and has sex, two men drop pants and are briefly seen from the front)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many, occurring in nearly every conversation mild (men describe what they would like to do to various women as they walk by, woman tells man what she would like to do to him)

Drugs: Many mild (alcohol used nearly nonstop, different kinds of pills used and put into drinks); moderate (marijuana used on several occasions)

Other: None

Running Time: 105 minutes
Intended Audience: Young adults

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