Soul Plane

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +1 1/2

Content: -3

Soul Plane is an urban comedy. Nashawn Wade (Kevin Hart) wins a $100 million legal settlement against a big conglomerate airline due to an unfortunate mishap that he experienced in the airplanes lavatory. Nashawn takes this new wealth and starts his own all-black airline, NWA (perhaps short for not white airlines). In its maiden voyage, the purple and chrome airplane, sporting spinning wheel rims and hydraulics, bounces down the runway to a rappers beat and then takes off. The pilot of the plane, Captain Mack (Snoop Dogg), has an illegitimate pilots license and is afraid of heights, but he sounds good over the loud speakers. Elvis Hunkey (Tom Arnold), his girlfriend and his two children seem to be the only white people on the plane. Soul Plane is one big flying party with a complete dance club, bar, casino, Jacuzzi and live entertainment. Much of the humor pokes fun at and exaggerates African-American culture.

Soul Plane offers few funny moments that arent morally filthy in some way. The actress MoNique portrays a security agent that is rude, crude and lewd. She insults travelers with vulgarity, and she sexually harasses men that she finds physically pleasing. She takes one man aside and makes him disrobe and prepare for a body-cavity search, completely for her own gratification. There are many comments about the physical attributes of both men and women as unchecked lust abounds in this film. A man on the plane states, Every woman is going to be pregnant by the time this plane lands. A teenage girl, only hours away from her 18th birthday, briefly lists for her father a variety of sexual activities that she wants to participate in as soon as she becomes of legal age. The vulgar language with nearly 50 f-words, the gratuitous sexual themes and the excessive use of drugs and alcohol make Soul Plane a flight that you will want to miss.

Preview Reviewer: Brian Hughes

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 (64) times mild (hell 7, damn 9); moderate (butt 1, tits 1); strong (ass 28, a-hole 1, bitch 17)

Obscene Language: Many (88) times moderate (screw 1, suck 1, BJ 1); strong (f-word 25, MF 20, s-word 34, finger gesture 1, other 5)

Profanity: Several (9) times moderate (G 3); strong (GD 5, J 1)

Violence: Few times mild (some pushing and shoving, woman abuses her role as an airport security officer)

Sex: Many times mild (man and woman under a blanket in first class of the plane make sexual sounds, man with three women in a Jacuzzi, woman recreates a series of sexual positions that she has performed so that she can recall how to land a plane); moderate (coupling in the cockpit, on the landing gear and in the lavatory); strong (a blind man sexually pleasures a baked potato thinking that it is a woman)

Nudity: Several times mild (men with their pants down use the toilet, man is in his underwear in the midst of a security body/cavity search, women in very tight and revealing clothing); moderate (man lays on a gurney with a block of ice on his bare buttocks, womens clothed crotches are exposed, womens cleavage draws attention, strip club scene with tight clothing but no nudity)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times mild (suggestion is made to start a combined childcare center and strip club; many discussions about sex amongst airline staff and passengers; camera angles display breasts, buttocks, and mens and womens crotches); moderate (the finger was used in an inappropriate sexual manner as well as being used for an inappropriate gesture; woman gives man her underwear, and he sniffs them); strong (teenage girl describes many sexual positions and methods, the statement every woman will be pregnant by the end of this flight is made, man rubs his face in a womans ample breasts, reference to being a member of the mile-high club, references to the size of mens genitalia, reference to unconventional sex, reference to someone having crabs, man talks to his genitals, reference to draining the monster, references to ejaculation)

Drugs: Several times mild (use of soft and hard liquor, 17-year-old girl steals a mini-bottle of hard liquor on the airplane); moderate (marijuana necklace worn by a man, marijuana used by airplane captain, crew and a few passengers; mushrooms are eaten in an attempt to get high)

Other: The word nigger is used 16 times

Running Time: 87 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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