MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2 1/2

Content: -2

Paparazzi is a dramatic movie produced by Mel Gibson about an up-and-coming movie star, Bo Laramie (Cole Hauser), and the freelance photographers who make their living taking pictures of famous people. Rex Harper (Tom Sizemore) is a lecherous shutterbug who seems to be particularly interested in Laramies new claim to fame and how that can be exploited for his personal gain. Bo likes the cameras when they help promote his acting career, but he takes a dim view of them when they invade his private life. The photographic invasion of self-proclaimed photo journalists goes too far when their picture taking causes an automobile accident that injures his wife (Robin Tunney) and son (Blake Bryan). Despite the efforts of Detective Burton (Dennis Farina), Laramie decides to protect his family by taking matters into his own hands.

Rex is determined to get private photographs of Bos family life because he says, Everyone wants to have a peek. Its human nature. This film shows the degree that unethical photographers will go to in order to get private pictures of public people. This includes trespassing, breaking and entering, and computer enhancement of photographs. It also shows the depths of human depravity as some people seek financial gain by fostering interest in things that degrade society. Bo Laramie tries to put a stop to the invasion of his privacy, first by asking nicely. Rex retaliates with a commitment to destroy your life and eat your soul. Because of the objectionable content in this film including intense violence, sexual content and bad language, Preview must give Pararazzi a negative acceptability rating. This film, however, is an eye opener to how freedoms are abused and need protection in our society.

Preview Reviewer: Brian Hughes
20th Century Fox

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 4, damn 3); strong (-ss 4, b-tch 1, SOB 4)

Obscene Language: Many (13) times mild (pee pee 1, penile enhancement 1); moderate (cr-p 1); strong (s-word 4, finger gesture 1, pr-ck 1, p-ssy 1, BS 3)

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

Violence: Many times mild (chase scenes, lots of pushing and shoving, man grabs woman and climbs on top of her to strangle her); moderate (fist fighting, man is shot repeatedly and killed, man is hit and kicked repeatedly); strong (injured bodies of people in a car accident are shown, implied that man has had his head bashed with a ball bat and bloody head is shown; bloody hand mark on a wall and blood-soaked bat is shown)

Sex: Few times mild (implied that pictures were taken when people were undressed or being intimate pictures not shown, sounds of sex from a video that is not shown)

Nudity: Few times mild (billboard advertises an exotic nightclub with a scantily clothed woman, women in a strip club are dancing in skimpy/revealing clothing, picture of a man and woman nude with black strips covering the genital and breast areas)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: Few times mild (alcohol and cigarette use)

Other: None

Running Time: 85 minutes
Intended Audience: Older teens and Adults

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