Lost and Found

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2 1/2

Content: -2 1/2

In this romantic comedy, Hollywood has turned out yet another crude, trashy film for the older teen and young adult audience. It stars the popular comical actor, David Spade, from NBC's hit TV series, JUST SHOOT ME. Spade plays an enterprising young single man in Lost Angeles named Dylan Ramsey who is doing just fine with his prosperous upscale restaurant. But when a beautiful French musician, Lila ( Sophie Marceau), moves in next door, he is smitten and must find a way to get to know her. So, he kidnaps her dog and then offers to help her find it. He does get to know her, but finds that he has some strong competition from Lila's old boyfriend, Rene (Patrick Bruel). This film is just one rapid fire comic gag after another and Spade does his best to keep the audience laughing continuously. But there's some question whether he can do it successfully at the box office.

Though the film has its laughs, it resorts to just about every crude antic and quip possible to appeal to the baser instincts of a youthful audience. The dialogue is full of crude sexual innuendoes and comical references to sex, along with comic rear nudity, strip poker games and bathroom humor including a disgusting comic incident involving dog excrement. Although there are no graphic sex scenes, Rene gives Lila a massage in one scene, tries to seduce her and then exposes himself nude to her with his back to the camera. One comical incident implies that Dylan and his roommate are homosexuals, and a young boy goes around falsely accusing men of sexually abusing him. Needless to say, the dialogue is polluted frequently with obscenities and a young girl even speaks an obscenity for laughs. To the film's credit, it has some touching moments and Dylan is a likable, kind-hearted guy. Sadly, Hollywood makes these crude films like LOST AND FOUND, because they know that many young people will go to see the popular stars, but anyone with any discernment will avoid LOST AND FOUND like the plague.

Preview Reviewer: John Evans
Warner Brothers, 4000 Warner Blvd, Burbank, CA 91522

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 (15) Times - Mild 5, Moderate 10

Obscene Language: Many(14) Times (s word 4, other 10)

Profanity: Several (5) Times - Regular 2 (G,J) Exclamatory 3 (Oh My God 2, My God 1)

Violence: Few times-Moderate (dog thrown around, woman thrown backward on table, slapstick antics)

Sex: None, but man tries to seduce woman

Nudity: Few times (rear nudity of man and woman, man exposes himself nude to woman with back to camera); Near Nudity: Several times (scantily clad women, photos of near nude women, near nude men and women in strip poker game, men in underwear)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Almost Continuously (comical crude references to sex , buttocks, male genitals, sex with dog and musician's having sex; man tries to seduce woman, woman in suggestive pose, slang term for breasts used )

Drugs: Few times (cocktail drinking at party)

Other: Boy comically accuses men of sexual abuse, crude scene involving dog excrement, comical passing gas

Running Time: 100 minutes
Intended Audience: Older teens and adults

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