Night at the Roxbury, A

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2 1/2

Content: -2

Based on characters and skits from Saturday Night Live, Steve (Will Ferrell) and Doug (Chris Kattan) Butabi want to be somebodies. But they're really nobodies without a clue as to why they get rejected by women in the clubs. Their goal is to get into the best club, the Roxbury. Meanwhile, they work in dad's silk flower shop in Beverly Hills. Emily (Molly Shannon), the daughter of the lamp shop owner next door, broadly hints that she likes Steve and would be open to a marriage that's more like a company merger. Then a car accident with TV star Richard Grieco (playing himself) gets them the unthinkable, an invitation inside the Roxbury. They even get to meet with the owner, go to a party at his mansion and share their ideas about club themes. But when they seem forgotten the next day, the inseperable brother's split, Doug moves to the guest house and Steve takes up with Emily. Will Doug return for the wedding and what about their dreams of club ownership? Fans of Saturday Night Live will not be disappointed with this humorous expansion of the Roxbury skits.

Doug and Steve think they are intelligent and good-looking despite the reactions given them by girls at the clubs. But when they're seen with the club owner, two golddiggers give them attention and sex. Emily also uses sex as a tool to get Steve toward the wedding altar. Althought most of the sex is implied, one scene is graphic between Steve and Emily and another shows them at a distance obviously having sex in a hot tub. Many of the comments are sexually suggestive. The club lifestyle condones casual and premarital sex. Some male and female rear nudity occurs in a beach scene where the brothers wear near-thong bikini swimsuits. Some women are also seen in thong bikinis. One woman gets out of a pool topless in front of the brothers, but her back is to the camera. The father calls his sons stupid and idiots, but later realizes they have dreams too. Foul language includes four s- and f-words but crude terms are used frequently. God's name is used in vain 5 times. Although the story shows dreams can come true, the sexual content and foul language make A NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY one to avoid.

Preview Reviewer: Paul Bicking
Paramount Pictures

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 (26) times - mild 2, moderate 24

Obscene Language: Many (11) times - f-word 2, s-word 2, other 7

Profanity: Many (12) times - Regular 5 (G 2, Swear to God 4), exclamatory 7 (OMG, MG, OG)

Violence: Few times - mild (shoves, fall on floor, girl knees man's crotch, slaps)

Sex: Graphic once (but no nudity), Implied several times (Unmarried couple in bedroom, couple in hot tub, couple in bed, alternative sex implied)

Nudity: Male and female rear nudity on beach (thong bathing suits), woman comes out of pool topless with back to camera; Near nudity - short dresses, low cut blouses

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times - brothers rub bodies against girls in disco, men look at women's cleavage, girl says she loves making out, man complemented on bikini swimsuit, suggestive dancing, hands put on buttocks, women ask if brothers want to be alone with them, sensuous kissing, woman pulls man's pants off, woman asks man if it's first time for sex, woman moves man's hand to breast, woman licks fruit suggestively, man says woman let him have sex with her

Drugs: Few times - cigarettes, alcoholic drinks, reference to nitrous oxide use

Other: Father calls son idiot and dancing monkey, premarital sex condoned

Running Time: 85 minutes
Intended Audience: Older teens, adults and SNL fans

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