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In this hilarious sci-fi comedy, ordinary schoolteacher Neil Clarke (Simon Pegg) is granted extraordinary powers by a group of space aliens (voiced by the Monty Python team) as a test to determine the fate of our planet. Co-starring Kate Beckinsale, and featuring the voice of Robin Williams as Neil’s canine companion, Absolutely Anything proves that with great power comes total irresponsibility!
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Common Sense Says
Crass comedy's only redeeming feature is Robin Williams.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Absolutely Anything is a sci-fi comedy directed by Monty Python's Terry Jones in which a group of aliens endows a teacher named Neil (Simon Pegg) with the ability to make anything happen with the wave of a hand as a test to see whether humanity is worth saving. There's some crass/potty humor (such as a pile of dog poop "walking" and flushing itself down the toilet, or a man wishing for a great body and a big penis), as well as strong language ("f--k," "s--t," "d--k," "bitch," etc.) and brief nudity (breasts). Neil almost always uses his powers to reverse the movie's violent moments -- including people dying -- and he eventually becomes less selfish. But while he learns lessons about responsibility, friendship, and love, there are mixed messages about commanding women to love/worship men and the idea of clearing up one problem can cause others. Also of note: The film marks comedian Robin WIlliams' final movie role.
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- Genre:Sci-Fi, Comedy
- Release Date:June 27, 2017
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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