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Ice Cube and Charlie Day star as high school teachers prepared to solve their differences the hard way. On the last day of the year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Day) is trying his best to keep it together amidst senior pranks,
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Critics Consensus: Fist Fight boasts a surplus of comedic muscle but flails lazily, and far too few of its jokes land with enough force to register.
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Common Sense Says
Terrible messages about masculinity ruin comedy's jokes.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Fist Fight is a raunchy comedy about two teachers (Charlie Day and Ice Cube) who agree to have a fight on the last day of school. Although it's played for laughs, the movie's violence is surprisingly intense: During the big fight, both teachers are knocked unconscious (one with a fire extinguisher), crashing into and break a car's windshield, and get other terrible-looking injuries. But they both walk away seemingly mostly uninjured. In the "very iffy messages" department, several characters tell a man who's reluctant to fight that he should "man up" and not be a "little b---h" or a "p---y"; once he's been in the fight, everyone seems to regard him as courageous and more mature. There's plenty of other strong language, including "s--t," "f--k," "ass," "hell," "damn," "bulls--t," and "motherf---ker." A guidance counselor leers at male students and calls them "fine"; she ultimately hooks up with a graduating student, and the movie implies it's OK for them to get together because he's "not a student anymore." In a running joke, a student masturbates in the bathroom; nothing sensitive is visible, but he talks graphically about "finishing." A quick shot from a porn movie shows naked breasts. Both students and teachers smoke pot at school; a teacher also buys drugs from a student and plants them on another teacher, and a teacher jokes about buying and using meth. Apple products are featured very prominently.
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- Release Date:February 17, 2017
- Audio Format:5.1
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