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The Animal

The Animal
The Animal
The Animal
  • PG-13
  • 1h 23m
  • 2001
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He might not look like much, but it's what's inside that counts. Comic genius Rob Schneider (Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Big Daddy), TV's Survivor Colleen Haskell, John C. McGinley (Any Given Sunday, The Rock) and Edward Asner (The Bachelor, JFK) star in the most outrageous and hysterical comedy of the year. When evidence clerk Marvin Mange (Schneider) answers a 911 call of a burglary in progress, his dream of one day becoming a cop seems to be coming true. But a freak car accident en route to the crime leaves Marvin and his dream a shattered mess. When Marvin awakens a week later, he finds that a deranged scientist secretly used animal organs to rebuild his broken body. Energized by his new and improved parts, Marvin achieves instant fame as a super-cop until his animal instincts start taking over his body at all the wrong times. And when he finds himself falling for the lovely and sexy Rianna (Haskell), it's animal magnetism at its craziest in the funniest and wildest comedy of the year!
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Common Sense Says
Crass comedy has "jokes" on bestiality, race, sex, and more.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Animal is a crude 2001 comedy with "jokes" about race, the LGBTQ+ community, fat people, and bestiality. Following an accident, Marvin Mange (Rob Schneider) is implanted with animal parts and takes on their traits. His instincts are often sexual and lead to jokes with him sexualizing both women and animals. The humor is cruel and characters are unlikable and disrespectful. It has poor gender and race representation, with a misjudged joke about "reverse racism" and women being only sex objects. There is mean-spirited violence, including kids attacking adults. A character is teased for peeing his pants. Many jokes involve sex and some include bestiality, with a running gag involving Marvin being drawn to a goat in heat. During a restaurant scene, Marvin pees on a woman's chair to mark his territory and has to go to the bathroom to masturbate numerous times due to his lust for her. The movie features smoking, drinking, and drugs, with kids stealing pot from a police evidence room and a man retrieving a condom of heroin from a smuggler's butt.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:June 1, 2001
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:No
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