Often, it is contrived and over the top. The stakes are not high enough, so the plot gets lost about halfway through the movie. Much of the movie is preoccupied with curvaceous women in low-cut dresses and swimsuits, as well as gross humor, some foul language and some sexual innuendo. Some of the routines are truly annoying. Content: Pa, B, AC, LL, V, S, A, MM Light mixed pagan worldview with bedtime stories magically coming true with messages of resentment and revenge and some positive references to heroism, plus jokes making fun of Communists; six light obscenities and eight light profanities such as Oh God and My God as well as some jokes about passing gas and sexual innuendo; light slapstick violence including pratfalls, a dwarf kicks man in shin, man stops man from choking to death on beach by kicking him, arena Star Wars type battles with light action violence; some passionate kissing, cross-dressing jokes, six-year-old boy urged to kiss older girl, and sexual innuendo such as in a hot tub scene; lots and lots of female cleavage; drinking; no smoking or drugs; and, revenge, some politically incorrect jokes such as bashing vegetarians, making fun of Communists, and making fun of American Indians. The movie opens at a Hollywood bungalow hotel in the 70s.
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