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MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude humor, sexual content and language.
Very Offensive
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Primary Audience:
Teens
Genre:
Sports Action Comedy
Length:
1 hr. 45 min.
Year of Release:
2003
USA Release:
August 15, 2003
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Featuring: Adam Brody, Joey Kern, Jason London, Jennifer Morrison, Bam Margera
Director: Casey La Scala
Producer: Ralph Sall
Distributor: Warner Brothers

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Four skaters follow the summer tour of a skateboard star (McKay) from Chicago to Oceanside, CA, pulling tricks and tearing it up, in their wild attempts to get noticed and grab a major sponsor and a chance to become stars themselves.”

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Comments from young people
Negative—I watched this at a friends house and was blown away by the VAST amount of garbage in this movie… my youth pastor has a saying …GARBAGE IN GARBAGE OUT… this movie isn’t suitable for anyone… it was a waste of time, and if I had it to do over again I would have made my friend turn it off …there was funny parts, but nothing funny enough to make me forget about the large amount of trashy comments and jokes that were used.
My Ratings: [Extremely Offensive/1]
—Jacqueline, age 17
Positive—I found this film to be very funny, but I would NOT recommend it for anyone under the age of 14. It had a lot of crude humor, and some language. …be cautious of the dirty jokes and crude remarks.
My Ratings: [Average / 3]
—Caleb Gray, age 18
Movie Critics
…too much crudeness and vulgarity, especially bathroom humor…
—Preview Family Movie and TV Review
…Profanity: Heavy / Sex/Nudity: Heavy…
—ScreenIt!
…Ohhhh… Puleeze. The loudest grind I heard was coming from the vicinity of my teeth as I sat and reflected on all the other films that I might have been seeing…
—Michael Elliott, Movie Parables
…the bulk of the script explores an infatuation with scatological and gross-out humor. Flatulence and bathroom behavior abound…
—Rod Gustafson, Grading the Movies
…lousy. None of the four lead actors is the slightest bit appealing. …inanely written, badly directed and obnoxiously scored…
—Randy Cordova, The Arizona Republic
…looks to have cost about 700 bucks and could have been shot during a long weekend. Certainly that’s more time and money than was invested in the script…
—Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
…lots of aerial skateboarding tricks, lots of leering at scantily clad girls and a plethora of puerile jokes…
—Michael Machosky, Pittsburgh-Tribune Review
…it’s the audience that’ll leave the theater feeling rank, particularly the not-nearly-as-dumb-as-they-seem teens this fantastically unfunny comedy seeks to hook…
—L.A Weekly

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