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Movie Review


MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sex-related humor, drug content and language

Reviewed by: Douglas Downs

Very Offensive
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
Teens Adults
1 hr. 45 min.
Year of Release:

Scene from the movie Dick.

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Williams, Dan Hedaya | Director: Andrew Fleming

Watergate and the Nixon presidency, certainly already embarrassing enough situations for the United States, have finally reached an all-time low in “Dick”, a dull, clueless, and predictable comedy.

Two teens, Arlene and Betsy, live in the Watergate Complex. A misunderstanding occurs as they try to mail a letter to the Bobby Sherman Fan Club. The tape they leave on the door, to sneak in and out, is discovered by a security guard. This is only the beginning. The girls stumble upon some documents being destroyed, and begin to notice other oddities going on. President Nixon becomes concerned with how much they really know. He gives them a job walking the White House dog. Arlene falls in love with the President and fantasizes about him.

Sexual innuendo abounds in this mindless film. The dual meaning of the name “Dick” is referred to often. In one scene, Arlene and Betsy suggestively lick lollipops with “Dick” written on them. References to pornography and affairs are also present.

Profanity is heavy. God’s name is taken in vain numerous times. “Dick” glorifies drug and alcohol use. President Nixon is portrayed as an alcoholic and one who enjoys a batch of drug-laced baked goods given to him by the girls. “Dick's” portrayal of the presidency is more disheartening. This film from cast to plot tries to appeal to teens. Parents and teens do not be fooled! This is one to avoid.

Viewer Comments

…I feel that the so-called “bad” parts in the movie were blown way out of proportion. Try comparing the PG-13 comedy to any other of the same rating and you’ll find that this movie is not nearly as offensive. For example, any comedy starring Adam Sandler rated PG-13 has a lot more bad humor than this movie. Give “DICK” some credit. It portrays a comical look at Watergate and doesn’t go out of line too much with its humor. My Ratings: [4/5]
—Maria, age 16
…little more than a padded comedy sketch… shallow attempts at cleverness… falls flat… way too many phallic puns…
—Kevin Maynard, Mr. Showbiz