The Oscar-winning director gets hit pretty hard.  He eats non-stop.  He’s constantly grabbing women.  And he’s portrayed as incredibly stupid—which is probably not the case, despite his less-than-logical politics.  “You know what courage is, don’t you?” says one of the ghosts.  “You mean, like the lion in The Wizard of Oz?”  It’s funny, but it eventually becomes repetitive and even mean-spirited, at times.

If you’ve ever rolled your eyes at movies like Farenheit 9-11 or felt frustrated by a liberal’s comparison between evangelical missionaries and suicide bombers, you’ll definitely appreciate An American Carol.  Military members will be particularly pleased, since much of the comedy centers around their role throughout history.

CAUTIONS:

  • Drugs/Alcohol:  Several scenes with drinking.
  • Language/Profanity:  A handful of obscenities—many of which are uttered by young children.
  • Sex/Nudity:  A few lewd gestures and innuendo.
  • Violence:  Mostly spoofs of terror-style violence, such as a would-be suicide bomber who blows himself up; a mock video about the correct—and incorrect—way to carry out suicide bombings; a large auditorium filled with troops and civilians that is threatened with a bombing.  All include various shots of bombs and a few explosions/fires.  Also mock references to shoe bombers, underwear bombers, etc.