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Scary Movie 4

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Source: Catholic News Service

Crude comedy is once again the name of the game in this consistently unfunny sendup of recent horror and sci-fi films -- including "Saw," "War of the Worlds" and "The Grudge" -- and, like the three earlier installments, consists of little more than lame spoofs strung together by a vacant plot, here involving a home health care worker (Anna Faris) who battles Japanese ghost children and alien invaders while finding romance with the guy next door (Craig Bierko). Director David Zucker serves up the mindless slapstick and gross-out jokes, somewhat tamer this time around, but still vulgar. Pervasive crude humor, scatological and sexual sight gags including a gay-themed parody, comic violence, brief rear nudity, an irreverent joke, same-sex kissing, recurring crude language and profanity and an instance of rough language. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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