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Good Luck Chuck

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Source: Catholic News Service

Raunchy comedy about a dentist (Dane Cook) cursed with being a steppingstone for women seeking Mr. Right is obnoxious, humorless and often downright nauseating. Even with the charming Jessica Alba at his disposal, first-time director Mark Helfrich can't make the vulgar material flow or soften its warped take on modern relationships and physical intimacy. Dozens of sexual encounters and pervasive explicit banter, frequent rough, crude and crass language, masturbation, bathroom humor, drug use, rear male nudity, and numerous shots of upper female nudity. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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