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Witless Protection

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Source: Catholic News Service

Generally crude and lowbrow comedy in which a headstrong rural sheriff's deputy (Larry the Cable Guy) kidnaps an elegant heiress (Ivana Milicevic) from the custody of an FBI special agent (Yaphet Kotto) he believes to be corrupt, and drives her to Chicago to testify against her former boss (Peter Stormare), who has hired a shady security guard (Eric Roberts) to bring her back. The film, as directed by Charles Robert Carner, succeeds in being funny about once every 15 minutes, making this journey to Chi-town one long, tedious trek. Much crass and crude language, three uses of profanity, frequent sexual and scatological humor, partial male nudity, ethnic stereotyping and an obscene gesture. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. 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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