Source: Catholic News Service
Good-hearted but frequently crude comedy about two retired soul-music backup singers (Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac) who uneasily reunite and drive across the country to appear in a tribute to their recently deceased front man (singer-songwriter John Legend), joined along the way by the daughter (Sharon Leal) of the woman they both loved and a bumbling record company intern (Adam Herschman). Though director Malcolm D. Lee's buddy movie -- which also features the late rhythm-and-blues star Isaac Hayes as himself—affirms friendship, reconciliation and family responsibility, the strong collaboration of its leads fails to compensate for a formulaic plot and an excess of raunchy humor. Strong sexual content, including graphic nonmarital sexual activity, adultery, upper female and rear nudity, much sexual humor, pervasive rough and crude language, brief irreverence and a comic suicide attempt. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is L—limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R—restricted; under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
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