LET'S GO TO PRISON

Let’s Not

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Release Date: November 17, 2006

Starring: Dax Shepard, Will Arnett, David Koechner, Chi McBride, Dylan Baker, Michael Shannon, Miguel Nino, and Jay Whittaker

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Older teenagers and adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 84 minutes

Address Comments To:

Bob Wright, Chairman/CEO
NBC Universal
Ron Meyer, President/COO
Universal Studios
Marc Shmuger, Chairman
David Linde, Co-Chairman
Universal Pictures
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608-1085
Phone: (818) 777-1000
Web Page: www.universalstudios.com

Content:

(PaPaPa, HoHoHo, APAP, LLL, VVV, SS, N, AAA, DDD, MMM) Very strong pagan worldview with focus on bribes, lies, tricks and violence as tools for survival in a prison setting, with very strong homosexual references and a negative view of American prison system; at least 39 obscenities and two profanities; very strong, often comic, violence such as man gets beaten repeatedly in face, man gets forks violently stuck in his legs, man dies from bad drugs in a syringe, several threats of rape, and men fight to the death with prisoners and guards watching and betting; strong sexual references such as homosexual courtship scenes and several threats of homosexual rape; shower scenes with upper male nudity; very strong alcohol abuse; smoking and very strong drug abuse; and, gambling, dishonesty, bribery, and a very negative portrayal of police, courts, juries, prison wardens, and prison guards.


Summary:

LET’S GO TO PRISON tries to take all the nastiest, ugliest stereotypes about the American prison system and make a comedy out of them. It is loaded with foul language, prison violence, drug and alcohol use, and talk about homosexual activity.


Review:

LET’S GO TO PRISON tries to take all the nastiest, ugliest stereotypes about the American prison system and make a comedy out of them. Not surprisingly, they wound up with a nasty, ugly movie.
The movie opens with John Lyshitski (played by Dax Shepard) explaining how he has been sent to prison three times by Judge Biederman. Upon his third release from prison, he buys a gun and aims to get back at the judge, only to learn the judge died three days earlier. Lyshitski finds Judge Biederman’s obnoxious son, Nelson (played by Will Arnett), and through some silly tricks manages to get him sent to prison. Lyshitski then arranges to get sent to the same prison and pays a bribe to be made Biederman’s roommate.
Pretending to look after him, Lyshitski sees to it that Biederman is rudely treated. White supremacists stick forks in Biederman’s legs and large black prisoners threaten to rape him. Attempts to turn such material into comedy may appeal to viewers with horrible taste, but it makes the movie grossly unsuitable for families.
Other than a truce between Lyshitski and Biederman, there is nothing redemptive about the movie. It even closes with criminals making threats against law-abiding citizens. It is loaded with foul language, prison violence, drug and alcohol use, and talk about homosexual activity. According to the worst stereotypes, the prison staff is crooked, handing out brutal punishment by whim, accepting bribes and running a gambling operation.



Don’t waste your money on LET’S GO TO PRISON. It's almost as bad as being sent to one. See FACING THE GIANTS or wait for THE NATIVITY STORY. There are some great movies this year. LET’S GO TO PRISON is not one of them.


In Brief:

LET’S GO TO PRISON tries to take all the nastiest, ugliest stereotypes about the American prison system and make a comedy out of them. An habitual criminal named John tries to take his revenge out on a dead judge's son, Nelson. Through some silly tricks, John gets Nelson sent to prison. He then arranges to get sent to the same prison and pays a bribe to be made Nelson’s roommate. Pretending to look after Nelson, Johns sees to it that he is rudely treated.
LET'S GO TO PRISON is almost as bad as being sent to one. It is loaded with foul language, prison violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and talk about homosexual activity. According to the worst of stereotypes, the prison staff is crooked, handing out brutal punishment by whim, accepting bribes and running a gambling operation. Other than a truce between John and Nelson, nothing redemptive occurs. The movie even closes with criminals making threats against law-abiding citizens. It's a waste of money. See FACING THE GIANTS or wait for THE NATIVITY STORY. There are some great movies this year. LET’S GO TO PRISON is not one of them.