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Release Date: October 25, 2002

Starring: Campbell Scott, Jesse Eisenberg, Isabella Rossellini, Jennifer Beals, and Elizabeth Berkley

Genre: Comedy/Satire

Audience: Adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 104 minutes

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(PaPa, LLL, V, SSS, NN, AA, D, MM) Solid pagan worldview about male-female relationships, though the movie’s anti-hero is properly chastened about his hedonistic, misguided lifestyle; about 21 obscenities, seven very strong profanities, four light profanities, vomiting from drinking too much, and some explicit sexual descriptions; some scenes with fighting; implied fornication, depicted prostitution, attempted oral sex interrupted, explicit sexual descriptions and references, and young adult woman gives underage teenager a passionate kiss; brief upper female nudity and partial nudity; alcohol use and adult uncle encourages underage nephew to drink; smoking; and, lying, uncontrollable anger, deceit, and teenage boy leaves town without telling mother.


Summary:

ROGER DODGER is a dry and funny, but very coarse, satire of a garrulous ladies man, who tries to teach his 17-year-old nephew how to convince a woman to have intercourse with him. Although Roger learns a few lessons about how not to be such an awful jerk, ROGER DODGER nevertheless is a frightening display of the corruption of a teenager.


Review:

ROGER DODGER is a dry and funny, but very coarse, satire of a garrulous ladies man named Roger Swanson, an advertising writer in New York City. The movie introduces Roger during the lunch hour, where he’s regaling his fellow employees with his crude theory that the male species and heterosexual sex are on the way out, because women will soon be able to get pregnant without men. The movie then reveals that Roger is sleeping with his boss, Joyce, an older woman, but Joyce tells Roger that their affair must end.
After this revelation, Roger’s 17-year-old nephew, Nick, suddenly shows up at Roger’s office. Roger decides to teach his nephew how to be a ladies man. Roger sneaks the underage Nick into a singles bar, where they meet two women. Roger’s attempt to teach his nephew how to relate with women eventually leads to a party that Joyce is throwing, a party to which Roger was not invited.
Campbell Scott turns in a powerful performance as the misguided Roger. Jesse Eisenberg also turns in an excellent performance as the shy but anxious nephew. Although Roger learns a few lessons about not being such an awful jerk, ROGER DODGER nevertheless is a frightening display of the corruption of a teenager. Nick does get over his shyness toward girls of his own age, but the movie lacks a fully developed moral, biblical perspective on male-female relationships. ROGER DODGER also includes plenty of explicit foul language and sexual situations. Therefore, MOVIEGUIDE® cannot recommend this movie.


In Brief:

ROGER DODGER is a dry and funny, but very coarse, satire of a garrulous ladies man, Roger Swanson, an advertising writer in New York City. The movie introduces Roger during the lunch hour, where he’s regaling his fellow employees with his crude theory that the male species and heterosexual sex is on the way out. Roger is sleeping with his boss, Joyce, an older woman, but Joyce tells Roger their affair must end. Roger’s 17-year-old nephew, Nick, suddenly shows up at Roger’s office. Roger decides to teach his nephew how to be a ladies man. He sneaks the underage Nick into a singles bar, where they meet two women. Their bar-crawling eventually leads to a party that Joyce is throwing, a party to which Roger was not invited.
Campbell Scott turns in a powerful, charismatic performance as the misguided Roger. Jesse Eisenberg also turns in an excellent performance as the shy but anxious nephew. Although Roger learns a few lessons about how not to be such an awful jerk, ROGER DODGER nevertheless is a frightening display of the corruption of a teenager. ROGER DODGER also includes plenty of explicit foul language and sexual situations.