DAHMER is a confused look into the evil mind of the gruesome cannibal and serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who was killed in 1994 while serving a life sentence in prison. Jeremy Renner stars as the killer. The movie travels back and forth in time showing Dahmer’s obsession with homosexual pornography and alcohol. Dahmer has confrontations with his father, who tries to help him with his drinking but gets angry about his son’s secretive need for privacy. The movie also shows Dahmer trying to seduce young men, eventually drugging his victims so that he can rape them or murder them.
DAHMER never really explains the famous serial killer’s behavior. At some points, however, the movie suggests that Dahmer became violent because he repressed his homosexual desires instead of expressing them openly. This is ultimately an abhorrent, politically correct worldview. DAHMER avoids most of the graphic details of Dahmer’s violent life, but it does depict him raping some male victims, angrily choking a couple of them and mutilating two of his murder victims. The movie also contains some strong foul language and marijuana use. Also, a couple scenes featuring policemen are not flattering to their intelligence.
(HoHoHo, PCPC, Ab, C, LLL, VVV, SS, NN, AA, DD, M) Homosexual, politically correct worldview suggests serial killer and cannibal became violent because he repressed his homosexual desires instead of expressed them openly and serial killer mocks Christianity and marriage in one scene although family members talk briefly about going to church; 18 mostly strong obscenities and one strong profanity; extremely violent scenes with sounds of man cutting off one dead victim's arm, hitting one victim on head with blunt object, starting to drill hole through man's head, choking two victims almost to death, standing by pool of gore, and inserting hand or fingers into open wounds; depicted sodomy, man walks in on couple fornicating, men hug, voyeurism, visit to homosexual bar, and talk of homosexuality; upper male nudity during homosexual acts and men in underwear; alcohol use, underage drinking and drunken stupor; smoking, marijuana use and killer/rapist drugs victims; and, lying, deceit and cops depicted as stupid in two scenes.