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(NA, LLL, S, A) Pagan worldview; 30 obscenities & 4 profanities; sexual innuendo; and, alcohol use & abuse.
In BILLY MADISON, Adam Sandler plays a young man who must return to school and pass all twelve grades, in two weeks each, in order to inherit his father’s wealth. The movie takes viewers on an absurd journey as Billy gives school a second try, during which he is portrayed as a first grader obsessed with drinking alcohol and caressing himself with the aid of pornographic magazines. Stupidity abounds and the humor borders on raunchy as Billy, through many flukes, unrealistic luck and no effort of his own, ultimately completes school and inherits his father’s company. At the last moment, Billy surprises everyone by admitting that he would not make a good CEO and offers control of the company to another of his father’s employees.
The movie’s humor is not the result of wit, but rather the result of totally ridiculous behavior on the part of the main character. Audiences may laugh, but that laughter will be at the expense of compromising their intelligence to enjoy base, thoughtless humor. Although the majority of the film portrays Billy in elementary school interacting with elementary school children, BILLY MADISON is not suitable for children. The movie’s humor and Billy’s actions are very adult. The movie also contains very little plot, little realism, flat characters, sexual innuendo, and a significant amount of foul language.