After discovering he's not really black like the rest of his family, likable dimwit Navin Johnson runs off on a hilarious misadventure in this comedy classic that takes him from rags to riches and back to rags again. The slaphappy jerk strikes it rich, but life in the fast lane isn't all it's cracked up to be and, in the end, all that really matters to Johnson is his true love.
Movie The Jerk
Contains moderate sex references and soft drug use
Sex & Nudity
Sex & Nudity Reason
A woman tries to seduce a man with sexual language, but he doesn't pick up on what she's doing. No nudity whatsoever is shown. Just some references.
A letter regarding the scene mentioned above is read by Navin's grandmother to his family. In the letter he explains his sudden fondness for sex. The word "blowjob" is used in the text, without Navin understanding what it means.
A man comes out of the bathtub and places his medium-sized dog in front of his private parts before trying to find someone. After running outside, he picks up a small dog and holds it behind him to cover his butt. No private parts are seen, and the scene is purely for comedic effect. This is similar to Austin Powers.
Paintings of realistic, anatomically correct fully nude women are shown in a scene. This isn't sexual, it's similar to what you'd see in an art museum.
Violence & Gore
Violence & Gore Reason
A crazy man shoots a gun at the main character in a random act of violence
The N word is used 3 or 4 times.
"Goddamn" and "bastard" are also used a few times
Pervasive usage of shit
A dog is named Shit-head.
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking Reason
Drinking and smoking, marijuana use.
Frightening & Intense Scenes
Frightening & Intense Scenes Reason
This film would be PG-13 if it came out today. The R rating is a little outdated by today's standards.