The Jerk

1979 93 Mins Audio: English Maturity Rating 16+
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Watch or Download The Jerk 1979. Director Carl Reiner, Cast Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams,

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


wild comedy, blow, neominstrelsy, phone book, sharecropper, tennis court,

The Jerk Parent guide

BBFC Reason
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 Comic violence.

Profanity Reason
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 The R rating is a little outdated by today's standards. None.

Universal Pictures, Aspen Film Society,

United States of America,




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