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YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN

YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN artwork

YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 112m 39s

Release date 15/08/2008

BBFCInsight Contains frequent moderate sex references and one use of strong language

Director(s) Dennis Dugan

Cast includes Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson, Rob Schneider, Henry Winkler, John Farley, Barry Livingston, Donna Feldman, Omid Abtahi, Shaelley Berman, Moran Atias, Todd Holland, Dana Goodman

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 05/08/2008

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN is a comedy about an Israeli commando who moves to New York and decides to pursue his dream of becoming a hairdresser.

Sex

There are frequent moderate sex references, some of which are quite crude. In one scene, a character washes a woman's hair as if to mimic sexual intercourse; as the woman smears shampoo over her chest she licks her lips in a salacious manner. The innuendo is moderate, but the scene as a whole is comic.

There is a scene of implied sexual activity as a bare chested man is seen apparently thrusting into a woman; the space between the characters' heads and waists is masked by furniture, so there is no detail, and the scene as a whole is comic.

Language

There is a single use of strong language ('f**k'), as well as a clipped use of 'motherf**ker'.

There are moments of moderate slapstick violence, all of which are intentionally silly, and not particular realistic; this includes a scene in which a man stabs another man's limb and his prosthetic hand falls off, resulting in a small amount of bleeding.

Some of the humour throughout the film relies on racial stereotyping; there are portrayals of, and references to: Jewish mothers, Palestinians, gay hairdressers, and women who presented as nothing other than sex objects.

There are comic scenes involving animals, which include a cat getting kicked around, and a cow being used as a punch bag. In both instances, the animals are clearly not real.

Details

Title
YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN
Year
2008
Distributor(s)
Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd.
Classified date(s)
30/05/2008
Main language
English
Submitted run time
112m 39s
Approved footage
10138+3
BBFC reference
BFF247193
Registration number
CFJ17238

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