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Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive, diverse representations in books, TV shows, and movies. Want to help us help them? Suggest a diversity update. Petey is rude and crude, drinks and smokes to excess, and repeatedly resists authority even claiming to have stolen silverware fro the White House ; still, he embodies a moral code, speaking truth to power.
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A fight in the office includes punching; report of Martin Luther King, Jr. Vernell repeatedly wears short, cleavage-enhancing outfits she calls it "Foxy-ed up," as in the movie character Foxy Brown ; she visits Petey in prison in the "booty line," removes her bra from beneath her talk too me and hands it to Dewey in public, and engages in deep kissing in public places. Sexual language includes repeated uses of "d--k," "pimp," and other phrases "What you got in your boxers? A naked man appears on the prison rooftop not explicit, but plain enough.
Vernell catches Petey having sex with another woman naked buttocks visible and gets very upset, revealing a sexual liaison with Petey's coworker it takes place off-screen, but she flaunts it. Tibbs" from In the Heat of the Nightetc. Frequent cigarette smoking and drinking in bar scenes and elsewhere ; Petey appears staggering drunk at talk too me concert he's meant to emcee he vomits and is also drunk for his appearance on The Tonight Show ; allusions to drug abuse; Petey looks ill at the end, coughing harshly apparently the result of his many years abusing drugs, liquor, and cigarettes.
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Parents need to know that this biopic about controversial '60s radio host Petey Greene isn't for. Though Greene is often very funny, the film focuses on the sources of his comedy: his anger at oppressive systems of class and racism.
Expect lots of sexual references and sexy outfits a couple of scenes, while not talk too me, also show some lively writhing. A fight punching and falling between rivals ends when Martin Luther King, Jr. Language is super spicy and includes lots of uses of both "f--k" and the "N" word spoken by African-American characters. Add your rating See all 2 parent reviews. Add your rating. Petey arrives at the radio station determined to prove himself.
Though Dewey's boss Martin Sheen has doubts, Petey draws listeners, uniting the community and becoming a local hero. At the same time, Petey's personal life suffers from his excessive use of alcohol and drug. Though Dewey encourages him to greater and greater visibility, Petey rejects going mainstream because he sees constraints in performing to audiences outside his community. At last he has a profound moment, seeing before him an expectant "room full of white folks" who want to see talk too me make fun of his background.
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He makes a fateful decision that the film represents as a mixture of disappointment and resistance. Greene makes his difficult decision in a what is a fittingly complicated scene that showcases both Greene's and Cheadle's brilliance. Families can talk about the accuracy of biopics.
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Families can also discuss what Petey's commentary has in common with the later humor of comics like Richard Pryor and Dave Chappelle. What function does envelope-pushing "shock" comedy serve in society? Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners. See how we rate. Streaming options powered by JustWatch. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a talk too me.
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What parents need to know Parents need to know that this biopic about controversial '60s radio host Petey Greene isn't for. Continue reading Show less. Stay up to date on new reviews.
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Robin Williams at his scatological finest. Moving ensemble drama, but not an RFK biopic. About these links Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase.