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Action Point

This chaotic, poorly crafted comedy amounts to little more than an endless succession of painful, supposedly amusing, pratfalls. Johnny Knoxville stars as the owner of a low-rent amusement park in the California of the late 1970s where the constant risk of injury allegedly adds spice to the fun. While entertaining his visiting daughter (Eleanor Worthington-Cox) for the summer, the divorced dad must also contend with a scheming businessman's (Dan Bakkedahl) efforts to acquire his land and with competition from a more respectable establishment nearby. Besides being mind-numbingly boring, director Tim Kirkby's film treats underage drinking as a rite of passage and furtive sex as a sight gag.

Watch out for: Brief but graphic sexual activity, rear male nudity, sexual and scatological humor, about a dozen uses of profanity, several milder oaths, frequent rough and crude language.

Rated: The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive; MPAA: R 

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