Scary Movie 5

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Shoddy genre satire replete with childish gross-out humor and demeaning sex gags. The sketchy plot, principally lifted from Andy Muschietti's horror film "Mama," finds a couple (Ashley Tisdale and Simon Rex) adopting his two young nieces and baby nephew after the orphaned - and now feral - kids spent months isolated in a cabin in the woods. The dopey jibes in director Malcolm Lee's scattershot parody are as irksome as they are desperate.

Watch out for: Pervasive sexual and scatological humor, frivolous treatment of homosexual activity, same-sex kissing, fleeting rear and partial nudity, some mild irreverence, drug imagery and references, at least one use each of profanity and of the F-word, much crude and crass language.

Rated: O - morally offensive; MPAA: PG-13 - parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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