Lets Go to Prison

Theatrical Release: November 17, 2006
Lets Go to Prison


Bob Odenkirk’s jail comedy Let’s Go to Prison, stars Will Arnett as Nelson Biederman IV, the son of a judge who ends up being sentenced to serve time in Rossmore State Penitentiary. During one of his rare stints out of incarceration, career criminal John Lyshitski (Dax Shepard) learns of the conviction. John holds a grudge against Nelson’s father and decides to get his revenge by going back to jail and making Nelson’s stay there as horrible as possible. Chi McBride co-stars as a fellow inmate.

Dove Review

Seeking revenge on the judge who has sent him to prison three times, a man settles for taking his revenge on the judge’s son, when he learns the judge has passed away. After getting the judge’s son thrown in prison, he gets himself thrown back in – as the son’s cell mate. This distasteful movie makes fun of many aspects of the prison system. The head prison guard runs a gambling ring, taking bets from other guards and prisoners on when and how certain inmates are going to kill each other. There are numerous sexual references throughout the film. In exchange for cigarettes and marijuana, a man offers up his cell mate to provide sexual favors for another man. Although nothing objectionable is shown, there are many references to forced homosexual acts in this movie. There are quite a few scenes of men beating each other up, several non-bloody stabbings are shown, and the guards organize a fight to the death between two prisoners. “Let’s Go To Prison” is not approved by Dove due to this adult material and the objectionable language.

Content Description

Sex: Numerous sexual references, references to homosexual rape, man visits strip club, reference to masturbation, diagram of sexual positions on wall.
Language: S-22; F-16; B-5; D-3; H-11; A-21; J-1; GD-9; Slang for male/female genitalia-14.
Violence: People shoot at each other, people beat each other up, man punched in face about 6 separate times, man stabbed in chest, men stabbed in legs with forks, man hit with butt of gun, man holds knife to man's throat, man chokes man, guards organize a fight to the death between prisoners.
Drugs: Man smokes and sells marijuana, man injects himself thinking it is drugs, but syringe actually contains cleaning chemical and he dies, cigarette smoking throughout movie, several drug references, man drinks beer, people drink wine.
Nudity: Men's rear ends shown in shower scene.
Other: None


Company: Universal Pictures
Writer: Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon and Michael Patrick Jann
Director: Bob Odenkirk
Producer: Marc Abraham
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 84 min.
Industry Rating: R
Starring: Dax Shepard, Will Arnett, Chi McBride
Reviewer: Samantha Kubik