Disaster Movie

Theatrical Release: August 29, 2008
Disaster Movie


“Disaster Movie” follows the comic misadventures of a group of ridiculously attractive twenty-somethings during one fateful night as they try to make their way to safety while every known natural disaster and catastrophic event – asteroids, twisters, earthquakes, the works – hits the city and their path as they try to solve a series of mysteries to end the rampant destruction.

Taking aim at everything and everyone, from “Indiana Jones” and “Iron Man” to Amy Winehouse and “High School Musical,” “Disaster Movie” lampoons the blockbuster movie, pop culture icons and public figures along the way as Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer satirize everything as only they can.

Dove Review

This movie is a “disaster” as far as it being anything close to a family movie. It is filled with sexual innuendos, disrespectful attitudes, a lot of alcohol abuse and strong language which is included in some of the songs featured in the film.

It parodies such films as “The Incredible Hulk” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”. However, “The Incredible Hulk” just missed receiving our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” did receive our Dove Seal. But “Disaster Movie” is hedonistic in its approach and a very poor example to young adults.

There is a lot of violence in the film and although some of it is in a slapstick style, it nevertheless fills much of the screen time. Let’s hope there won’t be another “disaster” movie like this one again!

Content Description

Sex: A lot of sexual innuendos and comments throughout.
Language: GD-2; J-2; F-3 (two partial uses and one written); S-33; Slang terms for sex-2; Slang for female genitalia-3; Slang for male genitalia-2; A-17; H-10; B-1; D-3; SOB-1; G/OMG-4; W*ore-1
Violence: Severed arms and legs; severed head; blood runs down woman's chin from her cut on broken glass; football hits woman in face; bloody feet; girl hits boyfriend in head with her guitar; a mammoth steps on caveman; a man is beaten up; wrestling match; a character is trampled by running people; a meteorite lands on woman; fist fights and punches; chipmunks attack as if they are infected with rabies; a character is shot; a character is pierced with a spear; woman hit on cheek by whip; a man is thrown out of the window.
Drugs: Beer and whiskey drinking; smoking; marijuana reference in song and drug references in film.
Nudity: Strong cleavage; brief scene of full frontal male nudity; partial rear female nudity; bare midriffs; short skirts.
Other: A few gay and lesbian references; a gay man kisses another man on cheek; there is a song featured in the film about a priest who molested the male singer.


Company: Lionsgate
Writer: Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer
Director: Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer
Producer: Jason Friedberg
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter