18A(18A) Substance Abuse

Synopsis

Comedy. Based on the television series ‘Trailer Park Boys.’ Three friends (John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, Mike Smith) go on a road trip they are convinced will change their lives for the better.

Content elements

  • Pervasive use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, profanity, and vulgar expressions, some in an aggressive context
  • Frequent, detailed portrayals of alcohol and illegal drug use for recreational purposes, most to excess; frequent references to drug production and sale
  • Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions – some detail

Thematic elements

  • Comedy of errors
  • Drug culture
  • True friendship

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for pervasive portrayals of drug and alcohol abuse

Classification date

March 27, 2014