“Fist Fight” (Warner Bros.)

Charlie Day and Ice Cube star in a scene from the movie "Fist Fight." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service

Misbegotten comedy that attempts to wring laughs out of its bitter sneering at various forms of human degradation.

Director Richie Keen and screenwriters Van Robichaux and Evan Susser have constructed this unpleasant mess as a series of dirty jokes. On the last day of the academic year at a crumbling Atlanta public high school, a teacher (Ice Cube) who has just lost his job challenges the colleague (Charlie Day) who encouraged their principal (Dean Norris) to fire him to a brawl in the school parking lot. The students, meanwhile, carry on a tradition of tasteless pranks.

Strong sexual content, including pornographic images and masturbation, drug use, pervasive rough and crude language. The Catholic News Service classification is O — morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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