There are no real surprises here, since you know precisely what side of the f*ckline you’ll find people like Kevin Smith, Ice-T, Ron Jeremy and the late Hunter S. Thompson: holding the complete opposite viewpoint from Christian singer Pat Boone, Republican Alan Keyes and “Miss Manners” Judith Martin. Veteran newsman Sam Donaldson offers some rational insight, but these interviews are, much like the film itself, interesting and engaging without much relevatory content.
F*UCK delves into the history and usage of the word in music, film, television, comedy (including an appropriate segment on Lenny Bruce), sports, war, religion, politics and perhaps most importantly, pop culture itself -- it does focus mostly on American society, although I’m reasonably certain the term is globally recognized and utilized. Much like love, beer and/or a killer body, it's something that crosses language barriers.
And much like the recent documentary THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED, the film illustrates the curious censorship chasm between violence and anything with sexual connotations. It does eventually take a distinct anti-Bush bias, but some of the ammunition is difficult to dodge if the statistics are accurate (such as FCC indecency complaints -- most from the supposedly partisan Parents Television Council -- going from the hundreds to the millions since the overtly religious administration took power).
Also included are other interviews, with filmmaker Anderson, and animator Bill Plympton, who provides the film’s cartoon interstitials. On top of that are the Theatrical Trailer and a trailer gallery featuring SHORTBUS, FARCE OF THE PENGUINS and THE ARISTOCRATS. A robust amount of f*cking extras, all in all.