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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / COMMENTARY:
"Affliction" (R) -- Wow! What a bizarre movie! A father and son throwing blows at each other. A son killing his father and setting the father's body on fire. A father and daughter throwing blows at each other. Frequent drinking and drunkenness. And a whole lotta other things I would not want any of my kids to see, 17 or otherwise.
An ongoing divorce/custody battle, though seemingly routine in modern America, maybbbbb......maybe movies like this one is why divorce is commonplace? At least anyone who watches shows like this one may become desensitized to the actual gravity of divorce and custody (until it happens TO them, I'm sure). Firearms and hotdog disregard for firearm safety frequented the choreography. And (betcha guessed this) adolescent arrogance against parental authority was given token but bold attention. Adult underwear, inappropriate touching, adults in bed together, and bedtime stories jumped out of the screen. And booze, great Scott there a lotta booze and drinking.
Now, to the words used (rather, the lack of them). The actors sure had a way with word in this movie. No, not 'a way with words', just 'word' -- the most foul of the foul words, at least 34 times. Other examples of untellectual discourse happened at least 69 times. And God's name in vain was heard [painfully] at least 48 times, 22 with the four letter expletive and 26 times without.
And to top it off, some pseudo-psychological ramble was presented at the end of the movie to "explain" why the son was so.......so evil, giving all blame to the father of course.
I guess that is enough commentary and summary. Let the numbers speak for themselves.
(2) The use of the three/four letter word vocabulary without God's name is incorporated into the Impudence/Hate Investigation Area. The use of God's name with or without the three/four letter word vocabulary is incorporated into the Offense to God Investigation Area. There is no duplication. As required of the Holy Scriptures, unless God's name is used with reverence to His glory and praise, its use is considered in vain, whether literal or euphemistic.
(3) Only portrayal of successful murder or suicide are incorporated into Murder/Suicide. Presentation of attempts to commit murder or suicide and deaths by police action or war are incorporated into Wanton Violence/Crime.