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Double Take (2001), (PG-13)
CAP Score: 24
CAP Influence Density: 2.33
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NOTE: If you do not want the plot, ending, or "secrets" of a movie spoiled for you, skip the Summary/Commentary. In any case, be sure to visit the Findings/Scoring section -- it is purely objective and is the heart of the CAP Entertainment Media Analysis Model applied to this movie
SUMMARY / COMMENTARY:
DOUBLE TAKE (PG-13) -- Wow! Maybe Hollowood will start next year with a "NC-13!"
Double Take was most certainly a "R-13!" It lost almost all of its starting 100 points. Movies rated PG-13 in the CAP comparative baseline database earned scores of 55 to 67. Double Take earned 24. In addition to a large helping of violence, Double Take presented the full gambit of foul language -- ALL of it -- at a rate of about 1.3 per minute! And most of it was with sexual crudeness and vulgarity.
Business genius Daryl Chase (Orlando Jones) is going about business in the highskytower building in downtown Richville. Upon leaving the building, he is victimized by a loud mouthed, nonstop mouthed, potty mouthed street punk who cons with another street punk to scam Daryl out of cash. A routine day. Or so it seems. The street punk who lifts Daryl for a wad of his cash is Freddie Tiffany (Eddie Griffin). From that point on, Freddie becomes the centerpiece of Daryl's life. Somehow Freddie knows all about Daryl and has the ability to condensate (or maybe coagulate) out of thin air, or so it seems. Freddie is there. Wherever "there" is, Freddie is. Or so it seems. Indeed, everything about this movie is "so it seems."
Somehow, Daryl ends up in his secretary's apartment and finds her in a state of what appears to be death, the victim of a firearm murder, or so it seems. While waiting for the police to arrive, a thug shows up. Then two cops appear at the door with Daryl between the thug and the cops. For a moment, it seems everybody in the world except Daryl is shooting at everybody else, but Daryl survives unharmed. But he is now the prime suspect of a double cop killing and suspected of illegal drug trafficking. And there again is Freddie. To evade lawful capture by the police, Freddie and Daryl swap clothes. And there is the double take. After a time in Daryl's clothes, Freddie starts to become suave, debonair and professional-like. And likewise, Daryl soon becomes ... like Freddie: "No Schliz Mal Likkah!!? Whadda ya mean ya ain't got no Schliz Mal Likkah!?"
There are so many rapid-fire full charge leaps between rationales, subplots, and anything else connected with the story that any sort of descriptive about the story beyond what is above would be sketchy at best. And it wasn't a good movie, either. Trying to capture for your information all the ignominy while trying to keep up with the programming fleas was difficult at best.
Now to the "R-13" of it. Ninety-nine examples of the three/four letter word vocabulary, one use of the most foul of the foul words [Col. 3:8] and nine uses of God's name in vain both with and without the four letter expletive, mostly with it [Deut. 5:11] in 83 measured minutes from the first scene to the first credit. There were five murders [Rev. 21:8} and a plethora of sexual comments and conversations, some quite vulgar [Jude 4]. A splendid example of modern entertainment and Hollywood's apparent impression of your 13 year old children for your 13 year old children and younger!
I do not want to spend any more time on this one, so I'll let the listing of findings in the Findings/Scoring section speak for itself.
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As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.
FINDINGS / SCORING:
NOTE: Multiple occurrences of each item described below may be likely, definitely when plural.
Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
Offense to God (O)(2):