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Enough (2002), PG-13
Analysis Date: May 31, 2002
CAP Score: 57
CAP Influence Density: 0.87

MinMax: -100

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ENOUGH (PG-13) -- Slim Hiller (Jennifer Lopez) has had it.

Distributed by: Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures
Director(s): Michael Apted
Producer(s): Rob Cowan, Jeanney Kim, E. Bennett Walsh, Irwin Winkler
Written by/Screenplay: Nicholas Kazan
Cinematography/Camera: Rogier Stoffers
Music: David Arnold
Film Editing: Rick Shaine
Casting: John Brace, Linda Lowy
Production Design: Doug Kraner
Art Direction: Andrew Menzies

Boxart ©Columbia PIctures

Slim Hiller (Jennifer Lopez) has had it. She has had it with the sneaking. She has had it with the beating. She has had it with Mitch Hiller (Billy Campbell). For five years their marriage was a delight. Part of the delight was their daughter, Grace (Tessa Allen). But one day their home phone displayed "33" with an incoming call. Slim dialed the programmed 33 and found it belongs to Mitch's mistress. At least, one of them. When confronted with this discovery, Mitch beat Slim and threatened her. Mitch is the type that believes he is the boss of the family and decides what is right since he paid for everything they have, that he is a man and sometimes he needs a little variety.

Fearing for her safety as well as Grace's safety, Slim flees the House of Horror. Friend, Ginny (Juliette Lewis), and ex-boss Phil (Christopher Maher) help Slim and Grace escape. But Mitch is not willing to let go. Mitch, being quite wealthy, exercises many controls in Slim's life such as shutting down all her bank and charge card accounts. Mitch tracks her down wherever she goes. One time he was unable to find her so Mitch "hired" a crooked cop to track her down ... and that he does [Prov. 17:23]. So, frustrated and fearful Slim even enlists the aid of the father, Jupiter (Fred Ward) she had not had dealings with for years.

In desperation, Slim consults a lawyer that explains to her that nothing can be done since it was not provable that any law had been broken. Down to her last straw, Slim decides to take matters into her own hands ... and that she does. Slim learns hand-to-hand combat and places logistics in strategic locations as to foil anyone following her. Once prepared and situated to carry out her plan of revenge, Slim baits Mitch into a fight for his life. And he loses.

A standard revenge thriller, *Enough* provides some measure of thrill but it provides a measure of "PG-13" ignominy [1 Cor. 8:9]. Language, though lesser than most PG-13s is an issue [Prov. 8:13] with the most foul of the foul words with a sprinkling of the rest of the three/four letter word vocabulary [Col. 3:8] plus God's name in vain with and without the four letter expletive [Deut. 5:11]. Sexuality is neither as prevalent as most PG-13s but displays male nudity behind steamed shower doors, stripping for sex and a number of other "lite" sexual matters [Prov. 30:12]. The only Drugs/Alcohol noted was drinking at a wedding ceremony. Violence was present, to be sure, but not as gory as many PG-13s. Of particular note was the physical abuse of a woman and a child and a long sequence of fighting to seek revenge [Rom. 12:19] and relief. The listing in the Findings/Scoring section will provide all that was noted.


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  • Prov. 17:23 A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice.
  • 1 Cor. 8:9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours [exousia {ex-oo-see'-ah}: power of choice, of doing as one pleases, e.g., to make movies] become a stumblingblock [proskomma {pros'-kom-mah}: by which the victim is caused to sin] to them that are weak [astheneo {as-then-eh'-o}: feeble, powerless, as in ill-equipped, inexperienced or inadequately informed to process sin as sin.].
  • Prov. 8:13 To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
  • Col. 3:8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
  • Deut. 5:11 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain [shav' {shawv}: emptiness, nothingness, vanity]: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
  • Prov. 30:12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
  • Rom. 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

    *******Food for Daily Thought*******
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (NIV) Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
  • Jude 4 For certain men* whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. [*men: anthropos {anth'-ro-pos}, generic, a human being, whether male or female]
  • Matt. 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto [or for] one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto [or for] me.
  • Luke 17:2 It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. [cause by teaching or example]
  • Ps. 119:133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
  • John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
  • 1 Thess. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.


    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.

    Enough (2002) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
  • assault
  • threats, many, some to kill
  • spousal abuse
  • wife beating
  • firearm threat
  • gunfire as threat
  • chasing to effect assault
  • impersonating a police officer
  • knife threat
  • vandalism
  • police corruption
  • assault with beating
  • reckless driving to escape/pursue
  • reckless endangerment of a child, repeatedly
  • physical abuse of a child
  • assault with endangerment to a child, multiple
  • breaking and entering
  • long sequence of fighting to seek revenge and relief
  • revenge

    Impudence/Hate (I)(1):
  • tormenting, repeatedly
  • harassment
  • eight uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • two uses of the most foul of the foul words
  • justification of adultery with "I'm a man"
  • "I make the money. So I set the rules."
  • reckless driving around elementary school kids

    Sex/Homosexuality (S):
  • sexual comments, repeatedly
  • sexual insult
  • request for sex
  • male nudity behind steamed shower doors
  • offer of sex
  • stripping for sex
  • adultery
  • ghosting of female anatomy through clothing, repeatedly
  • adult in underwear, repeatedly
  • picture nudity
  • inviting non-husband into bed snuggling, clothed
  • admission of sexual immorality
  • woman on commode with sound
  • vulgar gesture
  • porn shop
  • man and woman in bed together

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • wedding drinking, multiple

    Offense to God (O)(2):
  • one use of God's name in vain with the four letter expletive and one without

    Murder/Suicide (M)(3):
  • none noted

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    "There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our nearly seven years of study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.

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    (1) As noted in CAP Special Report-001, "Investigation Area and Scoring Trend," of the six CAP Investigation Areas, Impudence/Hate was the strongest presence in all four movie classifications. It has a strong revelation about the entertainment media.

    (2) The use of the three/four letter word vocabulary without God's name in vain is incorporated into the Impudence/Hate Investigation Area. The use of God's name with or without the four letter expletive is incorporated into the Offense to God Investigation Area. There is no duplication.

    (3) Only portrayal of successful murder or suicide are incorporated into Murder/Suicide. Portrayal of attempts to commit murder or suicide and deaths by police action or war are incorporated into Wanton Violence/Crime.

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