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(2004), R -- ... celluloid cyanide.
Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): Blue Sea Productions Inc., The Montecito Picture Company
Distribution (US): DreamWorks Distribution LLC
Director(s): Jeff Schaffer
Producer(s): Alec Berg, Daniel Goldberg, Tom Karnowski, David Mandel, Jackie Marcus, Joe Medjuck, David Minkowski, Tom Pollock, Ivan Reitman, Matthew Stillman
Written by: Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer
Cinematography/Camera: David Eggby
Music: James L. Venable
Film Editing: Roger Bondelli
Casting: Kate Caldwell, Meg Liberman, Nelia Morago
Production Design: Allan Starski
Art Direction: Nenad Pecur
Viewed At: Driftwood Theater 6
Other than a subjective comment that this celluloid cyanide is not worth the time it took to make it, I have nothing to say about this film. The listing in the findings/Scoring section tells enough. I will tell you that I left after 49 minutes. The findings and scoring apply to just the first 49 minutes of the film. And I cannot imagine how DreamWorks got connected with this putrid sex flick. Randomly selected R-rated movies in the comparative baseline database of movies earned CAP influence density figures between 0.75 and 2.1, the higher the figure the more dense the assaults on wholesome morality. Maybe the CAP Influence Density of 4.96 earned by Eurotrip in just 49 minutes is enough to convince you to stay away from this one.
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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.
Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
Sexual Immorality (S)
Offense to God (O)
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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 more than eight 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.|