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Eyes Wide Shut (1999), R
CAP Score: 43
CAP Influence Density: 2.97
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*Eyes Wide Shut* (R) -- a skin flick. A crude and bold statement, but it was. And this was just the first 32 minutes of it. The more than 200,000 dissenting visitors are gonna love this one. Many of them say they use our website to decide which movies they *want* to watch based on our findings. So be it. Gotta take the good with the bad and all that. You, the regular folk, use our website for the purpose it is intended: to decide for *yourself* whether a movie is acceptable four you kids; not relying on what the advertisers, producers, word-of-mouth or the MPAA tell you.

Repeated full female nudity. Long contact with other matters of nudity. Inappropriate touching while undressed. Dressing to maximize the female form and exposure of it. The most foul word at about one per three minutes plus other examples of the three/four letter word vocabulary. Smoking dope and drug stupor with drinking and drunkenness were part of this unpleasant movie, too. That' all. The first 32 minutes contained programming most unacceptable in accordance with the teachings of Jesus. What difference does the rest of the show make. Does it matter?

So many of our visitors seem to be relying only on this Summary/Commentary for a full accounting of the subject movie. This is not possible. For the best representation of the CAP Entertainment Media Analysis Model applied to this movie, visit the Findings/Scoring section below.

FINDINGS / SCORING: Eyes Wide Shut (1999) CAP Thermometers

NOTE: Multiple occurrences of each item described below are likely.

Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
  • none noted

    Impudence/Hate (I)(1):
  • 10 uses of the most foul of the foul words

    Sex/Homosexuality (S):
    full female nudity, repeatedly (at least seven instances)
  • a woman on a commode
  • excess cleavage several times
  • sexual advances
  • translucent dress
  • long contact upper female nudity
  • inappropriate touching, including while nude
  • long series of exposure to sparse translucent female underwear

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • guzzle drinking
  • drunkenness
  • drug usage
  • drug stupor

    Offense to God (O)(2):
  • three uses of God's name in vain without the four letter expletive

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

    (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. 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.

    (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.

    Additional reviews of this movie may be located at "Movie Review Query Engine at Telerama."

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