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Entertainment Media Analysis Report
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(2003), PG-13
Analysis Date: April 19, 2003
CAP Score: 22 out of 100
CAP Influence Density: 3.42

MinMax: -100

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If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary likely using a mix of KJV and NIV.

(2003), PG-13 -- more a PG-13 than I am thirteen.

Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): Warner Bros., Karz Entertainment, Big Ticket Productions
Distribution (US): Warner Bros.
Director(s): John Whitesell
Producer(s): Fax Bahr, Josh H. Etting, Russell Hollander, Bill Johnson, Mike Karz, Adam Small Written by/Screenplay: Screenplay - Fax Bahr, Adam Small, Jamie Kennedy, Nick Swardson. Story - Jamie Kennedy, Adam Small, Nick Swardson, Fax Bahr, Adam Small, Jamie Kennedy. Written by - Fax Bahr, Jamie Kennedy, Nick Swardson
Cinematography/Camera: Mark Irwin
Music: John Debney, Damon Elliott, John Van Tongeren
Film Editing: Cara Silverman
Casting: Felicia Fasano, Mary Vernieu
Production Design: Bill Elliott, William A. Elliott
Art Direction: Daniel A. Lomino
Viewed At: Driuftwood Theater 6, Granbury, Texas

GIVE ME A BEAK! Has the MPAA gone brain dead? Malibu's Most Wanted is no more a PG-13 than I am thirteen. This "movie" earned a CAP final score of 22 out of 100. All the R-rated movies in the CAP comparative baseline database earned scores of 54 and below of 100. After more than eight years and 700 of these analyses, I suspect there is undeniable credibility in what we share with you.

Brad "B-Rad" Gluckman (Jamie Kennedy), son of governor wannabe, Bill Gluckman (Ryan O'Neal) is deemed by Bill's staff to be a serious liability to Bill's campaign. And rightly so. B-Rad is a "gangsta" wannabe. So, Bill launches a campaign to turn him back to "white." A couple of Bill's key aides decide to hire two intelligent and articulate black actors to be gangstas to scare B-Rad out of his gangsta pants. Thinking a street-smart girl would compensate for their lack of experience in the "hood", they hire Shondra to help with the charade to scare B-Rad back to W-hite.

One hundred and twelve uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary (90.4 per hour) plus a use of the most foul of the foul words with three uses bleeped out and many pseudo euphemisms of it plus a use of God's name in vain with the four letter expletive (plus 8 uses without). A woman opens her blouse to entice a man who opens his mouth and moves toward her chest [Prov. 6:25-26]. Imagery of oral sex. Threesome imagery. Sandwich and rub dancing. A clothed male mounting a clothed female. Provocative dress. Vulgar innuendo. Request for display of nudity and partial rear male nudity [**]. Women as toys [1Cor. 7:2]. Bars. Booze. Drinking. Reveling. Drunkenness [Rom. 13:13; Gal. 5:21]. Gunfire to kill, repeatedly. Firearm threats. More gunfire to kill. Smoking dope. Robbery and theft. And a lot more. Though there are a couple positive features such as a father learning to be a better father and camaraderie in friendship, there is no wholesome entertainment value to this PG-13 film.

Please read the listing in the Findings/Scoring section of this report before you decide whether this film is suitable for your 13 year old children or even your 17 year old children or even yourself. I sure would like to know who the MPAA think they are that they can say this programming is suitable for 13 year olds. We need to replace the MPAA with the CAP scoring system. At least the CAP system is consistent and does not slide with the changes in popular morality as does the MPAA rating system.

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  • Prov. 6:25-26 Do not lust in your heart after her [or his] beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes, for the prostitute [male or female] reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress [OR adulterer] preys upon your very life. ** "Nakedness" (display of nudity) is spoken of as dark, restricted, undesirable, shameful, etc. 47 times in the KJV from Genesis to Revelation.
  • 1Cor. 7:2 But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband.
  • Rom. 13:13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.
  • Gal. 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

    ***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
  • Ps. 12:8 The wicked freely strut about [e.g., create progressively vile/offensive entertainment with impunity and no consequences to younger and younger audiences every year] when what is vile is honored among men [when enough people continue to defend it, embrace it, pay for it, enjoy it, want it]. [I call attention to Ps. 12:8 to warn of the creeping desensitizing power of "entertainment."]
  • Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man [by his influence] spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
  • 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 [warp, distort, falsely represent, situationally redefine, counterfeit, conditionally apply] 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.


    Ma;ibu's Most Wanted (2003) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
  • images of booze, drugs and death
  • gunfire to kill, repeatedly
  • bondage
  • knife to throat
  • firearm threats, repeatedly, including multiple participants
  • hit to the face
  • assault, repeatedly of various kinds
  • threat to kill
  • kidnapping
  • gang gunfight
  • gun battle
  • gunfire injury
  • impalement with a spear gun spear
  • armed robbery
  • theft of parents' weapons

    Impudence/Hate (I)
  • 112 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • single use of the most foul of the foul words with many pseudo euphemisms of it and many in vulgar songs
  • disrespect/hostility to parents
  • "gangsta" stereotyping nearly throughout, giving the impression that to be black is to gangsta

    Sex/Homosexuality (S)
  • vulgar dance moves
  • vulgarity in song, repeatedly such as 2 Live Crew - "Me So Horny" and Naughty by Nature - "O.P.P."
  • teen in underwear
  • dressing to maximize the female form and/or skin exposure, repeatedly
  • camera angle to force viewer on private parts
  • woman opening blouse as exhibitionism to entice a man (breasts not seen by the viewer)
  • man opening his mouth and leaning toward a woman's exposed chest (exposed chest not seen by the viewer)
  • coaching to participate in immoral sex
  • sandwich dancing
  • rub dancing
  • women as toys
  • women pulling man's pants off
  • imagery of oral sex (genitals unseen)
  • vulgar innuendo about masturbation ejaculation
  • picture nudity
  • glamorization of vulgarity in song, repeatedly
  • request for display of nudity
  • male (clothed) mounting female (clothed)
  • attempted intercourse

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • drinking, repeatedly
  • revellings in drunkenness, repeatedly
  • bar
  • booze
  • smoking dope

    Offense to God (O)
  • at least 25 uses of "Fool" [Matt. 5:22] as an expletive
  • mass uttering of God's name in vain without the four letter expletive
  • two uses of God's name in vain with the four letter expletive
  • 8 individual uses of God's name in vain without the four letter expletive

    Murder/Suicide (M)
  • none noted

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    NOTE: While the Summary/Commentary section of these reports is precisely that -- a summary in commentary format which can be and sometimes is subjective, the actual CAP Analysis Model (the Findings/Scoring section) makes no scoring allowances for trumped-up "messages" to excuse, for manufacture of justification for, or camouflaging of ignominious content or aberrant behavior or imagery with "redeeming" programming. Disguising sinful behavior in a theme/plot does not excuse the sinful behavior of either the one who is drawing pleasure or example of behavior or thought from the sinful display or of the practitioners demonstrating the sinful behavior. We make no attempt to quantify the "artistic" or "entertainment" value of a movie -- whether a movie has any positive value or "entertainment" value is up to mom/dad. The CAP analysis model is the only known set of tools available to parents and grandparents which give *them* the control they need, bypassing the opinion-based assessment of movies by others and defeating the deceit of those who would say anything to convince their parents otherwise. The model is completely objective to His Word. Our investigation standards are founded in the teachings and expectations of Jesus Christ. If a sinful behavior is portrayed, it is called sinful whether Hollywood tries to make it otherwise. That the sinful behavior is "justified" by some manufactured conditions does not soften nor erase the price of sin. Whether there is application of fantasy "justification" or "redemption" is up to mom/dad.

    "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.

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