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(2011), NR [PG-NR*] (82.8min)

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(2011), NR [PG-NR*] ... Kim and Brad proved the doctors wrong

Production (US): Pure|Flix Entertainment, ©Shine International Production
Distribution (US): Pure|Flix Entertainment
Director(s): Robert Hirst
Producer(s): Robert Hirst, Rick Mace, Daniel Bernard
Written by: Robert Hirst, Rick Mace
Story by: Cathi Woods, Robert Hirst, Nathan Kvinge, Lisa Edmondon
Cinematography/Camera: Daneil Contreras
Music: Behtany Bernard, Jessica Lewis, Andrew Green
Film Editing: Robert Hirst
Casting: Rick Mace, Robert Hirst, John Allen
Viewed on Pure|Flix Home Entertainment DVD

Kim (Andrea Prescott) is an energetic, intelligent girl with the ability to get things done. After high school Kim excelled in college and secured a job suited to Kim as an account executive. Along the way, Brad (Jeffry Griffin) steps into her life and makes quite an impression on Kim -- a baby boy. This was not her first. Kim had gotten pregnant in high school by her then boyfriend who convinced her to get an abortion. That experience left Kim with emotional scars ... and serious medical scars. The abortionist caused seven uterus perforations -- which, not only just about killed her, according to other doctors, left her infertile. Trusting the other doctors to know what they were talking about Kim felt she could have sex without any chances of becoming pregnant again. Kim and Brad proved the doctors wrong. But Kim did not abort the baby this time, a baby which changed the course of Kim's life and her relationships with others.

While the film examines the consequences of poor choices, it does so rather superficially and never addresses to any significant degree the downside of the poor choices made in the story. From 20 years of providing foster care for 40 children it seems the film was quite generous to Kim materialistically. Nice car with plenty of fuel. Nice clothes. Obviously plenty to eat. Quality healthcare without a job. Comfortable and well furnished lodging. Go any where she wanted any time. I can tell you an unwanted fatherless pregnancy typically doesn't happen that way. By painting such a picture of abundance the film cheats reality.

In the base of the story Kim avoided anything about Jesus or the Scriptures, but in one scene Kim is confronted with a painting of Jesus and the woman at the well. At that point Kim finds hope and comfort.

There is a lot to this story that can make one think. It portrays a strong subplot about choices and consequences. But it is a low budget film with inexperienced performers. Prescott is probably the one the most comfortable with and best at her role. A note about choices and consequences, please consider that a noble destination does not excuse an ignoble path.

Note that in no way does the scoring suggest that the birth of a child is immoral or sinful. The birth of a child is not sinful. A child is blessed at conception. It is the conditions leading to the pregnancy that may be sinful, specifically intercourse outside of marriage. Both pregnancies portrayed in this film are from unmarried intercourse. Indeed, by His Word any sexual contact (including sight and sound), conduct or activity outside of a monogamous heterosexual marriage is sinful. And before anyone who feels casual sex outside of marriage is acceptable blows a gasket, remember that I did not write the Rules and neither did you. If you have a problem with what I have shared with you, talk to the One who did write the Rules. He spent three days in Hell so you and I would not have to spend one moment there. He is entitled.


Following are brief discussions of the content per individual content investigation area. As always the Findings section of this report, the heart of the CAP Analysis Model, is the best source for discovering the full accounting of the content of this film.

Wanton Violence/Crime (W) - 100 out of 100
There is nothing of noteworthiness regarding violence in this film. Much of that which might be thought of a violence is portrayal of impudence and/or hatred such as anger and are incorporated into the Impudence/Hate content investigation area below.

Impudence/Hate (I) - 52 out of 100
Kim's boss rudely runs into Kim twice as they jog and blames Kim for the collisions. When Kim discovers her live-in boyfriend has just spent the night with another woman she slaps the fire out of him. But one of the strongest presences applicable to this investigation area is the infernal and nearly incessant parental verbal cruelty toward Kim she has suffered since adolescence. There is also an abortion procedure portrayed. [Matt. 18:10, Luke 17:2, Matt. 25:40, 1 Tim 4:12]

A note about abortion. It is the policy of this ministry to treat any pregnancy as life. From the point of conception a life has been started. And to willfully end that life is not a choice we should have let alone make. Remember that Matt 18:10 advises us that each "little one" has an angel who beholds the very face of God.
Sexual Immorality (S) - 60 out of 100

The strongest presence in this film in terms of sexually immoral behavior and/or imagery is the repeatedly portrayals of cohabitation. There is pregnancy by immoral sex and a story of pregnancy by immoral sex. One of the male characters views Kim as a conquest. And one of Kim's friends talks with Kim about a man's jogging shorts being pulled down. [1 Thess. 4:1 - 5, Eph. 5:4]

Drugs/Alcohol - 56 out of 100
A reference to illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages and drinking of them appear a number of times through the story. I suppose alcohol and drinking are routine occurrences in life but maybe it is such portrayal in film that contributes to the cavalier attitude about alcoholic beverages.

A 2002 study by the American College of Physicians (ACP) revealed that adolescent exposure to drinking in and as entertainment undeniably leads to abuse of alcohol among underage viewers. The report entitled Relation Between Parental Restrictions on Movies and Adolescent Use of Tobacco and Alcohol reports that of 4544 youths from grades 5 through 8 of fifteen Vermont and New Hampshire middle schools (90% of the youths were under fourteen years old) only 16% were completely restricted in their entertainment diets. Within the ACP study population, the prevalence of having tried alcohol without parental knowledge was

  • 46% for those with no viewing restrictions
  • 16% for those with partial viewing restrictions
  • four percent for those with complete viewing restrictions. [Eph. 5:18]

    There is nothing to say that viewing smoking in and as entertainment does not carry the same danger of influence as viewing drinking. Actually, the same matter of behavior implantation applies to any behavior demonstrated in and as entertainment, including good behavior.

    Offense to God (O) - 88 out of 100
    Twice God's name is abused [Deut. 5:11] and Aunt Polly embraces unholy healing practices [Rev. 21:8]

    Murder/Suicide (M) - 100 out of 100
    There are no portrayals of murder (except for the abortion which was incorporated by the Impudence/Hate investigation area) or suicide through the 82.8 minutes of the show.



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  • Matt. 18:10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. ["Despise" is kataphroneo {kat-af-ron-eh'-o}: to condemn, despise, disdain, think little or nothing of, to look down upon (which includes abuse, even by influence or bad example, lying to them, enticing/teasing them, seducing them and/or their thoughts, involving them in sin or crime, etc.). What do you want the angels for your kids to say to God?]
  • 1 Tim. 4:12 Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
  • 1 Thess. 4:1 - 5 Finally, brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his [or her] own body [which includes control of drives, touching, seeking, lusting (even after images), crude talk, promiscuity, etc; be able control his/her body and drives] in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; [Be master of your body and urges, not a slave to them. Be not a seeker of any manner of sexually-oriented imagery or behavior outside of a monogamous heterosexual marriage. For any sexual contact (including sight, sound and touch), conduct or activity outside of a monogamous heterosexual marriage is sinful.]
  • Eph. 5:4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
  • Eph. 5:18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. [Since "drunk" is methusko {meth-oos'-ko}: to intoxicate; make drunk; to get drunk; become intoxicated, "wine" can be any intoxicating substance including illegal drugs or abuse of prescription drugs. The issue is do not abuse the body by intoxicating it [1 Cor. 6:19]. Though it is not a sin to drink, it is a sin to get drunk OR to influence to get drunk OR to drink in defiance such as underage drinking.
  • 1 Cor. 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
  • Deut. 5:11 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain. [Vain is shav {shawv}: emptiness, nothingness, vanity, such as in slang or profanity. With or without the four letter expletive, the use of God's name in any way other than respect, reverence or responsible discussion and in praise and prayer is in vain. That includes the popular three syllable sentence with His name trailing it AND the misuse of Jesus' name or title even if as a euphemism. So, trying to excuse such expressions with "I was talking TO God/Jesus when I said that" or "It's just words" or "I was acting" will not work with Him. Nor will "Everybody says that" excuse the sin of using His name in vain. If everyone on the planet who has ever drawn a breath used His name in vain, it would still be a sin to do so. If no one ever did, it would still be a sin to do so. Whether we believe it or not. Whether we like it or not. Whether we care or not.]
  • Rev. 21:8 But the [unforgiven] fearful [cowardly], and unbelieving, and the abominable [vile], and murderers, and whoremongers [sexually immoral], and sorcerers [which includes witches, warlocks, spiritists, diviners, necromancers, those who practice the magic arts, etc.], and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

    Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry

  • Jer. 37:9 - 10 This is what the LORD says: Do not deceive yourselves, thinking, 'The Babylonians [the destroyers from within] will surely leave us.' They will not! Even if you were to defeat the entire Babylonian army that is attacking you and only wounded men were left in their tents, they would come out and burn this city down. [The "destroyers form within" do not have to be army warriors. They can be the ones who destroy through corruption of moral standards as well, such as filmmakers who perpetuate desensitization against wholesome standards. They aren't going anywhere, folks. Not until Jesus comes again.]
  • Ps. 12:8 The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men [when enough people continue to defend what is vile, embrace it, enjoy it, want it, submit to it.]
  • 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 Be not deceived: evil [kakov: of a bad nature, not such as it ought to be] communications corrupt good manners.
  • Rom. 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
  • Jude 1:4 For there are certain men* crept in unawares [secretly slipped in among us], who were before of old ordained to this condemnation [whose condemnation was written about long ago], ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness [a license for immorality], and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. [*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 one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
  • Luke 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. [Offend: skandalizo {skan-dal-id'-zo} - scandalize; to entice to sin; to cause a person to begin to distrust and desert one whom he ought to trust and obey; to cause to fall away.]
  • Ps. 119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me [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. ["Evil" includes all things that are sinful.]


    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.
    (The objective heart of the CAP Analysis Model, independent of and insulated from the Summary / Commentary section.)

    Running Inside Out (2011) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W) - 100 out of 100
  • none noted

    Impudence/Hate (I) - 52 out of 100
  • parental cruelty, repeatedly
  • lie
  • abortion
  • child abandonment by father
  • unsportsmanlike conduct, twice

    Sexual Immorality (S) - 60 out of 100
  • cohabitation, repeatedly
  • expressions of seeing a woman as a conquest
  • story of pregnancy by immoral sex
  • women taking humor in a man's jogging shorts being pulled down by another man

    Drugs/Alcohol (D) - 56 out of 100
  • illegal drug reference
  • invitation to drink
  • booze, repeatedly
  • drinking, repeatedly
  • speaking acceptably of frequent "happy hour" drinking

    Offense to God (O) - 88 out of 100
  • two abuses of God's name
  • embracing unholy healing practices

    Murder/Suicide (M) - 100 out of 100
  • 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 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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