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Astronaut's Wife (1999), (R)
CAP Score: 31
CAP Influence Density: 1.34
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It has been 16 days since I watched this movie. I cannot remember enough of it to give you a summary/commentary. It must have been a forgettable movie. All I can remember is that while in space a couple astronauts are possessed by some aliens who then impregnate the wives of the hosts with alien seed. One of the wives commits suicide by electrocution.

This time I'll have to ask you to trust the heart of the CAP Entertainment Media Analysis Model -- the Findings/Scoring section below.

FINDINGS / SCORING: Astronaut's Wife (1999) CAP Thermometers

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

Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
  • doom violence
  • violent convulsions of a heart attack
  • talk of threatening another
  • marital violence
  • death after self-inflicted facial injury
  • series of bizarre imagery and perceptive distortions
  • flashes of suicide death
  • nightmarish presentations
  • a child's story of rape, murder and suicide
  • throwing glass in anger
  • violent imagery
  • abetting and admission of chemical abortion
  • wife beating and threat
  • fall down stairs by pregnant woman
  • graphic murder
  • leaving a cab without paying the fare
  • threat of suicide for self protection

    Impudence/Hate (I)(1):
  • 8 uses of the most foul of the foul words
  • 13 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • "It's not as if any of this [abortion] means anything"
  • hateful shouting

    Sex/Homosexuality (S):
  • woman on man in bed (covered)
  • frolicking in bed nude (covered)
  • camera angle to force viewer on private parts
  • ghosting of female anatomy through clothing
  • inappropriate touch
  • series of sexual intercourse (masked but all motions and sounds present)
  • partial nudity and brief nudity
  • man giving a woman a bath and flashes of it
  • sex talk and vulgar talk
  • series of flashbacks of violent sexual intercourse

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • booze
  • drinking
  • drunkenness

    Offense to God (O)(2):
  • two uses of God's name in vain with the four letter expletive and 13 without it plus two uses of our Savior's name in vain
  • talk of seeing friends dead
  • evil background voices
  • bizarre talk of "He's inside me!"
  • unholy possession

    Murder/Suicide (M)(3):
  • suicide by electrocution
  • murder by electrocution

  • (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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