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Analysis Date: April 18, 2003
CAP Score: 60 out of 100
CAP Influence Density: 0.75
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Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): Fox 2000 Pictures, Robert Simonds Productions, Spirit Dance Entertainment
Distribution (US): The 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Director(s): Linda Mendoza
Producer(s): Elaine Dysinger, Christy Haubegger, Nellie Nugiel, Tajamika Paxton, Laura Angelica Simon, Tracey Trench, Forest Whitaker
Written by/Screenplay: Story: Laura Angelica Simon, Steve Antin. Screenplay: Laura Angelica Simon, Steve Antin, Alison Balian, Liz Sarnoff
Cinematography/Camera: Xavier Pérez Grobet
Music: Emilio Estefan Jr., song "Llevame contigo" by Carlos Ponce & Joel Someillan
Film Editing: Maysie Hoy
Casting: Chemin Sylvia Bernard
Production Design: Candi Guterres
Art Direction: Anthony R. Stabley
Viewed At: AMC - Hulen, Fort Worth, Texas
Three women, yanking open their overcoats to expose their fancy underwear with the purpose to offer sexual favor to a man. Just the thing for your PG-aged kids dontcha know! That sexual immorality and more, lots more, is what is in store for all kids who watch *Chasing Papi*. And anyone else. After more than 700 analyses I suspect our credibility is high in saying *Chasing Papi* is another PG-13 PG. Papi - er - Tomas Fuentes (Eduardo Verástegui) is a L.A. ad agency executive who travels to three major US cities in performance of his job. This is a story of "a girl in every port."
In Miami, Tomas has Cici (Sofia Vergara). Cici is a cocktail waitress of Latino hot blood and everything that implies, not afraid for anyone to see what she has to offer. The woman in the red dress in the poster above is Cici. In Chicago, Tomas has Lorena (Roselyn Sanchez), a trim and proper attorney. That is Lorena in the white shirt and grey skirt. In Manhattan, NY Tomas has Patricia (Jaci Velasquez), a high society socialite. Patricia is the one with the furball in her left arm.
Each woman is totally unaware of the others. In a strange coincidence, all thee women were watching a weird astrologer and took his counsel that told them they must drop everything they were doing and with haste go to the side of their men, "man" in this case. As they primp and polish themselves in different rooms of Tomas' home, Tomas arrives and plops into bed. All three women hear Tomas arrive and ready themselves to surprise Tomas. They each dash out of the respective rooms that conveniently lead into Tomas' bedroom and yank open their overcoats to expose their scant underwear to offer themselves to him sexually. Then, in a silent but explosive moment the three women see each other. For the first time. Two is added to two to get five. The rest of the story is formula with no thinking outside the box.
*Chasing Papi* is light and fluffy and is comical at times with a salting of intrigue in a cops-n-robbers caper, but as an evening of entertainment fun it leaves a little to be desired. But that is my subjective opinion. There is little purpose to this show except to flaunt sexuality in dress (and lack of it), mannerisms and topic. Sexual immorality involves both hetero- and homosexuality [1 Cor. 6:18]. Each instance of sexual immorality may seem to be of lesser severity, but enough of them are present to maybe cause concern for parents. A few instances of sexual immorality include dressing to maximize the female form and/or skin exposure, cohabitation, undressing to underwear, open face kissing, self-touching and excessive cleavage. Other matters that may be of concern for parents include three uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary [Prov. 22:11], lying [Prov. 19:5], six uses of God's name in vain without the four letter expletive [Deut. 5:11] and drinking [**] with prescription drug abuse. The listing in the Findings/Scoring section will provide all that we noted.
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***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
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)
Offense to God (O)
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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.|