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Double Jeopardy (1999), (R)
CAP Score: 42
CAP Influence Density: 1.56
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SUMMARY / COMMENTARY:
*Double Jeopardy* (R) -- Can't try her for murder again.
A very well made and opulent movie with quality casting and choreography. It would have been an enjoyable movie experience if it were not for the 'stuff' in it. A complex and intricate justification of illegal behavior to right a wrong.
A loving mother, Libby Parsons (Ashley Judd) believes her husband, Nick (Bruce Greenwood) to be equally loving and devoted to her. But, up to his neck in debt and in love with a family friend, Angie (Annabeth Gish), Libby's best friend, the slimeball husband stages his murder to cover up a hopefully permanent get-away with Angie, leaving his wife to manage a $2,000,000 insurance policy recently purchased to settle his indebtedness so he could live happily ever after. But amidst all this cover up, Nick decided to stage the murder to make Libby the most likely suspect. And it worked. Convicted of her husband's murder, she lost her son and her freedom for six years. Guess who got the boy?
Thirteen uses of the most foul of the foul words. Twenty-six uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary. God's name in vain 19 times, 6 with the four letter expletive. Sexual intercourse with nudity. Booze and drinking. Justification of lying. Gunfire death. It's all there just like any other R-rated movie. Maybe not as thick and severe as some R-rated movies, but it is really and truly an R-rated movie, not one that has been labeled "R" but could have been less severe if just one or two scenes were removed. Remember, please rely on the Findings / Scoring section for the best representation of the CAP Entertainment Media Analysis Model applied to this movie. Visit the Findings/Scoring section below.
FINDINGS / SCORING:
NOTE: Multiple occurrences of each item described below are likely.
Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
Offense to God (O)(2):