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|NOTE: The CAP Analysis Model makes no scoring allowances for trumped-up "messages" to excuse or for manufacturing of justification for aberrant behavior or imagery, or for camouflaging such ignominy with "redeeming" programming. Disguising sinful behavior in a theme plot does not excuse the sinful behavior of either the one who is drawing pleasure from the sinful display or the practitioners demonstrating the sinful behavior. This is NOT a movie review service. It is a movie analysis service to parents and grandparents to tell them the truth about movies using the Truth. If you do not want the plot, ending, or "secrets" of a movie spoiled for you, skip the Summary/Commentary. In any case, be sure to visit the Findings/Scoring section -- it is purely objective and is the heart of the CAP Entertainment Media Analysis Model applied to this movie
|"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." [Emphasis is mine] And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I aplaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our five-year 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.
|If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary likely using a mix of KJV and NIV.
SUMMARY / COMMENTARY:
DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR (PG-13) -- check your brain at the door ... and yes, it was R-13.
Check your brain at the door. You won't need it for Dude, Where's My Car? And yes, it was R-13. A string of completely gross-out imagery and script reminiscent of Dumb and Dumber. If there was any talent in Dumb and Dumber there was less in Dude, Where's My Car?
Two druggies, Jesse (Ashton Kutcher) and Chester (Seann William Scott) wake up one morning and cannot remember what happened the night before. And Jesse can't find his car. They set out to find it. that is about it for this movie. This one-line plot is plated over and over with vulgar eye candy and immensely frequent toilet "humor." To call Dude, Where's My Car? sophomoric would give it credit for getting past high school.
Along the route to find the car, Jesse and Chester encounter a variety of characters from earth and from outer space: a troupe of five jump suit clad alien girls with the front zipper open to the belly buttons who combine in the end to form a short-skirted version of the 50-foot Woman (the 50-foot Woman was at least concerned whether the people below could see her underwear); two Swedish-sounding body builder aliens who are claimed once to be gay (who, by the way, end up being the "good guys"); a cult of space life worshipers wearing suits made of sheets of protective packing bubbles; four jocks bent on beating up the jesters for messin' with the leader's girlfriend, Christie Boner (Kristy Swanson); and a variety pack of other types. The jesters were blamed for taking $200,000 from a transsexual drug dealing stripper and a gadget that will save the universe during a rather fantastic night out about which they can't remember a thing. They can't remember the sexual escapades they were told about, even the one in the back seat of the lost car with Christie Boner whose last name gives definition to the intellect of this flick. They can't remember trashing their girlfriends' house (at least the first time). They can't remember the Kitty Kat bar and the chorus of wet t-shirt dancers or the strippers that remember them very well [1Cor. 6:9-10].
And if this wasn't enough, the end of the show flash scenes repeat nearly all-the-above.
There is little more to say about this flick. Besides, I need to leave a lot of room for the list of findings. Remember, this is one of those "R-13" flicks. Though subjectively, even James Berardinelli confirms the CAP "R-13": "Side note to parents: anyone who thinks Dude is somehow more appropriate for children than American Pie because it obtained a PG-13 rating needs to stop trusting the MPAA." I wonder where have you heard that before?
1 Cor. 15:33 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (NIV) Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
1Cor. 6:9-10 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards [which includes drug abusers] nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
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.
FINDINGS / SCORING:
NOTE: Multiple occurrences of each item described below may be likely, definitely when plural.
Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
threats of violence and assault
switchblade knife to intimidate
a human is consumed by the "50-foot woman"
hits on the head with a fire extinguisher
14 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
one use the the most foul of the foul words
adult urinating on a house plant twice
crude uses of a variation of the name of the planet Uranus
portrayal of police as idiots
lies, once by an adolescent about his sexual immorality
a dog urinating
many crude expressions
a sign with a threat to cut off private parts
the "50-foot woman" is disintegrated, expelling the consumed human covered with feces
sensual animated character exposing skin of private parts
repeated occurrences of adults in underwear
sexual performance promises
much sexual talk, innuendo, comments, expressions - some vulgar
many instances of dress to maximize female form and/or skin exposure
adult male fondling a female's breast (clothed) -- she put his hand on it
repeated scenes of multiple strip club dancers
homosexual licking kissing between Jesse and the transvestite stripper, and open-mouth kissing between the two jesters with additional homosexual references, comments and mannerisms
string of females in wet t-shirts
ghosting and outlining of adult male anatomy through semi-translucent underwear
inflatable life-size sex doll
brief rear female nudity
repeated scenes of females dancing sensuously in thong bikinis
offers of sexual performance
promises of sexual performance
repeats of transvestism
sensual mannerisms and dress
adolescent fondling the breasts of an adult female
double male frontal nudity with convenience objects to mask genitals
excessive cleavage exposure
multiple imagery of breasts enlarging
short skirt showing underwear repeatedly
comment of lust by an adolescent son then his father as the "50-foot woman" steps over them in a short skirt
several minutes of repeats of nearly all-the-above
dog smoking dope
Offense to God (O)(2):
seven uses of God's name in vain but all without the four letter expletive
one use of the most foul of the foul words