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Enough (2002), PG-13
Analysis Date: May 31, 2002
CAP Score: 57
CAP Influence Density: 0.87
ENOUGH (PG-13) -- Slim Hiller (Jennifer Lopez) has had it.
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures
Director(s): Michael Apted
Producer(s): Rob Cowan, Jeanney Kim, E. Bennett Walsh, Irwin Winkler
Written by/Screenplay: Nicholas Kazan
Cinematography/Camera: Rogier Stoffers
Music: David Arnold
Film Editing: Rick Shaine
Casting: John Brace, Linda Lowy
Production Design: Doug Kraner
Art Direction: Andrew Menzies
Boxart ©Columbia PIctures
Slim Hiller (Jennifer Lopez) has had it. She has had it with the sneaking. She has had it with the beating. She has had it with Mitch Hiller (Billy Campbell). For five years their marriage was a delight. Part of the delight was their daughter, Grace (Tessa Allen). But one day their home phone displayed "33" with an incoming call. Slim dialed the programmed 33 and found it belongs to Mitch's mistress. At least, one of them. When confronted with this discovery, Mitch beat Slim and threatened her. Mitch is the type that believes he is the boss of the family and decides what is right since he paid for everything they have, that he is a man and sometimes he needs a little variety.
Fearing for her safety as well as Grace's safety, Slim flees the House of Horror. Friend, Ginny (Juliette Lewis), and ex-boss Phil (Christopher Maher) help Slim and Grace escape. But Mitch is not willing to let go. Mitch, being quite wealthy, exercises many controls in Slim's life such as shutting down all her bank and charge card accounts. Mitch tracks her down wherever she goes. One time he was unable to find her so Mitch "hired" a crooked cop to track her down ... and that he does [Prov. 17:23]. So, frustrated and fearful Slim even enlists the aid of the father, Jupiter (Fred Ward) she had not had dealings with for years.
In desperation, Slim consults a lawyer that explains to her that nothing can be done since it was not provable that any law had been broken. Down to her last straw, Slim decides to take matters into her own hands ... and that she does. Slim learns hand-to-hand combat and places logistics in strategic locations as to foil anyone following her. Once prepared and situated to carry out her plan of revenge, Slim baits Mitch into a fight for his life. And he loses.
A standard revenge thriller, *Enough* provides some measure of thrill but it provides a measure of "PG-13" ignominy [1 Cor. 8:9]. Language, though lesser than most PG-13s is an issue [Prov. 8:13] with the most foul of the foul words with a sprinkling of the rest of the three/four letter word vocabulary [Col. 3:8] plus God's name in vain with and without the four letter expletive [Deut. 5:11]. Sexuality is neither as prevalent as most PG-13s but displays male nudity behind steamed shower doors, stripping for sex and a number of other "lite" sexual matters [Prov. 30:12]. The only Drugs/Alcohol noted was drinking at a wedding ceremony. Violence was present, to be sure, but not as gory as many PG-13s. Of particular note was the physical abuse of a woman and a child and a long sequence of fighting to seek revenge [Rom. 12:19] and relief. The listing in the Findings/Scoring section will provide all that was noted.
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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 or example 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.|
|"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 nearly seven 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.|