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Eye of the Beholder (1999), (R)
CAP Score: 22
CAP Influence Density: 2.33
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SUMMARY / COMMENTARY:
*Eye of the Beholder* (R) -- even the 6 or 7 year old eye.
Intercourse, nudity, killing, knifing, beating, vulgar language, numerology, astrology -- it's all there. In this insane and even weird flick about a British surveillance expert called Eye (Ewan McGregor) in the British embassy in Washington uses every manner of electronic snooping and stealth to reach his goal, including exposing the sexual impropriety of fellow officials. This was such a murky movie that even secular reviews call it a waste of time.
On an assignment that takes him out of his self-chosen recluse lifestyle, Eye falls in love with the murderer, Joanna Eris (Ashley Judd) of his surveillance target. Eye is demented as he converses with his long-gone daughter, stolen from him by the wife who left him. If there was an attempt to mimic Hitchcock or 007 grandeur, it failed -- miserably.
There were many, many offensive scenes to this movie, but none were as offensive as...
Another sampling of America's entertainment diet was noted as a little girl about six or seven years old was tripping over my feet to get back to her seat. While this was certainly NOT an offense to me, that there was intercourse being repeatedly shown on the screen -- AND SHE WAS WATCHING IT -- *was* an offense to me. I wonder what Child Protective Services would do if a father showed those pictures of intercourse to his kids at home? How about if he showed to kids in the theater lobby some still photos of the very same pictures of intercourse as were in the movie even AFTER the kids left the movie? It took all my control to NOT say something to her parents who were _with_ her. Maybe the first time the little girl saw that offense was innocent on the part of the parents who might not have realized that a R-rated movie just might contain vulgar programming, but when scenes of the intercourse kept being repeated along with other material typically associated with R-rated programming, the innocence was lost.
Please consider sharing with all you know who practice this form "entertainment" Matthew 25:40 "And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto [or for] one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto [or for] me" and Luke 17:2 "It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones." Hard and sobering Truths, but Truths nonetheless.
The battle is getting exceptionally ugly and our kids need fervent prayer and bold warriors to reduce the offenses to them. If you are not called to be a bold warrior with me, please, please go to the foot of the Cross for the kids AND their parents.
So many of our visitors seem to be relying only on this Summary/Commentary for a full assessment of this movie. This is not possible. 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 may be likely.
Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
Offense to God (O)(2):