ChildCare Action Project: Christian Analysis of American Culture (CAP)



Click on CAPCon
for explanation
Entertainment Media Analysis Report

Little Voice (1998), R
CAP Score: 46, CAP ID: 1.78

Thomas A. Carder
CAP President

Executive Summary / Commentary
Findings / Scoring

Become a

The Global

Christian Network

ALERT: To fully understand this report you should first visit the topics suggested by the CAP Table of Contents.


"Little Voice", R -- A little voice but a big "R" BIG "R." While not a particularly violent movie, it was a sexual movie. Striptease nudity. Adult underwear. Vulgar sex talk. Heavy cleavage. Invitation to and solicitation for sex. Inappropriate touch. And more. Impudence was indeed rampant. Twenty-five uses of the most foul of the three/four letter word vocabulary. Hateful talk and action by a mother to her daughter and vice versa. And booze flowed quite heavily. And, yes, God's name in vain was there -- nine times but without the four letter expletive. The "little girl" with the little voice, known as L. V. (Jane Horrocks) was the only really good part of the movie. That girl could sing! And sing she did. She was very good at mimicking Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews and others. And it is such a shame. Talent like Jane Horrocks could be valuable to the entertainment industry if given the proper and wholesome surroundings.

Two cheap wannabe entertainment promoters, trying to make a buck, discovered L. V. quite by accident. And of course they latched on to their "discovery" with both hooks. And mom.......well, mom did not see anything wrong with the two men exploiting her daughter's talent, especially since one of them was the mom's lover, if that's what they did is called. I normally do not get involved in commenting on theatrical talent, choreography, and script -- and I won't here -- because there was none save for the dynamic singing talents of Jane Horrocks.

FINDINGS / SCORING: Little Voice (1998) CAP Thermometers

Wanton Violence/Crime (W) lost no intermediate nor maximum level points.

Impudence/Hate (I)(1) lost intermediate level points twice, once due to hateful talk/action of a mother to her daughter and once due to hateful talk/action of a daughter to her mother. Impudence/Hate lost maximum level points 25 times due to the most foul of the three/four letter word vocabulary.

Sex/Homosexuality (S) lost intermediate level points six times due to a long discussion of sex, implication of several cars rocking by sexual activity, a nude strip tease dancer, vulgar dancing with inappropriate touching, and vulgar talk series. Sex/Homosexuality lost no maximum level points.

Drugs/Alcohol (D) lost intermediate level points once due to drunkenness but lost no maximum level points.

Offense to God (O)(2) lost no intermediate nor maximum level points.

Murder/Suicide (M)(3) lost no intermediate nor maximum level points.

Other examples of entertainment ignominy, each warranting the loss of the minimum point level, included

  • repeated exposure to adult underwear
  • frequent and unmistakable use of slang for the most foul words of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • repeated presentation of inappropriate touching
  • multiple vulgar/sexual discussions
  • invitation to and solicitation of sex
  • repeated presentation of a woman atop a man lying down with underwear and private skin showing between her legs
  • repeated exposure to alcoholic beverages
  • arrogance between mother/daughter
  • hateful dialogues
  • slapping of a meek girl
  • repeated exposure to excessive cleavage
  • dangers from a house fire
  • one fist in the face

    (1) As noted in CAP Special Report-001, "Investigation Area and Scoring Trend," of the six CAP Investigation Areas, Impudence/Hate was the strongest presence in all four movie classifications. It has a strong revelation about the entertainment media.

    (2) The use of the three/four letter word vocabulary without God's name is incorporated into the Impudence/Hate Investigation Area. The use of God's name with or without the three/four letter word vocabulary is incorporated into the Offense to God Investigation Area. There is no duplication. As required of the Holy Scriptures, unless God's name is used with reverence to His glory and praise, its use is considered in vain, whether literal or euphemistic.

    (3) Only portrayal of successful murder or suicide are incorporated into Murder/Suicide. Presentation of attempts to commit murder or suicide and deaths by police action or war are incorporated into Wanton Violence/Crime.

    Additional reviews of this movie may be located at "Movie Review Query Engine at Telerama."

    The ChildCare Action Project (CAP) is a nonprofit Christian ministry. We rely on public support. If you wish to contribute to the CAP, please send your donations to

    ChildCare Action Project
    Post Office Box 177
    Granbury, TX 76048-0177

    Tax exemption applies in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Tax Codes.

    Please feel free to write to us.

    You are welcome to
    Go back to the CAP Reports Page
    Top of the CAP Home Page
    CAP Table of Contents

    or leave me an email message or comment at

    Thank you for visiting us and may God bless you. Prayerfully, we will provide you with some of the most revealing commentary and investigative reporting you have ever read.

    In the name of Jesus:
    Lord, Master, Teacher, Savior, God.

    Thomas A. Carder
    ChildCare Action Project: Christian Analysis of American Culture (CAP)

    Copyright ChildCare Action Project (CAP)