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Love Stinks (1999), (R)
CAP Score: 43
CAP Influence Density: 2.51
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*Love Stinks* (R) -- maybe, but not like this movie.

*Love Stinks* is another battle of the sexes but this time with new age morals. Sly and cunning maneuvers throughout a heterosexual relationship to get the most out of the other in the end spun a web of nice-sounding rationale for immoral cohabitation [1 Cor. 7:2 "Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband."].

As is typical of PG-13 and R movies, foul language occupied almost every other sentence [Deut. 5:11 "Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain." and Matt. 12:36-37 "But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned."

Sexual programming was nearly as prominent as foul language: revealing dress; sexual innuendo, talk, comments; every manner of promotion of cohabitation; masked sexual intercourse and nudity; offer of oral sex and more [1 Thess. 4:3, Mark 7:21-23 and a plethora of others].

And there was drinking and drunkenness with drugging to control, flatulence as a tool of aggression, claiming a woman was the anti-Christ, and attempted murder. All fine examples of the inability of the moviemakers to make good movies any more.


NOTE: Multiple occurrences of each item described below are likely.

Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
  • gunfire to attempt to kill, visible bullet impact with blood

    Impudence/Hate (I)(1):
  • 19 uses of the most foul of foul words
  • 47 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • repeated flatulence (as a tool of aggression)
  • repeated hateful expressions

    Sex/Homosexuality (S):
  • sexual innuendo, talk, offers, insults, comments, and planning
  • repeated presentation of cohabitation, planning of it, and contracting of it
  • suggestive eye movement
  • revealing dress
  • portrayal of immoral sex
  • sexual intercourse (covered)
  • inappropriate touch
  • adult underwear
  • man and woman in bed together
  • sexual comedy series

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • booze
  • drinking
  • drunkenness
  • drugging to control

    Offense to God (O)(2):
  • claiming a woman is the anti-Christ

    Murder/Suicide (M)(3):
  • note noted

  • (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 in vain is incorporated into the Impudence/Hate Investigation Area. The use of God's name with or without the four letter expletive is incorporated into the Offense to God Investigation Area. There is no duplication.

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

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