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Analysis Date: April 19, 2003
CAP Score: 22 out of 100
CAP Influence Density: 3.42
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(2003), PG-13 -- ...no more a PG-13 than I am thirteen.
Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): Warner Bros., Karz Entertainment, Big Ticket Productions
Distribution (US): Warner Bros.
Director(s): John Whitesell
Producer(s): Fax Bahr, Josh H. Etting, Russell Hollander, Bill Johnson, Mike Karz, Adam Small Written by/Screenplay: Screenplay - Fax Bahr, Adam Small, Jamie Kennedy, Nick Swardson. Story - Jamie Kennedy, Adam Small, Nick Swardson, Fax Bahr, Adam Small, Jamie Kennedy. Written by - Fax Bahr, Jamie Kennedy, Nick Swardson
Cinematography/Camera: Mark Irwin
Music: John Debney, Damon Elliott, John Van Tongeren
Film Editing: Cara Silverman
Casting: Felicia Fasano, Mary Vernieu
Production Design: Bill Elliott, William A. Elliott
Art Direction: Daniel A. Lomino
Viewed At: Driuftwood Theater 6, Granbury, Texas
GIVE ME A BEAK! Has the MPAA gone brain dead? Malibu's Most Wanted is no more a PG-13 than I am thirteen. This "movie" earned a CAP final score of 22 out of 100. All the R-rated movies in the CAP comparative baseline database earned scores of 54 and below of 100. After more than eight years and 700 of these analyses, I suspect there is undeniable credibility in what we share with you.
Brad "B-Rad" Gluckman (Jamie Kennedy), son of governor wannabe, Bill Gluckman (Ryan O'Neal) is deemed by Bill's staff to be a serious liability to Bill's campaign. And rightly so. B-Rad is a "gangsta" wannabe. So, Bill launches a campaign to turn him back to "white." A couple of Bill's key aides decide to hire two intelligent and articulate black actors to be gangstas to scare B-Rad out of his gangsta pants. Thinking a street-smart girl would compensate for their lack of experience in the "hood", they hire Shondra to help with the charade to scare B-Rad back to W-hite.
One hundred and twelve uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary (90.4 per hour) plus a use of the most foul of the foul words with three uses bleeped out and many pseudo euphemisms of it plus a use of God's name in vain with the four letter expletive (plus 8 uses without). A woman opens her blouse to entice a man who opens his mouth and moves toward her chest [Prov. 6:25-26]. Imagery of oral sex. Threesome imagery. Sandwich and rub dancing. A clothed male mounting a clothed female. Provocative dress. Vulgar innuendo. Request for display of nudity and partial rear male nudity [**]. Women as toys [1Cor. 7:2]. Bars. Booze. Drinking. Reveling. Drunkenness [Rom. 13:13; Gal. 5:21]. Gunfire to kill, repeatedly. Firearm threats. More gunfire to kill. Smoking dope. Robbery and theft. And a lot more. Though there are a couple positive features such as a father learning to be a better father and camaraderie in friendship, there is no wholesome entertainment value to this PG-13 film.
Please read the listing in the Findings/Scoring section of this report before you decide whether this film is suitable for your 13 year old children or even your 17 year old children or even yourself. I sure would like to know who the MPAA think they are that they can say this programming is suitable for 13 year olds. We need to replace the MPAA with the CAP scoring system. At least the CAP system is consistent and does not slide with the changes in popular morality as does the MPAA rating system.
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Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
Offense to God (O)
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|"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 more than eight 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.|