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UPDATED August 25, 2003
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(2003), PG-13 -- ...from where does the changing come...
Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): Dimension Films
Distribution (US): Cinergia Ltd., Miramax Films
Director(s): David Zucker
Producer(s): Paddy Cullen, John L. Jacobs, Ashton Kutcher, Gil Netter
Written by/Screenplay: David Dorfman
Film Editing: Samuel Craven, Patrick Lussier
Casting: Martin McGrath
Production Design: Andrew Laws
Art Direction: Kelvin Humenny
Viewed At: United Artists - Hulen 10
Tom Stansfield (Ashton Kutcher) works for a brutally domineering publisher, Jack Taylor (Terence Stamp). Vying for an opening in another section of the company, Stansfield tries his best to butter up Taylor and, in the processes, is maneuvered into looking as though he gets two people fired. Along the way, Stansfield is after Taylor's daughter, Lisa (Tara Reid).
For Lisa to be able to go to a party, she must find someone to house sit for her father's house. Lisa runs into Stansfield and tells him of her dilemma. The way she puts it, it sounds to him as though she is wanting him to go to a party with her. Even after hearing the whole story, Stansfield agrees to house sit for her. What Stansfield is not told is that the house sitting includes baby sitting an owl which must be fed mice and medicated twice, once orally and once rectally, and includes death if anything happens to the house while Lisa's father is gone. But Stansfield is so infatuated with Lisa, he will go through anything to get on her good side. Shenanigan after shenanigan lead the viewer to feel Stansfield's frustration with the rude and crude dudes and dudettes that invade the quiet impeccable home. And Carmen Electra (as Tina) is thrown in for eye candy.
My Boss's Daughter is another R-13. That is beginning to sound like a broken record if any of our readers are old enough to remember the old record player and how is repeats if a track is scratched. But I don't write the movies and the same model with the same investigation standards and the same equations is used on every movie analyzed by the CAP Ministry. If our model is as unchanging as his Word (because it is built ON His Word), from where does the changing come that increases the percentage of R-13 movies? The as yet unqualified trend appears to be true to the previous seven years -- degrading yet even further each year. I'll let you know at the end of the year when the data are complied.
The only nudity in this film was rear male nudity, repeatedly and Carmen Electra in a wet t-shirt, but the density of vulgar and crude innuendo, suggestions and mannerisms is thick, from heterosexual to homosexual. [Eph. 5:4, 2 Sam. 6:20] Someday, I will compile the data to reveal the percentage of films presenting homosexuality and find out if the percentage is higher than the two to thee percent of the population who claim to be practitioners of homosexuality. [1 Cor. 6:9-10.] I think we can already guess fairly accurately that there is a l-o-t more presentation of homosexuality in and as entertainment than is proportionate with the actual percentage of practitioners, thus immensely exaggerating realty and tainting perceptions. But we'll let the numbers prove it. There are many other good uses for the CAP analysis model and the data we are amassing. But we need your help. Your financial help. And lots of it. Please consider making generous, tax-deductible donations to the CAP Ministry by any of the three methods at the top of this report page.
There are many uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary [Col. 3:8] plus God's name in vain repeatedly [Deut. 5:11], even the most foul of the foul words is presented though only once. There is fondling of women's breasts (one of which expresses that she likes it), inappropriate touch repeatedly and imagery of oral homosexual sex [Gal. 5:19]. As an incredibly debauch part of the show, Stansfield holds a gun at a bad guy in his boss's house who dares Stansfield to shoot then opens his zipper to spray the room. And then, when hearing of this behavior, another male does the same.
And all is acceptable for your 13 year old children no matter what you say. According to the MPAA and their all-knowing survey population anyway.
I am not going to add any more to describe the vulgarity of this film. I'm sure you get the point. And no amount of trumped up context or "justification" for debauchery excuses sin. The thinking that as long as one learns right from wrong the wrong is okay is ... wrong. The path does not justify the destination if the path is filled with sin no matter how noble the destination. The end does not justify the means. Sin can be forgiven if one asks, but sin is never excused. Even Jesus did not excuse the sin of, for example, the prostitute who was caught in the act and judged to be stoned to death according to Mosaic law. He did not argue with the law nor did He argue with the judgment. He argued with our right to execute her. And he forgave her of the sin, He did not excuse it. Prostitution as well as any other sin is just as sinful after forgiveness as it was before forgiveness. Jesus even reminded the prostitute of this by telling her to go and sin no more. [John 8:3 - 11]
The listing in the Findings/Scoring section reveals what was found.
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***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
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Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
Sexual Immorality (S)
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.|