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(2006), PG-13 ["Hard" R-13*] (1hr 31min)

Analysis Date
CAP Final Score
CAP Influence Density
July 21, 2006
27 out of 100

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(While the Scriptural references are certainly not subjective, my commentary may be and sometimes is somewhat subjective.)

If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary.

(2006), PG-13 ["Hard" R-13*] ... another "sign of the times."

Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): S E Productions Inc., Pariah, Regency Enterprises
Distribution (US): Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Director(s): Ivan Reitman
Producer(s): Bill Carraro, Arnon Milchan, Gavin Polone
Written by: Don Payne
Cinematography/Camera: Don Burgess
Music: Teddy Castellucci
Film Editing: Wendy Greene Bricmont, Sheldon Kahn
Casting: John Papsidera
Production Design: Jane Musky
Art Direction: Patricia Woodbridge
Viewed At: Driftwood Theater 6

High schoolers Jenny Johnson (Tara Thompson, later Uma Thurman) and good friend (boyfriend?) Barry Edward Lambert (Kevin Townley, later Eddie Izzard as Professor Bedlam -- Barry EDward LAMbert) were parked for whatever it is teenagers do when parked, alone together, crawling over each other with the car rocking -- without going anywhere. At lest that appears to be what Hollywod wants us to think of teens. [Matt. 18:10]

Soon they witness a meteor falling from the sky. Upon investigation of the downed rock, the glowing stone blew up with Barry and Jennifer standing next to it. The radiation from it made some changes in Jennifer.

Before, Jennifer was plain and unwelcome by her schoolmates. But the radiation has changed her. Like the spider venom made Peter Parker's (Spiderman) vision perfect, the radiation from the meteor made Jennifer's vision perfect. And like the spider venom enhanced Peter Parker's male properties, the radiation enhanced Jennifer's female attributes and everybody has new-found respect for Jennifer. She and Barry grow further and further apart as Jennifer discovers strange new powers and  prestige among her peers, each of which consume and redirect her attention.

Now, Barry is a mad scientist. Jennifer is a mild-mannered clerk at an art store. As Jennifer rides the subway home one evening, Vaughn Haige (Rainn Wilson) and co-worker Design Project Manager Matt Saunders (Luke Wilson) notice her. She sits unassuming and polite, looking everything like a librarian according to Haige who encourages and coaches Matt to approach her as a sexual target. Jennifer initially brushes off Matt's advances but soon warms up to his charm. After she gets his phone number (she wouldn't give him hers) they part to meet later for dinner.

Along with this we are introduced to the real Jennifer as she thwarts the evil deeds of bad guys who robbed the Bulgari Jewelry store and as she snuffs out a raging fire in a high-rise. She even saves Matt's bacon from the revenge of a purse snatcher.

On the streets above Matt thwarts the dastardly deed of the purse snatcher. As the snatcher runs Matt runs after him and calls him a choice name, at which the purse snatcher turns and yells "What did you call me?" and starts chasing Matt with a pipe Matt jumps into a garbage leech then the purse snatcher beats the leech with a pipe as he tries to get to Matt. But moments after the first few peals of the gonging leech ... silence.

Matt then assumes the bad guy is backing down and reaches for a lethal weapon he just found in the garbage -- a hair dryer. With new found courage, Matt jumps up with the "weapon" pointing at where the bad guy should have been. But alas, no victory today. The bad guy was gone. But there stood Jennifer! As the two walk off arm in arm the camera pans up to the first floor fire escape landing ... the bad guy is hanging by his jacket from the railing.

In times of distress, the "librarian type" Jennifer becomes G-Girl, fighting injustice and terror with her vast array of super powers. Now, the issues is how is Matt to have a relationship with someone who could swat him like a fly?

Of course, the relationship is sexual. After all, this is a PG-13 for your 13 year old kids. There is nudity, innuendo, nasty comments, a woman stripping a man (more than once), sex talk, a whole array of sexually immoral matters including intercourse. Though no gender-specifics are seen during the intercourse, the bobbing babes are seen. And the bed is seen blasting through the bedroom wall. Yuck! Even a "polite" description like that is offensive. Well!? That is a sample and only a sample of what is in store for your little ones (which includes at-home teens) if they are permitted to watch this "hard" R-13 film.

In addition to R-13 sexual matters, your teens will be showered with the three/four letter word vocabulary if they watch this film. [2 Tim. 2:16, Col. 3:8] This is in addition to 19 uses of God's name in vain, two of them with the four letter expletive. [Deut. 5:11]

This being a "super heroine" film, violence and crime are inherent. But my "job" is to let you now about them. Whether such programming is acceptable for your kids is up to you. In one case, G-Girl is peppered with automatic gunfire. Other issues of violence/crime include impalement with a rotary saw blade, abduction, assaults and a threat with a chain saw. [Prov. 3:31, Prov. 16:29]

The only investigation area score that was not equivalent to the scores earned by some R-rated films was the score of the Murder/Suicide investigation area. All other investigation area scores were well below the R-threshold of 54 out of 100. Most of them were zero. This film is another "sign of the times." [2 Tim. 3:1 - 5]

Enough said. Let the listing of observations in the Findings/Scoring section speak for this film. And why not? It all came directly frm the film.


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  • Matt. 18:10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones [which ncludes at-home teens]; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. ["Despise" is kataphroneo {kat-af-ron-eh'-o}: to condemn, despise, disdain, think little or nothing of, to look down upon (which includes abuse, even by influence, lying to them, enticing/teasing them, seducing them and/or their thoughts, etc.)]
  • 2 Tim. 2:16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
  • Col. 3:8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy (injurious speech, slander in this use), filthy communication [aischrologia: foul speaking, low and obscene] out of your mouth.
  • 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. [Vain is shav' {shawv}: emptiness, nothingness, vanity, such as an expletive. With or without the four letter expletive, the use of God's name in any way other than respect, reverence or thoughtful discussion is in vain. That includes the popular three syllable sentence with His name trailing it AND the misuse of Jesus' name.]
  • Prov. 3:31 Envy thou not the oppressor [person of violence], and choose none of his ways.
  • Prov. 16:29 A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good. [The issue is the violence. "A violent man" can be a man, woman OR the behavior/action on the screen, too. Now you know why violence, especially in and as entertainment, can embolden the viewer into aggression, especially youth. See also "Joint Statement on the Impact of Entertainment Violence on Children Congressional Public Health Summit" . Further, God speaks darkly of violence 56 times in the Old and New Testament of the KJV. And see 1 Cor. 15:33 below.]
  • 2 Tim. 3:1 - 5 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection [homosexuality, bestiality, etc.], trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce [brutal, sadistic], despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof [Sunday-only and counterfeit Christians]: from such turn away.

    ***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
  • Ps. 12:8 The wicked freely strut about [e.g., create progressively vile/offensive entertainment with impunity and no consequences and present it to younger and younger audiences every year] when what is vile is honored among men [when enough people continue to defend it, embrace it, pay for it, enjoy it, want it, submit to it. I call attention to Ps. 12:8 to warn of the creeping desensitizing power of "entertainment."]
  • Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man [by his influence] spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 Be not deceived: evil [kakov: of a bad nature, not such as it ought to be] communications corrupt good manners.
  • Rom. 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
  • Jude 1:4 For there are certain men* crept in unawares [secretly slipped in among us], who were before of old ordained to this condemnation [whose condemnation was written about long ago], ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness [a license for immorality], and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. [*men: anthropos {anth'-ro-pos}, generic, a human being, whether male or female]
  • Matt. 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
  • 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. [Offend: skandalizo {skan-dal-id'-zo} - scandalize; to entice to sin; to cause a person to begin to distrust and desert one whom he ought to trust and obey; to cause to fall away.]
  • Ps. 119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me [let no sin rule over me].
  • John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
  • 1 Thess. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. ["Evil" includes all things that are sinful.]


    As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.
    (The objective heart of the CAP Analysis Model, independent of and insulated from the Summary / Commentary section.)

    My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
  • armed robbery
  • reckless driving
  • gunfire to kill
  • purse snatching
  • threat with pipe
  • abduction
  • breaking and entering, repeatedly
  • repeated physical assaults
  • pedestrian hit by car
  • impalement with rotary saw blade
  • action violence, repeatedly
  • threat with chainsaw
  • other threats, including with firearms
  • fight

    Impudence/Hate (I)
  • 27 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • mockery of sexual harassment
  • lies, including to manipulate
  • adult tantrum

    Sexual Immorality (S)
  • sexual comments/talk, some vulgar including about intercourse and oral sex, repeatedly
  • camera angle to force viewer on private parts, repeatedly
  • homosexual references, inferences, suggestions, etc., repeatedly
  • talk of sexual perversion
  • dressing to maximize the female form and/or skin exposure
  • offer of sex
  • coaching to make sexual advances and participate in immoral sex, repeatedly
  • rude stare
  • statues of sexual terror
  • open mouth kissing
  • sexual aggression
  • adults in underwear, repeatedly
  • woman stripping man, repeatedly
  • man and woman in bed making out in underwear, repeatedly
  • intercourse (no gender-specifics seen), repeatedly
  • anatomical talk, repeatedly
  • teens in foreplay
  • innuendo
  • women as toys/ornaments
  • motions mimicking intercourse
  • vulgar gesture
  • full rear male nudity, twice
  • anatomical vulgarity, repeatedly
  • admission of participating in immoral sex
  • ghosting of female anatomy through clothing
  • sexual harassment

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • drinking, repeatedly
  • smoking
  • booze, repeatedly
  • bar, repeatedly

    Offense to God (O)
  • 19 uses of God's name in vain, twice with the four letter expletive
  • unholy "super" powers throughout

    Murder/Suicide (M)
  • none noted

  • Christian Educators Association International



    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.

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