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(2003), R
Analysis Date: April 25, 2003
CAP Score: 33 out of 100
CAP Influence Density: 7.26

MinMax: -100

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If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary likely using a mix of KJV and NIV.

(2003), R -- flick cussfest.

Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): Bunim-Murray Productions, FilmEngine, Bunim-Murray Productions, FilmEngine
Distribution (US): New Line Cinema
Director(s): Rick de Oliveira
Producer(s): Mary-Ellis Bunim, A.J. Dix, Jonathan Murray, Anthony Rhulen, Jamie Schutz, Bill Shively, William Shively, Rick de Oliveira
Music: Adam Sanborne, Michael Suby
Film Editing: Eric Spagnoletti
Dan Zimmerman
Viewed At: Driftwood Theater 6, Granbury, Texas

A group of teens travel to Cancun, Mexico for Spring break. No script, no actors. The participants were Alan, Amber, Ben, Brittany, Casey, David, Heidi, Jeremy, Jorell, Laura, Matt, Nicole, Paul, Roxanne, Sarah and Sky.

Total sexual and alcoholic licentiousness. All that saved this skin flick cussfest from the zero score pile is no noted violence, [Mexican] crime, murders or suicides. As if we are supposed to believe that is the way it really is in Cancun during Spring break. If it really is that way, I wonder if it is that way because of movies like The Real Cancun which is clearly the dregs of the "Spring Break" movies. I was reminded while watching this movie of a Disney animated film, which one I do not remember, that has demons and evil spirits dancing and slithering about a cauldron of Hell.

Note that while drinking at 18 and 19 years old is not illegal in Mexico (at Cancun, anyway), this movie was shown on American land and underage drinking in America is a crime. The underage drinking in the film was incorporated into Drugs/Alcohol rather than Wanton Violence/Crime.

I am not going to spend any valuable time telling you about the goings-on in this "real" film. That the makers actually found money for this film is amazing. Sort of says what they think the American public likes, huh? [Ps. 12:8]

Please use the listing in the Findings/Scoring section if you need anything to help you decide whether this film is fit or not.

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***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 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]. [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 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (NIV) Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
  • Jude 4 For certain men* whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change [warp, distort, falsely represent, situationally redefine, counterfeit, conditionally apply] the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. [*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 [or for] one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto [or for] me.
  • Luke 17:2 It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. [cause by teaching or example]
  • Ps. 119:133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; 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.


    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 Real Cancun (YEAR) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
  • none noted

    Impudence/Hate (I)
  • 49 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • 71 uses of the most foul of the foul words
  • facial piercing
  • using human urine as a topical treatment for jelly fish sting
  • the most foul of the foul words used repeatedly in song
  • many tattoos
  • song of arrogance against authority
  • tantrums

    Sex/Homosexuality (S)
  • admissions and talks of sexual immorality throughout, including sexual intercourse, repeatedly
  • camera angle for force viewer on private part, repeatedly
  • wet t-shirt contest
  • full rear male nudity, repeatedly
  • female nudity, upper, repeatedly
  • thong nudity, repeatedly
  • excessive cleavage exposure, repeatedly
  • vulgar motions to emulate intercourse
  • lesbian kiss, repeatedly
  • requests for sexual favor, repeatedly
  • vulgar dance
  • rub dancing, some emulating intercourse
  • lesbian dance, repeatedly
  • vulgar rap song
  • strip dancing, repeatedly
  • talk of and requests for oral sex
  • vulgar anatomical references
  • talks about male member
  • scant swim wear
  • intercourse under sheets and other locations, repeatedly
  • drinking booze form a girl's belly button
  • sex games, repeatedly
  • vulgar motions
  • tongue kissing, repeatedly
  • man and woman in bed together, repeatedly
  • inappropriate touch, repeatedly
  • dress to maximize the male form and/or skin exposure, repeatedly
  • gaping face kissing
  • intercourse in a shower
  • sex song
  • lesbian touch

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

    Offense to God (O)
  • thanking God with the most foul of the foul words
  • mockery of the Scriptures
  • horned hand gesture

    Murder/Suicide (M)
  • none noted

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    NOTE: While the Summary/Commentary section of these reports is precisely that -- a summary in commentary format which can be and sometimes is subjective, the actual CAP Analysis Model (the Findings/Scoring section) makes no scoring allowances for trumped-up "messages" to excuse, for manufacture of justification for, or camouflaging of ignominious content or aberrant behavior or imagery with "redeeming" programming. Disguising sinful behavior in a theme/plot does not excuse the sinful behavior of either the one who is drawing pleasure or example of behavior or thought from the sinful display or of the practitioners demonstrating the sinful behavior. We make no attempt to quantify the "artistic" or "entertainment" value of a movie -- whether a movie has any positive value or "entertainment" value is up to mom/dad. The CAP analysis model is the only known set of tools available to parents and grandparents which give *them* the control they need, bypassing the opinion-based assessment of movies by others and defeating the deceit of those who would say anything to convince their parents otherwise. The model is completely objective to His Word. Our investigation standards are founded in the teachings and expectations of Jesus Christ. If a sinful behavior is portrayed, it is called sinful whether Hollywood tries to make it otherwise. That the sinful behavior is "justified" by some manufactured conditions does not soften nor erase the price of sin. Whether there is application of fantasy "justification" or "redemption" is up to mom/dad.

    "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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