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Analysis Date: April 25, 2003
CAP Score: 33 out of 100
CAP Influence Density: 7.26
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(2003), R -- ...skin 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
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]
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Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
Offense to God (O)
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