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(2009), NR [PG-NR*] (1hr 23.75min)

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

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(2009), NR [PG-NR*] ... Rent is due and bills keep piling up. What is she to do?

Production (US): Pure|Flix Entertainment
Distribution (US): Pure|Flix Entertainment
Director(s): Chad Kapper
Producer(s): Todd M. Bemak, Byron Jones, Chris Jones, John Molli, Sean Paul Murphy, Jeffrey Peterson, Timothy Ratajczak, Tom Saab, Michael Scott, J.E. Smith, David A.R. White, Russell Wolfe
Written by: Sean Paul Murphy, Timothy Ratajcak
Cinematography/Camera: Virgil L. Harper
Music: Jim Ballard
Film Editing: Sean Paul Murphy
Casting: Billy DaMota
Production Design: Steve Ochoa
Viewed on Pure|Flix Entertainment DVD

Sarah Collins (Rebecca St. James) made a choice several weeks ago to have sex with Matt Evans (Julian Bailey), a co-worker. Sarah and Matt are in love but they are not married. Now Sarah is pregnant but doesn't want to be. What is she going to do? Sarah is on her way up the corporate ladder but for now she is always broke. A promotion for her looms in the immediate future. As illegal as it might be to discriminate based on a woman being pregnant, Sarah fears not getting the promotion because of her pregnancy. Rent is due and bills keep piling up. What is she to do? Should she keep the baby and risk trashing her professional (and personal) life and continue living from paycheck to paycheck? Or should she abort the baby and move on with her promising career?

Sarah hears arguments, both pro and con even from people she did not know knew her. The argument that says she should have kept her clothes on in the first place is certainly true but is moot at this point. While it is indeed sinful to have any sexual contact (including visual and voice), conduct or activity outside of a monogamous heterosexual marriage, the baby resulting from the sin of participating in immoral sex is not sin. All children (before the age of accountability) are blessed. [Mark 10:13 - 16]

God has decided to show favor to Sarah by sending a holy emissary to her with three visions. Like the ghosts of Dicken's Christmas past, present and future, three times Sarah is presented with "what if" visions in her dreams to help her make her decision. Does she go ahead with the feticide or does she keep the baby. And what does Matt do?

Sarah is noted at times of not understanding or maybe believing God's Will in all this. Even after repeated prayers, her father passed away 'before his time' and now she is pregnant against her will. What is God doing in her life? Is God really the maker of the universe and is He really all-powerful? To speak to the issue of God being all-powerful, Pastor Smith (Dick Van patten) brought up the argument that if God made the universe can He make a rock even He cannot lift? While the pastor did not have an "answer" to that poser I was reminded of my college physics professor bringing up the same argument. My position to that argument is: for God to make a rock even He cannot lift there would be nothing left in the universe to stand on.

Following are brief discussions of the content of this film as applicable to the six CAP investigation areas. As always, the best way to capture full accounting of the content of this film is to read the Findings/Scoring section.

Wanton Violence/Crime (W) - 80 out of 100
While no physical violence or criminal acts are present, the script repeatedly embraced feticide. Feticide is certainly a violent matter for a fetus. One character admits to feticide of her baby long ago.

Impudence/Hate (I) - 24 out of 100
No uses of profanity could be found. Not even euphemisms of them. But other matters of impudence and/or hatred include social gossip, "It's your body. It's your choice" as if the mother owns the fetus, encouraging feticide and reducing fetal life to a curable condition; a removable growth. There are additional matters of impudence such as placing personal plans above fetal life, encouraging feticide repeatedly and using "being human" to absolve guilt. Additional issues exist and are identified in the listing in the Findings/Scoring section. [Prov. 6:16 - 19]

Sexual Immorality (S) - 88 out of 100
There is no nudity in this film and no one gets in bed with anyone else. However, cohabitation is obvious and a long sequence of verbal volley ball defending sexual immorality are included.

Drugs/Alcohol (D) - 92 out of 100
The only presence related to the possession and/or consumption of illegal drugs, alcohol, tobacco or abuse of prescription drugs are the time a character expresses a desire for booze and a bar.

Offense to God (O) - 68 out of 100
God's name in used in vain twice [Deut. 5:11]. A large part of the cinematic energy is spent rationalizing, marginalizing and minimizing God's Word to excuse defiance of it and characters spend a great deal of energy spouting full-bore argumentations of rejecting God to attempt absolution of accountability to His Word. [Jude 1:4, Col. 2:8, Ps. 12:8]

Murder/Suicide (M) - 100 out of 100
There are no murders or suicides in the entire 83.75 minutes of programming. No abortions are performed.


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  • Mark 10:13 - 16 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them. [This blessing is consecratory or consecrated which, by man's dictionaries, means make or declare sacred in the body or blood of Christ, deserving of veneration. If children die before they are old enough to understand the mystery of the Gospel, they will be taken into Heaven. So, a baby is sacred.]
  • Prov. 6:16 - 19 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. ["Proud" in "proud look" is ruwm {room} meaning self exaltation, magnify oneself. It is conceit, haughtiness, arrogance. And to excuse oneself ... to lift one's nose into the air ... about accountability to the life of an aborted fetus is certainly "ruwm."]
  • 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 responsible discussion and in praise and prayer is in vain. That includes the popular three syllable sentence with His name trailing it AND the misuse of Jesus' name or title. So, trying to excuse such expressions with "I was talking TO God/Jesus when I said that" or It's just words" or "I was acting" will not work with Him. Nor will "Everybody says that" excuse the sin of using His name in vain. If everyone on the planet who has ever drawn a breath used His name in vain, it would still be a sin to do so. If no one ever did, it would still be a sin to do so. Whether we believe it or not. Whether we like it or not. Whether we care or not.]

    Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry

  • Jer. 37:9 This is what the LORD says: Do not deceive yourselves, thinking, 'The Babylonians [the destroyers from within] will surely leave us.' They will not!
  • Ps. 12:8 The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men [when enough people continue to defend what is vile, embrace it, enjoy it, want it, submit to it.]
  • 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.)

    Sarah's Choice (2009) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W) - 80 out of 100
  • embracing feticide, justifying it, repeatedly
  • admission of feticide

    Impudence/Hate (I) - 24 out of 100
  • social gossip, repeatedly
  • get-rich-quick endeavors
  • "It's your body. It's your choice" as if the mother owns the fetus
  • encouraging feticide, repeatedly
  • reducing fetal life to a curable condition; a removable growth
  • placing personal "plans" above human life, repeatedly
  • "Why do I have to do this" regarding meeting baby's needs such as changing diapers
  • painting life with a baby as ugly
  • embracing rejection of pro-life
  • contemplating feticide, repeatedly
  • "You can have a family later"
  • "I was in no position to have a child"
  • using "being human" to absolve guilt

    Sexual Immorality (S) - 88 out of 100
  • cohabitation
  • long verbal volley ball sequence regarding sexual immorality and excusing it

    Drugs/Alcohol (D) - 92 out of 100
  • want of booze bar

    Offense to God (O) - 68 out of 100
  • rationalizing, marginalizing and minimizing God's Word to excuse defiance of it, repeatedly
  • two uses of God's name in vain
  • rejection of God with full-bore argument

    Murder/Suicide (M) - 100 out of 100
  • none noted

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