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Saving Silverman (2001), (PG-13)
CAP Score: 32
CAP Influence Density: 1.98
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NOTE: If you do not want the plot, ending, or "secrets" of a movie spoiled for you, skip the Summary/Commentary. In any case, be sure to visit the Findings/Scoring section -- it is purely objective and is the heart of the CAP Entertainment Media Analysis Model applied to this movie
SUMMARY / COMMENTARY:
SAVING SILVERMAN (PG-13) -- Another promotion of homosexuality being "normal" and "acceptable."
It has been so long -- 18 days -- since I watched this show. And it was very forgettable. I will not be able to give much of a storyline of it, but one of the great advantages of the CAP analysis model is that I do not need to remember the blow-by-blow for the show to give you the Rock-solid comparative scorings. The logs provide all the information needed to prepare the calculations for the Findings.Scoring section: the heart of the CAP Entertainment Media Analysis Model. But I will share with you that which stood out in *Saving Silverman* which can be useful to they who wait for a movie to come out on tape and for our overseas friends who typically do not get US movies for some time after they have run their course in America.
One of the influences in this movie was that it was another promotion of homosexuality being "normal" and "acceptable." The dark haired one of the remaining pair after Silverman left the troubled trio of troubadours was asked by the psychologist perpetrator of femme fare, Judith Snodgrass-Fessbeggler (Amanda Peet) that stole Silverman from the trio whether he had ever had any girlfriends. Question #1 led to question #2, yadda, yadda and he became convinced by her mental manipulations that he was gay.
Fessbeggle, for some reason, locked sights on Silverman and proceeded to change him from "one of the guys" with the trio of friends since high school into a responsible, high-society puppet of hers. She even stated she was his puppetmaster. Amidst all this was the nun wannabe, Sandy Perkus (Amanda Detmer). With a name like Sandy there can be only one type -- wholesome and down-to-earth. And she was. Silverman tried his best to break away from Fessbeggle and chime with Sandy, but Fessbeggle did her best to save face and destroy any chances of such a development. Fortunately, Fessbeggle was unsuccessful and the Silverman - Sandy pair became one in marriage. And likewise did Fessbeggle and one of the remaining pair of the broken trio become man and wife. And the third became man and man with someone.
So, while homosexuality was initially a minor and background presence, it was rather discovered to be one of the main features in this movie [1Cor. 6:9-10]. And so was heterosexual immorality [1Cor. 6:18]. The Sex/Homosexuality content of this "R-13" movie destroyed its chances of being "entertaining." And foul/vulgar language [Col. 3:8] with God's name in vain with and without the four letter expletive [Deut. 5:11] peppered the script like a full choke shotgun pellet pattern. The numbers will tell it all.
If needed to focus or fortify, applicable text is underlined or bracketed [ ].
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.
FINDINGS / SCORING:
NOTE: Multiple occurrences of each item described below may be likely, definitely when plural.
Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
Offense to God (O)(2):