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(2003), PG-13

Analysis Date
CAP Final Score
CAP Influence Density
December 11, 2003
38 out of 100

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ALERT: To fully understand this report you should first visit the topics suggested by the CAP Site Map (Table of Contents). Further, 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 completely objective to His Word and is the heart of the CAP Entertainment Media Analysis Model applied to this movie.


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

(2003), PG-13 -- ...what the American filmmaker thinks the American teen likes.

Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): 20th Century Fox, Conundrum Entertainment
Distribution (US): 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Director(s): Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Producer(s): Mark Charpentier, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Marc S. Fischer, Marc S. Fischer, Garrett Grant, Kristofer Meyer, Kris Meyer, Bradley Thomas, Charles B. Wessler
Story: Charles B. Wessler, Bennett Yellin, Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly
Screenplay: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly
Cinematography/Camera: Daniel Mindel
Music: Tom Wolf
Film Editing: Christopher Greenbury, Dave Terman
Casting: Rick Montgomery
Production Design: Sidney J. Bartholomew Jr., Sydney J. Bartholomew Jr.
Art Direction: Arlan Jay Vetter
Viewed At: Driftwood Theater 6

POINT OF TRIVIA: This report makes 800 CAP Entertainment Media Anaysis Reports!

Stuck on You is a joint -- err -- actually a conjoined effort by Matt Damon and Greg Kinear to take a "Farrelly outrageous comedy" from the note pad to the screen. Teamwork is outstanding in this 108 minute comedy, but then teamwork is not really a choice.

Fast and furiously 32 year old conjoined twins Bob and Walt Tenor (Matt Damon and Greg Kinear) flip burgers in record time. Their teamwork and task planning is as smooth as if a single individual with four hands was working the details. Bob and Matt are conjoined at the their waists, on Bob's left and Walt's right. Though the pair ably executed the necessary choreography, there was actually little that was comedy. Unless your funny bone finds comedy in antics such as one of the brothers having immoral intercourse [Rom. 13:13] while the other listens to music, there was little entertainment value to this film. With a final score of 38, Stuck on You is definitely an "R-13" . R-rated movies in the comparative baseline database earned scores of 54 and below, consistently, reliably. And the scoring distribution (the CAP Thermometers) earned by the film reveals what the American filmmaker thinks the American teen likes (or what the American filmmaker has conditioned the American teen to like) [Ps. 12:8].

While Bob is satisfied with a life of running the best burger shop in Martha's Vineyard, Walt wants to go to Hollywood to become an actor, a hobby at which he had apparently become somewhat talented while Bob just hung around. After a chance meeting with Meryl Streep (played by herself, who appeared to be having fun in a couple scenes) who had acted in a movie made some years earlier at Martha's Vineyard, the bio boys met Cher (played by herself) who was playing a part in a sitcom with which she wanted nothing to do. Cher had the option of choosing her leading man. S-o-o-o. Cher decided to use Walt as her leading man, hoping the necessary Bob part of Walt would make the moneybags for the film back out of the contract.

While there is a lot more to this 108-minute Farrelly escapade, I must reduce the content of the Summary/Commentary in these reports to reduce the cost of the reports until we can find full funding. The Findings/Scoring sections are not affected by the reduction of the Summary/Commentary.

Above I mentioned this PG-13 film presents intercourse. Many if not most PG-13 movies include intercourse nowadays which is, of course, suitable for your 13 year old children so sayeth the MPAA [Jude 4]. Maybe the nudity of intercourse was not seen but the shadows of it were. And the sounds. And the motions. And the language. [1Cor. 7:2] Speaking of language, the typical language the MPAA deems as suitable for your 13-year old kids is well represented, including a use of the most foul of the foul words. To help magnify the portrayal of Walt and Bob's depression after being surgically separated, the Gilbert O'Sullivan suicide song "Alone Again, Naturally" fluttered gently in the sound ..."In a little while from now, If I'm not feeling any less sour. I promised myself, to treat myself, And visit a nearby tower ... And climbing to the top, Would throw myself off, In an effort to, make clear to......." G-o-o-o-d example for our 13 year olds. It is a sad song that also, by the way, not only uses God's name in vain but tries to torment and belittle Him as well with the "it's Your fault" excuse.

And the drinking and drunkenness was plentiful. [Luke 1:15] I wonder if the MPAA has seen a late report on the effects of alcohol in and as entertainment. I'll share it with you just in case you decide there is nothing to worry about. A recent study by the American College of Physicians (ACP) revealed that adolescent exposure to drinking and smoking in entertainment leads to an undeniable increase in alcohol and tobacco abuse. The finding entitled Relation Between Parental Restrictions on Movies and Adolescent Use of Tobacco and Alcohol reports that of 4544 youths from grades 5 through 8 of fifteen Vermont and New Hampshire middle schools (90% were under fourteen years old) only 16% were completely restricted from viewing R-rated movies. The report further states the prevalence of having tried smoking without parental knowledge was 35% for those with no restrictions on viewing R-rated movies, 12% for those with partial restrictions, and two percent for those with complete restrictions. The prevalence of having tried alcohol without parental knowledge was 46% for those with no restrictions, 16% for those with partial restrictions and four percent for those with complete restrictions. Rather revealing of the influences of the entertainment industry wouldn't you say? Whether the movie is rated R or not, the focus is the influence of adolescent exposure to drinking and smoking in and as entertainment. And influencing children to sin with drink in and as entertainment screams of violating Luke 17:2. Please make somber notice that the age stratum of this study is the very age stratum of the target audience of the movie. What is it 'they' say about using gasoline to try to put out a fire?

There is a LOT of instances of assaults on morality and ethics in this film. So many that to even summarize them in this Summary/Commentary would take too much time. This movie is another example of the CAP Rule of 1000 regarding the use of tons of issues of "lesser" immorality to achieve the same "feeling" as the use of fewer but more extreme issues of immorally. I will leave the total of the instances of immorality and assaults on wholesome ethics that were observed to the listing in the Findings/Scoring section of this report.<

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  • Rom. 13:13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.
  • 1Cor. 7:2 But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband. {Side Note: There is one reason for disallowing same-gender marriage.]
  • Luke 1:15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. [Speaking is the angel that appeared to Zechariah, promising Zechariah and his wife, Elizabeth a son - John the Baptist, but it also says that not drinking alcoholic beverages at all will find favor in the eyes of the Lord. Though it is not a sin to drink, God knows of our tendency to excess. And the "strong drink" of Jesus' day was less potent than our dry wine. What does that say about our liquor of up to 75% alcohol?]

    ***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 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (NIV) Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
  • Rom. 5:19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
  • 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.

    Stuck on You (2003) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
  • bully intimidation
  • boxing violence
  • fighting, repeatedly
  • reckless driving
  • drinking while driving
  • suicide song

    Impudence/Hate (I)
  • one use of the most foul of the foul words
  • 34 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary, once by an adolescent
  • insult of the disadvantaged, repeatedly
  • lies
  • massive tattoos
  • ongoing deceit
  • facial piercing
  • suggesting to lie

    Sexual Immorality (S)
  • vulgar sexual comments
  • shadows, motions, sounds of intercourse
  • sexual innuendo
  • sexually immoral/vulgar comment, repeatedly
  • prostitutes
  • dressing to maximize the female form and/or skin exposure, repeatedly
  • camera angle to force viewer on private parts
  • excessive cleavage/breast exposure, repeatedly
  • porn movie production scene with masked nudity
  • suggestive eye movement
  • lap dancing
  • cohabitation
  • "You fag!"

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • drinking, repeatedly
  • bar
  • drunkenness, repeatedly
  • smoking, repeatedly
  • adults in underwear
  • drunk driving

    Offense to God (O)
  • 15 uses of God's name in vain but none with the four letter expletive
  • mockery of the faithful
  • lie about God's Word about sex with the self [Any sexual contact (including visual), conduct or activity outside of a monogamous heterosexual marriage is immoral, including with the self]
  • claim karma controls life

    Murder/Suicide (M)
  • none noted

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