Where do you draw the line for movies?

“The Proposal” with Sandra Bullock is one of the Summer’s cute, romantic comedies.  If you were to go to http://www.kidsinmind.com and get the rating for the movie, this is what you would see for the sexual content.  It rated 7 out of 10 for sexual content.

-robin

from http://www.kidsinmind.com:

SEX/NUDITY 7 – Music with suggestive lyrics is heard as a man is shown sitting in a sexual pose, the man begins disrobing while gyrating suggestively on a stage in front of a crowd of women, two women put dollar bills into his waistband, he rips his shirt off, dramatically pulls his pants off to reveal that he is wearing only a very tight and revealing bikini-style pair of underpants, dances seductively around a woman who joins him on stage against her will (he is shown thrusting his groin in her face and pantomiming sex with her as he lies on the floor and thrusts his hips in the air), he takes the hand of the woman and places it in his mouth, sucking on her fingers, and the crowd crudely yells for the woman to smack the bottom of the man and she complies.
In a shower the outline of a nude female form is seen through the fog; a frontal shot of the nude woman is shown after she steps out of the shower (she covers herself with a small washcloth and cups her breasts with her hands and she is shown from the side). A man is shown bare-chested, wearing a low-slung towel wrapped around his waist, revealing much of his body. A woman is shown having just exited the shower, and her bare upper back and shoulders are shown as she wraps herself in a towel. A woman is shown on her hands and knees, and her shorts barely cover her buttocks. A woman is shown in a tight shirt with a plunging neckline and tight exercise shorts. A woman wearing a form-fitting knee-length skirt and low-cut top bends over and her cleavage is evident. A woman is shown wearing very short shorts and a low-cut, form fitting tank top to sleep. A woman in a pair of very short shorts and a low-cut tank top pulls a knee-length robe over herself, tying it as she walks. A shirtless man is shown, covering himself with a sheet.
A nude man and a nude woman are shown colliding, chests closely touching and falling to the ground in a sexual manner; the woman is on top of the man, with his legs straddling her hips (the bare sides of the man and woman are shown, as well as the bare buttock of the man and the woman), she says that the man was “So, so naked,” and later, the man acknowledges that the woman had seen his genitals and asks if she liked what she had seen.
Several people call for a man and a woman to kiss, the man kisses the woman on the hand, the crowd insists that he “kiss her like you mean it” and shouts “kiss her on the mouth”; the man and the woman awkwardly embrace and share a kiss that becomes passionate. A man and a woman are shown in an intimate embrace, staring into each other’s eyes longingly and then share a passionate and lingering kiss; another man shouts, “Show her whose boss.
A woman and a man are shown sharing a bed, the woman rubs the shoulders of the man warmly, and he appears excited, she then suggests that he get out of bed and he declines (implying that he has an erection). A man and a woman are shown in a warm embrace, the man rubs his hands across her back and lingers on her bottom, then playfully smacks her bottom twice. A man climbs into bed with a woman and embraces her, she acts surprised, sits up and says, “Hey now!” (implying that she had felt that he had an erection) and the two continue in a close embrace. A man and woman are shown awkwardly facing one another as to kiss, but their lips do not touch.
A man is shown taking off his shirt, and his bare chest is shown; he acts out taking off his pants and then acts out taking off his underpants. A woman sings suggestive lyrics while dancing in an exaggerated suggestive fashion, thrusting her hips and shaking her.
A woman wearing a skirt is shown descending a ladder, and from the angle of the man standing under her it is implied that he is able to see up her skirt (no nudity or undergarments are obvious); the man says, “Looking good, boss,” and places his hand on her buttock. A man replies that he “likes this” after instructing a woman to get on her knees in front of him (implying that she is in position for oral sex).
A woman says that she likes to “keep her man happy” as she feeds him in bed. A man accuses another man of “sleeping his way to the middle,” and the accused man insists that he had not used sex to promote his career. A woman hands a blanket to another woman and says that it is called “the baby-maker,” inferring that the blanket was to be used during sexual intercourse; another woman says the “baby-maker needs a night off.” A woman says that she has “not slept with anyone for over a year and a half.” During an interrogation, a man asks another man about sexual positions, and insists that he tell him if he is “top or bottom;” the man then asks the same question of a woman, he then asks the man which side of the bed the woman sleeps on, and subsequently what side of the bed he sleeps on. A woman asks a man if he was “saving himself for someone special” in a disparaging manner during a discussion about marriage. During a discussion among three women references to strippers and being “knocked up” before marriage are discussed. A woman discusses the size of another woman’s chest as she gropes through loose fabric to find her breasts. A person uses the term “your wagon is hitched to mine” and a “quickie divorce.” A man is shown visibly panting, as he approaches a woman, and she asks why he was panting, wondering if it was a sexual situation. A woman asks if another woman has “fertile loins.” A woman says, “It wouldn’t be the first time one of us fell for one of our secretaries.” A woman accusingly shouts at a man that he spends more time “cheating on [his] wife than in the office.” A man discusses the seductive nature of a woman’s bedclothes and asks her if that is all she has to wear, implying that they were too suggestive for their surroundings. A man suggests that a woman is interested in a “swarthy, dark” man, implying that she is sexually interested in him and not her fiancé. A man says, “I always get my man,” then explains that the comment was not to be taken as sexual. A person finds a message written on a coffee cup, presumably from a person at the coffee bar, which says, “Call me.” A woman offhandedly mentions late night runs for Tampax. A woman says that a man is “sexy.” A man and woman sing vaguely suggestive lyrics in a comedic fashion. A man and a woman are shown a bedroom with only one bed and are directed that despite not being married, there is no illusion that they sleep in separate beds (the man is shown sleeping on the floor). A voice off-screen is heard asking to enter a room and if the man and the woman inside the room are “decent.”
A fully dressed man pantomimes a suggestive dance in front of a woman and a small group of people. A man implies that a woman has a secret tattoo in a private area of her body.

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About pastorrobin

Hello. I pastor PromiseLand Church in San Marcos, TX. I am married to Erica, and we have 3 kids: Kennady, Jude, and Avery. All little ones! Visit our church site at www.psmchurch.com

Posted on July 14, 2009, in Daily Word, My Family and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I love this website and also http://www.pluggedinonline.com. It always amazes me to read through these reviews. It is so easy to overlook a few words or a quick glimpse. The entertainment seems to fog our minds and we become numb to the content. I strongly believe that what we see stays with us, that’s why it’s so important to pay attention and actually care.

  2. yes, reading it cuts the clutter and allows you to see how deceptive the context of the movie really is. when packaged right (with good music, great humor, and special effects) sin looks so much more palatable.

  3. This is really more than anyone needs to read or see. I hope this blog entry opens some people’s spiritual senses—wakes them up and causes them to change their viewing of movies!!—-and their children’s viewing of movies!!

  4. I can definitely say that Kids In Mind has helped keep us accountable with our movie viewing. there is no longer an excuse for being “surprised by what I saw/heard”.
    We don’t go see it unless we have read the review. I even reviewed UP before we took our kids to see it.
    I agree with you michelle!
    Plugged in online is a great resource too!

  5. that last comment was posted by Erica :0)

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