I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

July 24, 2007

If you are a Christian parent and your children want to go see the #1 movie in America – a review of what they will see can be checked out on pluggedinonline.com by clicking here.  A sampling of the movie review is below.  This is the kind of garbage Hollywood is using to poison our children’s minds.  We must engage the culture for a positive change.

Spiritual Content

“Two scenes depict a group of what are implied to be religiously-motivated people protesting against homosexual behaviors. They’re shown as mean-spirited individuals, especially a minister who uses a megaphone to blast the word “f-ggot” into Chuck’s face. Signs read “Gay Is Not God’s Way” and “God Made Adam and Eve, Not Adam and Steve.” The so-called “Christian” protesters call Chuck and Larry and others fornicators who are on the road to damnation. Alex dismisses them as crazy freaks who want the rest of the world to be as unhappy as they are.

Passing (and joking) reference is made to Larry’s housekeeper practicing voodoo.”

Sexual Content

“You read the editor’s note about lewd sexual content at the top of this review. It’s not often that it’s needed for movies that aren’t rated R. But it doesn’t even say enough about the PG-13-rated Chuck & Larry.

Right away we meet two barely clad sisters Chuck has slept with. To get them to stop fighting over him, he suggests they kiss—each other. (They’re interrupted by the fire station’s alarm bell.) Chuck gets picked up from the hospital by five girls in tight and revealing Hooters uniforms. Those girls, plus a doctor Chuck had verbally humiliated earlier in the day, go home with him and it’s implied that they have group sex. After donning tiny patches of fabric sometimes called lingerie, they troop out of his bedroom and prance about for him—and the camera.

Indeed, Chuck and Larry have turned ogling into an art form. And Chuck has an ever-growing stash of sex dolls and hard-core pornography. To satisfy their lust, the script “allows” them to encounter a seemingly endless parade of women whose heads, hands and feet only appear onscreen because the director failed to figure out a way to detach their breasts and backsides from the rest of their bodies.

It’s implied that Larry has sex with the housekeeper—while sharing the bed with Chuck. He informs Chuck that he got involved too, while he slept. And he eagerly fondles Alex’s breasts when she challenges him to find out for himself if they’re “real.” Because she thinks he’s not interested in women, she undresses in front of him first, and the camera lingers on her skimpy undergarments. Before the scene concludes, they begin kissing.

Chuck dubs a gay fundraiser, where many same-sex couples express affection and show lots of skin, “homopalooza.” Similar images are seen at a “gay pride” parade. An extended shower scene at the fire station features firemen’s bare backsides, not quite all of their frontsides—and a lot of “comedic” discomfort when Chuck and Larry show up. To raise awareness for AIDS, the firemen do a gay-themed calendar in which they pose in provocative positions and various stages of undress.

Chuck and Larry, among others, make nonstop references to homosexual sex, some mere allusions, some very graphic. In the process, we hear everything from slang references to genitalia to threats about prison rape.

Meanwhile, Eric is assigned the task of showing moviegoers exactly what a “gay” child looks and acts like—from wearing froufrou getups to becoming enthralled with dancing in a musical. (When Chuck shows the boy one of his porn mags, Eric runs away screaming.) It’s implied that Larry’s process of learning to accept his son’s “proclivities” is symbolic of everyone’s need to accept all homosexual behaviors.

Before this story lamely thumps into the closing credits, a mailman not only tells the guys he’s gay, but crudely propositions Larry. And a fellow firefighter tells Chuck that his relationship with Larry has given him the strength to admit that he’s gay and to “be true to myself.” He says, “There’s nothing worse than pretending to be something you’re not.” The big emotional finale? A “wedding” between that firefighter and Alex’s butterfly costume-wearing brother.”

Violent Content

“Chuck coldcocks the minister who insults him. Larry tackles and pummels a man who tries to exclude him from Boy Scout campouts and Little League games. Eric punches a taunting classmate in the crotch.

Angry at a cabbie for calling them “f-ggots,” Chuck and Larry grab him from behind and start slapping at his face. (The moving car spins out of control.) That’s supposed to be funny, as is a scene in which a homeless man breaks his leg while dancing.

Chuck and Larry tumble down a flight of stairs along with a morbidly obese man they’re rescuing from a burning building. Larry dives over Chuck to protect him from falling debris. Chuck and Larry regularly slap or hit each other.”

Crude or Profane Language

“About 75 total profanities, including more than a dozen s-words, misuses of God’s name (once it’s paired with “d–n”), and uses of “a–” and “h—.” “F-ggot,” “d–k” and other crudities and putdowns are routine.”

Drug and Alcohol Content

“Chuck grabs a bottle of liquor and starts drinking when Larry first suggests they become domestic partners. Other scenes show characters drinking wine, beer or liquor at home and at various public events (Chuck and Larry’s “wedding,” the fundraiser, etc.). A fire is started by a young man smoking a joint. In separate scenes, Chuck and another fireman smoke cigars.”

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Study shows alcohol billboards boost kids’ desire to drink

July 6, 2007

From Mary Rettig and One News Now.

“[O]ur overall finding was that the more ads, the higher the intentions for the young people to drink alcohol — and this is young people,” the researcher explains. “We assessed the young people when they were 12 years old in sixth-grade, and we followed them for two years,” she continues.”

To read the full article click here.