Stone Stumbles in Balancing Moral Questions
- Monday, October 18, 2010
Language/Profanity: Steady profanity and foul language; Lord's name taken in vain numerous times; more than 20 uses of the "f" word; Stone tells Jack vivid descriptions of his sex life with Lucetta and asks Jack about his sex life as a longtime married man.
Smoking/Drinking/Drugs: Jack drinks several times during the film, as does his wife; he buys liquor at a local store; multiple scenes of smoking and drinking by other characters.
Sex/Nudity: Kissing; during a prison visit, Lucetta tells Stone she's not wearing underwear, and he puts his hand between her legs; a topless woman; a vigorous sex scene shown from above, including a man's bare backside; Lucetta seduces Jack and has sex, although only a bare back is seen.
Violence/Crime: A father threatens to throw his sleeping daughter out of her bedroom window; a prison stabbing.
Religion/Morals: Jack is a longtime Catholic but he struggles to believe that his faith is real; a church service includes singing of "All Things Bright and Beautiful"; a church funeral includes a eulogy; several sound bites from a radio preacher discussing free will, and our inability to be born again of our own initiative; he quotes several New Testament passages; Stone tells Lucetta he's suicidal; Stone reads a religious book titled The Power of Zukanga and embraces its teaching that we can be become "tuning forks of God"; a communion scene; a priest quotes to Jack the verse "be still and know that I am God," explaining that it means "God sometimes speaks to us in mysterious ways"; grace said before a meal.
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