Enough
PG-13
Entertainment: +2
Acceptability: -2

It seemed like a dream come true for Slim (Jennifer Lopez) when wealthy Mitch Hiller (Billy Campbell) came to her rescue in the diner where she waited tables. And their marriage was like a fairy tale as Mitch seemed to get her anything she wanted. But dreams have a way of turning into nightmares. After their daughter is born, Mitch goes more distant and Slim learns of his affairs. When she confronts him, he threatens not only physical abuse but also taking their daughter away. With the help of friends, she takes her daughter and runs away. Although she takes a new identity, Mitch finds her and threatens Slim again. A lawyer advises her that a pending custody hearing for their daughter could be a deadly trap, so Slim decides shes had enough physical and emotional abuse. But even with self-defense training, can she survive the obsessive Mitch? This tense thriller, although predictable, especially appeals to women, but Lopez fans will swell initial audiences.

Despite his initial attention to Slim, Mitch shows signs of his possessive nature early on as he virtually forces a couple to sell their house to him. Mitch further justifies his affairs with archaic, chauvinistic reasoning that she shouldnt complain because he provides Slim all of the luxuries. However, she still believes in marital fidelity. In true Neanderthal style, Mitch hits and beats Slim when she attempts to leave. The police are portrayed as ineffectual in protecting abused spouses. But a lawyer tells her she missed the opportunity for legal protection because she didnt report the abuse. Although its called self-defense, Slims meticulous plotting for a confrontation seems more like vengeance. A chase where the pursuer bumps Slims car, with her daughter in the back seat, heightens the intensity because a child is involved. The child is also subject to Mitchs foul cursing of Slim as well as seeing her parents struggle during an attack. Although comments are made about Mitchs affairs, sexual content is limited. Slims biological father talks about his promiscuous past and only vaguely acknowledges Slim as his daughter. Audiences are subjected to several scenes of brutal violence as characters are punched, kicked and hit with objects. Poor messages about legal protection for spouse abuse and planned retaliation, several obscenities and graphic brutality make ENOUGH too much for discerning viewers.

Preview Reviewer: Paul Bicking
Distributor: Columbia Pictures, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

Summary
Crude Language: Several (5) times - Mild 1, moderate 4
Obscene Language: Several (8) times - F-word 1, s-word 2, other 4, finger gesture 1
Profanity: Several times - Regular 3 (GD, G 2); exclamatory 4 (OMG)
Violence: Many times Moderate and severe (man slaps woman, punch cut on cheek, grab hair, hits, kicks, gun threats, people shoved, car chase/bumps endangers/scares child, knife threat, couple struggle, spray in eyes, car wreck cut on head, run into wall, hit w/lamp, fall/break table, battered face)
Sexual Intercourse: Implied once (adulterous couple in bed)
Nudity: Few times (brief obscured male rear through shower door, painting of nude woman); Near Nudity - Few times (topless woman seen from behind, low cut dress)
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: Few times (man talks about bet for sex, woman propositions man, wife suggests shower w/husband, man talks about affairs, couple talk about past relationship, man comments on promiscuous lifestyle)
Drug Abuse: Few times alcoholic drinks at wedding reception, alcohol in home
Other: Obsessive husband threatens wife, child endangered, child sees father struggle w/mother, child hears father's obscenity, woman on toilet - urination sounds, message that police ineffective in domestic abuse, man admits promiscuous life but semi-acknowledges daughter, woman plans vengeance on spouse
Running Time: 115 minutes
Intended Audience: Older teens and adults

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