"THE LEDGE Falls Off the Deep End"
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THE LEDGE is clearly a movie with contempt for any believers who watch it. It also contains excessive foul language, salacious content, explicit nudity, and pro-homosexual messages. Moviegoers should avoid the vile THE LEDGE at all costs.
(HHH, AbAbAb, PCPCPC, HoHoHo, FRFR, O, LLL, VV, SSS, NN, A, DD, MMM) Very strong humanist, anti-Christian worldview written and directed by openly admitted atheist Matthew Chapman, the great-grandson of Charles Darwin who’s devoted his career to attacking Christianity, and funded partly by a Muslim, with an abhorrent attack on Christianity and people of faith (including a supporting Christian character seeing the main story unfold leaves his faith after he finds out his wife slept with his brother in order to bear him children), plus a very strong politically correct undertone of pro-homosexual dialogue and messages and man loses his faith in false occult, Kabbala teachings after he and his girlfriend are denied the right to marry; at least 50 obscenities and profanities and obscenities, including many uses of the “f” word and God’s name in vain, including several uses of “GD,” and has numerous lines in which the purported hero, an atheist who purposely seeks to destroy the marriage of a fundamentalist Christian couple by seducing the wife, mocks the existence of God and the presence of Hell; strong violent content including kidnapping, falling off a ledge and man ties up his cheating wife; excessive sexual immorality includes atheist relishes recounting his devious exploits (including two graphic sex scenes with the wife, one of which features the husband listening in anguish from outside the door), positive homosexual character, and husband offers to take wife to a hotel and engage in any sexual practice she wants, even if it’s normally considered sinful; upper female nudity and rear male nudity; alcohol use; no smoking but woman admits past drug abuse; and, kidnapping, threats and though the evangelical Christian husband gives some strong arguments for the existence of God and is shown in a few positive lights (including visiting sick children in a hospital) he’s ultimately shown as a heartless, intolerant bigot who forces his wife’s lover to jump off a ledge to his death in order to stop the husband from killing his wife.
THE LEDGE is a grim, unpleasant, hate-filled thriller that saves most of its antagonism for Christians and their beliefs. Writer-director Matthew Chapman is the great-grandson of Charles Darwin and is an open atheist himself. He has openly admitted he created THE LEDGE as a movie for atheists primarily.
The story follows Gavin, a young hotel manager who lusts immediately for the new maid Shana, despite the fact she’s an evangelical Christian and is married to Joe. The ensuing affair has spun out of control to the point where Joe takes Shana hostage and threatens to kill her by noon if Gavin doesn’t leap to his death. The story unfolds with Gavin on the ledge with an hour until his ultimatum is due. Gavin recounts the events to Hollis, a police office. Hollis is enduring a crisis of his own since he’s just learned he’s sterile and his wife slept with his own brother secretly in order to bear him children.
As the machinations unfold, Gavin is repeatedly shown sneering at Christianity and any form of faith in God as being stupid while Joe veers between being portrayed as a man of conviction versus a hateful, self-righteous bigot. Caught in the middle, Shana is just a weak spirit who falls into bed with Gavin and never really defends her faith along the way.
Ultimately [SPOILERS FOLOW], Gavin leaps to his death as the police rescue Shana, but Hollis has lost his faith and refuses to pray with his family any more at the end. Shana winds up being taken in by Gavin’s homosexual roommate, and the two are shown as the most positive, loving and sane people in the movie.
THE LEDGE is clearly a movie with contempt for any believers who watch it. It also contains excessive foul language, sexual content, explicit nudity, and pro-homosexual messages. Moviegoers should avoid the vile THE LEDGE at all costs.
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