TOD@S CAEN

"Predictable and Excessive"

Quality:
Content: -3 Excessive content and/or worldview problems.
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What You Need To Know:

TOD@S CAEN is a Mexican romantic comedy. It follows Mia and Adan, two people who believe they know how to manipulate the opposite sex and want to help others do the same. Mia works for a TV studio and has been working to create a show for women. However, the show can only be greenlit if she secures the affections of Adan. They both realize they each know how to play dating games, so they try to outdo the other. However, as they spend more time together, the games begin to turn into real emotions. How can Mia tell Adan she’s using him to get ahead?

TOD@S CAEN tells a predictable, familiar story. Because of the similarities with movies before it, the movie seems to drag. There are some funny parts that help keep the viewer’s interest, but the story isn’t very original. There’s also an extremely high amount of questionable content, including a lot of language, sexual innuendos and content. Also, the characters look to their own hearts for guidance and nothing else. TOD@S CAEN is excessive and unacceptable.

Content:

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong Romantic worldview that shows the underlying message of following your heart and doing what feels right, although it begins with the main characters portraying themselves as tough and selfish knowing what to do to get their way, they eventually have their hearts broken, but the lesson they learn is to open their hearts to love again, not much morality for the characters to follow and no mention of God or looking to Him for guidance or comfort, plus minor feminist elements to teach women they don’t need validation from men, but she goes to a negative extreme

Foul Language:
At least, 56 obscenities and eight profanities, plus an obscene gesture, man is informed his genitals are showing, older man passes gas, two people are shown vomiting on one another

Violence:
A man falls from a window injuring himself, one scene during a women’s wrestling match showing some mild violence including a man being beaten by the women incurring some facial bruises, different men are slapped in the face multiple times

Sex:
Strong sexual content includes many comments suggesting sexual acts or fornication, implied fornication as a man says goodbye to a woman “the morning after,” a man and woman seem to be moving toward intercourse until he falls asleep in his underwear, comments about men only wanting to have sex, woman has other woman chant “I want men to screw me with their eyes” during a cycling exercise class, main couple is shown kissing and moving toward intercourse on multiple occasions although nothing else is shown, a few examples of genitalia being drawn onto someone else’s face, a woman’s ex kisses her while she is in a relationship, but she denies him, architects design a building that is shown to have a resemblance to male genitals, countless crude jokes with many comments about different women’s breasts, a joke about menstruation, a man makes a joke about a porn star

Nudity:
Partial sexual nudity includes men shown in underwear multiple times in sexual situations and once when a man sends photos of himself to his girlfriend, woman shown in bra multiple times sexually and while changing clothes, upper male shown while wrestling, women wrestlers are wearing revealing outfits, rear nudity as a man is tricked into removing his clothes, woman emerges from a bedroom wearing only a T-shirt and underwear

Alcohol Use:
Characters are shown throughout the movie taking shots of tequila, drinking wine, a few scenes in a bar/club with everyone drinking, woman drinks straight from tequila bottle while working, no apparent drunkenness but consistent alcohol consumption

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drug use; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Strong miscellaneous immorality includes many examples of dysfunctional marriages and families, negative examples of relationships, both main characters give awful dating and relationship advice to the men and women in the audience, a woman has left her husband and son for another man, couples are shown on a reality show having been unfaithful, elements of revenge as a woman sets out to break a man’s heart after he broke the heart of her daughter, and examples of moral relativism throughout as the characters justify their immoral action

More Detail:

TOD@S CAEN is a romantic comedy from Mexico. It follows Mia and Adan as they seamlessly navigate the dating world after years of learning how to manipulate the opposite sex to get what they want. Mia has put her years of learning together to create an entire TV show that will help to guide women. However, on the day of her big presentation to the network where she works, she oversleeps and misses her opportunity to impress a network executive. Later that day, she’s helping a friend out in a cafe nearby with some dating advice when another network producer overhears her talking. She believes Mia has some real potential for a show, but she wants her to prove herself. She tells her that, if her tips really work, she has to get this one particular person to change his status from “single” to “in a relationship.” Mia agrees and sets out that night to find Adan.

Mia and Adan are both out at a club trying to help their friends score a date. While their friends are mingling, Mia begins to strategize. However, it’s clear to her very quickly that he also knows how to play these dating games and easily calls her bluff. At the same time, their friends are actually hitting it off just being themselves, but Mia and Adan drag them away, advising them otherwise.

Not long afterwards, their friends are dying to call their new paramurs, but Mia and Adan won’t let them. They’re trying to play the games that they know how to do best and soon find themselves on a date with each other at a women’s wrestling match. After heckling the wrestlers, Adan becomes the subject of a brutal beating inside the ring, ending up with many bumps and bruises after his first date with Mia. Even still, the games between them never stop.

However, the time they spend together continues to increase, as well as their affections for one another, and Adan soon finds himself meeting Mia’s family. They have officially stopped playing dating games and are genuinely enjoying each other’s company. However, as the TV producer sees Adan change his social media status to “in a relationship,” she gives the greenlight to Mia’s show. There’s only one reason why Mia is having the success that she’s now having, and she has to tell Adan the truth before someone else breaks the news to him.

This movie could almost be called a Mexican version of HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN TEN DAYS. The plot for this romantic comedy has been done many times over, so the movie is extremely predictable. There are some comical elements, but most of the comedy involves perverse jokes and sexual innuendos. Some of the lighting in the movie seems to be less than professional. Also, a few major points in the story don’t completely add up. There’s no history of Mia oversleeping for work as she appears to be very professional, yet the entire plot is based on her missing that meeting and being forced to get her show greenlit a different way.

Overall, therefore, TOD@S CAEN feels like it’s been done too many times before this. In addition, the movie has as high amount of immoral content, including lots of foul language and sexual situations, comments and innuendoes. Also, the characters look to their own hearts for guidance and nothing else. Although the main character tries to give her female friends advice that empowers women, she goes about it in a manner that undermines any kind of equality and respect between the two sexes.

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