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Source: Catholic News Service

Lame romantic comedy about a New York disc jockey (hip-hop artist Usher) who, after taking a bullet for a mobster (Chazz Palminteri), is hired to keep a watchful eye on the Mafioso's grown daughter (Emmanuelle Chriqui), with whom he has an affair against her father's wishes. Director Ron Underwood's interracial romance is a mix of plot cliches and character stereotypes clumsily held together by a contrived script. Some violence, sexual situations and sexual humor, as well as sporadic crude language. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.



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Justin: Justin never ended his quest for religious truth even when he converted to Christianity after years of studying various pagan philosophies. 
<p>As a young man, he was principally attracted to the school of Plato. However, he found that the Christian religion answered the great questions about life and existence better than the philosophers. </p><p>Upon his conversion he continued to wear the philosopher's mantle, and became the first Christian philosopher. He combined the Christian religion with the best elements in Greek philosophy. In his view, philosophy was a pedagogue of Christ, an educator that was to lead one to Christ. </p><p>Justin is known as an apologist, one who defends in writing the Christian religion against the attacks and misunderstandings of the pagans. Two of his so-called apologies have come down to us; they are addressed to the Roman emperor and to the Senate. </p><p>For his staunch adherence to the Christian religion, Justin was beheaded in Rome in 165.</p> American Catholic Blog Gray and overcast...from my earthly perspective, but it’s sunny above these storm clouds. Grace lets us see life from God’s point of view.

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