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Chumscrubber, The

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Alternately funny and disturbing satire about suburban kids who kidnap the wrong boy after intending to target the younger brother of the school loner (Jamie Bell) to compel the latter to get them the drugs they believe he can secure from the home of a schoolmate dealer who's just committed suicide. Arie Posin's searing indictment of aloof, disengaged parents, alienated youths and our drug-saturated society is overly simplistic, but brilliantly acted by Bell, Glenn Close, Ralph Fiennes and Allison Janney, and ends on a satisfyingly redemptive note. Profanity and rough language, crude expressions, underage drug use and smoking, brief violence with blood, a sexual situation with brief partial nudity and suicide. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted.

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		<p>In less than 40 years, Gianna Beretta Molla became a pediatric physician, a wife, a mother and a saint! </p>
		<p>She was born in Magenta (near Milano) as the 10th of Alberto and Maria’s 13 children. An active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Gianna earned degrees in medicine and surgery from the University of Pavia and opened a clinic in Mesero. Gianna also enjoyed skiing and mountain climbing.</p>
		<p>Shortly before her 1955 marriage to Pietro Molla, Gianna wrote to him: “Love is the most beautiful sentiment that the Lord has put into the soul of men and women.” She and Peter had three children, Pierlluigi, Maria Zita and Laura. </p>
		<p>Early in the pregnancy for her fourth child, doctors discovered that Gianna had both a child and a tumor in her uterus. She allowed the surgeons to remove the tumor but not to perform the complete hysterectomy that they recommended, which would have killed the child. Seven months later, Gianna Emanuela was born, The following week Gianna Beretta Molla died in Monza of complications from childbirth. She is buried in Mesero.</p>
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