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Happy Wednesday! Thanks for sharing in my A-to-Z Challenge this month, focusing on “Child Abuse Prevention” and “Sexual Assault Awareness”! Today E is for Enough, the 2002 thriller starring Jennifer Lopez as an abused wife.
Although the film was negatively reviewed by the film critics, it has an important message that men and women should heed. According to Lopez, the story’s message is:
“[If] you’re in these negative situations, negative relationships,
whatever, you can get out. The power to get out of those things is
always within yourself. That’s the message of the movie.” (MTV News, 2002)
And yes, there are plenty of other movies about abusive husbands and the women who escape (eg. Sleeping With the Enemy), it is a message we should never become immune to.
And while it might not be very original in material and does not hold a candle compared to Julia Roberts‘ electrifying performance in Sleeping with the Enemy (my personal all-time favourite movie of this genre), it is a tour-De-force by Jennifer Lopez who seems to give it her all. So if you are looking for an action movie that screams female empowerment this would make for a great movie night!
Disclaimer: I am not nor do I believe the movie is endorsing people taking the law into their own hands.
What is your favourite female empowerment movie?