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14 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana After betrayal how can you trust By CHARLIE MARTIN Catholic New Service I DON'T EVER WANT TO SEE YOU AGAIN Early one morning/While you were asleep/I received a letter,/But there was no addressee./So l paid it no mind, in fact/I wanted to send it back./But something that I was feeling/Said open itdlt said, "Dear Reader,/Or once close friend of mine,//hope this letter/Finds you in time./'Cause your love is ending,/And my life is just begin- ning,/With the woman that I know/You hold dear to you."/And it made me want to say REFRAIN I don't ever want/To see you again/But I stuck by you to the end/And my conscience is clear/And I can move on from here/But I wish I could say/The same for you babyJI don't ever want/To see you again. But tell me why did it/Have to be my best friend/That you were messin' round with?/I didn't want to notice it./I was true to/My love for you./It took me a minute/To wake up and see/What the love of my life/Was doing to meJI wanted to lay down and die/'Cause my pride/Won't let me cry/But somehow I knew/I had to get over itJHe said he couldn't understand/Until he felt your touch./And now he can see/Why 1 loved you so much./That's so unfair./I never thought/I'd have to s.hare/Your love that I thought/Was given to only meJAnd now I know why (REPEAT REFRAIN) MONOLOGUE And you said you loved me./(You said you loved me.)/Love must have been blind/Because I sure did- n't/See this one coming./(I once was blind/But now I see.)/My best friend, huh./They keep the ones you love close,/And your enemies even closer./But I can't win for losing./'Cause the one I thought/Was a friend to me/Ended up being my true enemy BRIDGE (Knowing all the pain/You caused me)/Listen to me, baby./Gave you everything,/My love and my ring/And you violated me./And I don't ever want/To see you again. (REPEAT REFRAIN TWICE) THE CATHOLIC COMMUNICATION NEW YORK (CNS)- The fol- lowing are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the U.S. Catholic Conference COSCC) Office for Film and Broadcasting. Ratings are also given by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). "The Big One" (Miramax) Thin video documentary recording the mischievous adventures of corporate critic Michael Moore as he crosses the country promoting his book, "Downsize This!," while doing media interviews, giving talks, visiting laid-off workers while trying to meet with corporation heads, though he gets nowhere with the only one (Nike's Phil Knight) willing to listen to him. Also written, produced and directed by Moore, he's a one- man band beating the drum for social justice, though his impish tactics of provocation grow tire- some along the way. Some Written by N. Morris Sung by Uncle Sam Copyright 1997 by Sony Music Entertainment Inc. The current chart hit "I Don't Ever Want To See You Again" is from the debut CD by rhythm and blues artist Uncle Sam. A somber account of infidelity and double betrayal, it creates a sustained feeling of sadness and loss while raising this question: After being hurt, how do you learn to trust again? In the song the guy asks his girl, "Why did it have to be my best friend that you were messin' round with?" He "didn't want to notice it," and "it took me a minute to wake up and see what the love of my life was doin' to me." Given all the pain he now experiences, he can only say to his best friend and his girl, "I don't ever want to see you again!" Seeing trust broken and abused is difficult. There mean-spirited humor about nuns and sporadic rough lan- guage. The USCC classification is A-III u adults. The MPAA rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. "The Butcher Boy" (Warner Bros.) Darkly disturbing tale of a 1960s Irish lad (Eamonn Owens) veering into murderous mad- ness following his mother's sui- cide, the death of his alcoholic father (Stephen Rea) and what he perceives as his only friend's betrayal. Director Neil Jordan captures the youth's psychic pain as well as the inability of famil clergy or professionals to redirect his volatile rage before tragedy results. Some gory vio- lence, sexual situations, inter- mittent profanity and recurring rough language. The USCC clas- sification is A-W -- adults, with reservations. The MPAA rating is R -- restricted. "Junk Mail" (Lions Gate) Offbeat black comedy in which a grungy Oslo mailman (Robert Skjaerstad) becomes unwittingly involved with a suicidal woman (Andrine Saether) who is reluc- tantly holding stolen money for a criminal acquaintance. Director is no easy way to put emotional after the kind of betrayal the song, Yet, the ability to trust tionships and for a successful life, How can the person in the song 1 again? The first step is Trust begins with trusting Oneself. listening to and trusting one's feelings. lenging when these emotions are anger. Yet, going through the grief ofl an individual to a different and better place. Next he needs to examine the chooses. This assessment passionate toward himself. Does he overlook character he chooses friends? -- Was he ever uneas) pie treated him or others? Such self-inquiry will hell chooses people to trust. Third, he should identify what i that is beneficial. Support and remain, even in times of loss. resources does not discount it enables him to realize that he still is Finally he can take all that God. God accepts all of our toward opportunities and heal. After betrayal and deep to rediscover that we can in friendship and in God. Your comments are always welcome.' Charlie Martin, 7125 W 200S, Rocort, ! Pal Sletaune finds quirky romance in this wry Norwegian tale of alienated urban workers whose glum lives offer little hope of human fulfillment. Subtitles. Brief violence, full nudity, occa- sional profanity and an instance of rough language. The USCC classification is A-III -- adults. Not rated by the MPAA. "Meet the Deedles" (Disney) Sophomoric comedy in which dopey twin brothers (Paul Walk- er and Steve Van Wormer) save Yellowstone National Park from being undermined by prairie dog tunnels. Directed by Steve Boyum, the vacuous enterprise offers a disjointed series of skits alternating between dumb-and- dumber routines, toilet gags and life-threatening stunts. Mindless comic violence, sexual innuen- do, crude language and gross humor. The USCC classification is A-II] -- adults. The MPAA rat- ing is PG  parental guidance suggested. "Mercury Rising" (Universal) Lackluster thriller in which a renegade FBI agent (Bruce Willis) goes on the run with a 9- year-old autistic boy (Mike Hughes) targeted for death after inadvertently breaking into a top secret government comput- er file. Director Harold Becker's glossy action film is elaborately ual but unconvincingly plotted, The USCC resulting in a routine, formula -- ad chase film. Recurring violence, PG-13 --- intermittent profanity and some cautioned rough language. The USCC ma) classification is A-III -- adults, dren The MPAA rating is R restricted. "The "Mrs. Dalloway" (First Look) 1935 Engaging and largely suc- Catholic cessful adaptation of the Vir- man (Neff ginia Woolf novel about the middle-aged title character Stowe) (Vanessa Redgrave) preparing (William for a dinner party in 1923 Lon- don while thinking about her ing the youth (Natascha McElhone) (Kenneth and how she rejected an enthu- siastic suitor (Alan Cox) to wife as marry a man more socially Linka acceptable. Directed by Marleen is left Gorris, the elegant British pro- badly duct[on moves flawlessly.from never the present to Mrs. Dalloway's bility. recollections of the past, using moral two different sets of characters to make it work, though some may find the insular world tion is inhabited by the characters too claustrophobic for comfort, is R Wartime violence, a suicide, sex- ZIEMER  I .... coMPLETE INSURANCE SERVICE ' [ Funeral Homes i Auto! Home[ Fire & Life! [ Your Personal Service Agent Four Convenient Locations James L. Will Ins. Agency Inc. I 1925 W. 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