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12 The Message m for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Can you be too close? By CHARLIE MARTIN Catholic News Service ALL MY LIFE I can never find another lover/Sweeter than you,/Sweeter than you./I will never find another lover/More precious than you,/More precious than youJGirl you are/Close to me just like my moth- er,/Close to me just like my father,/Close to me just like my sister,/Close to me just like my brother./You are the only one, my everything/And to you this song I sing./All my life/I pray for someone like you/And I thank God that I,/That I finally found you, babyJAll my life/I prayed for someone like you/And I hope that you/Feel the same way too./I promise to never fall in love/With a stranger/You're all I'm thinking of./I praise the Lord above/For sending me your loveJI cherish every hugdI really love you so muchdYou're everything I ever knowdWhen you smile my face/Always seem to glow/You turned my life around./You picked me up/When I was downJAnd I hope that you/Feel the same way toodYes I pray that you/Do loire me too. Written by JoJo Hailey/Rory Bennett Sung by K-Ci & JoJo Copyright (c) 1997 by MCA Records Inc How close are you to the ones you love? K-Ci & JoJo address closeness in relationships in their new hit "All My Life." In my region this R&B duo's cassingle reached the top of the charts. Nation- ally, the song continues to rise on Billboard's Top 100. All of us like to feel close to those we love. How- ever, for the guy in the song, his "girl," is "close to me just like my mother, close to me just like my father, close to me just like my sister, close just like my broth- er." In fact, "You are the only one, my everything." Is the person in the song exaggerating what he feels? If he is not exaggerating, is such deep closeness in a dating relationship healthy for him and the girt he loves? It seems that he has confused feelings of close- ness with what love is. Sure, there are times when one feels very close; however, what happens when one doesn't feel close? Does this mean love has vanished? Love based on what the song describes is built on shaky ground. Healthy relationships experience a flow, between feeling close and a sense of emotional space. Both people recognize that time and space apart are just as important as being close. The time COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN endo, outhouse humor and pro- is R m restricted. fanity. The USCC classification NEW YORK (CNS) m The fol- lowing are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the U.S. Catholic Conference (USCC) Office for Film and Broadcasting. Ratings are also given by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). "Almost Heroes" (Warner Bros.) Comedy clunker about inept explorers (Chris Farley and Matthew Perry) starting out from St. Louis in 1804 to beat the Lewis and Clark expedition to the Pacific Ocean. Directed by Christopher Guest, these witless wilderness proceedings are of the dumb-and-dumber variety with a crude sense of humor that is tiresomely pnamusing. 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The MPAA rating "Kurt and Courtney" (Roxie) One-sided documentary addresses the 1994 suicide of punk rock star Kurt Cobain, using interviews to question if his performer wife Courtney Love may have played a role in his death. Director Nick Broomfield trots out a bizarre assortment of mostly lowlifes to speculate on the couple's drug-addled rela- tionship, in what comes across as an scathing portrait of Love, who infuriated the filmmaker by attempting tO have the docu- mentary's funding halted. Many substance abuse and sexual ref- erences, threats of violence, much rough language and occasional profanity. The USCC classifica- tion is A-IV  adults, with reser- vations. Not rated by the MPAA. "A Perfect Murder" (Warner Bros.) Glossy thriller in which a RUXER FORD - LINCOLN - MERCURY JASPER 482-1200 I IIII , II I Visiting Nurse Plus, Inc. Supportive services that make a difference. 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Doing so will take courag e. will help you in constructing a future mature and lasting love can endure. Finding experiencing such a love is one of God ings and life's greatest gifts. t Your comments are always welcome. Charlie Martin, 7125 W 200S, Rockport, heartless husband (Michael Douglas) plots to have his rich trophy wife (Gwyneth Paltrow) killed by her ex-con lover (Viggo Mortensen), but all goes murderously awry. Director Andrew Davis' loose remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 "Dial M for Murder" retains the twisty narrative, but adding adultery and more violence to the mix ends up being dramatically unconvincing. Fleeting sexual encounter, brief but intense vio- lence and some rough language and profanity. The USCC classi- fication is A-III  adults. The MPAA rating is R  restricted. "The Truman Show" (Paramount) Beguiling fantasy in which a 30-year-old man (Jim Carrey) eventually discovers his life from day one has been secretly tele- vised 24 hours a dayand all the people munity, such as wife, are paid actors. Peter Weir's tionally involving scratching the themes intrusion and theme instances of classification The MPAA rating parental Fire & Equil serviCe in ! 670 E. 882-: TRUCK AND TRAILER SALE: IOOOO STATE HWY 57 * EVANSVILLE, IN Please PHAKMACV A Stratman's Pharmacy City-Wide Delivery 413 Locust Street John and Judy Stratman 425-5293 Paul 2345 W Oak Hill Pharmacy Prescription Specialists . 62 and N. Welnbach Ave. LARRY SCHULTHEIS, Prop, 425-4422 Plaza 7