Enough – Edited
Working-Class waitress Slim (Jennifer Lopez) thought she was entering a life of domestic bliss when she married Mitch (Billy Campbell), the man of her dreams. After the arrival of their first child, her picture perfect life is shattered when she discovers Mitch’s hidden possessive dark side, a controlling and abusive alter ego that can turn trust, love and tranquility into terror.
Terrified for her child’s safety, Slim flees with her daughter. Relentless in his pursuit and enlisting the aid of lethal henchmen, Mitch continual stalks the prey that was once his family. Finally Slim is force to fight back, engaging Mitch in a physical and psychological battle, showing him that she’s had ENOUGH! Jennifer Lopez delivers and electrifying performance.
In 1996, among all female murder victims in the U.S., 30% were slain by their husbands or boyfriends. In 1990, more than 800 women were killed by their husbands; 400 more were killed by their boyfriends. Uniform Crime Reports of the U.S. 1996, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1996) One-third of all female homicide victims are killed by husbands, ex-husbands, boyfriends or ex-boyfriends. (NCJA Justice Research, “States, Federal Government Increasing Focus on Violence Against men, “September/October 1990, p. 3 ). More than twice as many women are killed by their husbands or boyfriend as are murdered by strangers. (Arthur Kellerman, “Men, Women and Murder,” The Journal of Trauma, July 17, 1992, pp. 1-5 ) With these statistics, it is no wonder that there is a film saying enough is enough. Slim is pushed to the limits by Mitch. He is a self-centered, egotistical male that is typical of the controlling husbands throughout our country who abuse their wives. Because of the violence in this film, Dove cannot award it the Dove Family-Edited Seal, but this reviewer recommends that every couple view this film and discuss its ramifications for their own marriage. This is a terrible problem in this country and one that society needs to deal with and say enough is enough.