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Rated R movies and kids?

Discussion in 'Polls Forum' started by wtrsju, Mar 6, 2005.

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  3. It depends on the movie

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  1. wtrsju

    wtrsju New Member

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    Would you allow your children to watch rated R movies?
     
  2. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

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    I don't watch R-rated moives and am very careful about PG-13 movies. Certainly would not let my childen watch them while they are still in the home.
     
  3. ASLANSPAL

    ASLANSPAL New Member

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    I think its good to have warning labels on
    movies and restrict access for youngsters
    into R rated movies at theatres..but a whole
    lot has to do with parent or guardian making
    sure R rated movies are either not in the house
    or locked up.

    So no...with me even a lot of PG 13 is off
    limits..now the movie "Amilee had 2 blips of
    sexual content..but the major theme of the movie was the Christian principle of
    secret giving which was really good imho.

    with that you have to use case by case discernment.

    Thanks sincerely
    Aslanspal

    btw
    great question [​IMG]
     
  4. ASLANSPAL

    ASLANSPAL New Member

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    Hey C4k good to see you! I want to visit Ireland
    soooooo bad...I worked with a girl from Ireland
    at American Airlines..she feels she can never go
    home ..she married an Englishman..still tough
    for reconcillation between Ireland/England/Northern Ireland.

    She had the most gorgeous blonde hair..loved
    the way she talked and her sayings.
    The Vikings must have missed out on this girl:)

    btw Maureen O'hara was one of the best...that
    Sinbad movie.
     
  5. Ben W

    Ben W Active Member
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    My nephews were over and they wanted to watch "The Punisher" which was an adaption of a comic book. There mother said it was o.k. Yet I did not at all feel comfortable with that.

    It seems to me that violence and other stuff like that is used to make up for large holes in the story. I dont think we should be letting our kids see R rated films for pretty much any reason!

    Although if "The Passion" was rated R rather than MA, I would have permitted a teenager to see it, being that they have read the book first! [​IMG]
     
  6. Dina

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    I ned to change my vote, I voted yes, but it should be depends on the movie.
     
  7. music4Him

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    I remember as a young lady my dad took us to the movies (this was on rare occasions). He wanted to see "Blazing Saddles" because he thought it was a real western. Boy howdy did he ever sink in the seats! The ride home and back at the house he was complaining about spending good money, and how a western was suppost to be...ect. I can't remember if we even stayed for the whole movie [​IMG] I said all that just to say... alot of people see the trailers and decide to see a movie without checking the rating.
     
  8. wtrsju

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    Yeah I pretty much agree with the posts here. It is a tough area, but I like to error on the side of caution rather then take a chance. Great insights everyone.
     
  9. El_Guero

    El_Guero New Member

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    There are few R movies that can be argued to be edifying for me as a man.

    For "kids"? None at all.
     
  10. wtrsju

    wtrsju New Member

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    That's a very good point. The reason this question came to mind is mainly "The Passion". I was thinking "I wonder how many people took kids to see it"? I know I saw a few when I saw it in the theaters.
     
  11. ASLANSPAL

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    perhaps the overiding feelings of the parent
    who took the kids into see it was spiritual
    rather than governmental...if they have
    prepared the kid...then the kid understood
    the violence put upon Jesus was personal benefit
    for him...it might,would,could, impress upon
    the kid the importance of accepting Jesus and
    what he did on the cross but then comes the
    question why not just wait for the dvd and
    sit with your kids and control the dvd..I don't
    know. I was aware of some kids in the theatre
    as well..I hoped for the best and watched the
    movie...a few people got up and left not aware
    if kids left or how many.

    I have seen the result of violence on kids
    in a movie theatre...they start crying and wanting there mom or dad it is not a pretty
    site. I think it was Gremlins back in the
    80's
     
  12. donnA

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    My kids are adults now, but when they were kids we never allowed them to watch R rated movies, they didn't see these movies until they were old enough to make thier own choices, and were not at home when they did.
     
  13. SaggyWoman

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    I rarely watch movies unless I have heard it was good, with or without an R rating.
     
  14. Charles E Smith

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    I might let them see Passion of the Christ but other then that I wouldn't let my non existent kids watch R rated movies.
     
  15. Dina

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    After reading over this thread, I thought I would give specific examples of what types of R rated movies I would let my under 18 year old watch.

    Schindler's List
    Braveheart
     
  16. Dina

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    Double Post, Sorry
     
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