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Old Today, 09:25 AM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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What movies might those be?


Kids springs immediately to mind from the not so distant past. Showed lots of "underage" drug use and sexual activity.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kids_(film)


We have no problem accepting portrayals of violence as a society, but our puritanical views on sex need to evolve already. Sheesh!
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Old Today, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Here.
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I didn't watch the trailer and I certainly don't intend to see the movie, but this brings up a question that has puzzled me for a long time:

Why would any caring parent allow his or her young child to play such roles? (Of course, I think the answer is almost certainly because of money.)

Imo, this comes close to parental abuse or neglect -- or, at the least, some very poor parenting.
Liberal parenting.
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Old Today, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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It's not all that unrealistic for 6th grade boys to be investigating things they shouldn't. But... meh, I'll pass. Most American comedy is stupid anyway.
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Old Today, 10:16 AM
 
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I didn't watch the trailer and I certainly don't intend to see the movie, but this brings up a question that has puzzled me for a long time:

Why would any caring parent allow his or her young child to play such roles? (Of course, I think the answer is almost certainly because of money.)

Imo, this comes close to parental abuse or neglect -- or, at the least, some very poor parenting.

This lowbrow movie is pretty well near the bottom of the list of things that may constitute abuse. I'm far more concerned with parents who don't vaccinate their kids or admonish their children that not attending Sunday services will surely relegate them to an eternity of conscious torment in fire.
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Old Today, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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I think this is the same movie that also shows some kids darting across an expressway full of fast-moving traffic. I don't know if this scene is played for laughs or what, but I'd be concerned about copycats trying it out on their own, with potentially fatal results. Something like this happened with the film The Program.

https://www.nytimes.com/1993/10/19/u...-to-death.html
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Old Today, 10:45 AM
 
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I think this is the same movie that also shows some kids darting across an expressway full of fast-moving traffic. I don't know if this scene is played for laughs or what, but I'd be concerned about copycats trying it out on their own, with potentially fatal results. Something like this happened with the film The Program.

https://www.nytimes.com/1993/10/19/u...-to-death.html
There will always be movies depicting dangerous stunts.
I remember Fast and The Furious. Idiots tried to imitate that movie. I think when they try to go under a semi.
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Old Today, 10:46 AM
 
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Lol funny since the liberal poster above you says that he would watch that ****!
The, singular, poster.
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Old Today, 10:51 AM
 
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I don't find this a political movie. My conservative friend sitting beside me in the theater was laughing as loud as I was. I'm waiting to hear some reviews on it before totally making up my mind. Like I said, I don't see a lot of movies. I still have not seen Endgame.

Never mind that I did not say I was absolutely going to see it
Don't bother. It sucked.
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Old Today, 10:53 AM
 
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There are literally 100s of movies just like this, going back to the 1960s!!! There was quite a few of them in the 70 and 80s especially, why so surprised today?
I agree with this.

And FWIW when I was a "tween" we played with condoms and I'd seen porn and sex toys. It is funny to me that the OP seems to think kids didn't do/say/see these things in the past 50 years lol.
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Old Today, 10:55 AM
 
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It gets worse. I've been told of movies portraying murders, violence, even all-out warfare! The depravity is boundless.
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