Should kids ever be allowed in rated R movies?
- 2009/11/25 17:50:36
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The tot wasn't the only kid in the theater, she says. Pre-school aged children and even babies could be heard throughout the seats. Wakeman's main problem is with the fact the these parents thought it was OK to bring their children to a film whose subject matter is supposedly pretty rough--Precious deals with incest and physical and verbal abuse:
Really, people? You (couples, single parents, whoever these people
were) just had to see this movie so badly that you brought someone in
diapers along with you? Even if references to incest would go over
little kids’ heads, there’s so much physical violence and verbal abuse
in “Precious.” Do some parents really think their small children just
don’t notice it, or aren’t going to be affected by it? When Amelia saw
“Precious,” she said there were a handful of elementary schoolers in
the theater—7-to-10-year olds! They actually are old enough to
grasp what’s going on in the film, but definitely not mature enough to
process it. How do you explain incest and rape to a 3rd grader?
Wakeman goes on to suggest that movie theaters ban children from moves rated R (some apparently already do, but don't enforce it, according to someone who commented on the article). If that can't be done, parents should have enough sense to leave their kids with a sitter or wait till the movie comes out on DVD.
Have you ever taken your child to a rated R movie? Do you think there should be restrictions against it?
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