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joyfulgirl91 Posted: Jun 21 '06,  9:42 pm           Reply
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RE: Movies for twelve year olds

Quote: HaplessChild
I'm not smart, but Joe is, and he said you were 11. Which made me 9 or 10 when it came out, but I didn't see it until it was on video.

Getting back to your question- what do her parents let her watch? What I was allowed to watch at 12 was vastly different from what my cousins (who were the same age) could watch, and so Silence would have scared them to death while simple making me happy- and renting me the Princess Diaries would have made me want to kill someone, while my cousins would have ate it up.


I guess I meant I saw it when it came out on video, because I definitely didn't see it in the theater. But - um - If I'm 26, and you're 28, how did you swing being younger than I was when SotLs came out on video?

Anyway, her mom is pretty strict, but so unpredictable you just can't discern what the rules are. She thinks yoga is of the devil and punk music will make you do drugs, but doesn't object to her children viewing a nude scene that would make me blush if my parents were in the room. I'm thinking I'll use my own common sense and just try to entertain her. I haven't seen Mean Girls, and that sounds like something I could handle. I'm truly eating up all these suggestions.
     
HaplessChild Posted: Jun 21 '06,  10:24 pm           Reply
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RE: Movies for twelve year olds

Quote: joyfulgirl91
I guess I meant I saw it when it came out on video, because I definitely didn't see it in the theater. But - um - If I'm 26, and you're 28, how did you swing being younger than I was when SotLs came out on video?


Because I am so bad at math that I was thinking in reverse?
     
shopaholic_man Posted: Jun 22 '06,  5:02 am           Reply
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Eight Below

that was the best "kids" movie I have seen in a long time. I think anyone would enjoy that.

Funny about strictness and what some people are strict about. I don't want my son watching movies with sex scenes or movies that portray drug use in a positive light. ( I let him watch several scenes from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas to show him the bad effects of drugs. On the other hand if its violence, and not too gory, I'll let him watch. Swearing doesn't bother me either, because he knows I don't talk that way, and I expect him not to either. What about classic movies like license to drive or any of the John Hughes movies from the Eighties? Innocent, and fun for all ages, and both sexes.

     
shopaholic_man Posted: Jun 22 '06,  5:03 am           Reply
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follow up

You know that after your visitor leaves, we expect full details on WHICH movies you watched with her and what her thoughts were right??

     
joyfulgirl91 Posted: Jun 22 '06,  6:41 am           Reply
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RE: follow up

Quote: shopaholic_man
You know that after your visitor leaves, we expect full details on WHICH movies you watched with her and what her thoughts were right??


Oh, absolutely. I really don't know her very well, so she could prove all of us wrong by requesting the complete I, Claudius series or something. So far I've gone with Princess Diaries and Eight Below in my queue (I hate writing that word), and I'm going to add more of the suggestions here as well. I called to ask what movies she has seen lately, and she mentioned a lot of sci fi and action stuff that her family likes, as well as 13 going on Thirty. So good, I don't have to watch that one.
     
carstairs38 Posted: Jun 22 '06,  10:25 am           Reply
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RE: follow up

Don't forget NATIONAL TREASURE

Mark

     
joyfulgirl91 Posted: Jun 22 '06,  12:33 pm           Reply
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RE: follow up

Quote: vivasuzi
Sci-fi and action? I could come up with a lot of those :) How does she/you feel about the comic-book movies. Spiderman 1 & 2 are two of my favs.



Mine too, and I own them. Those genres are not so much her choices as what she is stuck watching with her brothers and parents. If we could chill out with sci fi the whole time, I would be thrilled. From what I've gathered, she enjoys them if they star "a cute boy."
     
millinocket Posted: Jun 22 '06,  3:14 pm           Reply
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RE: follow up

Quote: joyfulgirl91
Mine too, and I own them. Those genres are not so much her choices as what she is stuck watching with her brothers and parents. If we could chill out with sci fi the whole time, I would be thrilled. From what I've gathered, she enjoys them if they star "a cute boy."


Oh, go with "A Princess Bride" - very cute boy and you'll love it too - it's hysterical.
     
HaplessChild Posted: Jun 22 '06,  8:58 pm           Reply
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RE: follow up

Quote: millinocket
Oh, go with "A Princess Bride" - very cute boy and you'll love it too - it's hysterical.


But be sure to have therapy onhand when she sees how bloated he turned out later in life, and never let her see him in Saw. I know I was upset.
     
millinocket Posted: Jun 22 '06,  9:12 pm           Reply
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RE: follow up

Quote: HaplessChild
But be sure to have therapy onhand when she sees how bloated he turned out later in life, and never let her see him in Saw. I know I was upset.


Oh, that's true. Maybe you can tell her he was never in anything else. She might not recognize his eventual incarnation....
     
dragonfire88 Posted: Jun 22 '06,  9:33 pm           Reply
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RE: Eight Below

Quote: shopaholic_man
that was the best "kids" movie I have seen in a long time. I think anyone would enjoy that.


I saw Eight Below back when it was in the theater and hated it. It was just entirely too upsetting for me. I didn't do a review of it because it was so upsetting to me..I just couldn't write about it. As it was, I was upset for days because of dreams from the movie.
     
joyfulgirl91 Posted: Jun 26 '06,  8:44 am           Reply
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RE: follow up

Quote: HaplessChild
But be sure to have therapy onhand when she sees how bloated he turned out later in life, and never let her see him in Saw. I know I was upset.


I was a little disturbed when I saw him in that cheesy movie where he drools over a fourteen year old played by Alicia Silverstone. We'll probably stay away from Saw, unless I decide I'm through with her and don't want her mom to ever let her come over again.

Well, the subject of our thread is upstairs asleep right now, and she has revealed a fondness for very, very dumb humor. I think we're in Adam Sandler territory.
     
millinocket Posted: Jun 26 '06,  12:30 pm           Reply
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RE: follow up

Quote: joyfulgirl91
I think we're in Adam Sandler territory.


Oh dear.

The dumb humor I like is in no way appropriate for a twelve year old. If you really do decide you never want her to come back, though, Saw and Bad Santa would make a nice double bill.

Adam Sandler. That makes my head hurt.
     
carstairs38 Posted: Jun 26 '06,  1:56 pm           Reply
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RE: follow up

I have yet to see an Adam Sandler movie because the previews for all of them look too stupid to me.

I'm not going to be any help after all.

Mark

     
joyfulgirl91 Posted: Jun 26 '06,  3:15 pm           Reply
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RE: follow up

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I'm not going to be any help after all.

Mark


Could you suggest ways to protect me from doing myself serious harm after a few minutes of Big Daddy? That would be helpful. Maybe I could introduce her to Monty Python or something. You know - cool dumb humor.
     
carstairs38 Posted: Jun 26 '06,  4:07 pm           Reply
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RE: follow up

Quote: joyfulgirl91
Could you suggest ways to protect me from doing myself serious harm after a few minutes of Big Daddy? That would be helpful. Maybe I could introduce her to Monty Python or something. You know - cool dumb humor.


Turn it on and run out of the room. That's the only advise I can give.

And I don't like Monty Python, so I can't help there, either.

Mark
     
anderclayton Posted: Jun 26 '06,  5:19 pm           Reply
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RE: follow up

Quote: joyfulgirl91
Maybe I could introduce her to Monty Python or something. You know - cool dumb humor.


I don't know, Python humor isn't really that dumb about half of the time. Rather clever really.

I kinda like Sandler though so my opinion is a bit suspect:P On the other hand, I don't find his humor terribly clever so...

Ander
     
anderclayton Posted: Jun 26 '06,  5:42 pm           Reply
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Hmmm... Note that the 'kinda' is only because I think a few of Sandler's films are pretty bad (Little Nicky, Going Overboard, the weird Christmas/Hannakah one...). I do like some of his pictures. Maybe even most. My bro is a huge fan though and has most of his films.

Dumb humor though... Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures kinda qualifies, so does Dumb and Dumber. :) (er, take the kinda off for the latter)

October Sky was a really good film that preteens might enjoy. Maybe it is more towards boys though. Same with About a Boy... Most of Hugh Grant's early stuff might appeal to young girls though...

Ander (who is kinda handicapped by the fact that he has neither ever been a young girl nor does he have any kids at all--he did have a younger sister though...)

     
anderclayton Posted: Jun 26 '06,  5:52 pm           Reply
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RE: Adam Sandler

Quote: vivasuzi
Am I the only one that likes Adam Sandler? Silly humor is fun too!


:P~

Have you actually seen Going Overboard?

:D

I said I liked a few, maybe most of his films. :P

Ander
     
dragonfire88 Posted: Jun 26 '06,  10:35 pm           Reply
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RE: Adam Sandler

I've liked some of Sandler's movies. I have to be in the mood for silly stuff to watch them though.

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