It’s Rated R For A Reason

Mrs. Acuna shares some good resources that you need to look at before you take your kids to the movies.

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Rated RLast week when we were discussing spring break plans, Amelia said she wanted to see the new Selena Gomez movie.  When I pointed out that it was rated R, she said that wasn’t a problem: “My mom will take me.”

I looked up the movie on IMDB.com and read the Parent Guide notes aloud.  After hearing several descriptions of drug use, nudity, and sexual situations, Amelia looked alarmed.  “I didn’t know all that was in there,” she said.  “I just thought the previews looked funny!”

The MPAA ratings may have their flaws, but they do serve a purpose, when parents heed them.   Had Amelia’s mom taken her to see the film without doing some checking first, it could’ve been uncomfortable and awkward for everyone.  There are several sites besides IMDB; Kids-in-Mind and Common Sense Media provide good info for parents (you can click on either name to access the…

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6 Responses to It’s Rated R For A Reason

  1. Mannyr says:

    A great resource. Hollowwood is ever drinking deeply from the trough of Liberalism, activism and packaging films with copious sex and nudity.

    Robert Redford’s new slop “The company you keep.” latest poison touting the exploits of the “Weather underground” who killed three people and the “Libs” sought to make their exploits righteous. We need much prayer for all children, teens and adults unable to discern before paying to see this junk. This blog http://mrsacuna.wordpress.com/ is a great help to all who use it.

    • Chris says:

      I hadn’t heard of R.R.’s new movie. Doesn’t surprise me. So glad you like my friend’s blog. We need more teachers like her. Fortunately, she teaches in a Christian school where you can still teach God’s Word. It used to be that way in all of the public classrooms.

      Always glad when you stop by, Manny.

  2. Kassey says:

    When I was a kid in the 70’s my family considered rated R on the same level and quality (or lack of) as an “X”. Nowadays kids are not fazed at all by R ratings. The “doctrine of relativism” continues to rob our young people of their innocence, yes?

    • Chris says:

      It is so true, Kassie. Many of our kids have been robbed of their innocence. The “doctrine of relativism” is alive and well, indeed. Our culture has been so desensitized that viewing a gruesome murder, a sexual encounter, or hearing the bad language that is prevalent these days has little effect on so many. The rating system needs to be revamped. Some of the stuff being shown on cable T.V. would be rated X back in the day. It’s the reason I have basic cable.

      Unfortunately, I think things are going to get worse. I wish it weren’t so.

      Always appreciate your comments…

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