We sat down to watch a movie this weekend on a regular television station and it started off as a “Rated 14 mature”. I asked my husband how do they know what 14 year olds are mature? Seeing as how ALL 14 year olds will say they are mature which of course every parent of one would highly disagree. Anyway I digress. The movie was called Wedding Crashers with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. I had heard great reviews about this movie supposedly very funny etc. We hadn’t gone more then 3 minutes into the movie when we scrambled for who had the remote and where was the remote so we could change the channel. I don’t think I ever heard that much profanity in that short of span of time in my life.
Who rates these movies? Who decides who is “allowed” to watch this movie? Am I the only one that thinks that was a wrong rating for this movie? Have we been so accustomed to profanity as part of our every day lives that it goes past us without so much as a blink? I will be contacting the station today (I have to find which station it was as I never paid attention last night) to complain about their ratings system. I remember being 15 when the movie Gone With the Wind came out and I wanted to go see it but because it had one swear word in it, it was given a Restricted rating and I was not allowed to see it. Why have we allowed this absorption to move forward in an acceptance mode?
It also made me think that when those two male actors have children are they going to allow them to watch their movies with that kind of language in it? We went out for dinner with one of our sons and grandson a few weeks back and all of a sudden our son swore. I made a unconscious noise and he said ooops sorry Mum and kept on going. Not a few minutes more he says it again and I said you do realize that is not acceptable language and you also realize you have your son sitting right next to you and his explanation was “Oh he knows there is adult language and child language!” WHATTTTT??? What kind of logic was that? I replied in that case seeing as how you are my child I expect you to use “child” language and if I ever hear that coming out of your mouth again you will be disciplined! Of course our grandson thought that was hilarious to the point of his father telling him if he did not stop laughing he could go sit in the car till we were done! I don’t get it.