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Scary movie

February 24th, 2014

I just watched Stuck in Love on Netflix. It is filed under comedy. I consider it a horror movie.

Every time a scene came up with teenagers doing something they shouldn't, I would get this curled up feeling in my stomach and worry about my little girl and all the trouble she might discover in the dreaded teen years.

There was a scene where a high school girl with a drug problem got high, slept with someone of questionable character who she might have just met at a party, and needed to go to rehab. I turned my face into my husband's arm to hide my eyes.

Other parents with older children are constantly, constantly saying, "Enjoy it while you can. It goes so fast." I can't tell you how tired I am of hearing it, yet also realize it's true.

Now, in all seriousness, Stuck in Love is a decent movie and it wasn't violent or horrible. I just can't believe how I've changed. Seven years ago, horror movies were filed in the horror section. Now, anything that shows kids in trouble or kids doing normal but naughty stuff is upsetting to me.

How has having children changed your viewing experience?

4 Responses to “Scary movie”

  1. makaha wahine:

    Too early to go off the deep end Diane. Remember you and your husband are the ones giving her the values to live by. Of course when watching movies you wonder what will be happening in the future. But its only the movies, and there are so many other ideas you can get from other things besides the movies like the news on tv. Be a strong mom. My favorite response line is not "because I said so", its "because I'm the mom".

  2. Diane Ako:

    Lol. Ok good point!

  3. kuunakanaka:

    aloha Diane:

    i am aware of movie ratings. my 9YO and 5YO have not watched a PG13 movie. Sure they watched PG anime from Disney/Pixar and Dreamworks. But why rush it? my 2 girls will see a PG-13, when they are 13YO, no sooner. i wanted to watch "stuck in love," but now I won't waste my time or my sleep.

  4. gale:

    Yes indeedy, I had a hard time watching anything other than a child's movie for years. Barney's Great Adventure was just about all I could handle. LOL. Gradually, after some years, I was able to watch most regular movies, EXCEPT most teen movies ! City of Bones is the exception that pops to mind.

    Harry Potter was ok too, but I would think before letting Olivia see Potter movies or read the great Potter books. The underlying premise is that children are the most powerful, competent, and knowing and the adults are not.

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