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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-18-09 09:03 PM
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39. Oh, so you think as parents they didn't give a shit about what their kids were exposed to at school?
They had nothing better to do than to make a big deal out of an R rated movie, which is NOT recommended for children under the age of 17?

You don't think the teacher has even a smallest bit of responsibility by showing 11-year-olds a movie that they were too young to see in the first place.

I've got three kids and our youngest is 10-years-old. Even as liberal as I am, I believe in monitoring what my children watch and I DO NOT want someone showing my son a rated R movie until I had the opportunity to see for myself if it was okay for him to see it.

As a parent, that's what I do.
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  - Parent upset after teacher shows "R" rated movie in class The Straight Story  Nov-18-09 05:36 PM   #0 
  - The teacher will probably get written up and have a letter in her file  tonysam   Nov-18-09 05:39 PM   #1 
  - I would be very upset if a teacher did that to my sixth grader.  Ozymanithrax   Nov-18-09 05:40 PM   #2 
  - Exactly! How else can we teach our kids to sneak into R flicks?  ChairmanAgnostic   Nov-18-09 05:41 PM   #4 
  - bwwaahhhh... that's a good one!  Kerrytravelers   Nov-18-09 05:50 PM   #14 
  - I snuck in to see Jaws. n/t  cynatnite   Nov-18-09 05:47 PM   #9 
     - We snuck in to see The Story of O!  Habibi   Nov-18-09 09:01 PM   #37 
  - Horror of horrors! 11-yr-olds might see some boobies!  baldguy   Nov-18-09 05:41 PM   #3 
  - It's SOP in schools to get parental consent  tonysam   Nov-18-09 05:42 PM   #5 
  - Perhaps there are many like me ...  etherealtruth   Nov-18-09 05:47 PM   #11 
  - That is a decision to be made by the parents.  Ikonoklast   Nov-18-09 05:49 PM   #13 
  - Kung Fu Hustle doesn't even contain boobies.  HughBeaumont   Nov-18-09 09:49 PM   #61 
  - But it does have some wonderful gratuitous violence -  RaleighNCDUer   Nov-20-09 10:28 AM   #89 
  - Yes, that was.  HughBeaumont   Nov-20-09 10:39 AM   #90 
  - What a great movie.  EOTE   Nov-20-09 10:43 AM   #92 
     - I have no idea either.  HughBeaumont   Nov-20-09 11:07 AM   #94 
  - But it's all about protecting the children.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Nov-19-09 01:46 AM   #73 
  - What a sucky movie. Transformers would have been a better reward. n/t  cynatnite   Nov-18-09 05:44 PM   #6 
  - Oh no! Not Transformers! That would be pure torture.  Kerrytravelers   Nov-18-09 05:52 PM   #17 
  - Unless the movie is tied to FL Sunshine State Standards,  FLyellowdog   Nov-18-09 05:44 PM   #7 
  - How is this film educational? That's what I object to, not the R  mainer   Nov-18-09 05:46 PM   #8 
  - That's nothing. My 8th grade teacher tried to show us Spaceballs.  Initech   Nov-18-09 05:47 PM   #10 
  - The last few days of the 8th grade out history teacher showed us It.  LeftyMom   Nov-18-09 05:53 PM   #18 
  - Which forces one to ask the obvious question.  FBaggins   Nov-18-09 06:02 PM   #25 
  - He *told* us he did it every year.  LeftyMom   Nov-18-09 07:05 PM   #27 
  - IT?  dhcave   Nov-19-09 03:44 PM   #82 
     - That's the one. It was (IIRC) three two-hour episodes  RaleighNCDUer   Nov-20-09 11:31 AM   #96 
  - One could make an argument that an intellectual discussion on satire could take place after the film  Kerrytravelers   Nov-18-09 05:58 PM   #22 
  - Oh, there's more comedy to discuss in Kung Fu Hustle than any of Brooks' lesser films.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Nov-18-09 09:00 PM   #36 
  - Funny, Spaceballs is rated PG.  petersond   Nov-18-09 09:10 PM   #42 
     - It'd be rated R by today's standards.  Initech   Nov-19-09 11:24 AM   #77 
        - I seriously don't doubt that, it just  petersond   Nov-20-09 04:03 PM   #97 
  - I rarely showed films that weren't educational in value when I was still classroom-based.  Kerrytravelers   Nov-18-09 05:49 PM   #12 
  - My fourth grade teacher rewarded us by letting us square dance on Friday afternoons  csziggy   Nov-18-09 09:01 PM   #38 
  - We just don't do it. Ever.  donco6   Nov-19-09 03:37 PM   #81 
  - When my son was in forth grade his teacher had them watch Romeo and Juliet  cali   Nov-18-09 05:50 PM   #15 
  - At least that was PG-13  FBaggins   Nov-18-09 06:08 PM   #26 
  - good thing she/he didn't show the Grapes of Wrath, or maybe  onethatcares   Nov-18-09 05:51 PM   #16 
  - Or "Slaughterhouse Five". Or "Steambath".  Tesha   Nov-18-09 05:55 PM   #19 
  - My mother despised the movie...  cynatnite   Nov-18-09 05:55 PM   #20 
  - When I clicked on this thread, I was expecting high school Students  MadBadger   Nov-18-09 05:56 PM   #21 
  - It's a fun movie, but I wouldn't choose to show it to a classroom without express consent from all  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-18-09 10:51 PM   #68 
  - Because there is plenty of actual instructional time in the academic day and school year?  NYC_SKP   Nov-18-09 05:59 PM   #23 
  - Of all the classic movies out there THAT's what the teacher showed?  TorchTheWitch   Nov-18-09 06:02 PM   #24 
  - As a freshman in high school  TlalocW   Nov-18-09 07:35 PM   #28 
  - Still a big difference between sixth and ninth graders  MadBadger   Nov-18-09 08:03 PM   #30 
  - That was dumb move on the teacher's part.  Nikki Stone1   Nov-18-09 07:37 PM   #29 
  - Guess what.  montanto   Nov-19-09 03:33 PM   #79 
     - My high school teacher showed "Macbeth."  OnyxCollie   Nov-19-09 04:05 PM   #86 
  - So let me get this straight...  HiFructosePronSyrup   Nov-18-09 08:11 PM   #31 
  - I think the dickhead parents felt that there are better choices than a stupid R rated movie...  cynatnite   Nov-18-09 08:39 PM   #32 
  - Nah.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Nov-18-09 08:56 PM   #35 
  - Oh, so you think as parents they didn't give a shit about what their kids were exposed to at school?  cynatnite   Nov-18-09 09:03 PM   #39 
     - I don't think these parents give a shit what their children watch.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Nov-18-09 09:06 PM   #40 
        - How do you know what are in these parents' heads? How can you assume?  cynatnite   Nov-18-09 09:09 PM   #41 
        - I know they're a bunch of crazy fucking prudes.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Nov-18-09 09:11 PM   #44 
        - How do you know this?  cynatnite   Nov-18-09 09:14 PM   #46 
           - Because they're objecting to a teacher showing Kung Fu Hustle.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Nov-18-09 09:16 PM   #48 
              - What if they had shown that Ben Stein creationist crapumentory to your kid?  cynatnite   Nov-18-09 09:19 PM   #50 
              - Apples and oranges.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Nov-18-09 09:20 PM   #52 
                 - Some kids do confuse the two and parents do like to have a say so over their children's education...  cynatnite   Nov-18-09 09:23 PM   #53 
                    - Excuse me?  HiFructosePronSyrup   Nov-18-09 09:27 PM   #55 
                       - I've seen kids thinking that they could do what they see on TV...  cynatnite   Nov-18-09 09:31 PM   #57 
                          - And that's got what to do with MPAA ratings?  HiFructosePronSyrup   Nov-18-09 09:32 PM   #58 
                          - You THINK you know what the parents care and don't care about...  cynatnite   Nov-18-09 09:37 PM   #59 
                             - Fascists don't care about education.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Nov-18-09 09:51 PM   #62 
                                - Now they're fascists...  cynatnite   Nov-18-09 10:01 PM   #65 
                                   - Yeah, fascists.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Nov-19-09 11:15 AM   #76 
                          - That doesn't apply to this film.  RaleighNCDUer   Nov-20-09 10:39 AM   #91 
              - Oh, I get it...they're objecting to a movie you like. Gotcha. n/t  cynatnite   Nov-18-09 09:24 PM   #54 
              - The movie is funny, but my husband was pretty upset with me when I  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-18-09 10:54 PM   #70 
        - Silly me.  wolfgangmo   Nov-19-09 04:24 PM   #87 
        - I've seen disney movies less appropriate for kids than Kung Fu Hustle.  EOTE   Nov-20-09 10:55 AM   #93 
  - At least show a clever or smart or funny "R" rated movie, not a stupid one!  csziggy   Nov-18-09 09:11 PM   #43 
     - Have you SEEN Kung Fu Hustle?  HiFructosePronSyrup   Nov-18-09 09:14 PM   #45 
     - I've seen it and I thought it sucked. n/t  cynatnite   Nov-18-09 09:15 PM   #47 
     - Was I asking you?  HiFructosePronSyrup   Nov-18-09 09:17 PM   #49 
     - Well, I thought this was a free forum where people replied, commented and bitched...  cynatnite   Nov-18-09 09:20 PM   #51 
     - First of all  wolfgangmo   Nov-19-09 04:30 PM   #88 
     - No - I gave up kung fu movies when Bruce Lee died n/t  csziggy   Nov-19-09 01:02 AM   #72 
     - Kung Fu Hustle is a good deal smarter than a lot of those movies listed.  EOTE   Nov-20-09 11:15 AM   #95 
  - [TAG] - this sub-thread has been tagged as example of bourgeios underground in action.  Political Heretic   Nov-19-09 01:57 AM   #74 
     - can you please clarify  seabeyond   Nov-19-09 03:52 PM   #85 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Nov-18-09 08:39 PM   #33 
  - "Kung Fu Hustle" sounds more like a punishment  dana_b   Nov-18-09 08:41 PM   #34 
  - It's a live action Tex Avery cartoon by Stephen Chow  comrade snarky   Nov-18-09 09:45 PM   #60 
  - I was thinking Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle the whole damn time.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Nov-18-09 09:54 PM   #63 
     - Totally!  comrade snarky   Nov-18-09 10:35 PM   #66 
  - Have you seen it?  SemiCharmedQuark   Nov-19-09 03:49 PM   #84 
  - I have to say, I am so fucking tired of movies being rewards for everything all the time. Many kids  Brickbat   Nov-18-09 09:29 PM   #56 
  - Horror of Horrors! In 9th grade (1983) they really...  JanMichael   Nov-18-09 10:00 PM   #64 
  - These days they would probably consider "Romeo and Juliet" child pornography,...  MilesColtrane   Nov-19-09 08:23 AM   #75 
  - Teacher should fired.  proteus_lives   Nov-18-09 10:47 PM   #67 
  - A review of "Kung Fu Hustle" from Rotten Tomatoes  Canuckistanian   Nov-18-09 10:54 PM   #69 
  - Our reward movie in 8th grade was "Children of the Corn." I have no idea  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-18-09 10:58 PM   #71 
  - Every kid should see that movie.  Forkboy   Nov-19-09 11:37 AM   #78 
  - Dumb.  donco6   Nov-19-09 03:34 PM   #80 
  - Teacher's got good taste. I love KFH  SemiCharmedQuark   Nov-19-09 03:47 PM   #83 

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