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Out of the Blue

Babysitting the Smurf over the weekend included the funny experience of taking him to a completely inappropriate movie. We decided a trip to the theater was a good way to avoid the heat Saturday, and a call to his mother confirmed she was completely fine with him wanting to see Ted, in spite of him being a couple of weeks away from turning 12 and Ted having a well-earned R-rating. It was fine, as the movie has all sorts of childish "adult" humor, but probably nothing he hasn't seen or heard already, and he's such a smart, mature kid, it was obvious he kept it in perspective.

And for all our self-consciousness, no one seemed to care about a kid going to that movie: The girl selling the tickets asked his age just to see if he qualified for the discount for kids under 12. And I had prepared for this, saying we'd just pay full price rather than draw attention to us taking an 11-year-old to an R movie.

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12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 2, 2012, 15:25 kanniballl
 
PHJF wrote on Jul 2, 2012, 10:56:
I saw From Dusk Till Dawn on the big screen when I was around twelve, with my brother and father. Grin
I don't think my mother would have approved.

I like to think it helped accelerate my growth into the fine, upstanding citizen I am today!

God, I was in high school. I think Junior or Senior year.

My buds and I were hanging out and we figured we'd rent the movie since our BlockBuster didn't have much else. About 1/2 of us had seen it, and the other half inspected the (real) box before agreeing to pickup the Generic Block Buster box. The film had already been on video for a while at that point.



They got pissed when I spoiled the "big surprise twist"

Like they were complaining about how slow it was, and bikers aren't that scary. And I said something like "just give it some time, the Vampires will show up eventually"

Apparently they had no idea what the heck I was talking about. And got annoyed that I ruined the "Surprise Twist"

Dude: you saw the box, the tag lines, and the description. If that's still a twist, I don't know WHAT to say to you.



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