Thursday, January 9, 2014

Movies I Want to See, but Probably Won't



Yesterday, I was on Live in the D. I made it there despite the icy roads and killer sinus headache that totally answered the question, "What would an ice pick feel like if it was repeatedly jammed into my left temple?" Harrington, I am forever grateful that you drove me to the studio. Mom, you stayed with the kids who have been cooped up for days and started to act like caged animals - thank you from the bottom of my heart.

One of the main topics: Is it appropriate to bring infants to an R-rated movie? I said no, of course. But in a deep, dark moment during Christmas break/Snowpocalypse, I did casually flirt with the idea.


I have seen just about every kids movie since Princess and the Frog graced the big screen in 2009. And yes, I'm totally counting Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 even though I slept through most of it. (Dark room in the upgraded, cozy seats with no one asking me for anything? Seemed like the natural thing to do).

But I have a deep longing to see a movie that is neither animated nor has a talking animal as the protagonist.

I weighed my personal enjoyment of seeing a movie I want to see against the inevitable psychological damage to their gently psyche if we were to see an R rated movie (answer: probably less with Catching Fire and possibly more with Wolf of Wall Street although I can guarantee they have probably heard the F word at some time, especially during this E X T E N D E D break).

But alas, I am a full-fledged adult and realize this is a horrible idea, mostly because I prefer to use the money I would need for their counseling towards their post high school education.

So here is a list of movies I WANT to see now, but will probably watch On Demand in 1-hour increments after the kids go to bed:

Anchorman 2 - We speak the dialogue from Anchorman like a second language around here.  (“I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly”).  (“I’m kind of a big deal.”)  I will never stop loving Will Ferrell.




 Wolf of Wall Street - I am intrigued by this movie, although I know little about it.  My key point of interest is Leonardo DiCaprio.  Also, they say the F word a lot.




American Hustle: - I love the 70’s vibe with it, and it reminds me of the days when I could see movies like Casino and Good Fellas whenever I wanted.  Plus, I’ll see anything with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.  Now that I think of it, I think Silver Linings Playbook was the last movie I saw in the theater.



Catching Fire - I read the books and saw Hunger Games. I am compelled to see it. Also, Jennifer Lawrence.





So do you bring kids to R rated movies?  What is the last movie you saw in the theater? What do you really want to see now?

Live in the D Mommy on the Spot Erin Janda Rawlings



4 comments:

Watty said...

I'd only seen Catching Fire from the list you posted, which I liked better than the first one.

There's a rape scene near the end of Wolf of Wall Street, so I wouldn't take my kids to see that, even my 17 year old.

Watty said...

I'd only seen Catching Fire from the list you posted, which I liked better than the first one.

There's a rape scene near the end of Wolf of Wall Street, so I wouldn't take my kids to see that, even my 17 year old.

Erin Janda Rawlings said...
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Erin Janda Rawlings said...

Yikes! I will put that one further on the list. Good to hear about Catching Fire! I am going to live vicariously through you!