Friday, April 23, 2010

Question of the Week

At what age did you parents start letting you watch R-rated movies?

13 comments:

TJMAC510 said...

Well the first R rated movie I saw was the Edge with Connery and that was when I was 9-10 I think. I wasn't ALLOWED to watch any non horror R rated film till I was 14. My parents thought horror films were fine for a young 10-14 year old kid so I watched A LOT of horror but I wasn't allowed to see any R rated films until 14. Now they're almost all I watch (and not on purpose)

brian said...

my parents still dont allow me too watch r-rated movies.

Casey said...

Good question! I think I was allowed to watch em beginning when I was in fifth grade, so like 10... but I was limited to which sorts of R Rated films i saw. I was able to see more action adventures than anything. My parents always felt it was much worse for me to see nudity/sex scenes that guys brains being blown out haha

Simon said...

My mom never really cared what I watched, long as I didn't make her watch it. And that, people, is how I sww Cannibal Holocaust in the fifth grade.

Heather said...

Everything was on a case-by-case basis. Like I said in an earlier post, my mom put me in front of The Breakfast Club at eight or nine, and she also let me watch Schindler's List when it came out on video (so I would've been nine or ten). Around thirteen is when she stopped really paying attention to the ratings of what I was watching. I didn't really watch things that were gratuitous, so she was cool with whatever.

Goose3984 said...

i dunno 4 maybe, saw my first nude scene by like 7 or 8 maybe.

miles said...

I think my first rated R film was when I was 9. I think it was around Total Recall and Predator 2. That being said, I'd been watching rated R films at my friends house for a few years prior.

Hal said...

For some sick reason, my parents didn't care what I watched. I remember seeing R-rated movies as young as age six.

I even saw There's Something About Mary in theaters with my mom and sister when I was like 9. Suffice to say, I didn't understand the hair gel joke.

J.D. said...

The first R-rated movie I saw in theatres was Fahrenheit 9/11 when I was 11.

Yeah.

elgringo said...

TJMAC510 - I think you're thinking of Anthony Hopkins. That movie is one of my favorites. What I don't get is how they thought that horror was somehow automatically more appropriate than other genres, haha. Seems switched around.

Brian - I know how you feel.

Casey - That's the typical American attitude towards sex and violence. From what I've heard, Europe is the opposite.

Simon - Jesus! Cannibal Holocaust in 5th grade? It's a wonder you still like movies at all.

Heather - I would let my eight year old watch The Breakfast Club. I don't even remember what made that movie R. That being said, I grew up with a CleanFlix copy, haha.

Brad - Haha, I could just see your parent sitting you down in front of The Running Man as a baby.

Miles - You're so lucky. I didn't see Total Recall until I was 18.

Hal - Hahaha, when I was young I didn't get half of the jokes in the movies I saw, and that was just in the PG-13 ones.

J.D. - You were ELEVEN when that came out? Wow, you're going to remember 9/11 like I remember the '89 earthquake. You know I still love you.

Goose3984 said...

First R movie, Good Morning Vietnam. Literally bought a second tape watched it so much it broke.

Taylor said...

The only thing I can remember is watching Braveheart while I was in the 5th grade. Jacob Cousins let me borrow it on VHS, and my parents let me buy it on VHS the next week. So 10 years old is my best estimate.

Tom Clift said...

The classification system is different in Australia, but the first R18+ movie I saw was Kill Bill when I was 13.Of course my parents didn't know that...