Bad Teacher

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  1. TennisPlayer

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    I can't believe people don't hire a babysitter and be more protective of what their kids watch! they prob think they won't be able to follow the plot ---maybe so-- but they might imitate something or say something that isn't polite.

    Argh. That is frustrating. It's not like you were watching Barney and Friends or something where you expect a ton of little kids!!! :rofl:
     
  2. Cerek

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    I haven't seen Bad Teacher or Super 8, although I've been interested in both for different reasons. I take my boys to the movies a LOT. We've already seen Pirates of the Carribean: Stranger Tides, X-Men: First Class, Green Lantern and Kung-Fu Panda 2...just to name a few.

    However, I would not take them to see Super 8 unless I previewed it first myself. My boys are 14, 13 and 9. The 9 yr old picks up on everything said in a movie, so I try to be really careful about which ones we see.

    Then again, we watched an animated Street Fighter movie on Netflix this weekend that had an extreme amount of profanity in it, more than enough to be rated "R". I was shocked. :eek: (and we didn't finish watching the movie).
     
  3. Aliceacc

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    We saw Cars 2 last night. I didn't realize that it came in a 3-D version, and the timing worked out better for the 2-D. That's OK- it ocst us $49.75 for the 5 of us to walk into the theater, and that was for the cheaper version, before we even hit the concession.

    But we loved the movie and had a nice night out!
     
  4. silverspoon65

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    You know, we went to see Cars 2 as a group of adults and even then I was annoyed at the behavior of some of the kids. If your kid can't sit still and quietly for a couple hours, then they are not ready to go to the movies, whether it's a kids' movies or not.
     
  5. Marci07

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    I couldn't agree with you more. I didn't take my daughter to the movies until she could sit still long enough to enjoy a movie. Why can't parents wait for the movie to be out in DVD? Theaters need to have better policies in place for movie goers who want to enjoy a show.
     
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    Bear in mind, though, that Super 8 is rated PG13--so it's not exactly geared for younger children. I don't even think the target audience necessarily is kids--I went to see it a couple of times, and in each showing the audience seemed to mostly be people in their 30's and up--it's a movie that will appeal to that age group out of nostalgia. It definitely reminded me of the first time I saw movies such as Stand By Me (which, IIRC also had a fair amount of profanity) and The Goonies. I'd say it's much, much closer to those movies than E.T.
     
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    The 7 of us plan on seeing it together because my son, my wife, oldest daughter, and I are all educators. My 3 younger ones are all in High School and one is in his Sophomore year of college so I could careless about language.
     
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    At least from what I've heard, there are several instances of bare boobies. You may be totally cool with that, but wanted you to know it's more than crude language just in case... :)
     
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    I liked Bad Teacher. My husband and I had free tickets to see a sneak preview so that made it even better!
     
  10. LUCHopefulTeach

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    I saw it and I only remember one scene with completely bare breasts (in the plastic surgeons office).
     
  11. Irishdave

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    I liked "Bad teacher" but as a teacher
    I laughed my head off at the movie.......

    As a teacher what does this tell the non teacher public?
    I had to think how this look to the outside public.
    Look at the recent plethora of teacher student sex scandals.
    The witch hunt for the "why" students are not doing well on standardized tests.
    We don't need bad media.........
     
  12. JustMe

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    Here's what IMDB says about nudity in particular, just for anyone's FYI. The movie overall certainly doesn't sound like a picture a young child should see, as mentioned earlier in this discussion.

    A woman visits a cosmetic surgeon that shows her a woman with an open blouse that reveals huge bare breasts and nipples; the first woman squeezes the woman's breasts and says she wants nipples of the same kind.

    A woman looks at magazines of movies stars with large breasts wearing low-cut gowns (cleavage is visible), bare-breasted women in National Geographic and computer generated images of herself with larger breasts and nipples.

    We see a poster-sized photo of bare female buttocks and abdomens on a wall.

    In a junior high, a principal berates a student for bringing porn magazines to school (we see bare breasts on the cover of one magazine as the principal puts them in a file drawer).

    A man passes out from alcohol and drugs and falls on top of a copy machine; we later see four nearly nude shots of him lying on the open copy machine (we see his entire bare body except genitals).
     
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    There's less than five minutes of any type of quasi-nudity or nudity in the movie. Most of it happens so quickly that it's funny, you laugh, but it's not overly perverted or anything. This aspect of the movie isn't really as dirty, awful, disgusting, perverted, traumatic as anyone is making it out to be. The swearing or suggestive language is a much bigger issue throughout the movie.

    I'm not saying that a child should be seeing the movie. When I went there were children that were way too young (4-12) seeing this movie with and without parents. However, I don't think it's that big of a deal or wrong if Brendan wants to take his high school and college children.
     
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    I'm seeing Bad Teacher tomorrow with my teacher friends and I can't wait! Stereotypes don't bother me ;)
     
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    LUC, as I said, I'm just sharing information from IMDB.
     
  16. Irishdave

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    You don't have to agree but you do seam to be poo pooing JustMe's feelings on this.
    We all have different levels tolerance for this kind of "morels" in movies.
     
  17. JustMe

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    Poo pooing...I like that term, Dave. :) Even though I'm not trying to persuade anyone to not see the movie, I do feel the term does kinda apply here.
     
  18. LUCHopefulTeach

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    Honestly, that's just ridiculous Dave.

    I'm not 'poo pooing' on anyone's feelings. In fact, I saw the movie but JustMe just heard and read about the movie. I find it hard to believe that I could be hurting anyone's feelings about a movie they haven't seen with my ancedotes about the movie scenes.

    We are all sharing, and some imposing, our feelings onto others. My beliefs or tolerance for morals are just as valid and important as JustMe's.

    I am just providing another side or point of view which I think is healthy and appropriate for discussion. Otherwise, what's the point of discussion if we all feel the same way or aren't allowed to share our opinions?
     
  19. Irishdave

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    Heck I think it is one movie that should be shown to perspective teachers ........

    I'll start a new thread on movies that should be seen by perspective teachers
     
  20. Marci07

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    I also missed the poster on the wall from Bad Teacher. Which wall was it?
     
  21. JustMe

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    I really have no clue what you're talking about.
     
  22. TeacherApr

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    I LOVED this movie!!! It was hilarious because I KNOW (as well as my friends) that you don't act this way. Not only that but "in my dreams" would I want to do any of this as I go home from school stressed out lol
     
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    My sister and brother in law just took their two sons to see Cars 2. Granted, they do not watch much TV, but they did see the first movie and love the characters. They left in tears 45 minutes in because it was so frightening for them. Apparently for being rated G, it had some pretty intense scenes in it. I'm sure my nephews are just not very well conditioned to that sortof thing, since they don't watch much media like that, but apparently they aren't the only parents who have had this complaint.
     

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