History WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids / Film

1st May '16 4:22:00 PM WhatArtThee
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* ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'' and ''Addams Family Values'' pretty much exist to push the boundaries of this - The family are all about the occult, the grotesque and the horrific, but it's implied to be fine so long as nothing graphic happens on camera. Plus the plots are quite complicated, tending to revolve around financial fraud. IMDB still considers it a family movie, and [[TheTropeFormerlyKnownAsX the channel formerly known as Fox Family and now known as]] Creator/ABCFamily frequently aired both back in the day, usually right after ''[[WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie Storytime]] [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine with Thomas]]'' or ''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda''.



** Thorton's ''Film/TheBadNewsBears'' (PG-13) also suffered from this. Apparently a lot of people assumed a movie about a ragtag kids' sports team was automatically going to be ''Film/LittleGiants.''

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** Thorton's ''Film/TheBadNewsBears'' (PG-13) also suffered from * ''Film/TheBadNewsBears'', also falls under this. Apparently a lot of people assumed a movie Just because it's about a ragtag kids' kids sports team was automatically doesn't mean it's another ''Film/LittleGiants''. It Includes an alchoholic main character, there's a child (Tanner) who spews swears and racial slurs like they are going out of style (and he was probably the most popular character in the film), there are references to be ''Film/LittleGiants.''the female team members' breast development (although not in any sexual context), and the coach gives his elementary/middle school players beer to celebrate their second place finish.



* Some may understandably believe that Richard Linklater's ''Film/{{Boyhood}}'' is a film for kids. It isn't. It's actually a film about a boy who grows into a teenager, filmed over a 12-year span. It features a lot of swearing, sex references, drug use and more, so it's certainly not for kids. Rated R for a reason.

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* Some may understandably believe that Richard Linklater's ''Film/{{Boyhood}}'' is a film for kids. It isn't. It's actually a film about a boy who grows into to become a teenager, filmed over a 12-year span. teenager! It isn't, though. It features a lot of swearing, sex references, drug use and more, so it's certainly not for kids. Rated R for a reason.



* Back in the 80's, scads of parents took their 8 year olds to see ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'', because hey, Creator/JimHenson films are for kids, right? In fact this and (to some extent) ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' were intended for a notably older audience. The problem may have been due in part to [[NeverTrustATrailer drastically misleading advertisements]], but that didn't protect kids from images of characters being strapped down and slowly, painfully drained of their souls.



* Creator/AdamSandler's ''WesternAnimation/EightCrazyNights''. Yes, it's an animated wacky holiday musical rife with ToiletHumour, but it is most definitely not for children. (And of course, prior to the 1970s, [[NobodyPoops the toilet humor alone would have been ample warning that it wasn't for kids]].)

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* Creator/AdamSandler's ''WesternAnimation/EightCrazyNights''. Yes, it's an animated wacky holiday musical rife with ToiletHumour, but it is most definitely not for children. (And of course, prior to the 1970s, [[NobodyPoops the toilet humor alone would have been ample warning that it wasn't for kids]].)



* Similar to Film/Chappie, the 2016 movie Film/Keanu, mainly since the film's advertisements and posters makes it appear that the film is all about a group of gangsters trying to rescue a cute kitten. However just because it features a CuteKitten doesn't mean it's appropriate for children it's rated R for a reason.

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* Similar to Film/Chappie, the 2016 movie Film/Keanu, mainly since the film's advertisements and posters makes it appear that the film is all about a group of gangsters trying to rescue a cute kitten. However just because it features a CuteKitten doesn't mean it's appropriate for children it's children. It's rated R for a reason.



** A lot of the Godzilla films from the 1970s depicted graphic violence and gore.



* ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', despite appearing to be another wacky Spielberg family flick, is [[NightmareFuel/{{Gremlins}} surprisingly grim at times.]]



* The first three ''Film/HarryPotter'' films contain some dark and scary moments, but they're also rather light-hearted and therefore mostly suitable for kids. However, the other five films are too dark for kids, and are rated 12 (UK)/PG-13 (USA) as a result. Specifically, these five movies contain intense horror, dark psychological themes (torment, lust, depression, etc.) many scenes of torture and murder and a lot of bloodshed and injury detail.



* At least one Family Home Entertainment release, ''[[http://slasherindex.com/artworkpages/journey_into_the_beyond.html Journey into the Beyond]]'', has explicit blood and violence. Worth mentioning because the distributor is clearly ''Family Home Entertainment'', and not its adult-oriented sister companies U.S.A. Home Video (later International Video Entertainment), Monterey Home Video, Thriller Video, Magnum Entertainment, Tenth Avenue Video, Wizard Video, or [[ExplicitContent Caballero Control Corporation Home Video]]. And just so parents get the message, it clearly states on the front that it's not for anyone under the age of 18.

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* At least one Family Home Entertainment release, ''[[http://slasherindex.com/artworkpages/journey_into_the_beyond.html Journey into the Beyond]]'', has explicit blood and violence. Worth mentioning because the distributor is clearly ''Family Home Entertainment'', and not its adult-oriented sister companies U.S.A. Home Video (later International Video Entertainment), Entertainment, Live Home Video, and Artisan Home Video), Monterey Home Video, Thriller Video, Magnum Entertainment, Tenth Avenue Video, Wizard Video, or [[ExplicitContent Caballero Control Corporation Home Video]]. And just so parents get the message, it clearly states on the front that it's not for anyone under the age of 18.



* ''Film/LoveActually'' seems like a nice little family Christmas movie that could be fun to take the kids to, and even gets frequently aired on ABC Family. But then there's the subplot with two stand-ins for a porn movie (complete with nudity) and an implied '''five-some''' with four American girls and one British guy. And the F-words. Again, rated 15 in the UK for a reason.
** It also has several restrained but emotionally intense scenes about a superficially happily-married father of elementary-school aged children [[spoiler: whose wife finds he's having an affair with another woman]]. Just the thing for Christmas with the kids!

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* ''Film/LoveActually'' seems like a nice little family Christmas movie that could be fun to take the kids to, and even gets frequently aired on ABC Family. But then there's the subplot with two stand-ins for a porn movie (complete with nudity) and an implied '''five-some''' with four American girls and one British guy. And the F-words. Again, rated 15 in the UK for a reason.
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''And'' several restrained but emotionally intense scenes about a superficially happily-married father of elementary-school aged children [[spoiler: whose wife finds he's having an affair with another woman]]. Just the thing for Christmas with the kids!



* While ''Film/{{Malena}}'' is off-limits to children in other countries (for instance it has an R rating in America and it's a 15 film in Britain), in its home country of Italy it has a "T" rating - see [[http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/images/B000CCHF36/ref=dp_otherviews_z_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&img=1 here]] - which means it's a family movie ("T" is the equivalent of a G rating in Italy). That's right, a film with Creator/MonicaBellucci providing copious amounts of FanService, the underage main character fantasising about her even while he's having sex with a prostitute (in one of several scenes [[NoExportForYou cut for its American and British release]]) and [[spoiler: Malena getting savagely beaten by the women of her town]] is a ''family movie''. Some could even present it as the [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids opposite trope]]. Of course, there are probably many people who think that [[ItsNotPornItsArt because it's European, it can't possibly be "dirty."]]



* The Australian-made claymation film ''WesternAnimation/MaryAndMax'' deals with a fair amount of mature themes such as atheism, homosexuality, prostitution, suicide, and alcoholism, and also has brief nudity and some sexual discussion. Despite this, every province in Canada gave the film a '''G''', and in Australia it received a '''PG'''. By comparison, Singapore, who actually likely watched the film, gave it a PG-16. The animation style is very cartoony and cute, and one of the protagonists is a child, which doesn't help. There's also a bit of full-frontal nudity [[spoiler:of the overweight/obese Max]] in an ImagineSpot.

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* The Australian-made claymation film ''WesternAnimation/MaryAndMax'' deals with a fair amount of mature themes such as atheism, homosexuality, prostitution, suicide, and alcoholism, and also has brief nudity and some sexual discussion. Despite this, every province in Canada gave the film a '''G''', and in Australia it received a '''PG'''. By comparison, Singapore, who actually likely watched the film, gave it a PG-16. The animation style is very cartoony and cute, and one of the protagonists is a child, which doesn't help. There's also a bit of full-frontal nudity [[spoiler:of the overweight/obese Max]] in an ImagineSpot.



* ''Film/MerlinsShopOfMysticalWonders''. Just sticking a cute magician into a story about a man who sets fire to his cat and [[IncestIsRelative becomes his wife's son]], and a monkey possessed by {{Satan}} who murders all in his path ''does NOT'' make it a kids' film. This is more the fault of the executives making the film than that of parents or video-store owners, though: The second half of the movie is actually a re-edited version of an older horror movie from the same director called ''The Devil's Gift''. He cut out some of the more intense horror sequences, such as [[spoiler: the original ending where the monkey kills the entire family]] and spliced in new footage of Merlin in an attempt to make it a family-friendly film. Total fail.
** Played with in the corresponding episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', where Mike and the bots read other books supposedly related to the film. All of them have titles like "Santa's Workshop of Shimmering Delights", but are horrific {{Gorn}} fests -- except for the lighthearted "Dr. Blood's Orgy of Gore". The riffing itself makes jokes about this too: "Remember to believe in magic... ''or I'll kill you.''"
* ''Film/MouseHunt'' contains a cute little mouse, but there are some curse words, [[spoiler: a person who dies from choking on a bug, another whose corpse is thrown into the sewer]], a reference to sex, and A LOT of {{black comedy}}! What makes this worse is that Creator/TheHub, a family channel, aired this movie! And even better is the reviews on the VHS box that say it's fun "for the whole family".

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* ''Film/MerlinsShopOfMysticalWonders''. Just sticking a cute magician into a story about a man who sets fire to his cat and [[IncestIsRelative becomes his wife's son]], and a monkey possessed by {{Satan}} who murders all in his path ''does NOT'' make it a kids' film. This is more the fault of the executives making the film than that of parents or video-store owners, though: The second half of the movie is actually a re-edited version of an older horror movie from the same director called ''The Devil's Gift''. He cut out some of the more intense horror sequences, such as [[spoiler: the original ending where the monkey kills the entire family]] and spliced in new footage of Merlin in an attempt to make it a family-friendly film. Total fail.
** Played with in the corresponding episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', where Mike and the bots read other books supposedly related to the film. All of them have titles like "Santa's Workshop of Shimmering Delights", but are horrific {{Gorn}} fests -- except for the lighthearted "Dr. Blood's Orgy of Gore". The riffing itself makes jokes about this too: "Remember to believe in magic... ''or I'll kill you.''"
* ''Film/MouseHunt'' contains a cute little mouse, but there are some curse words, [[spoiler: a person who dies from choking on a bug, another whose corpse is thrown into the sewer]], a reference to sex, sexual references, and A LOT of {{black comedy}}! What makes this worse is that Creator/TheHub, a family channel, aired this movie! And even better is the reviews on the VHS box that say it's fun "for the whole family".



* ''Film/NineMonths'' is a funny comedy about a mom having a baby that stars Robin Williams in it, so it must be for kids! Nope, it has some suggestive themes and a Barney-esque mascot swearing at a mom for not buying itss merchandise!

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* ''Film/NineMonths'' is a funny comedy about a mom having a baby that stars Robin Williams in it, so it must be for kids! Nope, it has some suggestive themes and a Barney-esque mascot swearing at a mom for not buying itss its merchandise!



* ''Film/PansLabyrinth'' is the story about a little Spanish girl going on an enchanting adventure to [[MagicalGirlQueenlinessTest become a changeling princess]], right? ''Wrong'', it's a story about [[ThoseWackyNazis Fascists]], [[WarIsHell savage war crimes]], [[ColonelKilgore sadistic sociopaths]], BodyHorror, extremely TearJerker-inducing [[AnyoneCanDie death]], suggested [[BreakTheCutie childhood trauma]], and fantastic terror intertwined with RealLife horror.



* ''Film/SausageParty'' may look like the Film/ToyStory of food, but it isn't. From the trailer alone, a potato gets [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence tortured]], there are loads of [[UptoEleven uncensored]] swearing, and worst of all, the food ends up being attacked by the humans. Rated R for a reason.

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* ''Film/SausageParty'' may look like the Film/ToyStory of food, but it isn't. From the trailer alone, a potato gets [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence tortured]], tortured]] and there are loads of [[UptoEleven uncensored]] swearing, and worst of all, the food ends up being attacked by the humans. swearing. Rated R for a reason.



* ''Film/TheSecretLifeOfWalterMitty'': It's a film about a man who daydreams to help him get out of his everyday problems, so it must be for kids, right? Wrong! It contains some swearing, drinking, sex jokes, [[spoiler: a building catching on fire, a fight with a shark that might scare little kids, a volcano exploding, and the main character going to Afghanistan and getting arrested for it.]] The film wound up with a PG rating, and little kids still saw it despite the scenes mentioned.

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* ''Film/TheSecretLifeOfWalterMitty'': It's a film about a man who daydreams to help him get out of his everyday problems, so it must be for kids, right? Wrong! It contains some swearing, drinking, sex jokes, [[spoiler: a building catching on fire, a fight with a shark that might scare little kids, a volcano exploding, and fire,and the main character going to Afghanistan and getting arrested for it.]] The film wound up with a PG rating, and little kids still saw it despite the scenes mentioned.



* Jonah Hill's ''Film/TheSitter'', seems like a modern day version of ''Film/AdventuresInBabysitting'' right? WRONG! Although to be fair, the latter wasn't exactly kid-friendly either with foul language and sexual humors. Yet, it was still shown on Disney Channel back in the day, and it once aired on ''Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'' in 2011 after a ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' marathon.

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* Jonah Hill's ''Film/TheSitter'', seems like a modern day version of ''Film/AdventuresInBabysitting'' right? WRONG! Although to be fair, the latter wasn't exactly kid-friendly either with foul language and sexual humors. WRONG! Yet, it was still shown on Disney Channel back in the day, and it once aired on ''Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'' in 2011 after a ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' marathon.



* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' has a PG rating on the DVD cover and was shown on the Creator/DisneyChannel for a while, despite the sex references ("That was my virgin alarm! It's programmed to go off before YOU DO!"), constant bad language ("I knew it, I'm surrounded by assholes!" "We aint found shit!") and occasional [[FantasticRacism fantastically racist]] remarks ("Funny! She doesn't look Druish [Jewish]!").

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* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' has a PG rating on the DVD cover and was shown on the Creator/DisneyChannel for a while, despite the sex references ("That was my virgin alarm! It's programmed to go off before YOU DO!"), constant bad language ("I knew it, I'm surrounded by assholes!" "We aint ain't found shit!") and occasional [[FantasticRacism fantastically racist]] remarks ("Funny! She doesn't look Druish [Jewish]!").



* ''Film/TankGirl''. Had a scene implying that the title character had sex with a mutated kangaroo, one in which a little girl was dropped into a pipe to slowly drown, and some horror in which the BigBad drained the water out of one of his {{mooks}} and drank it.
** Of course, nobody who was remotely familiar with [[ComicBook/TankGirl the source material]] would have imagined that the film would be family-friendly.

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* ''Film/TankGirl''. Had a scene implying that the title character had sex with a mutated kangaroo, one in which a little girl was dropped into a pipe to slowly drown, and some horror in which the BigBad drained the water out of one of his {{mooks}} and drank it.
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it. Of course, nobody who was remotely familiar with [[ComicBook/TankGirl the source material]] would have imagined that the film would be family-friendly.



** To give you a hint as to why the movie deserves an "R"-rating, the eponymous teddy bear's personality basically was perverted and addicted to drugs, as well as being very lewd and a slacker, and [[ActorAllusion in a manner similar to]] ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', at least one promotional spot has Ted barfing all over a tile for the Walk of Fame. Ted's also voiced by Creator/SethMacFarlane, the aforementioned creator of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.

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** To give you a hint as to why the movie deserves an "R"-rating, the eponymous teddy bear's personality basically was perverted and addicted to drugs, as well as being very lewd and a slacker, and [[ActorAllusion in a manner similar to]] ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', at least one promotional spot has Ted barfing all over a tile for the Walk of Fame. Ted's also voiced by Creator/SethMacFarlane, the aforementioned creator of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.lewd.



* ''Film/VictorVictoria'' is a musical comedy. It's rated PG and it stars Julie Andrews. Great movie to show your grandkids, right? Not unless you enjoy explaining jokes about homosexuality and crossdressing. It helps that it came out two years before PG-13 was invented.
* The animated adaptation of ''Literature/WatershipDown''. It's a cartoon about rabbits. Featuring on-screen death, mutilation and bloody violence. Rated U in the UK, and allegedly the film that the British Board of Film Classification receives most complaints about.
* Don't be fooled by the fact that ''Film/WeBoughtAZoo'' got a PG-rating. It contains kids swearing and a few depressing scenes.



** ''Film/TheProducers''. Yeah, the protagonists have also voiced [[Disney/TheLionKing Timon and Simba]],[[note]]Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick play Bialystock and Bloom respectively[[/note]] and it's a wacky musical that also co-stars Creator/WillFerrell; Hell, it's even rated PG-13 in most countries, and was even "suitable for all ages" in Iceland, Norway, Malaysia, and Finland. Did we mention it contains innumerable amounts of sexual innuendos, several [[LastSecondWordSwap implied]] f-bombs, plenty of bad language, [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi and WWII humor]], [[QueerAsTropes almost every gay stereotype under the sun]], ''and that the protagonists are [[VillainProtagonist major fraudsters]] trying to steal $2,000,000?''

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** ''Film/TheProducers''. Yeah, the protagonists have also voiced [[Disney/TheLionKing Timon and Simba]],[[note]]Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick play Bialystock and Bloom respectively[[/note]] and it's a wacky musical that also co-stars Creator/WillFerrell; Hell, it's even rated PG-13 in most countries, and was even "suitable for all ages" in Iceland, Norway, Malaysia, and Finland. Did we mention it contains innumerable amounts of sexual innuendos, several [[LastSecondWordSwap implied]] f-bombs, plenty of bad language, [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi and WWII humor]], humor]], and [[QueerAsTropes almost every gay stereotype under the sun]], ''and that the protagonists are [[VillainProtagonist major fraudsters]] trying to steal $2,000,000?''sun]].



** Granted, people almost never claim it's a film for children. But a good number of fans of classic comedy and/or Creator/MarilynMonroe seem to like her famous film ''Film/TheSevenYearItch'' because it's supposedly "innocent" and "charming" - not crude like romantic comedies are today. [[PraisingShowsYouDontWatch You have to wonder if such people have actually watched the movie.]] Never mind [[MarilynManeuver the skirt scene]]: ''The Seven Year Itch'' features jokes and innuendoes about adultery, [[BlackComedyRape rape]], murder, [[SuicideAsComedy suicide]], [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale spousal abuse]], homosexuality (including implied lesbianism), multiple-personality disorder, lung cancer, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking senseless book-burning]] - and all of this in the mid-1950s, no less! ''The Seven Year Itch'' isn't innocent; it's ''seemingly'' innocent, which arguably makes it even edgier than the modern comedies to which it's compared.

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** Granted, people almost never claim it's a film for children. But a good number of fans of classic comedy and/or Creator/MarilynMonroe seem to like her famous film ''Film/TheSevenYearItch'' because it's supposedly "innocent" and "charming" - not crude like romantic comedies are today. [[PraisingShowsYouDontWatch You have to wonder if such people have actually watched the movie.]] Never mind [[MarilynManeuver the skirt scene]]: ''The Seven Year Itch'' features jokes and innuendoes about adultery, [[BlackComedyRape rape]], murder, [[SuicideAsComedy suicide]], [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale spousal abuse]], homosexuality (including implied lesbianism), multiple-personality disorder, abuse]], lung cancer, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking senseless book-burning]] - and all of this in the mid-1950s, no less! ''The Seven Year Itch'' isn't innocent; it's ''seemingly'' innocent, which arguably makes it even edgier than the modern comedies to which it's compared.
29th Apr '16 10:02:10 PM brb1006
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* Similar to Film/Chappie, the 2016 movie Film/Keanu, mainly since the film's advertisements and posters makes it appear that the film is all about a group of gangsters trying to rescue a cute kitten. However just because it features a CuteKitten doesn't mean it's appropriate for children it's rated R for a reason.
28th Apr '16 5:18:17 PM staticat09
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* Parents, just because a film is a musical doesn't mean that it's kid-friendly. ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'', ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'', ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' and ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' come to mind. Musicals, yes they are. Kid friendly, far from it.

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* Parents, just because a film is a musical doesn't mean that it's kid-friendly. ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'', ''Film/Chicago'', ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'', ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' and ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' come to mind. Musicals, yes they are. Kid friendly, far from it.


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** ''Film/Chicago'' is no less troublesome for those seeking family-friendly entertainment. After all, it takes place in Prohibition-era Chicago, home of gangsters, flappers, illegal booze, and murder. Several numbers take place in a murderer's prison, and there's cursing in some of the lyrics. This doesn't deter some middle schools from performing it.
8th Apr '16 7:46:13 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** ''Film/TheProducers''. Yeah, [[HeyItsThatVoice the protagonists have also voiced]] [[Disney/TheLionKing Timon and Simba]],[[note]]Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick play Bialystock and Bloom respectively[[/note]] and it's a wacky musical that also co-stars Creator/WillFerrell; Hell, it's even rated PG-13 in most countries, and was even "suitable for all ages" in Iceland, Norway, Malaysia, and Finland. Did we mention it contains innumerable amounts of sexual innuendos, several [[LastSecondWordSwap implied]] f-bombs, plenty of bad language, [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi and WWII humor]], [[QueerAsTropes almost every gay stereotype under the sun]], ''and that the protagonists are [[VillainProtagonist major fraudsters]] trying to steal $2,000,000?''

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** ''Film/TheProducers''. Yeah, [[HeyItsThatVoice the protagonists have also voiced]] voiced [[Disney/TheLionKing Timon and Simba]],[[note]]Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick play Bialystock and Bloom respectively[[/note]] and it's a wacky musical that also co-stars Creator/WillFerrell; Hell, it's even rated PG-13 in most countries, and was even "suitable for all ages" in Iceland, Norway, Malaysia, and Finland. Did we mention it contains innumerable amounts of sexual innuendos, several [[LastSecondWordSwap implied]] f-bombs, plenty of bad language, [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi and WWII humor]], [[QueerAsTropes almost every gay stereotype under the sun]], ''and that the protagonists are [[VillainProtagonist major fraudsters]] trying to steal $2,000,000?''
4th Apr '16 1:46:29 AM Miso
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* Most people think of the original ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' film as a family movie, and why shouldn't they? The famous theme song is popular at kids' birthday parties, there was numerous merchandise targeted towards children, it spawned off [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters the popular cartoon]], it's been shown on the Disney Channel several times, and even been released on home video as part of Creator/{{Columbia|Pictures}}/Creator/{{TriStar|Pictures}}'s family collection. But the truth is, the film was mainly targeted for adults. There's blatant sexual references and language throughout the entire film, particularly one brief scene during the montage that played during the theme song that actually went so far as to feature a ghost giving Ray a blow job.

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* Most people think of the original ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' film as a family movie, and why shouldn't they? The famous theme song is popular at kids' birthday parties, parties and Halloween mix CDs, there was numerous plenty of merchandise targeted towards children, it spawned off [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters the a popular cartoon]], it's been shown on the Disney Channel several times, and even been released on home video as part of Creator/{{Columbia|Pictures}}/Creator/{{TriStar|Pictures}}'s family collection. But the truth is, the film was mainly targeted meant for adults. There's blatant sexual references and language throughout the entire film, particularly one brief scene during the montage that played during the theme song that actually went so far as to feature a ghost giving Ray a blow job.job.
** The original film is rated PG, which might be why people think of it as being for kids. However, if it were being released today, ''Ghostbusters'' would easily earn a PG-13 rating, with all the swearing, sex jokes, and casual smoking. The only reason it wasn't rated PG-13 in 1984 is because the PG-13 rating didn't exist at the time of its release (though it did come along later the same year).
28th Mar '16 2:38:47 PM fgenzo159
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* Film/BackToSchool looks like a funny family comedy about an old man who goes back to college. It isn't rated PG-13 for nothing.

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* Film/BackToSchool ''Film/BackToSchool'' looks like a funny family comedy about an old man who goes back to college. It isn't rated PG-13 for nothing.
25th Mar '16 4:00:03 PM comicwriter
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*** Creator/MarkMillar has also said this is why none of the studios were interested in ''Film/KickAss'', which ultimately ended up as an indie production.
*** Fortunately, thanks in part to Creator/RyanReynolds' insistence that he would only star in a ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}'' film if it was rated R (and if it ignored the [[InNameOnly previous incarnation of Deadpool]] in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''), wiser heads have prevailed regarding the [[Film/{{Deadpool}} upcoming solo film]] starring the Merc With the Mouth.

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*** Creator/MarkMillar has also said this is why none of the studios were interested in ''Film/KickAss'', which ultimately ended up as an indie production.
production and a surprise success.
*** Fortunately, thanks Writer Grace Randolph made a petition to get ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' released in part to Creator/RyanReynolds' insistence an alternate PG-13 cut, so that kids who were fans of other superhero movies could go see it. Creator/RyanReynolds said he was sympathetic to her concerns, but that the movie was so raunchy and violent by design that a PG-13 cut would only star in be a ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}'' film if it was rated R (and if it ignored the [[InNameOnly previous incarnation of Deadpool]] in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''), wiser heads have prevailed regarding the [[Film/{{Deadpool}} upcoming solo film]] starring the Merc With the Mouth.few minutes long.
22nd Mar '16 8:44:23 PM SickBoy
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*** The failure of ''Watchmen'' pretty much killed any chance of anymore R-rated superhero movies. [[http://thinkmcflythink.squarespace.com/movie-news/2010/4/25/exclusive-interview-with-bruce-timm.html According to]] Creator/BruceTimm, there were plans for an R-rated [[WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies DC animated film]], but the poor box office haul for ''Watchmen'' [[GenreKiller put the kibosh on any future superhero movies with anything higher than a PG-13 rating]]. (not that some DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies don't push the rating as far as it goes)
*** Fortunately, with the release and overwhelming success of the R-rated ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'', this seems likely to change.

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*** The failure of ''Watchmen'' pretty much killed any chance of anymore R-rated superhero movies. [[http://thinkmcflythink.squarespace.com/movie-news/2010/4/25/exclusive-interview-with-bruce-timm.html According to]] Creator/BruceTimm, there were plans for an R-rated [[WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies DC animated film]], but the poor box office haul for ''Watchmen'' [[GenreKiller put the kibosh on any future superhero movies with anything higher than a PG-13 rating]]. (not that some DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies don't push the rating as far as it goes)
*** Fortunately, with the release and overwhelming success of the R-rated ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'', this seems likely to change.
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22nd Mar '16 8:41:17 PM SickBoy
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**** Fortunately, with the release and overwhelming success of the R-rated ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'', this seems likely to change.
22nd Mar '16 8:34:58 PM SickBoy
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*** It's like that in North America, too. There are children's toys and Fruit Roll-Ups themed after ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' (wouldn't be surprised if the stuff you mentioned is also sold here). There were even ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' happy meal toys!

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*** It's like that in North America, too. There are children's toys and Fruit Roll-Ups themed after ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' (wouldn't be surprised if the stuff you mentioned is also sold here).''Film/TheDarkKnight''. There were even ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' happy meal toys!



*** There have been ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' action figures for kids that must be at least five or six years old. You know, ''The Dark Knight Rises''? That [[SarcasmMode delightfully family-friendly movie outing]] featuring such delights as a [[spoiler: graphic blood transfusion]] ''in the opening scenes'', multiple shootings, one resulting in a hospitalisation, [[spoiler:Bruce Wayne having his back broken]] ''[[spoiler:and]]'' [[spoiler:[[NauseaFuel with the appropriate sound effects]], several other people having bones crushed and necks broken by Bane, including one who has his skull crushed,]] and of course, realistically-presented bombings up the ass - and that's not spoilered because ''YOU SEE IT IN THE BLOODY TRAILER.'' It's PG-13/12A '''''FOR A REASON'''''!

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*** There have been ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' action figures for kids that must be at least five or six years old. You know, ''The Dark Knight Rises''? That [[SarcasmMode delightfully family-friendly movie outing]] featuring such delights as a [[spoiler: graphic blood transfusion]] ''in the opening scenes'', multiple shootings, one resulting in a hospitalisation, [[spoiler:Bruce Wayne having his back broken]] ''[[spoiler:and]]'' [[spoiler:[[NauseaFuel with the appropriate sound effects]], several other people having bones crushed and necks broken by Bane, including one who has his skull crushed,]] and of course, several realistically-presented bombings up bombings. The last of which should not be surprising since some are depicted in the ass - and that's not spoilered because ''YOU SEE IT IN THE BLOODY TRAILER.'' actual trailer. It's PG-13/12A '''''FOR A REASON'''''!for a reason.
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