Good Gracious, People!

Well, last night was the big night – went to see “RENT” — and yes, of course, I loved it (Note: the stage production is better, but the movie was pretty good).

We went to a 7:20 show and my husband had bought tix online a few days ago – thank goodness he did, because we walked into the theater and it was P*A*C*K*E*D! The usher pointed us to seats in the very front row and I was instantly peeved, because, well, have you ever watched a movie from the front row? Two minutes of previews and I had motion sickness! Hubby got up during previews and trolled around and made a few people move, so we were able to get seats a bit further back (thank goodness). As the previews played on, I was watching people come in, and this one couple came in with their kids. One of the kids appeared to be high school age, but the other looked to be about seven or eight years old. WHAT ON EARTH WERE THESE PARENTS THINKING?!

They did edit this movie down quite a bit from the stage production, but I still am not sure how it was PG-13. There is no way on earth I would ever bring a child that young to see it! And surprisingly, as the show went on, they didn’t get up to leave (they’d have had to walk past us, so we would’ve known if they had). Had it been me, and I had naively brought that young of a kiddo to the show, you bet your booty we’d have left! Probably within the first 15-20 minutes!

As we were walking out, I said to my husband, “I wouldn’t want to be those parents having to explain all that stuff to their kids on the drive home!” Sheesh.

Stupid people!

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  1. Amen. I totally agree. It happens all the time, too. I think the price of a movie, food, AND a baby-sitter is more than a lot of people are willing to fork out so they just drag the kids along. They seem to overlook the possibility that their kids will have to pay out a whole lot more for a psychiatrist in later years.

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