How should my son be to watch a rated R movie
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Jodi - posted on 08/02/2013
The Hangover? No
I haven't personally watched 21 Jump Street the movie, only the Johnny Depp days when it was a series, so I can't say.
However, none of the themes in these other two are appropriate for a 10 year old. They aren't just "funny" movies. The entire themes are inappropriate.
In Australia, these are MA 15+ (so anyone over 15 can watch them legally), and to be honest, I wouldn't consider anyone under 15 okay to watch them. I think 15 is the youngest I would consider them appropriate.
Can I ask why you feel the need to ask the question?
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Denikka - posted on 08/05/2013
It really all depends on you. My grandma and I loved watching horror movies so I was watching R rated movies (mainly gore and violence ratings) by about age 13, if not sooner :P
But I was mature enough to handle it. I never swore around my family until I was well over 16 (and then ONLY with very good reason and VERY rarely) and I was a generally good kid.
Watch the movies first, as others have suggested, and make your own decision. Different kids handle things in different ways. Some may be mature enough to handle more adult humor or situations, others may not. You know your child best, so you need to make the call :)
Dove - posted on 08/02/2013
I don't even like to watch R rated movies... I WILL if it's a story line that I really want to see, but while I'm watching it I always wish they could redo it to have a PG13 rating instead.
I can't imagine allowing my children to watch anything R rated without a VERY compelling reason for that particular movie... Though there are 'some' R rated ones that aren't too bad... definitely not under 13/14 at the absolute youngest... preferably 16+.
Courtney - posted on 08/02/2013
My opinion is watch the movie yourself and then decide on how you feel about it. Some R rated movies shouldn't be and some PG13 should be R rated. e how you feel about the movie before you make your decision. That way you know for a fact what you are saying yes or no to. That way you can make an informed decision.
Mindy - posted on 08/02/2013
I would say NO! These movies are rated R for a reason. They are inappropriate for young kids. They don't have the cognitive ability to understand these things even though you may think he does. Let him watch PG or PG 13 that you approve first. Kids are exposed to too much too soon. Just let then be kids!
â« Shawnn âªâ«â« - posted on 08/02/2013
Sandra, have YOU watched any of those movies yet?
None of them are appropriate for a 10 YO! Good grief, Ted was even almost too much for me, and I've got a pretty raunchy sense of humour!
And, before we go any further, if he's telling you that "all of his friends have watched them"...They most likely haven't.
Chet - posted on 08/02/2013
The movie rating system is a little bit broken. I try not to go by the rating of the movie, but to actually consider the content. For example, our kids don't watch just any G movie. They're little and find some G movies scary or upsetting. A couple years ago though, there was a really great documentary about bullying that got an R rating. In my mind, it would be a very reasonable movie for lots of 11 or 12 year olds to watch and I hope our kids do watch it as tweens. A lot of the humour in R rated movies is quite sexual, and I think you need to be fairly mature to appreciate the context. That is, I would worry about young kids watching humorous R rated movies and seeing them as an example of what is okay rather than realising a lot of the humour is funny because it's so not okay.
Sarah - posted on 08/01/2013
There is a reason why it is rated R and why they say R movies are only appropriate for those 18 yrs and older. Your son is only 10 yrs old.....definitely not appropriate for an R movie! What kids see and hear also comes out.
â« Shawnn âªâ«â« - posted on 08/01/2013
The movie rating system is in place for a reason.
That being said, you are the parent. If you want to let your kid watch a movie that is totally inappropriate for his age and understanding level, that's entirely up to you.
My kids didn't start watching R rated until they were 15 or 16, depending on the movie.
Firebird - posted on 07/31/2013
R movies for a 10 year old is a really bad idea. I'd let some slide at 16 but that would only be after I've seen them and determined there's nothing too inappropriate for a 16 year old. PG 13 is as high as I've allowed my daughter to watch, and again, that's after I've watched them alone first.
Ev - posted on 07/31/2013
Rated R movies are rated that for a reason. No child under the age of ten should be watching them really. They have language themes, sexual themes, violence themes and a lot of other things. These movies are intended for adults to watch. I never understood parents who let their kids see movies rated above their ages. I have let my son see PG-13 movies but it was on the note that what he saw was something he had seen already. He never saw a rated R until I deemed it okay....even at 16 there are some things I would rather him not see.
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