Thud. Mac-Thud. (macthud) wrote,
Thud. Mac-Thud.

S is for SAPPY

The Motion Picture Association of America can go to Hell.

Violence? Sexual situations? Language? I can deal with all of these JUST FINE, thank you very much.

Sentimental heartstring-twanging emotional upheaval when all we wanted was a bit of escapist folderol comedy? NOT OK! Not, NOT, NOT!

I want a new rating axis.

They count exposures of body parts deemed erotic, and rank some as titillation and OK, and other as too much of a turn-on to tolerate...

They count and rank incidents of violence from vocal to physical, from a slap to a nuke.

Why can't they count and rank attacks on the viewer's sentimentality?

I won't spoil the film for you ... but I will say that Marley and Me is *NOT* a pure laugh-fest, NOT just a feel-good trip through life with a dog. There are more than a few scenes that have the potential to draw anything from a single tear to full-bore body-wracking sobs.

Don't go into it without this knowledge. Don't go into it on a night when you just want to forget some painful pieces of your reality, and share some laughter and escapism with a friend or more.

I'm not sorry to have spent the time there, and I'm not sorry to have seen the film -- I'd do it again -- but I'd not have chosen to see it *tonight*.

This has been a public service announcement.

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