Sunday, January 4, 2009

The miscarriage in "Marley & Me"

People are debating whether the miscarriage (along with some other topics) of one of the main characters in the new movie "Marley & Me" should have garnered a stronger rating:

We made the mistake of taking our 7-year-old daughter to see Marley and Me, a PG-rated movie we thought would be an innocent story about a family's connection to its dog. Unfortunately, what we saw was a movie that contained a stabbing, a miscarriage, skinny dipping and other sexual connotations, vulgar language and a scene that shows a dog being put to sleep by a veterinarian.
This is a very good movie for adults. Shouldn't this type of subject matter be limited to PG-13 movies?


What do you think? Should miscarriage be lumped in with vulgar language and violence as a topic when deciding movie ratings?

7 comments:

  1. Is a miscarriage offensive?

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  2. I know this is not possible, but I wish all movies had a "miscarriage, ultrasound scan etc warning". I too suffer from RPL and Marley & me was supposed to be a fun movie to escape from it all. Me and my husband just looked at one another after that scene and cried so much. Needless to say not the nice relaxing evening in we planned.

    I can say the same for the animated movie UP, went see the "safest" movie I could for some "entertainment therapy" a children's animation. And there I am confronted with miscarriage and the childless couple. Sigh, I am having hard time coping.

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  3. Perhaps you should be watching G rated movies, they are a much safer bet these days for innocent fun. No offense.

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  4. I have just blogged on this very thing; I was shocked that there was no warning on the dvd box that this is in the film, I would have prepared my 5 year old for it. here's a post about what it raised in her http://majorloveoffilm.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-mummys-babies-died.html

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  5. stop being faggots to your children

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  6. the rating clearly states - mild coarse language, sexual references and themes... is that not enough warning to you... i have just suffered a miscarriage and i find that your offence of a miscarriage upsetting...

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  7. Miscarriage is real.This was based on someones REAL life.Get over it.

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