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AIBU to show a 12 cert film at a birthday party? And which one!

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Italiangreyhound Thu 10-Nov-16 20:59:13

My dd turns 12 soon and wants to a movie party.

I cannot find a suitable film that is a PG so I am now looking at 12 cert ones.

Of course dd will be 12 but most of the guests will not be 12 yet (They are all 11).I thought if I told the kids (and parents) what movie will be shown on the invite, it would be fine.

I generally like the PG ones but I hope parents won't mind a 12 cert.

Plus any ideas what I can show?

I've just got 'Pixels' but it has been panned by critics! Did anyone's kids enjoy it.

Several of them have seen Goosebumps, which would have been a good choice. My dd ad loads of kids love Lego movie - but it is old now!

It's the first time dd has invited boys as well as girls and she will have food and fun and end with a movie.

But which one!

Many thanks.

popmimiboo Thu 10-Nov-16 21:05:58

My 10 year old loved Goosebumps. It's a 10 certificate where we live (not UK) and I took DD (10) and her friend (11) to see it at the cinema. They both had a couple of Big Shock jump-out-of-their-seats moments but thoroughly enjoyed it! I think it'd be great for the 11-12 age group.
DD also enjoyed Miss Peregrine... recently but I'd be wary of allowing other people's children to watch as I think some 11-12 year olds might be terrified!
Other firm favourites and safer options that DD watched at her birthday sleepover are Home and Into the Woods!

Balletgirlmum Thu 10-Nov-16 21:09:39

Ds loved pixels.

He went to an 11th birthday cinema party & the parent chose a 12 certificate film which surprised Me a little.
By year 7 the kids were all going to the cinema themselves after school. A 12 cert wouldn't bother me then.

Tanaqui Thu 10-Nov-16 21:10:54

How about an older movie they might not have seen- I'm thinking airplane but that's probably unsuitable! But maybe the simpsons movie, gremlins?

iklboo Thu 10-Nov-16 21:10:58

Monster House is a PG & pretty good fun.

Bill by the Horrible Histories crew is funny. Plus there's the added bonus of Ben Willbond playing a very sexy King Philip II of Spain <wistful sigh>

BarbarianMum Thu 10-Nov-16 21:13:07

Check with the parents. The tedious, constant sexual innuendo in Pixels pissed me off tbh so I'd vote Goosebumps on that basis alone.

KERALA1 Thu 10-Nov-16 21:14:29

Mine love the parent trap and what a girl wants. Maybe too girly? ET ? Jurassic Park?

Chocolatecoin Thu 10-Nov-16 21:14:40

Pixels is brilliant! I loved it and so did my son. And we saw it at the cinema when he was 10 so I'm wondering if it was a PG then because I wouldn't have taken him under age. Honestly I don't think there's anything in Pixels inappropriate for an 11 year old.

cherrypopsicle Thu 10-Nov-16 21:15:07

DD8 loves Pixels (as do we!) Also as PP said Goosebumps is a fave with DD11

GrabtharsHammer Thu 10-Nov-16 21:16:28

We love Pixels in this house. It's quite smutty, but in a very school playground way. It's really funny and all three of mine love it.

But do check with the parents first.

Coulddowithanap Thu 10-Nov-16 21:18:37

We all liked pixels too smile

GrabtharsHammer Thu 10-Nov-16 21:21:55

Gremlins is a 15 by the way!

NapQueen Thu 10-Nov-16 21:23:03

Romy and Michelle's high school reunion?

Save The Last Dance

Coyote Ugly

Italiangreyhound Thu 10-Nov-16 21:24:33

That I'd positive thank you.

Trouble with goosebumps is I know lots have seen it.

ET is a nice idea, I loved it!

GrabtharsHammer Thu 10-Nov-16 21:24:48

Mean Girls


Legally Blonde

Miss congeniality.

Italiangreyhound Thu 10-Nov-16 21:25:00

How smutty is pixels?

GrabtharsHammer Thu 10-Nov-16 21:26:34

There's a running gag about a threesome with Serena Williams and Martha Stewart, and lots of teenagery perving over Lady Lisa.

It's all very mild though, nothing overt.

My kids aged 12 11 and 5 all loved pixels

PollyHampton Thu 10-Nov-16 21:29:17

Another vote for Pixels. Very funny with enough adult humour to give the kids a laugh!

Trifleorbust Thu 10-Nov-16 21:29:53

Honestly, I would check with the parents. I think it is ridiculous that you should have to, but the reality is some parents are over-protective and will not appreciate you showing a 12 when their child is 11.

BarbarianMum Thu 10-Nov-16 21:34:40

<<Parents Guide for Pixels (2015)

The content of this page was created directly by users and has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.

Sex & Nudity

A kid says his parents are getting divorced because his father cheated on his mother with a yoga instructor named "Sinnamon".

A man tries to kiss a depressed woman in the beginning but fails.

A crazy video-game nerd has a huge crush on a fictional video-game female character.

The same female character (who appears for about a total of five minutes in the whole film) comes to life and wears a short red skirt, revealing slight cleavage and thighs up to crotch level.

A magazine and a short clip of a tv show show a woman in a bikini.

A man is picked up up and his butt crack is seen as he's carried away.

A man smacks guys walks down a line of military men slapping their butts. It's meant to be an sports-like encouragement but it's portrayed in a slightly homosexual manner.

Lots of sexual innuendo throughout the movie, ranging from subtle to obvious.

A man demands to be alone in the Lincoln bedroom with Selena Williams and Martha Stewart (implied as a three-way) so he can have a "Selena-Stewart sandwich". At the end they are seen in the room and beckon the man to come up and join them.

A man tells a woman to ''grab his hammer" so he can save her. After being saved, she tells him he likes to say that.

A couple of kiss scenes.>>

Hippee Thu 10-Nov-16 21:35:20

I have a similar situation. My son is 10 and I was thinking of taking them to see Fantastic Beasts, but it's a 12A. I think I will look for some reviews once it has released and sound out the other parents first. Wasn't too concerned, but I just saw "Jason Bourne" which has really violent and also a 12A (wtf?)

ChoudeBruxelles Thu 10-Nov-16 21:39:10

I now think I'm a terrible parentwink. Ds (10) has watched loads of 12s and some 15s. I make a judgement on whether I think they are suitable. We watched jaws the other week and wasn't scared at all. In fact laughed because the shark is so unrealistic. Kids these days are so used to cgi

BarbarianMum Thu 10-Nov-16 21:40:06

We did 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' for ds1's 10th. It was very popular (well the fighting and the creepy crawlies were, the kissing not so much) and only one had seen it before.

MrsFogi Thu 10-Nov-16 21:40:39

I would expect you to check with the parents before showing a film with a rating above the age of all the children.

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