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DD who is 13 wants to see IT

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sad9999 Sun 24-Sep-17 17:29:32

A friends birthday treat is to see IT. I think IT is unreasonable to expect us to let our 13 year old see it

Fekko Sun 24-Sep-17 17:30:56

What age rating is it?

sad9999 Sun 24-Sep-17 17:31:44


Winteriscomingneedmorewood Sun 24-Sep-17 17:32:16

Ds13 has seen it twice.

alltouchedout Sun 24-Sep-17 17:32:49

Cinemas ask for id though, don't they?

MyrtleMaracas Sun 24-Sep-17 17:32:58

My 13yr old DS saw it, it isn't that scare apparently, but obviously that's a choice for individual parents to make, seems crazy to take a few as a birthday trip incase any don't get in, some cinemas ask for ID.

Userlavender Sun 24-Sep-17 17:33:10

@sad I saw the original IT when I was 9 (older cousin babysitting - little shit!!!) and I wasn't able to walk up the stairs on my own in the dark for about 3 years. Im not joking - it traumatiSed me. I don't care if anyone thinks that's dramatic. I absolutely regret seeing it at that age. 13 I would have been scared too but my sister for instance wouldn't - it depends how 'old' she is for 13.

sad9999 Sun 24-Sep-17 17:33:13

Was she scares

EloquentlyIneffable Sun 24-Sep-17 17:33:47

While I definitely don't think it's too scary for a 13 year old (more creepy but mostly about the losers friendship) it is a 15 in the cinema so they'd have issues if they were asked for ID? 18 year old dd was asked to show ID for this!grin

Fekko Sun 24-Sep-17 17:34:01

15? I'd poo my pants (but I really don't like clowns. Or balloons. Or Stephen King for that matter).

titchy Sun 24-Sep-17 17:34:10

The cinema will never let them in so it's a moot question.

SlipperyLizard Sun 24-Sep-17 17:34:35

I'd read the book by that age, and i find his books much scarier than any film. But she's your DD so you get to decide.

Will they pass for 15 at the cinema?

wifeyhun Sun 24-Sep-17 17:34:44

Yes she won't get into the cinema, my dd's friend wasn't allowed in even though she is 16 and had paper id but no photo.

I would have no problem with a 13 year old watching it though.

sad9999 Sun 24-Sep-17 17:34:54

She is quite young for her she in some ways doesn't like the dark

GemmaCollinsBabes Sun 24-Sep-17 17:35:56

I watched the original and Candyman (?) as a 12 year old and they still wake me up to this day (35)!

Userlavender Sun 24-Sep-17 17:36:18

@sad as others have said they won't be allowed in without id anyway - I watched it at home but if she is scared of the dark probably not a good idea. Like I say I was a very innocent one and was terrified but the other girls in my family would have loved it albeit found it creepy so all depends

MyrtleMaracas Sun 24-Sep-17 17:36:50

I think a 15 certificate at 13yrs is pretty common. Different if younger than 12. DS said a couple of jump scares only. I think dc nowadays don't bother really, I remember being terrified <still am> of horror films.

Hulababy Sun 24-Sep-17 17:36:57

DD is 15y and has seen it a couple of times. Jumpy rather than scary apparently. Im a coward though and don't watch scary films at all.

However, if at the cinema - many cinemas are now really hot on checking ID. DD and many of her friends look older than 15y , a couple look MUCH older (all are now 15 too) but the cinemas ask all of them for some ID round here, whether accompanied by adults or friends.. Only one of the cinemas out of the 4 or 5 main ones ask every time. The other one is a smaller more run down Odeon and that one varies as to whether they ask or not.

Userlavender Sun 24-Sep-17 17:37:39

@Gemma omg candyman 😭Texas chainsaw massacre was another one I watched - age 17. Then lived in Texas for 3 months and walked home a country lane in the dark with ex boyfriend no money for a cab - think i damaged my heart that night, surprised it didn't pop out of my chest

Hulababy Sun 24-Sep-17 17:37:51

DD now has a photo f her passport ID on her phone - the cinemas all accept this.

MyrtleMaracas Sun 24-Sep-17 17:39:00

'as others have said they won't be allowed in without id anyway'
They do get in without ID though, they get asked their dob to cover themselves but as long as they say born in 2002 that's about as stringent as it gets ime

Fekko Sun 24-Sep-17 17:39:19

She doesn't like the dark and you think a 'jumpy' horror film is a good idea?

Good luck keeping her out of your bed for the next few months!

sad9999 Sun 24-Sep-17 17:41:08

I don't think it is a good idea

timeisnotaline Sun 24-Sep-17 17:41:55

Steven king is scary. I wouldn't. I would also in general suggest they read the books first grin

GemmaCollinsBabes Sun 24-Sep-17 17:42:00

user I slept with a scarf over my mirror until I was well into my twenties because of Candyman. blush

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