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Films that you loved as a child but view slightly differently now! (Light hearted)

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fastingmum123 Thu 11-Feb-16 00:47:07

Was watching Mrs Doubtfire a film I've always loved with my dcs the other day and looking at it now it's pretty creepy. Maybe I'm just looking into it to much.

I also never realised that grease was about teenage pregnancy ect.

Yakari Thu 11-Feb-16 00:50:31

I was coming onto say Mrs Doubtfire - as much as i adore robin Williams. Can you imagine the thread in Relationships and the reaction if a exDH did that in real life.
The other for me is Bugsy Malone. Watched it with the DCs the other day and was a bit hmm at the innuendo but I guess it went over their heads like it did with mine when I saw it first time round.

fastingmum123 Thu 11-Feb-16 00:57:39

I know the bit were he's in court fighting not to lose his kids when he's found out surely he would be locked up or sanctioned.

CoppyPock Thu 11-Feb-16 01:11:03

The hunchback of notre damn.

Shocking when you watch as a adult.

CoppyPock Thu 11-Feb-16 01:11:56

Actually most Disney films come to think of it...

VeronicaDinner Thu 11-Feb-16 02:03:14


It's absolutely terrifying! How did I not see that? It's bleak as shit and full of very strong peril!

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Thu 11-Feb-16 02:52:23

Peter Pan.

"Shall we go out tonight, darling? We can leave the dog in charge of the children. Stick a bonnet on her head and leave her a bottle of morphine to pour with her grim, doggy mouth. It's all be totally fine. No of course morphine won't make them hallucinate fairies. And if it does then the pooch is totally competent in dealing with such matters."


ChickyChickyParmParm Thu 11-Feb-16 03:01:30

The Little Mermaid.

Aerial : "I'm sixteen years old. I'm not a child anymore."

Me, as a child : yeah! Can't wait to be sixteen.

Me now: you're a bloody child! Stop hankering after princes and get an education.

fastingmum123 Thu 11-Feb-16 04:15:50

As a child I always found Pinocchio confusing and didn't have a clue what was going on but really get what you mean since seeing it again.

When I was young I wanted the video (so old) of the litte mermaid for my birthday. I maybe should have mentioned it was the Disney one as my parents got me another version where she kills herself at the end and not a singing crab in sight!

summerainbow Thu 11-Feb-16 04:25:23

I always loathed pinocchio .
Have you look closely at roald dahl stories I refused to read them to kids but they did watch the films weird stories

fastingmum123 Thu 11-Feb-16 04:31:08

My dd loves his books but have to agree some of his books have horrible storylines

VeronicaDinner Thu 11-Feb-16 04:40:01

Yeah, the original Little Mermaid story is very dark!

The circus bit in Pinocchio is horrible. It's actually like a nightmare.

fastingmum123 Thu 11-Feb-16 07:40:53

Is that the donkey part? It's really horrible

VeronicaDinner Thu 11-Feb-16 07:44:43

Yes, that bit! Everything about is so sinister, even more so because it is supposed to be a children's story.

fastingmum123 Thu 11-Feb-16 14:33:13

It's awful especially the part where the boy is crying for his mama! I know it's a warning for children to behave or (as my mum used to say) you'll be taken away.

ThreeGoldStars Thu 11-Feb-16 16:17:44

Good idea for a thread, op... I thought Grease would get a mention!

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Thu 11-Feb-16 16:21:21

Grease is a funny one. It does have a PG rating but at first glance looks totally innocent.

So you watch it at 4 and love it. Watch it at 14 and love it. Watch it at 24 and love it. Then watch it at 34 and think, 'Holy crap. WTF am I watching?'


EElisavetaOfBelsornia Thu 11-Feb-16 16:23:47

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. They actually sing about mass rape shock

Queazy Thu 11-Feb-16 16:28:13

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The child snatcher was always scary. Strangely moreso as an adult grin

Oldraver Thu 11-Feb-16 16:30:35

Sound of Music and Mary a child I saw them as a boring old farty films and have never watched them all the way though till the last few years ago.

I love them now and maybe have a crush on Julie Andrews

MaxPepsi Thu 11-Feb-16 16:35:48

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. They actually sing about mass rape

I love the film, I have no idea which song you mean.
How could I have missed it??

cjt110 Thu 11-Feb-16 16:36:47

I used to happily sing along to "Reproduction" from Grease 2(?) without the foggiest what it was about....

foxessocks Thu 11-Feb-16 16:37:11

I watched Disney alice in wonderland with dd yesterday. I know the book is obviously fantastical but purely from a child watching the film point of view...a bit scary! Especially all the playing cards going off to gave their heads chopped off.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Thu 11-Feb-16 16:39:46

It's the song about the Sabine women Pax.

The Princess Diaries - the school did not deal with it in a sensible way!

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Thu 11-Feb-16 16:40:00

Plenty of children have sung,

"And she's a real pussy wagon..."
"Chicks will cream..."

and various other dubious lyrics.

I've not seen Grease 2. Is it good?

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