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13 year old has just been to see a film and he said it was wholly inappropriate, would u get a refund or leave it.

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shinyshoes Wed 29-Dec-10 17:33:48

My 13 year old son has just been to see 'Meet the Fockers, 'Little Fockers' he said he was absolutely shocked at the language used and the constant referral to Viagra and it making his penis larger' hmmHe felt evry uncomfortable and left before the ending,I'm not sure if it's because his cousin was there but he said the word 'Bastard' was mentioned quite a few times as well.
The film is a 12A and he said it should have been a 15.

WWYD , would you try for a refund on the ticket so he can go see something else (it was his christmas money) or leave it.

BelligerentYhoULE Wed 29-Dec-10 17:35:38

Nope, I'd put it down to experience (with a title like that, you'd expect some bad langiage I think) tbh - I think the cinema would think you were very strange if you asked for a refund.

Tootlesmummy Wed 29-Dec-10 17:36:16

Leave it I'm afraid. All films go through a strict review by the british film board to be categorised and they must feel the 12A is appropriate.

Also, 12A does mean adults should check appropriateness as well if there is concerns.

I would just chalk it up to experience.

BelligerentYhoULE Wed 29-Dec-10 17:36:25

language - excuse typos! I haven't been on the computer for a couple of days and have forgotten how to write, it seems!

TrinityMotherOfRhinos Wed 29-Dec-10 17:37:13

I would have thought you would expect terribly language and silly sexual references. Dont think the cinema will give a refund at all.

wewishyouamerrylissiemas Wed 29-Dec-10 17:37:47

what belligerent said. its a 12*A* not a 12. so adult supervision is recommended. with a title like meet the fockers, and being third in the series it was never going to be about singing nannies

cornsilkcornedbeefhash Wed 29-Dec-10 17:38:03

I think the title should really have given him some clues before he went

Theyremybiscuits Wed 29-Dec-10 17:39:04

We saw it yesterday with my 12 year old son and it was quite amusing, though not as funny as the first two, we thought.

I think your son should have gone to see another film if he thought this was inappropriate.

Watch it yourself, it's very funny.

There are some jokes and innuendo regarding erections, but surely at your sons age he knows about these things?

usualsuspect Wed 29-Dec-10 17:39:13

I think a 13 year old could cope with a bit of swearing and sexual innuendo really ds at 13 would of loved it grin

Batteryhuman Wed 29-Dec-10 17:39:21

When the title of the film is a word play on Fuckers what on earth did he expect?

DurhamDurham Wed 29-Dec-10 17:39:47

The cinema would be under no obligation to offer a refund because your son didn't enjoy it. It's a 12A and with the film being titled 'Little Fockers' what did you expect? All three films are based around the same joke...that the main characters are called The Fockers. It wasn't funny the first time and it must seem very tired now.

shinyshoes Wed 29-Dec-10 17:43:01

The first two films were blimmin brilliant !!

I havent seen the third one I must admit, but he's so dissapointed and I think embarressed

Guess I've got to chalk it up as experinece then

mazzystartled Wed 29-Dec-10 17:43:48

It was your responsibility, really, rather the cinemas to ensure the film he chose was appropriate for HIM. The classifications are a general guide for age appropriateness.

Theyremybiscuits Wed 29-Dec-10 17:44:26


StuffingGoldBrass Wed 29-Dec-10 17:46:58

FFS tell your DS not to be such a whinyarse. If he is too dim to be able to work out that this film is full of knob jokes and swearing that's his problem, not the cinema's.
Do you want your boy to grow up into a professionally-offended buckethead who's forever trying to get things banned because someone said 'Bum'?

maryz Wed 29-Dec-10 17:47:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ormirian Wed 29-Dec-10 17:48:18

I am impressed by any 13 yr old that used the phase 'wholly inappropriate'.

DurhamDurham Wed 29-Dec-10 17:50:46

I'd be worried if my 13 yr old used the term 'wholly inappropriate'...or I would assume she was impersonating someone much older and wiser!!

wewishyouamerrylissiemas Wed 29-Dec-10 17:50:47

"Do you want your boy to grow up into a professionally-offended buckethead who's forever trying to get things banned because someone said 'Bum'?"

a little wee just came out!

larrygrylls Wed 29-Dec-10 17:52:05

What is up with boys these days? When I was 12/13, it was a badge of honour to sneak into a 14 film and the more daring (sadly not me) had even been to see 18 rated films.

It is sad that he found an amusing film upsetting. It is not "return of the living dead" after all.

TrinityMotherOfRhinos Wed 29-Dec-10 17:52:20

lissie - snap grin

Dumbledoresfairy Wed 29-Dec-10 17:55:28

If your son manages to get a refund, do let me know. There have been many many films I have seen which have not lived up to my expectations and I would love the money back.

Seriously, it is a chalk up to experience thing. If you feel really bad for him, and can afford it, refund him the money yourself, maybe?

southeastastra Wed 29-Dec-10 18:00:27

surely the title is a giveaway as to the content hmm?

absolutmum Fri 07-Jan-11 20:14:33

I took my 8 year old on Christmas Eve - he loved it, thought it was really funny!
He's seen the first two films as well.

Tarlia Sun 09-Jan-11 01:20:26

biscuit This has to be a wind up...!!!!

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