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post #101 of 124
There's a bright purple haze on the meadow, there's a bright purple haze on the meadow. Laurie is as high as an elephant's eye, and her hands are so big they can span the whole sky.
post #102 of 124
Ok, I didn't read through the whole thread. But a dear friend of mine once told me "You can make a movie about granny sitting on the front porch and some parents will still find something to be offended by."
post #103 of 124
Well, of course. That's stereotyping the elderly!

post #104 of 124
Not if she's straddling the railing.
post #105 of 124
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Not if she's straddling the railing.
Banister Abuse??

I don't think so, thankyouverykindy.

I'll have none of THAT nonsense around MY family.
post #106 of 124
I thought The Fox and the Child was lovely. It is a French film but I saw it with Kate Winslet narrating in English. I only saw the last half so can't personally attest to the first part but this synopsis (containing spoilers) seems pretty thorough. Perhaps it's too young for your age group? though I enjoyed what I saw.
post #107 of 124
I'm really trying, but I can't think of anything offensive about the Dutch film (dubbed in English) Undercover Kitty. A cat gets turned into a girl and helps a local reporter bust an evil industrialist (his dumped toxic waste is what turned her human). It's quite charming! There is one scene of kittens in peril, but they are rescued.

Of course, it is quite offensive to evil industrialists.
post #108 of 124
Maybe you should call the parents and ask them for names of movies their daughters love, jot them all down and see if there is one they all like? Obviously if the parents know they love them they won't care if you show it.

I seriously don't censor my kids to this degree. I understand if parents don't want their kids to watch Saw71 but really cheaper by the dozen? its funny. 12 yr olds aren't like the 12 yr olds of our past.

my oldest is a freshman almost 15 and he can't believe how filthy the 14-15 yr olds in his class talk and I quote "the girls are worse than the guys".

Not dissing girls, I'm just saying...
post #109 of 124
Roman Holiday? Herbie? Journey to the Center of the Earth? Sarah Plain and Tall? And if they're into ballet the Children of Theater Street is a really cool documentary about the Kirov.
post #110 of 124
Summer Magic (one of my favorites)
Swiss Family Robinson
Princess Diaries
A Little Princess (could be controversial)
post #111 of 124
Ice Castles!
post #112 of 124
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Hmm... it occurs to me I've never seen The Music Man!
ACK! I just almost passed out reading that. : The Music Man has to be in my top 3 favorite movies EVER. You MUST see it.

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I lived for musicals when I was that age![/FONT]
I did too - Brigadoon, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Music Man, and so many others....ohhhhh, so many wonderful memories. I've already gotten my two into SBFSB, Music Man, and Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
post #113 of 124
Wallace & Grommit, BBedknobs & Broomsticks, The Neverending Story, Pagemaster, Journey to the Center of the Earth?
post #114 of 124
As the other person who mentioned Bedknobs and Broomsticks above, I do have to remind that there is witchcraft AND a battle scene with actual firing of weapons and bullets hitting (empty, magically moving) knight armor. SO uh, tons of offensive stuff in that movie!
post #115 of 124
OT, but I have totally been sucked into twenty minutes of surfing PluggedIn. They're pretty thorough, so I can see the point (and I can see looking movies up on it, because I'm fairly judicious about media choices), but I was curious about their perspective ... and then I picked up that it was a FOTF website. Case solved!

Here was my favorite from "Julie and Julia":
A few mild political jabs are tossed out at U.S. Republicans

post #116 of 124
If you want thorough reviews without the random remarks about the evils of homosexuality, all non-Christian religions, and environmentalists that you find at Plugged-In, Commonsensemedia.org is really good.
post #117 of 124
Hmm, there were some great Disney movies that I used to love back in the late 80's early 90s. I was a squeaky clean girl. Trouble is, who knows if they're available on DVD?

Goodbye Miss Fourth of July

A Friendship In Vienna (although being set in Nazi Germany... maybe not).

Always the Anne of Green Gable miniseries (1 & 2, not 3 that one's just bunk)

We also like the older Haley Mills shows: The Trouble with Angels and Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows, unless the parents object to Catholic All-girls boarding schools.
post #118 of 124
wow i really like the comonsensemedia link. thnx
post #119 of 124
A few of my top picks (some I was reminded of from this thread):

Ever After - it's a cool retelling of Cinderella, she rescues herself which is really neat, and Leonardo DaVinci is one of the characters!

Bride & Predjudice - an americanized Bollywood retelling of Pride & Predjudice with fantastic songs & dance scenes, but in true Bollywood style there is no kissing (let alone anything else)

Enchanted - Disney movie which starts out animated but moves to live-action (with McDreamy!)

Wall-E - or just about any Pixar film - Pixar is cool enough for adults!

A Little Princess - this was a favourite of mine as a child - very special movie that makes me tear up a little just thinking of it.

Anne of Green Gables - it was mentioned before, but I just loved it.

P.S. Our wedding was at the Heritage Village where some of Anne of Green Gables was filmed!!
post #120 of 124
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wow i really like the comonsensemedia link. thnx
Thanks for linking to that!
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