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post #21 of 124
"Labyrinth, but nope, David Bowie’s trousers"

Really - kids look at that - funny cause my 3 (ages 3, 6 and 19 days from 11) watched that this weekend and funny - no one pointed it out to me.

We also watched The Dark Crystal, The Princes Bride, and Karate Kid I and II.

My daughter loves The Prince and Me (the first one), as well as both of The Princess Diaries movies, for the "girly" factor, we also like Legend (aka Tom Cruise 80s fanasty flix), in addition to the fanasty movies names above, as well as the Harry Potter movies (but that is magic so surely a no-no)

ETA: Honestly i have my daughter choose a few movies and ask the moms of the girls invited if they have seen that movie before/or approve for their daughter to see it.
post #22 of 124
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Yeah, I dunno; I think talking animals would be fine (surely talking animals wouldnt' offend anyone... right?), but maybe not characters performing magic. And yeah, witchcraft is out. I'm trying to think of insanely inoffensive movies, but it's hard! Shrek has potty humour, Fly Away Home has a girl getting her nose pierced, The Parent Trap has some sexual references... I've only seen bits of Ella Enchanted, but doesn't she rip her skirt off (to a shorter version, I mean, not altogether) during the final dance? Is that offendable, do you think?

Isn't pluggedin the site that said The Fellowship of the Ring had mild sexuality because of the scene with hobbits dancing? Would anything pass the test on that site?
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Really - kids look at that - funny cause my 3 (ages 3, 6 and 19 days from 11) watched that this weekend and funny - no one pointed it out to me.
I was kidding. I disallowed it for the magic thing, which some parents might find offensive.

I hasten to add that I don't find these films offensive at all - I have a degree in film and have watched some truly foul and controversial cinema, so I'm not coming from a place of sheltered lily-whiteness here.
post #23 of 124
Oh - i was worried about teh pants - Whew - ROFL - COMPLETELY forgot about the "magic" aspect - ROFLMBO

I think i am going to have to check out this pluggedin site for a laugh or 2... LOTR is mildly secual!?!?!? LOL
post #24 of 124
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Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken?
Oh yeah!!! I saw this one on a band trip when I was 13 and LOVED it! Thanks for the great memory.
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post #26 of 124
milo and otis, though there was a bit of controversy when it first came out..
homeward bound
shoot, i thought i had some more!

eta: what was that movie about the zebra/racehorse? racing stripes

the olsen twin detective series?
post #27 of 124
i was going to suggest Daddy Day Care - but pluggedin.com said this about it:

under Other Negeative Elements:
Marvin credits the liberal tome Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care for giving him insight into children.


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post #28 of 124
The Anne of Green Gables movies - I think they are Canadian? It's a long set of movies, and unless they object to orphans for some reason, there is really nothing in the movies which could be remotely offensive.

When I was in college, we used to do marathons of the movies sometimes. They're quite well done and keep pretty true to the books.
post #29 of 124
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I used to love Milo and Otis. Watched it so often as a kid. In fact I had the music, Schumann's Of Foreign Lands and People, played when I went down the aisle at our wedding. (Not because of the movie, I just loved the tune...) Then I found out they had horrific standards of animal care throughout the movies. Notice how the cat changes size several times throughout the film? Yeah... apparently when they were filming a scene where the cat jumps off a waterfall, they just kept throwing cats over until one survived and they could get the shot. Sorta put me off. Not that that would make it an unsavoury film for children to watch per se... BUT... it has live footage of the births of kittens and puppies. What do you think? Too salacious?

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Marvin credits the liberal tome Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care for giving him insight into children.
Maybe we should make an MDC pluggedin site. NEGATIVES: The adoptive mother in Juno reads mainstream tome "What to Expect When You're Expecting".

That said, Pluggedin is hilarious, but I do kinda admire their thoroughness. At least parents know exactly what's going to happen in the movie, down to the last tiny detail. It caters to a market, you know?

elanorh: Yup, got the Anne movies. I might have to add a caveat about the scene where she gets Diana drunk, acourse. I'm not trying to pick on all the suggestions here, incidentally, I'm looking them all up!
post #30 of 124
i'm looking them up too. very amusing!

re: milo and otis- I read somewhere that the throwing the cat over the waterfall thing and other supposed animal cruelty allegations are stuff of urban legends. but i wasn't there, so i cant really comment.
post #31 of 124
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The Tale of Despereaux
A bound human about to be devoured by rats while an ampitheater full of rats looks on and cheers didn't bother you? Seriously, that movie was both boring and horrifying to me. An odd combination

I was going to suggest Nim's Island too
Also seconding Anne of Green Gables and Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
I like the old Disney movies like Parent Trap better than the new--the newer ones seem "brattier" and I don't consider Lindsay Lohan a good role model. Pollyanna is a good one too, but I watched it again recently and it seems like there was something in there that was decidedly racist or offensive somehow by today's standards. . . though I can't recall what it was, so maybe it wasn't that bad, LOL.
post #32 of 124
so this is what plugged in said for kit kitteredge, under "crude and profane language":


A "darn," a "holy cow," a "golly" and three exclamations of "oh my gosh." Name-calling is limited to one "moron" and accusations of "good for nothing" and "freeloader."

seriously? freeloader is considered crude or profane??

they also objected to jeez in nim's island, along with "what the..." trailing off at the end.
post #33 of 124
the only review I have found that plugged in considers "good clean fun" is Wallace and Grommit http://www.pluggedin.com/videos/1999...andGromit.aspx

They even found some offensive things in Veggie Tales..
post #34 of 124
Yes, Homeward Bound is good.

What about Hotel for Dogs??? My bff just showed that at her 9 year old's birthday sleepover last week.

I think the hard thing about absolutely squeaky clean is that the girls could think it is too babyish. We're talking ten to twelve year olds - eleven and twelve is middle school. OP, I'd think about having a few good options to find one that most of the girls might not have seen.

Oh, almost forgot - Bedtime Stories? The newer Adam Sandler movie. It was good.
post #35 of 124
I was all excited to suggest Short Circuit -- it seemed so squeaky clean, but there are gun shots and fighting. I'll rent it though!
When I was in my early 20s I worked at a movie theatre while in college. A woman came through and bought tickets for a 13 year old birthday party of about 7 girls to see Basic Instinct! She apparently had not gotten parental OK beforehand (I don't know what the parents thought that their daughters were seeing or doing) and one of the parents went ballistic. I understand this reaction but mine would be limited to the mom of the birthday girl. She called her minister, the mayor, the local paper. She was furious with the movie theatre. From then on we carded everyone to see rated R movies. There were some older looking 16 year old girls dating 18 year old boys who were very sad that year. Sorry for the tangent, but know that some have been FAR more inappropriate than you could possibly be.
post #36 of 124
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I used to love Milo and Otis.... BUT... it has live footage of the births of kittens and puppies. What do you think? Too salacious?
Yeah, I used to work in after school care, and we showed this to 1st-3rd graders thinking it was a cute animal movie... until we saw straight on animal va-jay-jay TWICE. My co-teacher and I were all I would show that to my future kids someday, but I was a TAD bit worried about what the kids/parents of this mainstream center would say. None of the kids even batted an eye.

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I haven't seen all of these, so I don't know quite how "squeaky clean" they are, but ...

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie and still consider it one of my favorites to this day. Can't remember how 'clean' it was.
post #37 of 124
Chrissa An American Girl is really good and teaches about bullying in schools. My girls love it. Actually all the American Girl movies are squeeky clean and we have very high standards.

The Ugly Dachsund - It's old and a bit hokey but if the girls like dogs, its a great movie.

What about Christmas movies? Is this a sleepover that's coming soon? Good luck! I knwo how hard it is to find decednt movies! I would also recommend pluggedin.com. We use it regularly and their reviews are extrememly thorough.
post #38 of 124
Oh and what about the long version of British movies like Pride and Prejudice or Emma? Even the new Kiera Knightly version has very little sexual innuendo. It might be something really new and fun for them. Another one my girls love and they are 8 and 6.
post #39 of 124
Haven't seen it since I was a kid, but what about National Velvet?

Also old movie musicals, like My Fair Lady or Oklahoma. Someone already mentioned The Sound of Music.

It's a bit lame, but there's a new version of Ballet Shoes (based on the Noel Streatfeild novel). It's totally inoffensive, that I can think of, and it does focus on girls of around that age, which is a bonus.
post #40 of 124
Ever After-- a retelling of Cinderella with Drew Barrymore and a cute prince, totally clean
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