I do not normally go to the movie theatre, because of past experiences. This 4th of July, was 104 degrees on average, and the best place to chill out and be entertained was the local multiplex.
I followed the advice of my previous commenters. I went to an early matinee, I chose an R rated film, and arrived early so that I could get the highest possible seats away from where parents with kids will normally sit. I even took the opportunity to chose one of the dirtiest and possibly the most juvenile movies I have ever watched, " TED ". I loved it! Even in spite off the fact that there were parents with kids in this movie.
These were not teenagers, pre-teens who might understand, or even the expected babies. These were adolescent kids, in a movie that I found offensive and inappropriate, as an adult. The curse words flew through out the film, with explicit visuals to accompany them. Now, I will admit that the movie may have fooled some parent into think it would be a cute talking teddy bear movie, and they may have bought the tickets by accident. The minute that you and your kid see a teddy bear taking a hit from a bong and talking about talking to his dealer, there is no illusion anymore. Those parents should have left the theatre. The parents at this theatre knew exactly what they had purchased tickets to see.
I watched a little girl who sat in front of me and my wife, watch in horror and confusion. Her parents laughing their asses off beside her, and ignoring her request for clarification. During the film, the cute teddy bear, simulates several sex acts, that include a facial scene. The little girl asked her father sever times what was the teddy doing and why was it so funny, and it appeared to me that he attempted to explain. I hope he lied, but I am horrified that he told her truth. The movie was rated R for a reason people, and that means no kids. Why ruin my movie experience, and harm you kids, all because you want to see a movie. Find a babysitter! Can somebody tell me why they would do this to their kids, or to fellow movie goers?
I will also add, that the majority of parents I see doing this, are African American families,and as a Black man, I would like to know why?