Movie Ratings Are Upside Down

I didn’t realize that The King’s Speech was rated “R” until I was in line buying our tickets at the Cinema 20 in Boca Raton.  Hmmm do we see Wallis Simpson’s yayas?  Do we see the King’s butt like Alec Baldwin’s in It’s Complicated ?  I seriously didn’t know.

Turns out, it is because he uses the “F” word when he is angry and does not stammer.  A teenage nymph can show her tattooed boobies covered by a dot and it gets a PG-13 rating.  The King f-bombs in context in this true story and it gets an “R” rating…it’s nonsensical to me…mind blowing.  I’m getting old, it’s true.

Who wouldn’t want their teen seeing The King’s Speech?  It is steeped in history and tells a story of courage and fortitude. 

I had more than one person say they would go to more movies if they were made as well as this one.  Granted, this movie is extraordinary but I realize I am getting old because I am no longer the demographic the studios are targeting. 

I particularly loved how human the characters are portrayed.  And, they were fully clothed, even Wallis, who got her guy!

Life is good!

Jude

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Taillights Disappear: Another Passage

It was still dark when he left this morning so our traditional blinking of the headlights (him) and front porch light (me) quietly symbolized our wave goodbye.  Another college Christmas vacation in the record books.

He reminded his father on one of their many walks during break that he was graduating from college next year.  Wow!

He reminded me that he was turning 21 THIS year.  Wow, again!

He will likely not be home again until the end of the semester, after finals have been written and the car packed once again.  He has so much to look forward to these next few months including a training trip to Hawaii on Thursday.  He will be back in Buffalo in February for the MAAC Swimming and Diving Championships but that trip is not a visit home, just another part of his swim schedule.

Roommates and friends are packing up into cars and driving down to Florida for spring break, hoping they have the need for a side trip to see their Men’s Basketball team play somewhere in the NCAA First Round.  Easter break will be down at the condo and although it is a second home, I think by then he will be pining for his northern one.

Our regular visits end this month as the season is finally drawing to a close.  This is the semester when I miss him…the house is so quiet…

When he returns in May it will not be for the traditional 3 ½ month break.  He will only spend two weeks at home before we move him to NYC for a 10 week summer internship at PWC.

Today I’ll remember our light flashing goodbye as I pray he has a safe trip and misses me just a little, too!

Life is good!

Jude

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