Good article in the Christian Science Monitor regarding parents who bring their kids to R-rated films:
The movie industry now is considering amending its ratings system to include this new and specific admonishment to parents: Many R-rated movies are unsuitable for young children.
The exact wording has yet to be decided, but the change is being made in response to “complaints from people who go to R-rated movies and are disturbed to see young children in there,” says Kori Bernards, a spokeswoman for the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The admonishment is part of the industry’s broader plan, announced last week, to try to make the rating system clearer and its process more transparent.
I had trouble enjoying one of the “Lord of the Rings” (rated PG-13) because of the 4-year-old sitting in front of me.
I’d say this mother’s quote pretty much sums up my feelings: “It seems very obtuse of parents to think that has no effect at all.”