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Can we take our 20 mo old baby to see a rated R movie?

Asked by 2late2be (2286points) June 4th, 2008 from iPhone

we don’t want to leave him with babysitter…

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arnbev959's avatar

Depends whether the theater will let you.

bassist_king1's avatar

I wouldn’t take a baby to any movie in theatres, if they cry it bothers other people too much, plus it depends on what the movie is, cause the baby will hear it and it they’re talking yet, they might try to say things they heard from the movie and they might hear something bad :(

Randy's avatar

Personally, I wouldn’t. I’m positive that some parents have done worse though. I guess really its just a judgment call here. If you think its ok, go for it.

melly6708's avatar

well i wouldnt advise it.. babies cant sit still for that long.. for example we had to go pick my 2yr old neice from the theaters because she couldnt sit still and they were wathcing bee

Spargett's avatar

You should be fine.

R – Restricted: Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

2late2be's avatar

well, we usually take the baby to the movies when he is sleepy and tired, we went do see IRONMAN and INDIANA JONES after 2 years of no movies, he was asleep all the time..

sndfreQ's avatar

Sit by the door/exit; both movies are loud and have frightening scenes (Indiana moreso); be prepared to leave, get there early.

wizard's avatar

You’d be fine, at 20 months they aren’t say anything. Just go watch your movie.

babygalll's avatar

That should be fine, but will he sit for the duration of the movie? Will he make noise that will disturb other people watching the movie? I don’t see a problem with it, but if you want to go out and enjoy yourself without worrying about him…leave him with the babysitter.

Dog's avatar

Yes you can- but should you?

I suggest that you respect the others who are paying to enjoy a mature rated movie and get a sitter. I know you say your child will behave or sleep but you cannot guarantee that a loud noise will not wake him and scare him.

Before you all think I am anti-kids let me clarify that I have 4 of my own. Just because I have kids does not mean that I have the right to take them with me when they might disturb others who are trying to enjoy an evening out just because I will miss them.

Now if it is a kids movie that is entirely different. Those who attend expect kids to be there. But this is an R movie- intended for mature people.

Just my opinion.

shawnlxc's avatar

I wouldn’t do it. First, no matter how much you know your kid there are those uncontrollable situations that he may have. Also you wouldn’t want to have to walk out of a movie you paid for. Also you risk being embarrassed if someone got a manager, managers have the right to throw you out. I’ve saw it happen even to mentally handicap people.

richardhenry's avatar

The rating system works a little differently in the UK, we go by age. (Ratings would be 12, 15, 18, for example.) For us, an ‘R’ rated movie implies an R18 movie, which is porn. So provided that’s not what you meant, it should be okay.

buster's avatar

no. your kid will start cussing and stuff. i think its rude anyways when people bring young children to a movie not for kids or a restaurant. they get upset and scream and yell. nothing ruins my meal more than an overcooked steak and a screaming kid.

cheebdragon's avatar

★ Only if you hate everyone else in the movie theater and are hell bent on ruining the movie for them…

syz's avatar

What’s wrong with using a babysitter?

kapuerajam's avatar

If your kid can’t talk to repeat the swearing then he’s probaly too young to understand the movie so it shouldn’t be a problem.

skfinkel's avatar

No. Unless he sleeps the whole time, I don’t think this would be good for him.

Better would be to play with him at home with creative toys—paying lots of attention to him. Then get a babysitter and go to your grown-up movie.

Beege's avatar

To be honest, I think it’s a great idea. It’s a great opportunity for your child to kick back, relax and enjoy a good movie. Some might say it’s a bad idea, but there just nay-sayers. Go for it and have a good time.

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