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why did that old guy had a 11 year old sister?


this movie made zero sense!

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known_troll says> why did that old guy had a 11 year old sister? this movie made zero sense!
Maybe it's because I'm Catholic but growing up I encountered all kinds of families. Some in which the next generation had overtaken the previous one; meaning the aunt or uncle was younger than or similar in age to the niece or nephew. There were siblings twenty years apart. There were kids being raised by aunts and uncles and grandparents so they had sibling type relationships with cousins, etc. There were multiple mixed marriages of cultures, races, religions, age groups, etc.

As a result, nothing ever seems that odd to me when I see it in a movie. Today with so many divorces and remarriages families are more convoluted than ever yet people seem more confused. Why is that?


Woman, man! That's the way it should be Tarzan. [Tarzan and his mate]

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It was Mitch and Annie's love child.

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"why did that old guy had a 11 year old sister?"

I know one set of brothers where one graduated high school in 1977, the younger one (who has a twin sister) graduated in 2005. One other child in between. 28 years age spread.

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The [rhythm method] is untrustworthy.

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Not typical, but not implausible. Everyone is nitpicking at this, but overlooking the fact that the film was about something entirely implausible - avian Armegeddon.

It's ONLY A MOVIE!!!

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Exactly.

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Melanie was 11 when her mother left. Kathy is 11 and lost her father. It's giving the characters the ability to relate.

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The biggest age gap between siblings that I've known is 22 years. So 1 year more than Mitch and Cathy. No doubt there will be longer age gaps for some future siblings. As some women are bearing babies well into their fifties now.

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There’s a 28 year age gap between Donald Trump Jr and Barron Trump.

I am sure there are bigger age gaps in celebrity families.

Mick Jagger has a son two years younger than his great-grandchild!

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