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one of the most offensive films that I have ever seen


Hi I am 35, UK Male, and have been lucky enough to see a wide range of different movies in my life, I watched this film after staying up all night with the flu and to be honest it is one of the most offensive films that I have ever seen, this film epitomises everything that was wrong with the blind optimism that was allowed to flourish so readily in the US in the old days that has led to the intolerant environment of today. This film just cries "SHUT THE HELL UP AND DO AS I SAY". Hayley Mills' precocious child character may have been popular at the time, but has about as much in common with any kid today as, well, nothing. (sorry I can't think of a metaphor - maybe there isn't one).

Hideous 60s US propaganda. I can't imagine anyone enjoying this film today except for some traumatized and repressed presbyterian retarded person who wants to brainwash their kids by fear. And I doubt if even they could handle it after staying up all night.

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I'm sorry, but were we watching the same movie?

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so sad you have to take something so innocent and add the politcal correctness of the current era. How could blind optimism lead to intolerance. Not even going there, this comment is just trolling for ignorance.

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Regarding this, and the silly "Feminity"issue (great Sherman song, and singing

the movie also wasn't even set in the 1960s era that it was made in (Leonard Maltin [1973 et al.] notes the film is in 1903[?]). So it's a PERIOD piece!

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Your also an UK Male idoit.

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Personally I think it's a beautiful film, and I will watch many, many times. It reminds me of Main Street at Disneyland. And I have watched movies before being very ill, and think OMG that movie sucked, or that was the weirdest movie I've ever seen. I then watch the movie again when I'm not so out of it, and it makes complete sense.
I don't know if anyone has seen African Queen, but when I was 11 (and throwing up all night) my mom put this movie on for me, it made no sense what so ever. I re-watched it a few months later and I loved it. It's one of my top 10 movies. So I'm basically saying you can't have to many opinions or make sense of much when you've been sick. Try watching it again :D

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Wow, I have loved this movie since I was a kid (and I'm a 31 year old female), are you sure you're commenting on the right movie? Of course the era is differnt, it's supposed to have taken place like about 100 years ago! And you aren't even from the US so how in the world could it offend you?

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You have obviously led a very sheltered life, even by the standards of a British twit. But thanks for posting one of the most {unintentionally} funny and overwrought posts I've ever seen on these boards.

Blaine in Seattle

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As much as you're ranting on about... something, not sure you even know what, I'm still not understanding how you are offended by the film???

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Flu or no flu, you're really not well, are you. And as for the "blind optomism that was allowed to flourish so readily in the US in the old days," were it not for that US optomism, you would have grown up speaking German!

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And if it wasn't for national imperialism in Britain in the 1700's you would have grown up speaking Spanish. So imperialism must be a good thing right?

And if the Spanish Armada hadn't been defeated, I might have grown up speaking Spanish.

And if the Dinosaurs hadn't have been wiped out, none of us would be here speaking anything!

Etc, etc, etc.

So What's your point??

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