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Whoa! forgot how beautiful Jennifer Connelly was here


otherwise the movie was a mess

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Nah. The movie was great. Lots of fun. Amazing songs. Bowie at his sexiest. Amazing puppetry.

Seize the moment, 'cause tomorrow you might be dead.

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Movie it's epic. Jennifer was and is still very naturally beautiful.

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Yes. She is the very definition of beautiful.

As for the movie, it's fun and engaging. I'll admit though, even as a fan of 80's fantasy movies, I can say the main reason I like this movie is because of Jennifer. But that being said, I get its appeal.

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She was 15 in this, lots of pedophiles on imdb :-(

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just playing devils advocate...
thats the age of consent in half the world.
Besides the character was 15 , I bet Jennifer was a lot older.

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Jennifer was born in late 1970, so my guess is that she was about 15 when she filmed Labyrinth.

Still, as JoelHallenback has stated, saying a mid-teen is 'beautiful' is not the same as saying they're 'sexy'.

Also, I suspect many of us here are younger than Connelly. I'm not sure how we could be 'paedophiles' if we saw the film as kids and noted how beautiful Connelly was.

If we're still finding current teenage girls attractive as thirtysomething and fortysomething men, that's a problem. But I'm not sure how terrible it is to say 'I found Connelly beautiful when I was a ten-year-old kid, and I still have fond memories of her performance/screen presence'.

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Ok MalkovichMalkovi I understand your reasons.
My name is Chris Hansen and you're on to catch a predator!

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Hey, this isn't my thread, and I'm not the one saying Connelly was hot at 15.

To be honest, it wasn't until around Career Opportunities and The Rocketeer, when Connelly was about 19/20, that I really started to take notice of her...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ylymgn0J7c

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Same here, she was super hot in carreer opportunities (and after).
I was just pulling your leg with the Hansen reply, but yeah, my point is: she was underage in labyrinth and should not be seen as the object of desire for any man.

It would be ok if it was 15 years olds stating this, but I don't think you can post here if you're that young.

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I'm inclined to agree.

For what it's worth, I first saw Labyrinth when I was a pre-teen (I think I first saw the film on TV when I was either 9 or 10). I hadn't yet reached puberty and I wasn't therefore sexually attracted to Jennifer Connelly, but I probably noted how pretty she was.

Like I say, I'm not sure how problematic it is to note that, seeing that Connelly is a decade older than me and when I first saw her in Labyrinth I was a good few years younger than 15.

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I hate when people pull this argument. JC is an actress, not some kid down the street. And noting that a young lady is beautiful, attractive, gorgeous, what have you, is simply an observation and not an indication of some deep dark yearning.

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Ridiculous comment. She was in her mid-teens in this. Pedophilia is the interest in PRE-pubescent children. And besides that, noting that someone is 'beautiful' is not the same as sexual interest. She was beautiful in this film and even more so in Phenomena. She was first sexually noticeable in Career Ops and The Hot Spot, well into her 20s.

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Ok JoeHallenbeck I understand your reasons.
My name is Chris Hansen and you're on to catch a predator!

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You bounced a check.

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Is there a term for someone attracted to unborn fetuses? If not, then it's fair game for all youse pervs out there.

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Jennifer Connelly is a decade older than me.

I first saw the film when I was a kid.

Is it 'paedophilic' of me to have been attracted to a 15-year-old Connelly when I was a kid? And is it 'paedophilic' of me to still remember her as attractive in Labyrinth based on how I felt when I was a pre-teen?

Bear in mind I am not remotely attracted to any current 15-year-olds, and have never been attracted to any underage girls or boys who are younger than me. In view of that, is it wrong of me to have fond memories of say Jennifer Connelly or other teenage girls from the 1980s and early 1990s, when I was myself only a pre-teen?

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