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Not remotely creepy....


I think it's sad how many people had the old guy marked down as "creepy".

If you look at his words and deeds throughout the film, he's perfectly direct with the girl, from start to finish.

No creeping involve.

But he's old. And lustful. Therefore creepy.

They should have had the guts to do a full-on sex scene just to get up people's noses(a version wherein the old guy isn't impotent).

~Iain

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I guess if i had a teenage daughter and some old man was trying to touch her or watch her in the bathtub or try to get into bed with to me that would be creepy and i think most people would agree the same. I did watch the movie it was on the starz network last night the movie had good points but it could of left out the part where she was nude around him to me that was a little creepy.

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Fathers don't (or at least shouldn't... ) like the idea of thinking about any man with their daughter, regardless of age, but there comes a time when you have to let go of your children and realise that they're old enough to make their own decisions.

In any case, if you don't have a teenage daughter, then why should it bother you so much?! If my auntie had testicles then she'd be my uncle, but there's no point worrying about hypotheticals if they aren't on the horizon!






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I agree with Iain 100%. As I've said in previous posts on other topics, I don't think he was impotent. I think he told her that too gain her trust so he could go in for the kill before the bath scene. Remember he asked if there was an old man odor and began what I would consider the steps to seduction...I really shouldn't be posting while drinking...lol...oh well, the doctor said his procedure COULD lead to impotence, so he had a fifty-fifty shot...I doubt any man would start that fire with a young woman just to be embarrased later.

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Well, that's your opinion, OP. I found his character intensely creepy and predatory. And this isn't me being agist. It could have been a forty, thirty, twenty-year-old man behaving this way and I STILL would have considered it loathsome and vaguely pathetic...

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Why on Earth are people getting upset about this? So he's an old man, so what? Does that mean his senses are dead? He finds her beautiful, something that is perfectly normal and healthy. He desires her - again, something perfectly natural. But he also shows her respect and kindness.

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the sort of respect and kindness that is evident when he goes to smell her vagina covered fingers. theres nothing wrong with desire, it's only when it's acted on that it becomes morally reprehensible. I thought it was a good film, but found the portrayal of the two central characters, disturbing.

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Desiring someone doesn't give you the right to sexually harass and pester them.

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I quite agree with iain Inkster-1.

It's long past time that this final sexual taboo was smashed flat. The old man never attempted to abuse her. It was highly unlikely that he would have had the strength. And the young woman was turned 20, so over the age of majority. They were each free to choose.

If there was anything creepy here, it was the way in which this female took advantage of the old man's desire, using it to exploit him any way she could.
Telling him to take a walk while she and her boyfriend ransacked his home and had sex in his bed. How creepy is that?

It was that very exploitation that led to his premature death, after the boyfriend knocked him down. The fact that she had been abused herself and regretted her behaviour afterwards was pretty poor mitigation.

As to sniffing vagina-steeped fingers (something objected to by another contributor) - Yes please! You don't know what you're missing, chum. It's time to pull the plug on your rubber dolly and get adventurous. And do it now; don't wait to grow old.

Curiously; in Clint Eastwood's `The Outlaw Josey Whales', an ancient Indian takes a young squaw to bed and nobody even bats an eyelid. Ah well; I suppose they were just savages...

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He never lied to her. He never made her commit acts against her will. Jessie was the age of consent so the relationship was not illegal. In fact, 100 years ago this sort of arrangement would have been encouraged. He was sweet and benevolent and she recognized that. I honestly don't see why people are making such a huge deal out of this sort of relationship. Harold and Maude is considered a classic and it features a similar theme with the gender roles switched.

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he's perfectly direct with the girl, from start to finish.

No creeping involve.

Except for the part where he spies her nude modeling. 

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