• Onlyatriple

    Very insightful review, thanks Jon. So your sense is that the film is suitable for a 9 year old boy? a 6 year old? My kids are very eager to see it, but I wonder if this is the best way to introduce them to the issue of racial prejudice. Or maybe it is exactly the right way.

    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

      The language is extremely harsh, so you’d have to prepare. I’d say no to a 6 year old. For age 9, I think with a preparatory conversation you could do it.

      I did see Blazing Saddles at age 7 without any prep, and they were throwing the n-word around a bit on that movie. But this is a different movie and a different era.

      • Onlyatriple

        Ah, Blazing Saddles. Watching the campfire scene with my mom was one of the truly embarrassing moments of my childhood. And one of the funniest.

      • Anonymous

        So what did a 7 year old make of Madeline Kahn?

        • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

          She could be appreciated at any age :)

          • Jack Dawkins

            It’s twoo, it’s twoo!

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT

  • Anonymous

    Broad is underselling it. I thought the movie was a 75-mph fastball down the middle, plodding and obvious, with characters as one-dimensional as a foul line.