But quite recently I took a closer look at some of my favourite "family friendly" flicks and noticed a bit of a disturbing trend. Is it just me, or do a lot of them have pretty awful messages hidden inside their saccharin sweetness? Don't believe me? Well lets have a look at a few old chestnuts and see if they can stand up to the Kellie Morality Test!
Oh no, my bone to pick is with the Prince. Okay, I'm going to put this as bluntly and as succinctly as possible. It is NOT okay to go up to a sleeping girl, especially one you barely know, and kiss her. This is not romantic, it's sexual assault.
Danny turns himself into a jock to please Sandy, and Sandy turns herself into a skanky ho to please Danny. Sure, it's all sweetness and light the way they portray it, but lets be honest here, that's what they're selling.
Oh, and also that smoking is sexy ... apparently.
The Princess Bride
Yeah, that's going to be a bit of a shock when you try that particular method out in the real world. Generally speaking, if you act like a bitch to a boy, they're just going to get the hell away from you as quickly as they can.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
He chucked a sickie, convinced his best friend to let him steal his father's car, snuck his girlfriend out of school, and then drove them all in said stolen car into the city. If you saw that on a rap sheet, you'd be bemoaning the state of today's youth and advocating for bringing back corporal punishment in schools!
But because he's relatively good looking and oozes charm like freaking Cary Grant, he got away with it.
So, what about you guys? Any movies out there that you absolutely love but when you think too hard about their messages they make you cringe?