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Monday, September 17, 2012

Loathing The Lorax

Last night, my husband and I and our four children settled down in the den after dinner to watch a family movie. It started off as a great way to pull back together after a weekend that had us stretched like taffy. But then this segment of the movie came on:


My husband and I turned to each other, astounded. He said, "Well, this suddenly took a political turn, didn't it?" And it did! It maligned everybody from corporate CEOs to lawyers to charities accepting donations. The movie went from being a fantastical exploration of what a world without trees might be like to lashing out with a jagged edge.

From that point on, I couldn't enjoy The Lorax. I sat regretting I'd ever wished away wicked stepmothers, pining princesses and handsome Prince Charmings. What was I thinking?

(It also didn't help my opinion of the movie that some snotty-nosed, adolescent, weak-on-words script writer fit in two of the worst current English phrases to date: (1) "I'm just saying," and (2) "I know, right.")

6 comments:

Shelly said...

Ut-oh...there's alot of political undertones in a lot of movies.

Hugs and chocolate,
Shelly

Lucy Adams said...

Oh, Shelly, I know you're right. I suppose that it being the political season and all, I'm maybe overly sensitive to it.

Lucy Adams said...

Oh, Shelly, I know you're right. I suppose that it being the political season and all, I'm maybe overly sensitive to it.

Lucy Adams said...

Oh, Shelly, I know you're right. I suppose that it being the political season and all, I'm maybe overly sensitive to it.

Lucy Adams said...

Oh, Shelly, I know you're right. I suppose that it being the political season and all, I'm maybe overly sensitive to it.

William Kendall said...

Haven't watched it, but then I don't have kids.

I read the Seuss book years ago...

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