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Do Movies Affect You Differently Now That You're a Mom?

Do Movies Affect You Differently Now That You're a Mom?

Hoping to catch a few more Oscar nominated flicks, I watched Changeling over the weekend. In the intense film, Angelina Jolie plays Christine Collins, a woman whose son goes missing and her subsequent struggle with the police department who replaces him with another boy. As a mom, the movie hit incredibly close to home. Though it was an incredibly moving story, I found myself closing my eyes and covering my ears during certain graphic scenes. Do you find some things harder to digest since having children?

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Greggie Greggie 7 years
Well I had no desire to see Slumdog before and now I'm sure I won't. Thank for the warning. :)
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
haven't seen the changeling, but slumdog had me about ready to leave the movie. there is one scene that was horrific. i kept telling myself "it's not real, it's just a movie" and covering my eyes. can't stand the thought of a child being taken advantage of, that innocent trust they have is so raw.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 7 years
even before a parent i was a crybaby, as my fiance puts it
Chrstne Chrstne 7 years
My mom is very sensitive about movies. Anything, even happy movies like watching a graduation will have her crying. Something sad about kids just breaks her heart. I think a lot of parents are like that, though...because they will start to think about what would it be like to lose one of their kids, etc.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
I just completely remember talking about Passion of the Christ before as a response to if we can watch movies in the same way. :)
sofi sofi 7 years
I am definitely more sensitive to issues or movies involving children. Can't sit through much before I just feel sick over it. Actually, violence in general on tv or movies affects me more since becoming a parent.
Boogie29 Boogie29 7 years
I mostly have issues with commercial's. I know that the movies are make belive but some of those dang commercial's hit so close to home.
Moms Moms 7 years
greggie and macgirl — we covered something similar about news reports. i just realized that now I can't watch movies either!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Greggie - new picture? adorable!My husband and I were watching Law&Order SVU, and the episode was about a missing little girl. My husband said that we are not going to be able to watch these shows next year! (we will start TTC this Dec. yeeeps!)
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Greggie - new picture? adorable! My husband and I were watching Law&Order SVU, and the episode was about a missing little girl. My husband said that we are not going to be able to watch these shows next year! (we will start TTC this Dec. yeeeps!)
Greggie Greggie 7 years
I do a lot of avoidance as well. Right down to putting down a Nora Roberts book I was reading when my daughter was a month old because it mentioned losing an infant.
macgirl macgirl 7 years
Greggie you and I have been around too long, at some point they will need to cover some of the same topics again ;-) I can't watch certain movies, I can't watch the news, I can't even listen to peoples stories about kids with cancer or children that died. I have enough to worry about on a daily basis I don't need to fret about all the other potential things that could happen.
macgirl macgirl 7 years
Greggie you and I have been around too long, at some point they will need to cover some of the same topics again ;-) I can't watch certain movies, I can't watch the news, I can't even listen to peoples stories about kids with cancer or children that died. I have enough to worry about on a daily basis I don't need to fret about all the other potential things that could happen.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
I could swear we've had this question before. But yes, very much. I couldn't even handle watching the scenes in Passion of the Christ where it kept switching back and forth from Jesus falling to Mary's flashback of watching him tumble as a child.
mhg mhg 7 years
yup. i couldn't watch the changeling and won't watch any other movie involving horrible things that happen to children. it's enough of a nightmare with my own imagination that i won't let anyone else add to my paranoia.
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