Horton Hears a Who - Please be aware.

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  1. JenniferErix

    JenniferErix New Member

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    The movie; "Horton Hears a Who" has MANY redeeming themes in it, and I do recommend this movie for everyone.

    However, there is something you may want to be aware of. :idea:

    A "Bad Guy" in the movie is a "Pouch Schooling" Kangaroo who back-handedly plays the part of a "Homeschooler" mom every negative way.
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    I know that not all homeschoolers are great and that portraying ONE as a fanatic is not far off-base. (Goodness knows lawyers never get a break either, eh? ) But my children are only 5 ans 7 years old. Discussing it with my kids, that there are stereo-types everywhere in life, really helped us open doors on the discussion of how the world views us. That it is our job, in the real world to show people that the movie does not define us.

    I know that if we did not talk about it, my kids would have felt like they were being made fun of. (Their words). Bu tnow they see that just because that was one persons opinion of a homeschooling parent, that does not change who they are. However, friends who see the movie may "unsuspectingly" think that our family is just like the kangaroo family.

    So with that in mind, this review is not meant to make you not want to see the movie, just to be prepared to discuss this portrayal with your children before hand, or after. If you see the need to.

    I felt the need to.

    But, that is Hollywood, and goodness knows it doesn't sell to portray homeschoolers in a positive light.

    I am rambling, but you get my point. Great flick, just know that this one character my ruffle your feathers.
     
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  3. KrisRV

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    Jen, we took the girls the Saturday night to the movie and loved it, it was a cute, I mean a very cute movie. Yes, I remember the Kangaroo and homeschool but never thought twice about it, neither did my girls. Its the way of life, one movie or other is always picking on someone or something. I just don't give it a second thought anymore. I go enjoy the movie and forget the rest.

    I do think everyone should try hard to go see it, it was cute and funny.
     
  4. JenniferErix

    JenniferErix New Member

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    Yea, all kids are different. We cannot get enough Dr Suess around here. HAD to see it! hahaha!

    Mine are just a little more sensitive than others may be, when it comes to public portrayals of their lifestyle. But they are getting tougher and more confident the more we discuss it.

    There are several kids on our block and all public schooled. They ask tons of questions, and some have been rather rude. And with my kids being the youngest on the block, they need some reassurance.

    It didn't take long for the neighbor kid to see the movie and then ask our kids if they ever get to see the outside world. Sigh.

    But, because he had been prepared, my kids shot back with, "What? DO you not see me standing here, right now, outside?" hahahaha! Then they all went off to play scooters together.
     
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    My kids liked the "pouch schooled" character....yes, his mom was mean but he was "cool"........they didn't think anything negative about it. I can see why we HS mom's would cringe at it though:roll:

    Cute movie overall though.
     
  6. Ava Rose

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    Thanks for the review. I was wondering how that movie would be.
     
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    I've seen another view about this movie... let me go see if I can dig it back up!

    Here it is.
     
  8. JenniferErix

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    What a cool review!~
    I love how people get different things from movies.
     
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    Wow, that article about Horton and an anti-abortion stand was very interesting! I don't think I ever would have got that out of that book. awesome.
     
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    Was there anything at all touchy in this movie? Lol- anything that would offend me, who comes from the Dark Ages??
     
  11. Emma's#1fan

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    We are hoping to see it soon.
     
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    I liked the movie although i didn't like that they called each other a boob.
    I didn't catch that the kangaroo was a homeschooling mom. Guess I was too caught up with ..I can't believe they said boob in a G rated movie.
     
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    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    I can't wait to see this movie. It looks so cute!
     
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    I wanna take dd to see it too and I also saw that IHOP is serving a Horton/Dr Suess menu~looks too cute!! I want to take dd to see it and have dinner at IHOP afterward......now just to get dh to cooperate!!!!LOL!;):D:p
     
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    Horton is one of my favorite stories!! I really, really love that one. I didn't even know it was a movie - how out of touch with reality am I???
     
  17. KrisRV

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    oh the movie is great, just ingore the things you don't like and enjoy the movie. I don't think the kids catch on to much, when were watching the movies, I enjoyed watching all the little ones laugh and I mean laugh at all the funny things they were doing to Horton. It was a very cute movie. Well worth the time and money to go.
     
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    hey dalynn!~that is the same "pet" name dh has for me!! LOL!!!!:p (I thought I had the market on MISS BIG FAT BOSSY HEAD!!!! LOL!!!!)
     
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    I was really excited when I saw they were making this because it's one of my favorite Seuss stories but I was less excited when I heard that Jim Carry was doing the voice. He's one of my least favorite actors and I can't get over the fact that it's him when I watch the character! :) But I've heard so many great reviews that I'll probably go see it.

    Amy
     
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    I was thinking of taking my children to see it but then I began to wonder if my children can sit still that long...maybe we'll wait for it to come out on dvd and watch it at home.
     
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    I think I heard somewhere that Jim Carey has been saved... lemme look it up, or if it turns out I totally made that up I'll say so. LOL
     

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