Cool Runnings

   A Parental Review of "Cool Runnings" for Concerned Parents:
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This is the story of the Jamaican bobsled team that made it to the Olympics. It is based on a true story.


Unfortunately, true or not, there are scenes you just don’t want children to see, and we were prettty shocked that it was rated only PG.

We could maybe have lived with one character calling another “asshole”, but there is an extended scene in a bar, involving a bar fight, during which the drinking, name-calling and fighting in that scene bracket another scene in the mens room of the bar, where one of the characters looks into a mirror and says, over and over, ” I’m a bad-ass mother who don’t take no crap off of nobody!”

If these don’t bother you – or if your child is of an age where you feel it’s ok for them to see these scenes – then “Cool Runnings” is an otherwise ok movie. But these scenes were of a magnitude that for us this movie was definitely not ok.

Cool Runnings

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1 Comment

  1. Comment by Jaz

    I have to say this about your reviews: you cannot cover your child in bubblewrap. They will get exposed to these things one way or another, or as another way of putting it; a child’s body does not learn to fight off infections by staying inside.

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