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Dear Internet,

I have a problem.

On Saturday, I need a film to show to a group of people with wildly differing tastes. As two of these people are my parents-in-law, I need something with no graphic sex. As one of these people is my husband, I need something with a happy ending (he won't watch anything else). As one of these people is his aunt, I need something with (more or less) no swearing or anything beyond 'cartoon' violence.

To put it a bit more in context, they like things like Toy Story, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and similar gentle, happy stories. It needs to be not too long, as we have a busy day before, and while it needs to be 'family friendly', it doesn't need to be for kids, as there won't be any present! I've come up with 4 that I think could work, which give you a flavour of the sort of thing I mean.

As you can imagine, choosing is proving challenging. Therefore, I give you a poll!

Poll #15193 The Fussiest Film Society Choice
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 16

What film should I show my in-laws this weekend?

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6 (37.5%)

Despicable Me
5 (31.2%)

To Catch a Thief
1 (6.2%)

Ocean's Eleven (Clooney rather than Rat Pack)
2 (12.5%)

Something else I will elaborate on below
2 (12.5%)

None of the above, I think you should show them...

All assistance gratefully received.


PS If you don't know it, Jinni is a very cool site for film and tv recs, which I can see myself wasting far too much time on in the future!

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Date: 2014-04-07 03:46 pm (UTC)
donutsweeper: (Default)
From: [personal profile] donutsweeper
For some reason, when daughter was little her favorite movie was "the cat rurgle movie" (cat burgler, aka To Catch a Thief). It's just a great film and stars so many classic Hollywood stars but what I really love about it was Hitchcock was forced by the studio to give the movie a "happy ending", something he wasn't a real fan about, so he gave them the happy ending they asked for, but with his own little twist. :)

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Date: 2014-04-07 04:51 pm (UTC)
in_the_bottle: (Default)
From: [personal profile] in_the_bottle
I have no opinion since out of those, I've only seen Ocean's 11, and that was when it first came out years ago.

But a lot of my friends enjoyed Despicable Me.

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Date: 2014-04-07 05:10 pm (UTC)
xwingace: (Default)
From: [personal profile] xwingace
Catch Me If You Can may be on the long side, but is fun.
Now You See me is a heisty movie that felt a lot like Ocean's 11 to me. Good fun. Although some violence, there.

Wreck-it Ralph may be a bit too geeky for this mixed audience...
UP... Hmm... Wall-E is probably a better choice
Rattatouille is an option. Frozen, too, though that may be edging on too kiddie.

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Date: 2014-04-07 05:26 pm (UTC)
xwingace: (Default)
From: [personal profile] xwingace
Wall-E is a Pixar movie... it definitely has some emotional moments with downward beats. It's also *very* funny, however, and the ending is happy and uplifting.

Yeah, no, under circumstances where you need that kind of uplifting, UP is not the choice (it also has a happy any uplifting ending, but before you get there...)


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Date: 2014-04-07 06:36 pm (UTC)
thalia: Delirium from Neil Gaiman's Sandman comic (Default)
From: [personal profile] thalia
"Up" is a wonderful, sweet movie, but the start is pretty wrenching, so you're right to avoid it for now. Someday you must sit down and watch it, though. Even the tear-jerking parts are really well done.

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Date: 2014-04-08 12:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] travels_in_time
Despicable Me is fun. Ramona and Beezus is one we watched with a wide-age-ranging family (8-83). And of course everyone may have seen this one already, as it's 20 years old, but "While You Were Sleeping" (with Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman) is my favorite family/romcom movie ever.


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