Do you go to the movies with your parents ?

@voldrox (7202)
India
September 4, 2009 12:15am CST
Well a friend of mine goes to movies with his parents, well at the beginning i thought it to be 'uncool' but just think, it isn't like that actually, it can be cute... although the movie has to be 'compatible'... but still i used to go movies with parents when i was a very very small child... it has been ages i didn't go movies with my parents and the times up now.... . . . Do you go to the movies with your parents now ? What do you think about it ? Your reasons to support it or to oppose it...
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19 responses
• Philippines
4 Sep 09
Hello voldrox. The "cute" word you used in your discussion is quite nostalgic isn't it? I go to the movies with my family actually. I love it when i am with them. I also love it when i am with friends but the company of being around with your family is much more comfortable *not to mention for our pockets*. The last movie we watched was Transformers 2. We actually have a big family so it's seldom that we can watch movies together. We got complimentary tickets from a friend of my father so we all decided to watch it *even though my grandmother and mother slept the whole time!*. It's actually fun and the bond is nice with family. Try it yourself.
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@voldrox (7202)
• India
4 Sep 09
Hi koalapenguin... . . yeah i admit that the word is quite nostalgic...hehe... wow i am glad you are having such a beautiful time with your family... i am sure you guys enjoy a lot together.... yeah going to movies is lite on our wallets i agree... plus yeah we can have a lot of fun watching some action movies too... dad and i have a common liking towards action movies sometimes the kungfu karate stuff...hehe... mom wouldn't mind joining into some action although she likes to see something which resembles more emotions...we haven't been to the theater for quite a long time... now i am also living away from home..i am undergoing graduation and am living in a hostel.... oh i am assuming you live in a joint family ? isn't it... yeah i know living as a joint family can be really exciting.... thanks for sharing and yeah have a nice weekend tomorrow!
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• Philippines
5 Sep 09
It's not really a joint family. We call it extended family. Though the only person who lives among us is our grandmother and no one else. Not really many families in a single roof. My brother and father loves to watch action movies too but those of Manny Pacquiao's matches only. While my mom is not fond of watching at all. Both of my mom and my grandma digs watching Local drama films. So what's the life of living in a hostel? A lot of my friends are living away from their families too. And they party all night. Some say it's freedom.
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@coolcat123 (4391)
• India
4 Sep 09
Yes, i go to watch movies mostly with my parents and sometimes with my friends too. Yes, the picture should be clean enough for a family to watch it. most of the movies these days are for adults and less films are made for the family to watch to gether. i still go with my parents and watch movies especially that of Shahrukh khan.
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@voldrox (7202)
• India
4 Sep 09
that's nice of you coolcat...i bet you must be having a very nice time enjoying movies with your parents and also with friends... well nice to know, you must be really good ties with your parents... keep up coolcat... well my parents are not interested in watching movies much... have a nice time here at mylot dear friend.
@voldrox (7202)
• India
4 Sep 09
oh yeah and Shahrukh Khan is really a great actor!
• United States
5 Sep 09
I go to the movies with my mom all the time, mostly because she's always available to go, but she's fun to hang with too, even though she does snore almost as soon as the lights go out in the theatre, seems like i'm always jabbing into her with my elbow, which does cut into my enjoying the movie time, but oh well...better than going and sitting alone.
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@voldrox (7202)
• India
5 Sep 09
hehe callie, that is funny i have to say, yeah but better than going alone... i and dad like to watch some action and so we watch some of them... but at home... dad is now so busy that he can't give time for going to a movie theater for just watching a movie... thanks for sharing, have a nice weekend!
• Philippines
4 Sep 09
I would love to go to the movies with my parents. Unfortunately, this has never happened. I don't know why exactly. Maybe because my parents are not really movie buffs or maybe because my parents think that it would be a waste of money since it is expensive to watch movies in movie houses nowadays. But if I could convince them, I would go to the movies with them. I think we would have a good time. I hope it happens though. :)
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@voldrox (7202)
• India
5 Sep 09
mistygirl.... i once used to go to the movies with my parents when i was a small kid, we used to see some action and dramatic movies.... but after a while dad became more busy and mom didn't want to go outside for just watching the movies... hmmm yeah i have to say some movies are just so great to watch with your parents.... yeah these days going to watch movies is really getting expensive, but yeah you can always watch movies on your television like we do... thanks for sharing, have a nice weekend mistygirl!
@Sreekala (32600)
• India
4 Sep 09
Hi voldrox, I never watch any movie with my parents in cinema hall. In my childhood only on festivals we are allowed to visit cinema hall, that also with some elderly person from home but definitely not my parents. Now also we rarely visit cinema hall for watching movie. Now CDs are available otherwise movies are coming in TV. I think it is fun to watch movies with parents in childhood.
@voldrox (7202)
• India
4 Sep 09
Hi Sreekala . . . well even i used to watch movies with parents when i was a small child... now my parents don't take any interest in going to the movie theater, dad has become busy and mom doesn't want to go out for just watching movies, most of the time i go out with my close friends... it is fun to watch movies with them... although i don't really know how fun it would have been if i went to watch some action movie with my dad .... we both like watching action movies at home... certainly it sounds like fun but then he is a lot busy and well things had to be that way.... so we sometimes watch action movies together...at home hehe.... thanks for sharing ... have a nice weekend!
• India
4 Sep 09
yes, it has been a really long time since i went to a movie with my parents. it was the time of schooling when our pocket money was less ,so we has no other choice than to go with our parents. nowadays in the college so we get good amount,so we can go with our friends
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@voldrox (7202)
• India
4 Sep 09
hmm ... well the money is ok.... but i think you will certainly enjoy some action movies with your parents, i know most of us tend to go to movies with friends or sibling but still some movies can be really good for watching with the family.... have a nice day venkat.
@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
4 Sep 09
Its been some time since i went to a movie with my dad. but me and my mom go out a lot. Movies, shopping, walking, park, anywhere, i don't mind going out with my mother, she's just as fun to be around then my friends. I guess my mother's presence is more soothing, with my friends i am restless, i rush them and myself, they commented a few times that i can't linger in a shop for more than a few minutes. haha.
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@voldrox (7202)
• India
4 Sep 09
Hi dex... . . . i understand... you both must be having such a nice time together after all that shopping and going out... well i too like to watch movies with my dad, coz you know we both share a common in watching some great action movies.... we do love to watch some action and also like to predict what the next scene will be like, most of the time my dad is accurate, but there are certain moments when the movie takes a nice twist and dad watches in silence... it is wonderful... good times... but we don't go to the theater anymore, just stay home and have great time, it has been quite a long time we didn't go the theater.... hope you have nice time out there dex.... thanks for sharing, have a nice day dex!
@med889 (5954)
4 Sep 09
I used to go to the movies with my parents but since I started to understand how they are while we go for a movie, I actually stopped going with them, my Dad is really impatient, he will tell us or simply narrate to us what will happen next in the movie or he will tell us what he will do if he was this character or that, then he will criticize the director or someone else. So everyone near us will start getting irritated, and mom will say that she could have this or that if she was at home as she thinks she is wasting her time and when she gets home she will say the contrary so I was unable to understand a movie with both of them besides me. Since then I go either with my sister, my brother or my friends. Maybe you are wondering why not with my boyfriend! Well because the latter is just like my Dad.!!
@voldrox (7202)
• India
4 Sep 09
heheh i understand med, my dad is like that too, he tries to act smart in a funny way sometimes... he loves to tell the next scene and how the movie is going to end... lucky we only watch moves at home otherwise certainly other people would not want to listen to what he has to say, sometimes i join my dad and have funny times and then mom stares us like this'you people'..HEHE... i and dad share our common interest in watching action movies and mom isn't actually into such movies but when there are emotional moments mom also watches in patience... hmm we do enjoy movies but we don't go to the theaters... dad is really busy now and mom doesn't want to go out just for some movies... hehe yeah like you i go watching movies with my siblings and friends, and we are able to watch what ever movies we like.... thanks for sharing your experience with us... have a nice day med!:)
@larish (2193)
• Philippines
4 Sep 09
I am from the Philippines and we have close family ties. It is a usual thing for us here to watch movies with our parents and even with siblings. It is bonding time for us to watch movie together. I guess, it really depends on the culture that one has grown but for me it is just a normal thing.
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@voldrox (7202)
• India
4 Sep 09
hey larish nice to know you guys having some fun together... nice bonding i have to say, m glad to receive responses where people love to go to movies with parents.... keep up the good work, i want to listen to more of what people have to say about this.... well have fun friend and have a nice day!
@iterjohn (34)
• India
5 Sep 09
No, I donot prefer to go to movies with my parents becoz we all know about all the movies tat means their naked scenes or other adultery stuffs which I feel discomfort when watching with my parents.
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@voldrox (7202)
• India
5 Sep 09
iterjohn.. sadly these days there are a lot of movies coming out where there they are showing such obscene moments, we definitely can't watch such movies with parents... well here in India they cut all the obscene parts but still we wouldn't prefer to watch such movies .... well but there are certain nice movies where they have nice story in it like 'shawshank redemption' watch that movie if you haven't yet, it is a good movie.... thanks for responding, have a nice weekend iterjohn!
@prinzcy (5037)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 09
I don't. It's not that I don't want to but mom is not a fan of cinema. She hate it when she can't control the movie and she think it's meaningless and waste of money. She think it's better to buy the DVD and watch it at home. So I just buy her the DVD and we have family time at home No problem. I can go to the cinema with friends.
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@voldrox (7202)
• India
5 Sep 09
well even my mom doesn't like to go to movies now, she prefers watching it on the television... when i was a small kid we all used to go to the movies at times... i remember watching the movie 'independence day' at the theater and i really liked the movie as a kid, that was a very good movie.... hehe.... thanks for sharing prinzcy.. have a nice weekend!
@Puneet097 (121)
• India
5 Sep 09
no i don't go to the movies with my parents because they have never time to spare for me and my interests i would prefer to go with close friends and even if parents ask i would deny coz thats my way
@voldrox (7202)
• India
5 Sep 09
oh... puneet certainly it is your choice not to go to the movies with your parents, but it is not that you won't enjoy the movie or something like that.... i know watching movies with friends is a very fun thing to do..... anyways thanks for being honest, have a nice weekend puneet!
@gelibean (159)
• United States
5 Sep 09
I used to go to the movies all the time with my mom. It was our mother daughter outing so that we could spend time together. We would even include my sister-in-law. I was fun to be just us girls out having fun and bonding.
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@voldrox (7202)
• India
5 Sep 09
hi gelibean... many of my responders have a given a similar response as you, they too like to go to movies with their mothers.... i am glad you have nice time with each other, keep it up.... nice to know you all nice bonding up with each other.... thanks for sharing... have a nice weekend gelibean!
• India
5 Sep 09
ya in some of the holidays i will go to some intresting movie wiht my parents, if some movie is vulgerable i will go to movie with my friends
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@voldrox (7202)
• India
5 Sep 09
hehe... yeah i have to agree we can only watch some movies with friends... i do that most of the time... but watching some nice movies with parents could also be great, we could have a lot of fun together... thanks for responding to my discussion, have a nice weekend handsomerohith!
• United States
5 Sep 09
Yeah, I think when I was maybe 13-15 I thought it was "uncool," but then I realized if we like the same movies, who cares? So now I will do it and not feel bad about it at all.
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@voldrox (7202)
• India
5 Sep 09
yeah same with me danrunfast... i used to think it is 'uncool' but i guess i have grown up to learn there is nothing to be shy about for having to go to movies with parents, instead we could be having lots of fun watching some nice movie together... thanks for responding, have a nice weekend!
• Malaysia
4 Sep 09
i don't go to the movies with my parents, mostly because they don't really like to go to the movies anyways. i guess there are people who think it's uncool but hey, that's a great way to spend time together..nothing to be ashamed of
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@voldrox (7202)
• India
5 Sep 09
yes kevsgirl... there is nothing to be ashamed of going to movies with parents, it can actually turn out to be quite nice, especially drama and action.... well even my dad is quite busy now and mom is not interested in going outside to just watch a movie.... thanks for replying, have a great weekend!
• India
4 Sep 09
I used to go with my parents when i was a child But now i fell some uncomfortable.I feel lot comfortable with friends rather with parents so that we can enjoy in our way.Idiotic way..;)...haha
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@voldrox (7202)
• India
4 Sep 09
I know what you mean to say here princedark... well i have to admit sometimes i go to movies with just my close friends to have some fun... mostly some action movies, it is a lot fun to watch action movies at the theater, my dad likes to see action movies too but we used to go ages ago, now he is quite busy, i certainly don't know how would it be if we happen to go now........ thanks for responding... have a nice weekend!
@andhik (33)
• Indonesia
4 Sep 09
O, i go to movies not with my parents. Because my parents make me not enjoy to watch the movies. I enjoy go to movies with my friend, it's make me happy for that's.
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@voldrox (7202)
• India
4 Sep 09
hey andhik... i would have been glad if you could have elaborated jus a lil bit why you don't want to watch movies with your parents.... ok i understand there are some movies you want to watch and have fun but can't exactly watch it with your parents so go out with friends to watch it... hmm well but certainly there are also some good movies out there they you can always enjoy watching with family you know... like shawshank redemption and all, i like that movie and if you haven't watched it then i would recommend you watch it... it is a slow one but a really good movie.... thanks for sharing andhik, have a nice day!
@kitty42 (3906)
• United States
7 Sep 09
Hello my friend Sorry I missed this I would go with my mom sure, I would assume it is something we both want to see and I will actually enjoy this depends on the movie but I am sure it would be something we will enjoy lol