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Family Movie Night

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Cover of "Romeo & Juliet"

At the moment, in our den, we have
the strangest collection of Netflix DVDs
ever assembled: Burn After
Reading
, West Side Story
and Roots, Part 1 (of 7!).

We
decided this was a good year (8th grade) for Matt to see Roots. I remember
watching it as a kid and it really made an impression. So we're all going to
watch it together and talk about it.

We also decided to watch Franco
Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet
(which we saw last weekend) followed closely by West Side Story, so Matt could
see the connection.

Yes, there's a very brief nude scene in Romeo and Juliet, where you can see Leonard Whiting's naked backside. I saw the movie when I was in middle school, and I just remember thinking that Whiting was the cutest guy I'd ever seen. (Well, next to Davy Jones.) But I have to admit, it was a bit weird watching that scene with my 13-year-old son in the room!

The movie is rated PG, and Matt is convinced that if it had been made today, it would have been rated R and he wouldn't have been allowed (by his mean, old parents) to see it!

What's on your family's must-see DVD list right now?