My Mom was in town visiting for a while, and we were chatting about movies one night during dinner when Superbad came up in conversation. I sent Superbad to my younger brothers (14 and 20) for Christmas with a note attached that said, “Don’t watch this with Mom & Dad!” There are just some movies you shouldn’t watch with your parents. Inspired by that, here are my Top Five Movies Not To Watch With Mom:
5. A Clockwork Orange – I first watched A Clockwork Orange in film class in college, and I was embarrassed to be watching it with other people. There are too many penises (penii?) in the robbery scene for this to be a safe movie for anyone to watch with their mom. Don’t even get me started on the milk bar.
4. The Exorcist – Another movie I first watched in film class (at 10am, no less), The Exorcist is one of those truly disturbing movies that you just feel dirty after watching. Despite all the awful things little Regan says to her mother throughout the movie, there’s only one reason you really shouldn’t watch this with your mom – the infamous scene of Regan shoving a crucifx where it doesn’t belong and screaming something that Kathy Griffin might say after winning an award.