Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Jesus Campers


I got an interesting call from reader Rebecca Schindler today. Her 10-year-old daughter Amy asked her why "Jesus Camp" was rated PG-13.

She wondered why she might be excluded from a movie about kids younger than she is.

Good question.

IMDB says the movie was rated PG-13 because of " for some discussions of mature subject matter."

I saw the movie with my kids and can't quite figure out what they mean. There were discussions about abortion but nothing I found in any way offensive or over-the-head of most 9 year olds.

Curious. It makes you wonder if the rating was in some what politically motivated.

A Christian football movie that comes out in a few weeks, "Facing the Giants," was rated PG "for some thematic elements," and that point has caused a bit of controversy because, apparently, those "thematic elements" were religious discussions.

Hmmm.

6 Comments:

At 11:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My 16 year old son and I were wondering the same thing about Jesus Camp. Something else curious: we always checked PluggedIn.com for movie reviews and there is no mention of this movie at all that we could find.

 
At 1:37 PM, Anonymous Warren Epstein said...

I noticed the same thing about PluggedIn.com ignoring it. You wonder if Focus doesn't want to take a stand on it because it doesn't want to upset the ministry involved (which loved the film) or New Life folks (who hated it.)

 
At 1:37 PM, Anonymous Warren Epstein said...

I noticed the same thing about PluggedIn.com ignoring it. You wonder if Focus doesn't want to take a stand on it because it doesn't want to upset the ministry involved (which loved the film) or New Life folks (who hated it.)

 
At 3:31 PM, Blogger Warren Epstein said...

I recently ran into one of Focus on the Family's reviewers. He told me Plugged In had reviewed "Jesus Camp," but had taken it down. It's back up again.

They hated it.


Check out their review at


http://www.pluggedinonline.com/movies/movies/a0002908.cfm

 
At 2:38 PM, Blogger Michael said...

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