Perhaps this thread does belong in one of the main forums, but I'll start it here and see what happens. I just got back from seeing An American Carol. I took my wife, son, and daughter, (9 & 8 yrs old). It was just awesome. I was surprised to find a packed theater, 20 minutes before showtime. We had to sit in the 2nd row; a few minutes later, a couple came and sat in the front row at first, but then moved to the two empty seats next to me. I joked about how the 2nd row might be slightly less annoying than the front row, and the lady said, "yeah, but you know what? I'm glad to see that this theater is full". :bier:
Do you ever get that feeling of comfort when you are among strangers, but you all have something in common? In this case it was our love for America, patriotism, perhaps conservatism, and even a little satire. Since the only place that I heard this movie advertised was on XM channel 166--America Right, I assumed that this was my crowd.
If you're not familiar with the movie, it's similar to the great oldie A Christmas Carol, but in this one, an arrogant filmmaker who resembles Michael Moore gets visited by a few spirits from American history who try to help him see what a numbnut he has been. I thought the movie was very well done: it was funny, there was some questionable language (PG13 I think), but it had a good message. My kids have surely heard worse language, and we have discussed life enough for them to understand most of what was going on. There are some huge stars in the movie, and these stars will get my dollars in the future because of it. To mention a few: Kelsey Grammer, Trace Adkins, James Woods, Dennis Hopper, Jon Voight, Leslie Nielsen, and David Alan Grier.
I highly recommend this movie. There is a short but prominent pro-gun message in the movie as well. If you see it and don't like it, please PM me to tell me why. If your kids are at least as old as mine, and a dozen instances of the two most common foul words don't bother you, then they'll be fine.