How many curse words are you willing to encounter in any given rated R film?
I really dont mind them to some extent, but at sometimes it gets old when the only thing you remember of that movie is all the curses in it.
I am not generally bothered by curse words in R films. A movie like Scar Face or Pulp Fiction basically uses curse words like punctuation. So long as it informs character and serves the narrative, I don't have a problem with curse words.
Funny you should ask that question. Watch Disaster movie, and you will not only hear people swear, they also made an entire song devoted to f$&king. Stupid, worthless movie.
But, I'm all right with swearing as long as it is funny. What I don't care for is all these slasher flicks, where they make killing or raping people into a big game. One reason why I rarely watch them. However, I did watch Scary Movie, I can handle that because I know that it is just a joke. And, it was funny.
Murder, blood and guts are not my thing, and those movies also have more swear words than you can say in a day. Worthless.
When I review for parents, I count the profanity by # words -- I never saw Grindhouse, which probably had the most recently, but my top F-word find was Pineapple Express with 170 and plenty other profanity. But, PE was the only film with so much profanity that it was funny to me. The worst profanity usually leaves an extremly literal bad taste in my mouth and I walk out, and PE dialogue is the only one that did not.
To spend $$$$ on a film with the worst profanity, though, I won't do it. It's a waste of money. F-words and sexual profanity are abuse to me and almost all abuse starts with verbal abuse. I won't pay for it and won't allow it in my personal life. It's not art and in rap music, usually misogynist as well. F-words also mean a lack of vocabulary and thinking. If a PG-13 film has 1 F-word, I won't scream; they're allowed 3 and I've heard it before. During 9/11 tragedies, people literally had nothing left to say, so that's understandable. But one PG-13 film recently included 7 F-words and the studio tried to say it did not, because a few were in a loud, clear rap song. "It didn't count," they say. That's a lie.
As PG-13 slips past the 3-limit, R's will have hundreds more in future. At least I don't have to pay money for it when I review.
I am not bothered by the number of curse words in movies providing they are rated R. I enjoyed Clint Eastwood's movie, Gran Torino, it had plenty of cursing as well as acceptance of alcohol abuse. I can say that most of the movies that have substance and stand out positively in my mind do not have a lot of cursing though.
If I'm busy counting curse words - then it's obvious that the movie isn't interesting enough to watch.
hundreds, thousands. i don't care or worry about how many curse words are in r rated films, that's why they are r rated.
If the dialogue is meaningful and the vulgarity is not simply gratuitous, I will usually sit through the movie. I can usually tell from the subject matter, director, and ratings what to expect and choose accordingly.
There is cursing in a movie with a purpose, like in Scarface and most Tarantino movies, and there is cursing just for cursing with no point whatsoever and no ponctuation, giving the movie characters no meaning. That kind of cursing bugs me.
As others have already indicated, it isn't a set limit or number of occurrences, but instead dependent on the overall quality of the film. If it's a crappy movie I won't put up with it for long, but if it is crappy and laden with F-bombs, I bail out even faster. It's a kind of barometer in many ways. The better the film the more I will accept in terms of profanity and cursing.
We have a seven-year-old in the household, so we limit the R movies to after his bedtime if possible. But he has just been deemed old enough to watch the Alien series of films, and I was surprised at how heavy the F-bomb content was in Alien 3. I didn't remember it as being that big a part of the film. Only with my grandson present was I fully aware of it. The previous two were not so "language-challenged." We let him view the third one and reminded him that these were some pretty bad people (in prison for murder, etc.) and that the language was this bad because that's how a lot of really bad people talk. In other words, we turned the negative into a positive learning experience. Just the same, if he requests these again I think I will conveniently find only the first two.
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