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Old Jun 6, '13, 7:43 pm
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Default Monty Python and the Holy Grail. ok for 11 year olds?

I haven't seen it.

I was curious if anyone who has seen it thinks it's ok to show to a group of 11-12 year old kids.

The rating is PG but 1975 before the PG 13 rating was established.

The USCCB website rated it A III meaning it was ok for adults to see.

Could someone respond soon, please.

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Old Jun 6, '13, 7:49 pm
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Default Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail. ok for 11 year olds?

Personally, I would hold off on showing it to kids that young. The movie has some violence (including a guy getting graphically, but humorously, dismembered), some foul language, and some very risque jokes. It's a funny movie, but not at all appropriate for 11-12-year-olds.
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Old Jun 6, '13, 7:54 pm
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I haven't seen it.

I was curious if anyone who has seen it thinks it's ok to show to a group of 11-12 year old kids.

The rating is PG but 1975 before the PG 13 rating was established.

The USCCB website rated it A III meaning it was ok for adults to see.

Could someone respond soon, please.

Thank you!

I don't think Monty Python is suitable for any age that does not have a wide sense
Of Humour... it is a very funny movie...... but with an open mind...
When my Step Daughter was young I forbid her from watching Something about Mary Because I believe it was adult humour.... but she waited till she was home alone and watched it a million times.... she just would not stop laughing........
Everyone lets there children watch the simpsons..... It's adult humour but they all watch it..... and I think and have always thought it was complete Rubbish in every sense of the word..... let him watch monty python.... he is going to see it anyway !
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I don't think Monty Python is suitable for any age that does not have a wide sense
Of Humour... it is a very funny movie...... but with an open mind...
When my Step Daughter was young I forbid her from watching Something about Mary Because I believe it was adult humour.... but she waited till she was home alone and watched it a million times.... she just would not stop laughing........
Everyone lets there children watch the simpsons..... It's adult humour but they all watch it..... and I think and have always thought it was complete Rubbish in every sense of the word..... let him watch monty python.... he is going to see it anyway !
I don't have kids, so I'm not sure what to recommend.
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Old Jun 6, '13, 9:06 pm
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I haven't seen it.

I was curious if anyone who has seen it thinks it's ok to show to a group of 11-12 year old kids.

The rating is PG but 1975 before the PG 13 rating was established.

The USCCB website rated it A III meaning it was ok for adults to see.

Could someone respond soon, please.

Thank you!
It's really funny, but I wouldn't deliberately show it to 11 and 12 year old kids.
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Old Jun 6, '13, 9:09 pm
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I'd say no. 11-12 is too young. The humor and innuendo are for adults.
My daughter certainly won't be watching it at that age.
Is this something the children have requested to see? Or was the movie an adult suggestion?
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It also depends on your level of tolerance for hearing the word "Ni" ad nauseam. I first saw it when I was that age (and the more adult humour just went right over my head), and I do recall testing the power of Ni at length.
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Old Jun 6, '13, 9:52 pm
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Aside from the part part where one of the guys is kept hostage by the many women in the castle, its ok. But for that scene alone, I wouldn't let an 11 year old watch it. But i dont like how it makes jokes about not being able to see God the Father and the pictures of angels blowing horns from their butt. I see that as blasphemous humor.
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No, not for children.
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Old Jun 6, '13, 11:34 pm
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Noooooo, I wouldn't deliberately show it to an 11 year old. Not unless you're ready for a question of, "What's oral sex?" Which if they pay enough attention may catch that remark within the movie.
It's fine for adults but there are some scenes that contains very adult humor that may surprise someone who hasn't seen it before.

Perhaps I should note the fact that I don't have children either, but this is an opinion of an awesome aunt.
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I should wait a couple of years. It is rated the equivalent of PG in the UK but was cut to secure this. No doubt the uncut version would be 12 (or PG-13 in the US)
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I haven't seen it.

I was curious if anyone who has seen it thinks it's ok to show to a group of 11-12 year old kids.

The rating is PG but 1975 before the PG 13 rating was established.

The USCCB website rated it A III meaning it was ok for adults to see.

Could someone respond soon, please.

Thank you!
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Default Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail. ok for 11 year olds?

Watching that movie is somewhat of a geeky rite of passage due to its absurdity and quotability. I would say it safely falls within PG-13 territory.

I think I was 11 when I first saw the movie but it was edited for television and I missed the whole Castle Anthrax scene anyway (walked in on my dad watching it). I actually saw my first Mel Brooks movie (Spaceballs) for the first time at that age too but in hindsight I now know it was heavily edited for television.

If you've never seen it, watch it yourself first. I am open to the possibility that an 11 or 12 year old can watch this movie (the fact that the Maturity Fairy doesn't suddenly appear to sprinkle Maturity Dust on a child's 13th birthday goes both ways). But that completely depends on you and your kids.

I would not show it to a group though. That's a lot of parents in doubt as to whether or not their children can watch it...
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Default Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail. ok for 11 year olds?

Well, depends on the 11 year old. I let my kids watch it with me at that age but I did skip over the Castle Anthrax scene (nice thing about DVDs).

Some interesting discussions came out of the movie. Ascetism, role of the church in medieval life, gregorian chant, intricacy of writing in hand-copied bibles by monks prior to printing presses, etc.

While I love the political peasant sketch my kid literally fell down on the floor hysterical over the bit in the cave after defeating the killer rabbit. The whole ' if he died carving it he wouldn't have bothered to carve 'aaaaahhhhhh'"
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Well, depends on the 11 year old. I let my kids watch it with me at that age but I did skip over the Castle Anthrax scene (nice thing about DVDs).

Some interesting discussions came out of the movie. Ascetism, role of the church in medieval life, gregorian chant, intricacy of writing in hand-copied bibles by monks prior to printing presses, etc.

While I love the political peasant sketch my kid literally fell down on the floor hysterical over the bit in the cave after defeating the killer rabbit. The whole ' if he died carving it he wouldn't have bothered to carve 'aaaaahhhhhh'"
I think it really does depend on the 11 or 12 year old you have in mind. We actually watched it as a family a couple of years ago when my daughter was in that age bracket. There are some 11-12 year olds I know that won't be ready to see this movie for years and years I don't think.

But when you are saying you're going to show it to a group of 11-12 year olds, that would give me pause. Unless you know all the parents and their sense of humor and what they find appropriate for their children, I'd find a different movie.

But just for the record, its a great movie!
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