Originally created 02/26/03

No longer trusts paper's movie reviews



I have never written a letter to the editor before because I have never felt compelled to do so. Recently, I looked through the paper for a movie to go to. I asked my son if the Friday paper was a good place to look for current movies since he knows more about these things than I. I find it very hard to justify paying $15 for a movie with my husband unless it is something pretty outstanding. But since I was alone and I could go to the matinee, I was going to treat myself. After reading through the reviews, I decided to go to The Hours.

In my opinion, this was the most disgusting movie I have ever seen. I felt so deceived by what was written in the paper and what I saw on the screen. This movie deals with lesbians and their "woe is me," "poor pitiful me" attitudes because they are forced to hide their sexuality and suffer because of it.

If the homosexual community of Hollywood is so bent on addressing their issues and wanting people to be sympathetic to their cause and for us to believe there is nothing wrong with this lifestyle, why be so deceitful in your advertising?

I can only speak for myself, but I found this movie repulsive since I hold to the belief that this lifestyle is an abomination to God. I also am disgusted at the rating of this movie (PG-13). There is no way I would want my 17-year-old son and his girlfriend to see this movie.

When leaving this movie I swore I would never tell anyone I saw this piece of trash. But after further thought, I feel I would better serve my neighbors if I suffer embarrassment at the cost of letting people know what this movie is truly about.

I do not blame the paper for printing this review because I realize they only print what they are given by the production company, but I also know now that I cannot trust the paper's review but must go elsewhere to research what I might want to view.

Cynthia A. Jurek, North Augusta, S.C.