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Jakarta Post

Concerns raised over adults bringing children to age-inappropriate movies

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 16, 2019   /  10:08 am
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Moviegoers are complaining that some parents insist on bringing young children to movies not appropriate for them, thus ruining the experience. (Shutterstock/Enjoyphoto80)

Parents frequently insist on bringing young children to movies not appropriate for them. Some moviegoers have complained that this ruins the experience for them. Martini, 21, said she went to watch horror movie Annabelle Comes Home and was seated near people who had brought along their toddler. The movie was R-rated (teenager) by Indonesia’s Film Censorship Institute (LSF) with a minimum recommended age of 13 years. She said she watched the movie in a 4:45 p.m. screening a few weeks ago at BSD Plaza in South Tangerang, Banten, and found herself seated right next to one of the parents with a toddler. “The toddler was a bit cranky during the movie, so the mother scolded her toddler; they were seated right next to me,” the private company employee said. She said she did not directly talk to the mother but signaled that she was annoyed about the mother bringi...