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February 13th, 2012
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Why Satisfying Is Not Often Smart

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From:yendi
Date:February 13th, 2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
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It kind of reminds me of the fantasy sequence in High Fidelity in which John Cusack and his employees beat the crap out of Tim Robbins's character; it's something you can see someone fantasizing about, but it's a hugely inappropriate and disproportionate reaction.

I'm torn between being more disturbed by the father's actions and the folks who think this in any way qualifies as good parenting (and that's taking into account your own well-thought-out post from a few years ago about how all of us are learning as we go).
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From:theferrett
Date:February 13th, 2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
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Pretty much. I can see this as a "fuck yeah!" cathartic moment on-screen, which is what we pay for in cinema - to have our emotional reactions justified. But not in real life.
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