Monday, October 10, 2011

Family Movies Do Well! (Duh?)


Amid flaps this past weekend over politics and Mormonism, I have decided to call some deserved attention to another story. This time, we turn to Forbes columnist Paul Jankowski, who writes of some interesting findings regarding family films. You're going to be shocked, shocked!

They do well at the box office. And shhhhh . . . they do better than films with sex, drugs and violence.

No surprise to us and perhaps Paul, but it seems to always shock the Hollywood folks. Think they'll learn something by this?

I doubt it. It's too much a part of their hard-wiring to be "edgy and subversive." But then again, maybe I should be hopeful. The dollar can be a powerful motivator, even if it has no ultimately eternal value. Sometimes you just wish they'd do it because it's the right thing to do.

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