bigh0rt wrote:Art Vandelay wrote:phillyphan12 wrote:yeah, that was also bothersome with me...My other main reason for not liking the movie was the fact that i didn`t think it was realistic. The girl is pregnant, and when she tells her parents for the first time they just kinda have this "eh" feeling about it. No screaming and shouting at her for getting knocked up, no freaking out, just kinda "you`re pregnant...that sucks." Same thing when she tells her boyfriend, he doesn`t freak out or anything, he just has this feeling of " Okay, that`s not good." But no real sense of urgency about it.
I actually think the reaction of the parents was more realistic than if they would have had some huge explosion and been yelling and screaming. I think (or hope, at least) that most parents would have a better way of dealing with a situation like that than by yelling and screaming. And the boyfriend's reaction rang true with me as well, at least from my personal experience. Also, I thought the film did a pretty good job of showing that, although becoming pregnant while still in high school is going to have a profound impact on your life, it doesn't necessarily have to ruin your life, cause you to drop out of school, give up on college, etc. I also thought they did a decent job of, while not vilifying abortion, also not presenting it as something to be taken lightly without considering its impact.
Are there little illegitimate Vandelays running around this country? God I hope so.
Ask your mom.
There aren't any, but I did have a slight scare in high school. I was a 17-year-old senior, my girlfriend was a 16-year-old junior. One day she told me she was a month late. My reaction was almost literally, "well...s**t." I didn't really freak out, I didn't really react at all, other than to say that we better make an appointment to get a pregnancy test. We went to the clinic a couple days later and the test came back negative. Literally the very next day she had her period. I think it was just the universe's way of messing with me.