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Reagan's Daughter Criticizes Will Ferrell Over Planned Alzheimer's Comedy

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posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 09:47 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko
Do you remember the hilarity of michael j fox and larry david though?




posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 09:49 AM
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originally posted by: DrakeINFERNO
a reply to: ketsuko
Do you remember the hilarity of michael j fox and larry david though?


Sure do...and MJFox was personally involved with it.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 09:49 AM
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originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
Pc police alert, oh my gawd the libetals cant do that, oh my gawd think of the children.

More salty tears plz

Its comedy, its our gawd givin right to laughter.


Look, I think the point is that you can:

1.) Make fun of Ronald Reagan

2.) You can find a way to draw humor even from Alzheimer's

But when you put the two things together, you are personalizing it in a mean-spirited way. You are making fun of a personal tragedy and not making it about comedy.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 09:51 AM
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Better find a safe space, eh.


Ha.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 10:06 AM
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originally posted by: Hazardous1408
Better find a safe space, eh.


Ha.


It's kinda easy to have a safe space from this one...... I simply don't have to see the movie.

I find Ferrell to be hit-or-miss with his movies, so bypassing this one is an easy one for me.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 10:09 AM
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originally posted by: Hazardous1408
Better find a safe space, eh.


Ha.


Why?

Let's be clear. I can express my disapproval for the concept and that I think it's in poor taste, but I am not, repeat, I. AM. NOT. going to show up at the theatre and pay for ticket so I can go inside and go all TrigglyPuff in an effort to keep anyone else from seeing it if they make it.



For one thing, how stupid would I be to pay money for it?



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 10:10 AM
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a reply to: eluryh22

I think this one will haunt his career for a long time. It should.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 10:29 AM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: eluryh22

I think this one will haunt his career for a long time. It should.

Maybe but in his circle, he'll probably be held up as some sort of hero for making this film.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 10:30 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: odzeandennz
Weird.... we make fun of Foreign leaders in films on a casua and regular basis, i can even say its a genre in its own.


this is not typical of America, normally we can take as much as we dish it /pffftt sarc



Nobody has an issue about making fun of politicians. Foreign or domestic.
It's almost a national sport.
Clinton and his interns.
Bush and his babbling.
But making fun of a handicap is pushing good taste.


should we bring the goo ol google search to find movies making fun at the mentally ill or handicap, or comedies about people pretending to have mental illness.
what if the subject wasnt a former president and it wasnt starring Will Ferrel, what if it was some straight to netflix rubbish movie. would there be threads about it...

please rationalize and connect the stringy dots to string a moral theory.

there are worst movies portraying worst acts thats made a lot of money. portraying a disability i guess transcends portraying dead babies, or worst scum #es hollywood regurgitates



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 10:36 AM
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Do we honestly need a lesson in good taste and dignity? I actually doubt we do. Perhaps films like this will help to educate people (if they are not too heavy) about certain conditions that any of us might suddenly get.

Love story came out about a girl who died of leukaemia. It was a beautiful film and a classic. If its well done and often the funny times help deal with people's difficulties and sadness, then it may well be worth watching. Takes a lot to decide to do this type of film.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 10:36 AM
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a reply to: odzeandennz

He might win an Oscar for it. He'll just have to avoid going full retard.



We'll know how much he gets into character if Will Ferrell suddenly goes on an Alzheimer's crusade.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 10:38 AM
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originally posted by: Shiloh7
Do we honestly need a lesson in good taste and dignity? I actually doubt we do. Perhaps films like this will help to educate people (if they are not too heavy) about certain conditions that any of us might suddenly get.

Love story came out about a girl who died of leukaemia. It was a beautiful film and a classic. If its well done and often the funny times help deal with people's difficulties and sadness, then it may well be worth watching. Takes a lot to decide to do this type of film.



I'll bet that film was a drama and not a comedy though.

Not only that, but I'll bet if her character was based on a real person, it was done with the full support of the family who oversaw and made sure it was done in good taste.

You think the surviving Reagans are going to be on board with a comedy about their father and his Alzheimer's? A drama, maybe, even a drama with comedic moments like you describe.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 10:54 AM
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I can't say I particularly see the issue..

I expect to watch this with my family in a therapeutic sense, because laughter really can be medicine. Beyond that, this world is a cold, brutal place with short, temporary moments of joy that streak through the "clouds" like beams of light.

My own approach to a loved one with Alzheimer's has left her with just as much of a life as before the disease. Its vastly different, of course, but laughing at the situation was the key, in my opinion.

I guess I could go into detail, but that might be a waste of time. But, I personally look forward to this one specifically because of how I can relate.

That doesn't mean I don't understand the retractions, and individuals are most certainly welcome to voice that. But, silencing such things may not be the best course of action, from either side.
edit on 29-4-2016 by Serdgiam because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 10:57 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT
It's no laughing matter how the Power Elite used this Alzheimer Puppet to their advantage against the Common American Citizen.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: Serdgiam

I don't think that, by way of any law, the movie shouldn't be allowed to be made. I find it distasteful mostly because, as best as I can tell, the disease is the MAIN FOCUS of the comedy. It seems the movie intends to guide people to laugh at a person specifically because they have the disease.

Beyond that, or on top of that, they aren't making fun of a generic/fictional person but specifically Ronald Reagan. How would you feel if a movie was made mocking a family member because he had a horrible disease?

Again, you won't find me protesting in the streets or anything, but for whatever it's worth, I find it a bit repugnant and my voice will be heard only by me not spending one red cent to see this movie.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 11:15 AM
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a reply to: eluryh22

I would love for the movie to focus on my family, who has extensive experience with this disease.

We are certainly both entitled to our opinion, I think that aspect is critical.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: Serdgiam

I hear ya. I would just say though that it seems you would consent to the movie, where as it appears the living members of the Reagan family do not.

Ultimately though, it's just a movie.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 11:32 AM
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I can see that, but perhaps there is a lesson in there somewhere.

The only reason I even comment on such a thread is because I have seen how drastically different this disease can go down with a different approach than the current standard. And most of it revolves around making fun of things, including a "faking it til ya make it" humorous approach in both the patient and the family.

So, in a way, I see the possibility that the movie might actually do some good beyond simple-minded entertainment.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 11:49 AM
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Can I get some of Y'all to help with a "treatment" (screenplay) that deals with the Prostate? Maybe Mr. Ferrell can tackle this and in lieu of a long digit he just sticks His head up ....there, any takers?

I cannot imagine any scenario where having Alzheimer's or dementia even could be funny.

What is next incontinence? Urinary leakage?

Did I miss something or is there a swing going on that We have to discuss bodily functions?

Now, maybe We can have a discussion re: Alzheimer's/Dementia as the numbers of victims is growing, but certainly don't need Hollywood to make a joke out of it, then the person that hasn't been exposed to it (yet) won't give 2 squirts..

namaste

P.S. I'd HIGHLY suggest staying hydrated as science has suggested being de-hydrated leads to dementia related dis-eases..
How does the battery in Your car work when it is out of water???



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 11:52 AM
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Oh look the conservatives get a dose of their own medicine and now complaining about it. Personally, I think it's completely wrong, which is something we agree on. I just want to know why it's ok that the same crowd says little minority girls need to toughen up when an entire crowd is chanting racist remarks towards them?




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