Chloe Moretz, if you haven’t heard by now, is the 13-year old girl in the movie ‘Kick Ass’, which came out last weekend. The Christian Science Monitor describes the film as a “Disney family film hijacked by Quentin Tarantino” which probably isn’t what most of us are looking for when we pick out entertainment for our kids.
In it, Moretz, who plays the 11-year-old Hit Girl, swears like a sailor. And then some. She actually uses the C-word. (I know. You are mentally scanning through all the potty language words you know, hoping I am alluding to some C-word other than the obvious. I’m not.)
Apparently, Moretz’s mom read through the script and approved of it, although Moretz assures us her mother doesn’t let her use that type of language in real life.
“If I said a sixteenth of the words I say in the movie I would be grounded for the rest of my life for sure,” Moretz said, according to the Daily Mail. Well, that’s nice. I’ll keep that in mind when my kid overhears a set of seventh graders at the playground calling each other the c-word and starts using it himself.
Look, I’m a bit of a potty mouth myself. But some words really aren’t that appropriate for kids. And while I am all for artistic license, couldn’t another word have conveyed the same point? Couldn’t this character have a smart mouth that was slightly less off-color?
For her part, Chloe doesn’t see what the big deal is. Of course she doesn’t. She’s a kid.
‘It’s a movie. Obviously a little girl can’t beat up and kill huge heavy men. I don’t see how anyone wouldn’t realize it’s not real.”
What do you think? Is the cursing too much? Or does it not bother you?