"You Saw Wall*E?"

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I have two nieces. One is 11, the other just turned 13. This weekend I had occasion to mention to each of them, individually, that my wife and I had seen and enjoyed Wall*E. Their reactions were nearly identical: shock and horror. "You saw Wall*E? It's a kids' movie!"

No. No, it isn't.

I patiently explained that Pixar films are brilliant movies for everyone, not just kids. Just because a movie is animated doesn't mean it's for children. Wall*E, we elaborated, was even romantic.

"Wall*E and Eve. Romantic?" My niece-- 11 going on 40-- angled her head down and her eyes up, in the universal body language for "You've got to be kidding," her voice dripping with scorn.

I hold out hope that someday they'll get it, and wonder how they let so many fantastic movies pass them by.

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Hey!!! Peter... why did you mention me in your blog about Wall*E??? Just kidding... after what you said about the movie i might just might watch it.

don't put me in your blog pete, im too precious!!!
haha

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