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Old 05 June 2014, 07:13 PM
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A man posting on a Japanese marriage advice forum has said the reason for his wife divorcing him was that he didn't enjoy the Disney film Frozen.

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014...vorces-husband
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Old 05 June 2014, 08:40 PM
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WAKE UP AMERICA

Seriously, I think this is a pretty decent case. Frozen was one of the better movies Disney's put out recently and I for one particularly enjoyed the way they turned a lot of classic princessy tropes on their head (I will not say them for fear of spoilering the movie for the 2.3 people in the world who have not seen it yet, so instead I will just leave it at the fact that I think the movie did a good job of subverting a lot of stereotypes in a positive way).
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Old 05 June 2014, 08:46 PM
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I saw this this morning and thought it was a pretty weak story for The Guardian. "A man on a Japanese message board"? Really?
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Old 05 June 2014, 11:11 PM
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It's OK mister. Time will prove you right. It really is a poorly put together movie.

There, I said it.
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Old 05 June 2014, 11:15 PM
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There was a UL-ish story on the TV this morning that the Japanese version of the song "Let It Go" - translated to something like "As I Am" - has led to a surge in divorces. (We weren't sure if the story was meant to be taken seriously; it was just one of those morning conversation-starter stories, as far as we could tell from the bit that we saw.)
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Old 05 June 2014, 11:16 PM
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Agreed. Some of the choices made by the characters are hard to follow to put it nicely.
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Old 07 June 2014, 03:24 AM
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I will not say them for fear of spoilering the movie for the 2.3 people in the world who have not seen it yet
Thank you! Although I'm still not sure if I'll rent it. The snowman in the ads puts me off.
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Old 07 June 2014, 04:28 AM
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I will not say them for fear of spoilering the movie for the 2.3 people in the world who have not seen it yet, ...
You can make that 1.3. I finally watch the move yesterday because my 6 year old niece said I had watch it with her and who can turn down a cute 6 year old. I did enjoy the movie and may watch it again, but did not think it was great.
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Old 07 June 2014, 06:22 AM
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It's still playing (at least the Japanese version) but we haven't seen it yet. The video is supposed to come out next month but it will be difficult to rent for a while, I'm sure.
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Old 07 June 2014, 08:37 AM
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You can make that 1.3.
Oh, come on! I can't be the only .3 people who hasn't seen the movie yet!

~Psihala
(*I was at least the .5 of the average 2.5 children!)
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Old 07 June 2014, 10:01 AM
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Your numbers are off; I'm too big to merely .3 of a person. I'm also not likely to see it any time soon (not avoiding it, but not looking for it, either. I'm sure it's good enough, since it's such a cash behemoth, but.... meh).
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So I guess we're back up to(at least)2.3 then; I haven't seen it, either.
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Old 07 June 2014, 11:48 AM
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4.3! Husband and I are unbelievers too.
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Old 07 June 2014, 12:41 PM
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Spoilers below:

I saw it and liked, but did not love the way some others seem to. It's a valuable movie for how it challenges the standard genre tropes but I'd like to have seen more real character development for Anna and Kristoff instead of all the scenes with the stupid snowman. We were given the briefest glimpse of a budding relationship grounded in friendship, that had plenty of its own scope for comic relief.

Part of me actually wanted him to turn out to be Elsa's love interest, cementing his friendship with Anna as a brotherly one. A lot of their interactions seemed brother-sisterly to me.
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Old 07 June 2014, 01:41 PM
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5.3. I barely even know what it is at all, and that's probably only because all of a sudden "Let It Go" was everywhere.
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Old 07 June 2014, 05:51 PM
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I'll be the 0.3 of the 5.3. I haven't seen the movie, but between my cousins' kids and various other children I've run into, I've read the novelization, heard most of the songs, and had the dialogue recited such that I know pretty much exactly what happens.
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I saw it and liked, but did not love the way some others seem to. It's a valuable movie for how it challenges the standard genre tropes but I'd like to have seen more real character development for Anna and Kristoff instead of all the scenes with the stupid snowman. We were given the briefest glimpse of a budding relationship grounded in friendship, that had plenty of its own scope for comic relief.

Part of me actually wanted him to turn out to be Elsa's love interest, cementing his friendship with Anna as a brotherly one. A lot of their interactions seemed brother-sisterly to me.
I really liked it--I don't LOVE LOVE LOVE it, but I found myself thinking what pushed it over into, "Movie I'd enjoy watching again," *was* the 'breaking the tropes' it was doing. (Especially Kristoff snarking on Anna over the whole 'true love meaning instant marriage' one.)

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Old 07 June 2014, 09:20 PM
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I have seen it a number of times and I like it more now than when I first saw it.

As for the OP, I could see how strong differences about a favorite piece of media could be the last straw in an already shaky relationship or a brand new one. I would have had second thoughts about a guy who was dismissive of my favorite novel. (This is different from having a thoughtful conversation.)
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Old 07 June 2014, 10:44 PM
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Even if your favorite novel was Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace?
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I haven't seen it either.
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