Edgy Entertainment and Zac Efron: Who would’ve thought?

Taylor Schilling and Zac Efron in a scene from "The Lucky One" - Taylor Schilling and Zac Efron in a scene from "The Lucky One" | AP/Warner Bros.

Zac Efron’s all grown up.

I usually don’t watch TV during the day, but yesterday morning¬†while I was in the laundry room ¬†talking to a good friend of mine, the TV happened to be on. I caught an interview with Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling on Good Things Utah talking about their new movie out this Friday, “The Lucky One” based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks.

I admit, I am sort of addicted to Sparks. I have read almost every single one of his books, and have seen the screen versions of “Walk to Remember”, “The Notebook” (minus a scene or two, my favorite movie), and “Dear John”. I was excited to see this one as well since, of course, I read the book.

While the gals from Good Things were giggling about Efron and pummeling him with questions such as, “What’s it like to have girls gushing all over you?” (them and me included), they were showing scenes from the upcoming movie in the background.

And those scenes were a little-or a lot-bit racy. And…steamy. And maybe push the very limits of PG-13. In fact, at that moment as my friend and I sat in awkward silence and watched, she quietly said, “Um…I wouldn’t take a 13 year old to see that. Would you?”

Heavens no! Which got me thinking…then why is it so ok for me to go see?

Sure, I’m an adult. And I’ve seen and read Nicholas Sparks, so I know what he’s about and what he likes to play up, which is the romance.

And somehow, I’ve done a really good job justifying that because of those two facts, I am ok to see things I would probably be uncomfortable taking my 13 year old nieces to-espcially those who remember Efron as prepubescent basketball playing cutie in the High School Musicals.

So I want to know your thoughts: what do you think about Sparks and the movies based on his books? Are you going to see the film? Do you get uncomfortable during the “adult” scenes, or see them from a more “artistic” and story-telling point of view?


One comment

  1. Cat

    I don’t need “adult” entertainment to be entertained. I don’t like harsh language, sex sceens or excessive violence. If I’m not comfortable watching a show with my kids in the room with me, then I feel that I shouldn’t be watching the show anyway.

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