Freedom and Moral Development
In this episode we chat about freedom, choice, and double binds. Topics include indecent proposals, public decency, and medical experimentation. We also place Brad on Kohlberg’s scale of moral development!
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Check out this amazing trailer
The South Park clip referenced by the boys
I think we can all agree that testing on cute puppies is wrong.
Apex predators have a habit of being real jerks to other animals
A RIDE ON THE BUS
Don’t play music for the whole train.
An understandable response
HEINZ DILEMMA AND KOHLBERG’S STAGES OF MORAL DEVELOPMENT
MORGAN’S MOVIE REVIEW
Stealing Harvard (2002) is a pretty good movie if you like Tom Green (or it’s a really crappy movie if you don’t like Tom Green).
The plot revolves around John, played by Jason Lee, turning to crime to help his niece pay her tuition fees at Harvard. He enlists the help of his wacky friend, Duff, played by the quintessentially wacky Tom Green. Tom Green, for those who don’t know, was the Rob Schneider of the ’90’s and early 2000’s. I mean that in the sense that they both popped up in a bunch of comedy movies despite being universally hated by critics and polarizing moviegoers. Another thing Tom Green has in common with Rob Schneider is that I, personally, think he is hilarious.
Tom Green isn’t the only star of this movie, however. Megan Mullaly is great as the John’s “sexually indiscriminate trailer trash” sister and John C. McGinley does an amazing job of playing his character from Scrubs, if he were a detective.
But despite these stellar comedic performances, Stealing Harvard is not great. It is poorly written and almost all of the jokes that don’t involve Tom Green fall flat (or, if you don’t like Tom Green, then almost all of the jokes fall flat, especially those involving Tom Green). The two best scenes in the movie pit Tom Green and Leslie Mann against each other with Jason Lee as the reluctant mediator. Therefore, a movie about Duff falling on hard times and having to stay with happy couple would have been pure gold. But Stealing Harvard is not pure gold. It is partially gold but it is also partially a turd. So it is a gilded turd but there is enough gold to get a 6/10 from Morgan’s Movie Review.