I was prepared to like the movie Red. Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich… what’s not to like. And it would have been easy to like if the producers had just for once resisted the temptation to have the aging hero fall for a beautiful young lady who falls for him. Seriously, have we not reached the point where we can show mature adults in a mature relationship without creating one that makes you cringe because of its overtones of dirty old man and little girl?

Bruce Willis in no longer a young man. It’s time for him to be paired with a woman who is not younger than his daughters. Ruined the whole damn thing for me.

Oh yeah… the Helen Mirren character was, of course, in love with an age appropriate male. Once again, the woman has to be the adult in the situation.