Ice Breaker – R-Rated Movie

Each week on The Stretched Blog, I ask an ice breaker question. The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community. I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments. While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

I saw this question earlier this week on a blog post by Brogdan Kipko, and I couldn’t resist.  This is a great ice breaker question.

(I’m always looking for Ice Breaker question ideas.  If you have an idea, send me an email at  If I use your question, I’ll give you credit and share your links.)

Question:  What is your favorite R-rated movie and why?

My Answer:  I don’t think I’ve seen all that many R-rated movies, but I’m sure I’ve seen a few.

One of my favorite movies of all time though is an R-rated movie.  My answer is Shawshank Redemption starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.  The movie has some interesting twists and turns.  My favorite part about the movie is the hope that is represented throughout the movie – a hope for a better world (even inside the walls of a prison), hope for a future, and hope for freedom.

We all need hope, and Shawshank Redemption might give you a little different perspective on the word.  (By the way, I wouldn’t recommend this movie to kids.  It is R-rated for a reason.  There are some graphic and disturbing scenes including rape, suicide, and violence.)

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