Friday, November 20, 2009

Your Turn

So, next Wednesday I will do a special Thanksgiving Your Turn, but for this week I wanted to focus on some of the moral dilemmas that Hollywood has offered us in movies. The best one I have seen recently was in Gone Baby Gone, but for this week, I have two questions based on two movies (Indecent Proposal & The Box) where the premise was for one million dollars would you compromise your morals.

1. Would you let someone have sex with your significant other for one night for $1M?
2. Would you accept $1M knowing that someone you don't know would be killed?

115 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes and yes.

Emobacca said...

1 - No

2 - Yes I'm a sociopath

empyrios said...

1. No cuz the mental image would last forever

2. No cuz the guilt would last forever

Anonymous said...

1. Yes I'd take the money and run. Then I'd get another significant other and start all over again.

2. Yes if the person I didn't know was a menace to society, terrorist, rapist, etc. No if it was your average Joe Schmoe just trying to make it through the day like the rest of us.

arachne said...

1. i wouldn't be happy about it, but it isn't my decision to make, is it? it would be my significant other's, as it would be his body. that said, if he chose to do it for $1M, i think the relationship would be over.

2. absolutely not.

Anonymous said...

no and no, but then again, i'm not financially strapped. no judgement on those who are and would answer differently.

Anonymous said...

1. Yes. My husband is a hottie. I wouldn't mind (although he probably would).

2. No. Definitely not.

Anonymous said...

1) yes. and i am a prude of all prudes, but hey, we are broke right now.

2) no. if there were a way to determine if it were a bad or good person that would be killed, i would say yes though.

Anonymous said...

1. Yes

2. No

West End Girl said...

Yes, and I'm dithering over yes on the second one. Catholic guilt means I feel guilty all the time anyway so might as well have a genuine reason for it.

Anonymous said...

1) yes. and i am a prude of all prudes, but hey, we are broke right now.

2) no. if there were a way to determine if it were a bad or good person that would be killed, i would say yes though.

Anonymous said...

1. No I would not let him be with someone else, I wouldn't be able to forget it ever.

2. I couldn't live with myself and it would probably drive me insane and to drink.

WTF said...

1. probably no.
2. Hell yes, I wouldn't hesitate.

Pookie said...

no/no.

Anonymous said...

1. Yes, b/c we are broke too.


2. No

Patty said...

1. No - couldn't stand it.
2. No - that is not something I want following me into the afterlife.

feraltart said...

1. No

2. No

I hope you are going to do the Gone Baby Gone one Enty, my husband and I had very different views, top film.

Anonymous said...

Yes because he is a cheater anyway for #1.

Not unless I knew I'd be killing a really bad person such as a terrorist, Nazi, kkk etc. for #2.

DJ said...

1. tough one...hmm. $1M before or after tax? LOL, no, i couldn't. i'd never be able to get rid of the thought and i'd probably bring it up in every future fight.

2. never ever.

shazzzba said...

NO & NO.....JUST COULDN'T DO EITHER..

DivaJulia said...

1.) The money is tempting, but I could NEVER get that image out of my head . I'd be forever tortured.

2.) Just plain NIO.

DivaJulia said...

Err...NO

pomme said...

1:perhaps with Pitt,Bana,McAvoy,Bale or Owen!
2:No

empyrios said...

just want to add:

i was bored one night and watched that movie "My Sister's Keeper". the parents in the movie had one kid dying of cancer so they had a second child to be a medical donor for the first child.

that was the most recent moral dilemma i've seen in a movie and it struck me as a tough one....

Syko said...

1. Yes, but then I'd dump him.

2. No. I couldn't do that.

Anonymous said...

1. Do I have to split the money afterward?

2. Considering that this randomly happens about 1447 times per day (without million dollar paychecks flying around)- Can I have a million for the dead stranger and then another million for that lousy bitch who just cheated on me after all we've been through together!?

Sylvia said...

no/no

Terrance said...

1. YES!!

2. Hell no!

Anonymous said...

no and no. for the second one I would want to find out if they were killed quickly and painlessly and without them knowing, but I still couldn't do it.

whole_lotto _luv said...

1. IF I had a significant other, the answer would be yes, as long as he or she was willing. It's just sex, it would only be one time, and I am assuming it would be safe. Incidentally, when the movie "Indecent Proposal" was released, my deeply religious mother watched the commercial (while I felt uncomfortable), then turned to me and said, "It's Robert Redford, where's the dilemma?"

2. No. Even bad people have families who love them unconditionally, and I think there'd be bad karma in accepting money in exchange for someone's death and their family's pain.

Anonymous said...

1) No and I've always hated this movie because I'll never understand the ending. Your husband trades you having sex with a guy for $1 million and then gets mad at you because you did. I would have left Woody and stayed with the rich and sexy Redford, seeing as he wouldn't trade me for $1 M!!! Hate this movie, hated the ending and after all these years I still get worked up about it!!!

2) Never!!! I don't believe in killing people under any circumstances. Only God has the power to give and take life. I will never be the one to put someone to death - no matter whether I know them or not!

Pamela S. said...

#1. Yeah, why not. We need the money.
#2. No.

selenakyle said...

1 = Yes!

but

2 = NOOOOOOO.

wade said...

1. No I couldn't because it would always bother me. I'd feel like a scumbag selling my spouse to someone.

2. If I knew it were some sleazeball rapist or terrorist I would consider it but I'd probably not do it. I wouldn't be able to live with the guilt.

Christina Penn said...

1. I don't think of myself as the jealous type, but I found that when my husband (then-boyfriend) was flirting with another woman online (with my knowledge and consent) I got knots in my stomach. So I'm pretty sure this would be worse. Then again, I never got $1 million in compensation for the flirting...

2. Absolutely not. Now, if I could pick the person to be killed that changes the game entirely.

Melody said...

My husband and I actually discussed these questions yesterday.

1, No. Because if they'll go a million, they'll go a million and five.

2, No. Because the obvious plot twist would be being arrested for murdering the unknown person and sent to some awful cosmic prison or something. With Frank Langella and that major owie on his face.

Anonymous said...

1. How about someone offers ME $1m to sleep with them, I accept, never tell my significant other but share a (rather small) portion with him.

2. No because if you do you're just selling your soul to the devil.

Ms Cool said...

1. I don't know. I think I could handle it better than my husband could. Too creepy.
2. No.

Syko said...

@whole_lotto_love - I had to laugh, your mother and I had the exact same reaction. I mean, she's married to Woody Harrelson and has to think about whether to do Robert Redford? Pleeeeeeease.

Anonymous said...

1. uh-huh
2. no

Mooshki said...

No way in hell to either. And I've been on the verge of bankruptcy for years.

Ship said...

Absolutely not & Absolutely not.
There are definitely morally objectable things I would do for money, but I couldn't live with either of those.

mamalama said...

No to both

NYC2008 said...

1. Yes. It would be like a one night stand

2. No

Adventurous Kate said...

1) Yes, and the boyfriend would probably kill me...or maybe he wouldn't.

2) No. WHY would you let someone be killed for your greed?!

Anonymous said...

1. No. That's that.
2. Yes. The catch is that i *don't* (personally) know the person that's about to get whack therefore that means (at least for me) no regrets, no remorse, no guilt. Loophole: If the future victim's under 18, then all bets are off (killing kids to make it even, that a no-no in my book).

Anonymous said...

1. No. That's that.
2. Yes. The catch is that i *don't* (personally) know the person that's about to get whack therefore that means (at least for me) no regrets, no remorse, no guilt. Loophole: If the future victim's under 18, then all bets are off (killing kids to make it even, that a no-no in my book).

looserdude said...

1 - Yes. What's the big deal about sex? Hell, I'd do anyone for a million. Any takers?

2 - No. Murder is wrong. Period. But a friend of mine from Kentucky explained to me that there are killings and there are murders. Killings are when the bastard deserved it. Now I would reconsider my answer if I knew the victim was going to be a terrorist or a rapist or a pimp or child molester.

Sis said...

No and no, I think the consequences and after-affects would be boundless and unknowing after the fact, so I just wouldn't do it.

califblondy said...

Funny comments about Indecent Proposal. I was sooooo hoping Demi would stay with RR, but I guess we wouldn't still be talking about it if that would have happened.

#1. Yes. (Sorry honey).

#2. No. (Again, sorry honey).

Mama Theresa said...

1 - fuck yeah.

2 - under no circumstances

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Anonymous said...

1. Yes, where do I sign up for this offer?

2. No, but if I could pick the person I might change my mind.

Anonymous said...

1. yes
2. yes

witwritergirl said...

Still looking for a job -
but NO to both.
Couldn't get the first mental picture out of my mind, and couldn't live with the guilt of the 2nd.

Kisha said...

1. hell yes, and not only would we be rich, my hubby would probably love a different menu for a night, if you know what I mean?!:)

2. um, no, I would kind of like to avoid eternal damnation, thanks. doesn't sound like much fun.

Anonymous said...

1) Yes, without having to think for a second. Would I have to give any of the $$$ back if I wanted to watch?

2) As much as I would like to think that I could, I probably wouldn't be able to do it.

I watched Oldboy (Korean movie) a few weeks ago and it has the creepiest moral dilemma I've seen. I won't give any spoilers but you have to see it (as long as you're down with total creepiness and a few ultraviolet scenes). After watching it or reading spoilers, sit back and contemplate the proposed American remake that just fell through that would have had Will Smith in the lead role. Super duper WTF right there.

looserdude said...

The moral dilemma in Gone Baby Gone? What moral dilemma? In my opinion, there was only one answer to that question and the main character blew it. His girlfriend was right to leave him afterwards, the guy was a moral idiot. Maybe we the viewers or the readers of the book had more information than the main character, but boy, did he blow it. It kind of pisses me off.

sunnyside1213 said...

LOL @! whole_lotto_luv. Redford was quite something back in the day.

Yes, it's just sex. Not an affair.

Hell no, unless it was that creep 300 lb bully in junior high who tortured 85 lb me!

Matt said...

1. Yes (but I'd prefer it be me who has to do the compromising)
2. No, never. Plus, karma is a bitch, it'd be you next time.

Anonymous said...

#1, Sure. I'd hope its someone ugly, or a cougar or something, but really, sex is sex, it's not the most intimate part of our relationship.

#2, No. Karma is a bitch.

Anotheramy said...

yes
and
no

Quintessential Southerner said...

1) i can't decide.

2) NO!! i believe in the afterlife.

jas said...

1) No.

(How exactly am I supposed to "let someone have sex with my significant other" anyway? What am I? Her pimp? She's an adult. She makes those choices all on her own..)

(Or maybe the question is actually; If someone your significant other slept with, paid you a million dollars to not mind, would you?)

(Answer is still no, btw.)

2) Not for any amount of money, no matter who they were.

Lisa (not original) said...

1. Absolutely
2. Never

nancer said...

i'm with looserdude on that movie. i saw no 'moral dilemma' there at all. hmmmm.....give the kid back to her crackhead mother or leave her with the people who love her?

nope, no dilemma.

as for the 2 questions, NO and NO.

brooklyn040204 said...

yes - i am always poor and as long as the physicality didn't turn into something emotional i think i could live with it.

no, never.

cdoo said...

1. Yes
2. No (Karma)

Anonymous said...

1. No
2. No

Money isn't everything..

genesis said...
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genesis said...

No and eh I guess. I don't like quite a lot of ppl so I'm sure no one important will die.


(famewhores who contribute nothing)

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure I am letting someone have sex with my husband for free right now. A million bucks might make me feel a little bit better about the whole situation.

But no to the second one. I believe in Karma.

Lioness70 said...
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Anonymous said...

Anon@2:19

that really sucks...i feel for ya. been there...

now go out there and get some of your own!

not saying that'll make you feel better but it sure did so for me :)

Anonymous said...

Anon@2:19

that really sucks...i feel for ya. been there...

now go out there and get some of your own!

not saying that'll make you feel better but it sure did so for me :)

Lioness70 said...

#1 - No. It's never "just sex" or "just lust" or whatever justifications people use.

#2 - No way. Karma IS a bitch. It'll get you even if you don't know who the person is.

nancer said...

i'd like to modify my answer to #2. i don't know paris hilton. so if it could be her, then YES.

(if not her, lindsay or amy would do.)

Dijea said...

1. My first answer is no, but we really need the money.

2. NO WAY.

Mango said...

1. Yes, if I could choose the female. Susan Boyle, please!

2. No. It would eat away at me.

Goodgrief said...

1) Yes, if it was just do the deed, collect the money and run.
2) No, unless it was someone like a child molester/killer. Someone that the world would be a better place if they were dead.

LottaColada said...

1. Yeah! we'd take the $ and run!

2. No! that would be like putting a hit out on someone... just not right

Anonymous said...

#1 - when Indecent Proposal came out, I asked an older married woman I worked with if she would have sex with Robert Redford for $1 million. She said yes, but it was gonna take her some time to raise that kind of cash.
As for me, if my SO and I were offered a cool million for him to sleep with someone else, you betcha! Enjoy it, honey, I will be out shopping.

#2. No.

Anonymous said...

1. Yes to the first one. You can hardly call that conventional cheating. Plus, I have always thought that people do themselves and their relationship a disservice when they act like monogamy is the absolute only way to go.

2. No. Not worth the possible repercussions. Even if I could choose the person. I find it kind of disturbing that some people think it's that easy to decide who deserves to die and who doesn't.

Anonymous said...

1 - yes, if my partner consented. Likewise if I were the one to be the whore. I love him dearly, but $1 million would make life very comfortable. Barring any potential issues: must be clean of STDs, no rape fantasy, no permanent physical/psychological damage.

2 - I'd like to say no, but honestly, I don't know. It would depend on my situation.

Merlin D. Bear said...

1. Yes, with certain conditions and the consent of my partner.
2. Only on one condition. That being that the target would have gone through a trial, been convicted beyond a shadow of a doubt, and their crime involved harming a child.
Those conditions, and I'll pull the damn trigger myself.

Anonymous said...

yes and yes

Anonymous said...

No and no. If I came upon any sort of winnings or lottery, I would give everything I had to buy a baby if that was legal. After 11 years of trying my options are limited.

The Goon said...

1. I sure would accept 1 million dollars to pimp out my boyfriend, no question there at all. I'd pimp him out for less if I though he'd cooperate, but I don't think he'd do it :(

2. I don't think I'd accept the money that came from killing the stranger simply because I don't understand how I am a party to the events. I mean, why are you going to give me a cool milion just because someone died? And what did they die from?

I guess, on further reflection, that if someone who was going to die anyway dies, well. . . .I will accept the money.

I will also accept a million dollars if someone kills an evil person, like, someone who deserves to die. So, I will accept a million dollars if a sick person, an evil person, or a person who was going to die anyway dies.

So, I will take the money.

Anonymous said...

1.) Yes! And my husband would agree with me. As long as he wears a condom. And has no contact whatsoever with this person afterwards.

2.) Yes, if it's someone on death row getting executed.
No, if it's some perfect stranger and I don't know the circumstances.
Maybe, depending on why that person will be killed.

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gralismom said...

Too funny... I was just thinking about the Indecent Proposal situation yesterday.

1. no, I love my husband way too much for number one. The thought would haunt me forever (now, my ex would be a different story!)

2. no. That makes me no better than a murderer, I think.

gralismom said...

Er, I mean, if I were to take the cash for #2.

Caroline said...

No and no.

That was easy!

Anonymous said...

1 - As long as I get the money. Hehe. I would split after that
2 - Probably not. If I get to choose who, then it's a hella yeah!

Anonymous said...

No and hell no.

rickatoo said...

Cheating with Robert Redford is not a moral dilemma, cheating with Danny Devito is...

lanac said...

no.yes.

mygeorgie said...

Yes-You could have him twice for that price!

No. Karma sucks.

Anonymous said...

1. Yes
2. No

dbfreak said...

1. No. For me, it would end up ruining the relationship and I have enough ruined relationships, thanks ; ) Now, if it was me, and I was offered that amount of money to sleep with someone now, while I'm single, most likely yes. Conditions being: STD free, must use a condom anyway so I don't get pregnant, no rape fantasies, no extreme S&M, and the person I would be whoring myself out to would have to at least not be physically repugnant. With all of those conditions, I doubt anyone would agree to pay me that amount of money for one-time sex ; )
2. No. No matter who they were. I agree with the posters who cite karma, the afterlife and guilt. Just couldn't have that on my head.

Kim said...

Yes on one and no on two. :)

Jesse D said...

Well, let's see. The bastard was already sleeping with someone else (quite a few someone else's, really), so I may as well have made cash off of it, so yes.

No.

Kit said...

1) No.
2) Hell no.

karma's a B*^$#.

Anonymous said...

Where can I sign hubby up???

And no on number 2.

Anonymous said...

Where can I sign hubby up???

And no on number 2.

Elle Kaye said...

1. No
2. Absolutely not.

I like my average life.

Meg C.H. said...

1. No way!
2. Absolutely not

A million dollars isn't really THAT much money for lifetime of guilt!

Anonymous said...

No to both, I love and adore my husband, but it would give me both serious heebeejeebees and gales of laughter knowing someone out there wanted to have sex with him for a million dollars. As for the other, I would not want anyone's death on my conscience because of my financial obligations.

MommaBear said...

I've pondered these questions and my answer was no and no. But, I showed it to my husband and apparently his answer is yes and yes? wtf! So no, my answer is no and yes. Why should I be the the only one being whored out! At least I've maintained my morals on question 2!

d said...

1. yes
2. no

Anonymous said...

1. Sure, as long as both parties agree. It's only sex. It's not love. A million dollars buys a lot of therapy.

2. As many above have noted, not if it's an average Joe/Jane would loose their life. If it was a decision that we could control the choice on though, absolutely Yes. Multi-murders, rapists, molesters are easy choices. Reasoning is that the victims have families too, and there would be more victim families effected by NOT making a choice to end the life of a murderer/rapist/molester. Pick someone who's been caught, convicted and gets out on a technicality. Easy easy choice.

Lisa J. said...

1. Yes, he's impotent anyhow, so if someone else can get the job done, more power to 'em. I'll take the dough thankyouverymuch.

2. No. I do have a soul...

Sporky said...

Yes

No

Anonymous said...

1. Hell yes. I can't believe how many people say no to this. It's just sex.
2. Absolutely not.

Wil said...

1. My significant other?? Hum .. I have two. My husband? Hell yes .. poor man hasn't gotten laid in over 6 years and in the 14 years prior it was a rare occurrence. So it would be a win-win for him and me. And I would totally split the $1M with him, as well. "He Whom I Am In Love With, But Not With"?? .. no. Frankly, the very thought makes me nauseous .. so I don't do it very often. As a matter of fact, I try not to think of him often any more at all for the same reason. .. cue J. Geils ...

2. Now .. by this phrase "don't know" ... I kid .. I kid. Hell no .. the Karma Train already makes daily stops to my ass given some of the shit I did in my younger years and not so younger years. [See above re: falling in love with another whilst married...] I would be scared to death to see how eternally f***ed up my life would be if I made that kind of decision!!!

Ah .. apparently it is TMI Monday .. shoulda gotten to this Friday instead! And why is it I can never answer a friggin' question with a simple yes or no?? Jesus! Sorry guys .. don't have a lot of contact with the outside world any more!! : /