What If R-Rated Movies Were Turned Into Children’s Books?

Josh Cooley — a Pixar storyboard artist who helped create family-friendly rated-G films like Ratatouille, Up, and The Incredibles — has just released a book that renders famous scenes from R-movies like Rosemary’s Baby, Goodfellas, and The Terminator into children’s book illustrations. The book is called Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil’ Inappropriate Books), and you’d probably get Child Protective Services called on you if you ever actually showed it to a kid.

Imagine reading your kindergartener a bedtime story of the chest-burster scene from Alien, the “Say what again” scene from Pulp Fiction, or the shower scene from Psycho. Come to think of it, kids could learn a lot of valuable lessons from R-rated films, like: don’t put your friends in a wood chipper for money (Fargo), nobody fucks with The Jesus (The Big Lebowski), and “It puts the lotion in the basket or else it gets the hose again,” (The Silence of the Lambs).

In fact, some of that advice could well save your kid’s life or keep them out of jail! Granted, reading R-rated movies as bedtime tales could scar your kids for life as well, but that’s another valuable lesson: gotta take the good with the bad.

Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
Pulp Fiction
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
Fight Club
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
The Blues Brothers
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
Alien
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
Jaws
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
Drive
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
2001: A Space Odyssey
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
The Road Warrior
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
American Beauty
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
A Clockwork Orange
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
Chinatown
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
Goodfellas
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
The Terminator
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
The Godfather
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
Terminator 2
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
Rosemary’s Baby
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
The Graduate
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
The Professional
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
The Godfather, Part II
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
The Shining
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
The Silence of the Lambs
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
Apocalypse Now:
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
Seven
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
Psycho
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
Fargo
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
No Country For Old Men
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
Die Hard
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
The Big Lebowski
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
Predator
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
Donnie Darko
Josh Cooley, Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books). children's book, rated-r movies, film
Pan’s Labyrinth