People are calling out 'super inappropriate' movie Blank Check that's still available to stream on Disney+

Modern viewers have voiced their disapproval after a movie on Disney+ shows a child involved in a romantic relationship with a grown woman.

With the rise of streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime, one - in particular - is proving popular among younger viewers: Disney+.

The streaming service is perfect to keep your little ones entertained, with dozens of Disney classics featured on the platform. In fact, there are so many movies, that you've probably never even heard of some of them. Case in point: the 1994 comedy Blank Check.
Check out the trailer for the movie below:

With this long-forgotten movie rated appropriate for 6 years and up (with just a warning for tobacco depictions on the platform's description), you'd be forgiven for thinking that this is probably ts a sweet family comedy the whole family can enjoy. But not everybody agrees...

Blank Check tells the story of 11-year-old Preston Waters (played by Brian Bonsall), a kid who longs to be rich. And, as luck would have it, he eventually finds himself with $1,000,000 after a run-in with a criminal.

However, what most first-time viewers of the movie probably don't realize is that the plot sees young Preston falling for a bank teller, who just so happens to be an undercover FBI agent called Shay Stanley (played by Karen Duffy).

Of course, as some of you will have deduced, in order to be an undercover FBI agent, that also required Shay to be a grown-a** woman.

As their story unfolds, Shay and Preston end up spending a lot of time together, and at one point they end up soaking wet after some slow-motion dancing in a water fountain. They then take a limo ride, where the tension is - shall we say - uncomfortable.

But it doesn't stop there. At the end of the movie, Shay actually kisses Preston on the lips, and then agrees to go on a date with him in six years' time... which would still only make him 17.

At the time of shooting the movie, Brian Bonsall was 11 years old, while Karen Duffy was 31 - a fact that did not go unnoticed back in 1994. When the movie was originally released, the Chicago Tribune called it "one of the sleazier movies ever marketed to kids", adding that it had "no ethical bedrock".

Understandably, modern-day viewers have been taking to social media to question why Disney thought the movie would be appropriate to include on Disney+, with one TikTok user sharing a clip of the movie and writing: "Who would let their child kiss an adult in a movie? What writer thought that it was a great idea?!"
And in another TikTok post calling over the movie, user @kyleayersthings writes: "I showcase movie scenes that did not hold up over time. This is from Blank Check (early 1994) and it’s incredible how much it doesn’t hold up."

After watching the climactic scene for themselves, TikTok users flooded the comments section with their thoughts. "Wow what?! Wow. Then imagine an entire generation of boys seeing this," one person commented.

A second wrote: "Holy s**t that was so uncomfortable to watch."

And over on X (formerly known as Twitter), one person reacted to the movie with fresh eyes by saying: "The difference between me watching #blankcheck at 30 years old vs me watching it at 12 is that 30 year old me realizes FBI agent Shay Stanley probably shouldn’t be in the FBI or within 2000 feet of a school."

Another user branded the movie "super inappropriate", tweeting: "Who else totally forgot that a grown-ass woman kisses a child on the lips in Disney's Blank Check? Did I block this super inappropriate romance all these years? And yes, it's on Disney plus, but Hamilton dropping f-bombs isn't okay."

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