In 1994, Walt Disney Pictures produced a PG comedy called
“Blank Check” about an 11-year-old boy who gets into a bike
accident with an escaped convict and ends up with $1 million.
Though the movie is generally fun in a
classic ’90s fashion, with tons of hijinks
and corny jokes, there’s one small problem: .
The 11-year-old main character’s
love interest is an adult woman.
The 1994 film has recently found
itself back in the spotlight now that
it’s available to stream on Disney Plus.
On TikTok, user therjpowell recorded a
now-viral video addressing the controversial
kissing scene in the movie, calling it “cringey”.
Though the entire concept of an 11-year-old falling in
love with a grown woman is troubling, therjpowell
calls out one problematic scene in particular in his video: .
the one where the 11-year-old and
the grown woman — an FBI agent
named Shay — actually kiss on the mouth.
“Disney… WHAT ARE YOU DOINNNN???”
one person asked.
When the film came out in ’94, the
Chicago Tribune called it “one of the
sleazier movies ever marketed to kids"