I enjoyed quite a hearty laugh as I read Mike Cannon's column in the April 26 Deseret News. And may I say thank you. Finally, someone who is not so enraptured by "Titanic" that he can actually see it for what it really is.

I am so sick of hearing about it and about "Leo" and how beautiful he is, and about the scandalous weight gain of the female lead, and about memorial services popping up all over the nation because of this movie. I have not seen it, and I am glad because I would consider myself to have been sucked in by media hype. I would also become a statistic, which is something I loathe.I am infuriated to see good religious people I know taking pre-teen and early teen children to a show that romanticizes behavior that they would consider absolutely inappropriate in real life. Would they want their daughter to bare her breasts for a young man (oh, excuse me, I forgot they weren't doing anything), and have a nonmarital relationship with him? Hellooooo. I could go on and on. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you for your enlightened words about this obnoxiously overglorified movie.

Rachel Goates

South Jordan