17. Car Masturbation
Movie: Little Children (2006)
Director: Todd Field
Stars: Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Wilson
One of the subplots in Todd Field's adaptation of Tom Perotta's novel Little Children concerns a pedophile who has been recently released from prison. Ronnie McGorvey (Jackie Earle Haley) did time for exposing himself to a minor, and his mother would really love to see him turn over a new leaf. She sets her son up on a blind date. It goes terribly.
At the end of the evening, Ronnie's date parks to let him out. In a flash, she looks over to find him furiously masturbating. They've parked near a playground. So much for second chances.—RS