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Why didn't Cob's children leave the U.S. to unite with him in exile?

Given that Cobb was a murder suspect, Mal's family and other legal entities would intervene to stop that. This assumes that Cobb had been stripped of custody of his kids.

Why didn't Cobb take his kids with him originally? For one, he was under a lot of stress and not thinking clearly; he was scared, he had no time to think (and no time to pack, for them), and he ran. There's the possibility he would have had more trouble getting out of the country with them. Also, good parents always consider the stability and safety of their children; being "on the run" with a fugitive parent is no way for a child to live his or her life, and Cobb must have considered how their lives would remain far more stable with their grandparents.

Anon_195 asked the question 2010-08-08 19:59:24 UTC view / hide
Anon_294 commented 2010-08-09 11:07:20 UTC
From the phone call, they were staying with their grandmother, who speaks French, so it can be assumed she is Mal's mother. Since Cobb is blamed for Mal's death, it would make sense that Mal's mother would not want the children to see Cobb
Anon_121 provided an answer 2010-08-09 19:07:20 UTC view / hide
Shaka_Adim commented 2011-05-14 08:17:17 UTC
The creators simply didn't took this into consideration because no american watching the film would ever think to leave the country ;)))
Jennifer McCandless improved the answer 2013-06-12 18:54:51 UTC view / hide

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