Monday, October 12, 2009

Watching Your Favorite Movie With Your Friend That Hasn't Seen It Yet

"My favorite part's coming up honey! Watch, watch it's gonna be hilarious!!" This moment can be uncomfortable even with your wife.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the first awkward user submission. My peer Turner Smith described very eloquently a classic uncomfortable and awkward situation. I'll let him do the rest of the talking:

This is one of those undesirable situations you never want to get into. You and a friend are talking about one of your favorite movies, a film that you find particularly hilarious and cherish dearly. However, it turns out the other person hasn't seen it. In this conversation and when you see them in the future, whenever the topic happens to arise, you continually tell your friend "You gotta see this movie, you'll love it, it's one of my favorites, you'll laugh your ass off" etc etc.

The worst is when you finally watch the movie with your friend. You make sure you laugh extra hard at all the jokes and constantly look over at the other person to see if they like it as much as you do, desperately wanting them to appreciate the movie and in a way give their approval for your own love for the film. It's terrible when the person doesn't really get it, which makes you feel awkward. Do you keep watching the movie? Would it be more awkward to turn it off? What will your friend think? Do you really want your love for the film to be tainted by your friend's boredom? This feeling of uncertainty overall makes the experience pretty unpleasant.

I found this on the internet, I think it summarizes it perfectly:

"I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it."

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