Are there any films you just didn't get/understand?

(120 Posts)
Kellamity Fri 06-Jul-12 21:59:33

I'm just watching the Matrix for the second time in my life. Had no idea what it was all about the first time but this time.......I have my DH explaining what on earth is going on!!!! grin

HarrietJonez Fri 06-Jul-12 22:02:24

What was that film that everyone raved about last year? Lots of different dimensions? I sat like hmm

Moulin Rouge...couldn't get into it & was so irritated after 1/2 an hour we turned it off.

yeah donnie darko

friend took me to see directors cut in some weird arty cinema in london, which was lovely of him... but i didn't appreciate it!

i've read aboutt he film, but can't really reconcile it with what I saw!
I think I'm generally fairly intelligent, but i just don't geddit!

12 Monkeys have watched it a couple of times. Always have a moment of clarity at the end when it all makes sense, then I forget and become confused again confused

EmmaFurk Fri 06-Jul-12 22:12:46

It was inception harriet!! I had to watch it about 4 times and get it explained!! wink

NoWayNoHow Fri 06-Jul-12 22:13:05

I watched "Tree of Life" because of all the Oscar buzz and amazing reviews.

After 45 mins, nobody had spoken yet and we were about 20mins in to a montage of the evolution of the earth (planets, dinosaurs, flowers)

Utterly, utterly, utterly bizarre and pointless.

HarrietJonez Fri 06-Jul-12 22:13:52

Thanks Emma. Dh didn't get it either and he's a geek for that sort of stuff.

Glengarry glen Ross. Won loads of awards. Didn't get it at all.

scrambledlegs Fri 06-Jul-12 22:15:57

I'm convinced the Matrix is just nonsense and some huge practical joke.

And as for inception ....................... confused

Kellamity Fri 06-Jul-12 22:16:46

I loved Inception but still not really getting the Matrix

MrsApplepants Fri 06-Jul-12 22:17:13

I don't get any of the Tarantino films

flapperghasted Fri 06-Jul-12 22:17:29

I love 12 monkeys and Inception, and the Matrix but I think that's cos I love special effects and read a fair amount of sci-fi books. Maybe my head just fills in the gaps with surrealist crap, so I don't really understand them per se, I just enjoy them for what they are...errant nonsense smile

Now talking about films I never got, 'Get Shorty' was the one that stuck in my head. John Travolta and Danny Devito. At the time it was released, in 95, everyone was saying how funny it was. I had a few people round for a video and takeaway evening and it was an utter flop. Just not funny at all.

Also, please don't get me on Mama Mia. Crap in a box.

HeffalumpsAndWoozles Fri 06-Jul-12 22:18:26

kellamity I am sat with my DSis watching The Matrix atm too, I must've seen it 50 times and I love it, she's on second watch and hating it! DH didn't last past the credits! It's worth persevering though grin

I didn't get Big Fish (weird),Transformers (why the hype?) and The Butterfly Effect (headache after first ten minutes).

TouTou Fri 06-Jul-12 22:21:19

**Spoiler for Inception**

The thing about Inception is that it's a happy ending, whether or not he's awake. If I remember correctly, if he's awake then he's back with his kids. If he's asleep, at least he's with his kids and hopefully will be happy the rest of his 'life'. Win-win.
At least that's what I tell myself.

And no, I didn't understand it either.

Nor why everyone reveres Robert Deniro. He is Robert Deniro in every role. Same as Judi Dench. Grrrr... I feel a rant coming on!

DeathByChocolate01 Fri 06-Jul-12 22:26:34

I have tried to watch the Matrix quite a few times now, and have never managed to stay awake through it. blush I'm not even the kind of person who normally falls asleep during films - it just doesn't hold my attention at all!

I know there are loads of films I don't get, but I can't think of any of them at the moment... I have obviously erased them from my memory. wink

All of the Matrix films
The Changeling
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

mumofjust1 Fri 06-Jul-12 22:33:36

Donni Darko - wtf??

Mintyy Fri 06-Jul-12 22:34:30

The Firm (Tom Cruise early 90s blockbuster). I've seen it four or five times and its gradually dawned on me that, due to editing, there is quite a large chunk of plot completely missing which makes the movie totally unfathomable in the last quarter.

kittyfishersknickers Fri 06-Jul-12 22:38:00

I loved Inception! Made my brain hurt a bit but thought it was brilliant.

What I didn't get was Kingdom of Heaven. What on earth was the point in defending Jerusalem and getting loads of people killed if you were going to hand it over to Saladin, who seemed a pretty decent chap, anyway??

And why didn't Orlando Bloom get rid of Guy de Lusignan? He was a liability and it was more trouble in the long run... Nothing was explained properly.

Saltire Fri 06-Jul-12 22:39:12

That thing with Tom Cruise. and Cameron Diaz.

RoxyRobin Fri 06-Jul-12 22:40:55

2001: A Space Odyssey

Never understood what the message was supposed to be. It was never more than the sum of its parts, and though some of those parts were impressive it was ultimately unsatisfying.

Felt it was a bit of an emperor's new clothes film.

Pounamu Fri 06-Jul-12 22:51:26

American Beauty, did not get that one at all. The ending just kind of dropped off if I remember correctly. It certainly didn't live up to all the hype it was getting at the time

FreelanceMama Fri 06-Jul-12 22:52:07

Moulin Rouge, Chicago, Mamma Mia... I don't really understand the point of watching musicals on film especially when the singers are people who should stick to acting. And Dirty Dancing. Sorry. I just don't see what all the fuss was about. I've watched Star Wars more often - and I really don't like Star Wars.

24HourPARDyPerson Fri 06-Jul-12 22:56:18

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

A phone rings in an empty room in London.
A man walks down a Paris Street.
Rain in Budapest.

BANG

Someone's been shot! Micheal Caine already knew

ad infinitem.
well, 2 hours of it anyway

AnyFucker Fri 06-Jul-12 22:58:03

That Abba Bollocks with Meryl Streep (what happened to her taste ?)

Shittest film ever made

besmirchedandbewildered Fri 06-Jul-12 22:58:36

Yes talkingnonsense Glengarry Glen Ross for me too. DH loves it and frequently bangs on about coffee being "for closers". I think it's a bloke thing.

scrambledlegs Fri 06-Jul-12 23:00:51

Glengary Glenn Ross is a great film. But then DH works in sales so it has special resonance. wink.

I watched Mamma Mia on DVD when 8 months pregnant and genuinely tought I was watching the wrong film. I couldn't believe this was the one that everybody had been raving about.

I had to pause it halfway through as I was cringing so much.

PoppadumPreach Fri 06-Jul-12 23:01:05

surprised not to see Lost in Translation mentioned.

though, sounding smug did, but only because i'd spent a couple of months in Japan on my own and think if i hadn't then i would not have had a scooby as to what was going on.

recall Fri 06-Jul-12 23:05:24

shawshank redemption

RoxyRobin Fri 06-Jul-12 23:08:46

Glengarry Glen Ross suffers from play-made-into-film syndrome.

I imagine it would have been very powerful on the stage.

Kellamity Fri 06-Jul-12 23:11:46

Oh yes Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - no bloody idea what that was about! 2 hours of my life I will never get back!!

kittyfishersknickers Fri 06-Jul-12 23:14:10

I got really confused reading Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Men hanging around the Charing Cross Road looking shady. Bit too subtle for me. I still want to see the film though

MikeLitoris Fri 06-Jul-12 23:20:12

shock recall! How can you say that? Shawshank is a brill film.

WinstonWolf Fri 06-Jul-12 23:24:05

Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz was Vanilla Sky (which I rather enjoyed, though I know I'm in the minority).

I tried watching Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy three or four times and it just sent me to sleep.

The only other film that I didn't finish due to being all wtf? confused was Dogville - a film with no set, and apparently no plot (though it gets rave review from the arty crowds).

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - you need to watch the 70s TV series it is brilliant but I would recommend reading the book first. Was quite disappointed with the new movie just too much to cram into a 2 hour movie.

Mulholland drive.

Really really havent a clue. Maybe thats the point of it, I dunno.

Kellamity Fri 06-Jul-12 23:49:06

I loved Vanilla Sky and Minority Report! Just finished the Matrix - got it this time around....just......with a little help from DH grin

HandMadeTail Fri 06-Jul-12 23:54:40

DH has the box set of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy with Alec Guiness. It's just the same as the film, but goes on for much longer.

Odmedod Sat 07-Jul-12 00:01:43

PopadumPreach What does bill murray whisper into her ear at the end???

scrambledlegs Sat 07-Jul-12 00:07:47

I thought the point was you would never know.

I LOVE that film. The bit where he touches her foot brought tears to my eyes blush

LottoQueen Sat 07-Jul-12 00:13:12

Avatar (blue thingy)

Still don't understand

dalek Sat 07-Jul-12 00:16:12

Bladerunner

The Deerhunter

Black Swan

sallysparrow157 Sat 07-Jul-12 00:23:03

fucking mullholand drive. Worst pile of tosh I have ever seen. And legally blonde 2. My housemate had not seen his girlfriend for a while so I decided I would give them some privacy despite having no free friends to spend time with (uni holidays). I went to the pub and drank 5 pints of cider. Then went to see legally blonde 2 for something to do. I sat there, wasted and ready to piss myself laughing at the slighest little thing, and didn't crack a smile for 90 minutes. It was still 100 times better than mullholland fucking drive though

InelegantlyWasted Sat 07-Jul-12 00:24:23

I didn't understand Mullholland Drive. Any of it. At all.
And Donnie Darko was pretty much a mystery to me as well.
Am proud to say that, although I had to concentrate quite hard while I was watching it blush I did manage to follow Inception.
Oh, and I understood the first Matrix, but the two sequels left me pretty flummoxed, who the hell are the Oracle and the Merovingian?? I've watched them both more than twice now and am at the point of not caring anymore!

susiedaisy Sat 07-Jul-12 00:27:24

I don't understand 12 monkeys

I don't get mama Mia, absolute crap IMO

RoxyRobin Sat 07-Jul-12 00:32:29

Caché, with Daniel Auteuil and Juliette Binoche.

Deeply tedious French arthouse piece endured in our local arthouse cinema sitting among the city's finest intellects hmm.

Dialogue punctuated every three minutes by sotto voce 'Oh Gods' from DH.

DeathByChocolate01 Sat 07-Jul-12 23:42:30

I've just watched Pontypool - it's about a zombie-like virus that spreads through spoken words, but more complicated than that, and I spent most of the film going hmm and trying to work out what was going on, and then there was a totally bizarre little scene after the credits that didn't fit in with the rest of the film at all... confused I don't even know whether I liked the film or not, my entire reaction consists of "wait... what?!" hmm

Saltire Mon 09-Jul-12 11:06:48

I liked the newer version of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy nothing whatsoever to do with Benedcit Cumberbatch being in it

WicketyPitch Thu 12-Jul-12 13:26:41

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stargirl1701 Thu 12-Jul-12 13:28:59

Alien 3. Disaster of a movie. Studio interference of the edit means the flow of the story is totally lost.

Ragwort Thu 12-Jul-12 13:31:33

Loads grin. Easier to ask which films I do get (loved Mamma Mia blush.

I don't understand any sci fi, star wars, Harry Potter, Avatar type, Pirates of the Caribbean etc etc grin

MorrisZapp Thu 12-Jul-12 13:32:35

All the Presidents Men

It was deliberately made to sound muffled, but even at full volume I couldn't understand that the frick was going on.

iknowwho Mon 23-Jul-12 14:15:08

Don't get me started on Black Swan!!
Shite shite and more shite and I really didn't get the buzz around it with everyone thinking it was wonderful - it wasn't!

Sideways. Heard too much about it before I saw it and found some of it really nasty ? stealing from his mum etc - and this was supposed to be a nice independent film with a heart?

I row about it with a friend every time we meet, it's become a regular discussion, he loved it!

Oh, and fecking Eyes Wide Shut - pile o'shite...

PrettyPrinceofParties Mon 23-Jul-12 14:42:09

I love Donnie Darko.

Don't get Napoleon Dynamite, Castaway (I was told that the film ended when he realised there was a resort on the island, camera pans out to reveal McDonalds etc. was disappointed when it didn't. )' Fargo, No Country for Old Men, actually most Cohen brothers film.

Trills Mon 23-Jul-12 14:45:36

I think there is a split here between

didn't get - didn't understand what was going on (Matrix, Inception)

and

didn't get - didn't see the point or think that there was any story (Lost in Translation, American Beauty)

iklboo Mon 23-Jul-12 14:46:45

Mulholland Drive. And why the unnecessary & gratuitous lesbian sex scene?

trikken Mon 23-Jul-12 14:50:59

Donny Darko, inception, inception makes my brain hurt.

Tree of Life beats Inception/Matrix/Memento weirdness hands down - help ma boab!!

There are loads of films I find a bit pointless, didn't 'get' Bridesmaids for instance (thought it was really quite sad how dysfunctional and unhappy everybody was, not funny at all), but so are loads of blockbusters.

Tree of Life requires a whole new level of weirdness to be filed under - there are 3 hours I'll never get back (yes, I sad through the whole damn thing)

Pirates of the Caribbean. Not a fucking clue. And I'm well clever....

glamourousgranny42 Sun 02-Sep-12 21:48:42

Children of Men - supposed to be fab, just thought it was a pile of unexplained shit.

Stuart Little - Its a bloody MOUSE!!!!! Ridiculous!

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Sun 09-Sep-12 09:02:38

Tree of Life was a crock of shit. Had NO idea what it was supposed to be about and i kept on waiting for something to happen. Switched off after 20 minutes of drivel.

MsAmerica Wed 12-Sep-12 23:12:48

Recently, Cosmopolis baffled me.

qo Wed 12-Sep-12 23:13:59

Memento, watched THREE times and still didn't get it

modifiedmum Wed 12-Sep-12 23:14:39

i didnt get lost in translation at all. or inception!

Alameda Wed 12-Sep-12 23:16:53

YES

Pasolini's gospel according to st Matthew and la notte

and probably anything that is supposed to be a legendary work of cinematic greatness just zzzzz

but have decided that film is generally not for me, except I like the idea of sitting still and being entertained

HalfSpamHalfBrisket Wed 12-Sep-12 23:18:30

Melancholia- didn't get it at all and it went on for hours.

Alameda Wed 12-Sep-12 23:26:08

for example did not understand Jesus's eyebrows, or rather his unibrow, and his terrible hair and out of sync talking and communist leanings

and then I feel shit because it is A Masterpiece and I obviously have some sort of congenital absence of the ability to appreciate such things

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sun 16-Sep-12 23:18:18

Did not like Glengarry - WTF, where's the story?

I enjoyed the Matrix but on reflection I have no idea what it was about.

I got twelve monkeys and memento.

Hated "Kids" - horrible film.

FarelyKnuts Sun 16-Sep-12 23:57:34

Did not get Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind AT ALL!
Hours of my life I will never get back angry

Clockwork Orange, and anything by John Le Carre

Oh, and Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones at the end of The Fugitive. WHAT does TLJ give to HF in a plastic bag in the police car at the end of the film?

bananaistheanswer Mon 17-Sep-12 00:10:54

Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas. What a load of bollocks that was.

Magnolia - it's hours long, it rains frogs. The end. I cried for the time back and tell everyone I meet to avoid like the plague. And yet every reviewer gave it 5*, I really, really didnt get it!

Highlander.

My line of annoyed questioning makes dh mental every time it comes on.

There can be only one. So how come there are a few of them? If they've been around for ever why do they only want to lop each others heads off now. It's bollocks. Have wiki'd it, tried to read about the plot, nope, still disconnected nonsensical bollocks.

Blair Witch - scary? Tense? Really? Watching someone's snot dribble out of their anorak hood whilst they rustle a few leaves in front of a camcorder for 90 minutes.

Startailoforangeandgold Mon 17-Sep-12 00:28:51

Avatar, oh I get the plot, it's just why anyone thought such a load of predictable, in the first 10 minutes, crap was worth making, I don't get.

todaysagoodday do you mean the ice pack he puts on HF wrists after he takes the cuffs off?

akaemmafrost Mon 17-Sep-12 00:47:05

Inception. Have tried to watch about three times now but just can't get into it.

deleted203 Mon 17-Sep-12 01:26:14

Ex boyfriend once made me sit through some total shit called 'Eraserhead'. Think it was directed by David Lynch. And it was in black and white. Oh yes...just Googled it and it says,

"^Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.^"

Very romantic! Anyone like to guess if he got sex that night????

garlicnutty Mon 17-Sep-12 01:41:36

Oh dear, I love most of the films mentioned so far! Haven't seen the more recent ones, though, so look forward to Inception as everyone hates it grin

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. I went out for a walk halfway through.

Longdistance Mon 17-Sep-12 01:43:26

I didn't get Cloverfield. Wtf is it all about, apart from another film where attacks happen in NY.

TotemPole Tue 18-Sep-12 14:38:40

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, this is a comedy.

I didn't get the humour, only laughed once throughout the whole film. I think you have to be a fan of Jacques Cousteau to understand it.

redrubyshoes Tue 18-Sep-12 14:47:19

The Big Lebowski - just fecking dire and deeply unfunny.

The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Kate Winslet with green hair, being 'kooky' and a plot that throws up more paradoxes than my brain can deal with.

Hullygully Tue 18-Sep-12 14:48:34

Tree of Life yy

SO BORING could only do 20 mins and I love poncey films

SparkyTGD Tue 18-Sep-12 14:51:58

'Donnie Darko' for me too, and 'Lost in Translation'

usually the type of films I would like but just thought, what was that all about? confused at the end

Erebus Wed 07-Nov-12 18:12:30

Reviving this a bit to say:

Eraserhead. Tried v v hard to 'get it'.. don't hate it because it is what it is but- blimey.

I struggle a bit with Fellini- La Dolca Vita, La Strada?

And I confess with Peter Greenaway, though I liked Drowning by numbers- so, so WEIRD!

I want to see Avatar and Inception, and Matrix but I don't have time. I'm cleaning bogs whilst DH takes the boys to see such stuff!

cumfy Fri 09-Nov-12 19:11:19

Mullholland Drive

Utterly insane and unfathomable.

Shoshe Fri 09-Nov-12 19:39:36

HelsBels we did the same with Moulin Rouge

DH loved the Matrix films, they just confused me, but them I loved The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and he walked out of the cinema, saying, Thats two hours of my life I will never get back grin

Nodding along to a lot of these.

I got inception and the matrix although I had to concentrate hard. Tinker tailor I got on the secong viewing.

Memento utter tosh and Mullholland drive I turned it off after about half an hour!

I also didn't like Mamma mia and still can't see why people love it so much.

Watched Red Lights this week. Neither DH nor I really got it but quite enjoyed it regardless. Cillian Murphy yum ; )

I'm a big fan of imdb when I've not fully understood a film (or just want to check!)

cumfy Fri 09-Nov-12 23:39:12

Thought Memento was brilliant.

Mulholland Drive is perfectly "normal" (sort of!) for about 40 minutes then nothing makes sense for the next 2 hours. Then you start to realise the film has absolutely nothing to do with what you are seeing. Oh the fun. hmm

VforViennetta Mon 26-Nov-12 00:30:55

Watched Kill List lately, I really really liked it, but it was a bit hmm and left me with a few questions.

VforViennetta Mon 26-Nov-12 00:33:06

I love memento, but I do have to think quite hard to get it <sound of rusty cogs turning>, I mean I think I get it, but maybe I have the wrong end of the stick and don't really get it at all confused.

ThompsonTwins Mon 26-Nov-12 00:46:04

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I did, however, go to sleep during the film which might explain my puzzlement.

Wallison Mon 26-Nov-12 00:47:41

POSSIBLE SPOILERS

I also love loads of the films on here.

Memento has a wicked twist.

The extended version of Donnie Darko tells you quite explicitly what it's all about with the old book and time travel and stuff. Basically, he dies so that she doesn't, but in doing so they never meet.

2001 is about evolution - the first step where they evolve into mankind is shown. Then the apex of mankind's evolution is shown, with all the whizzy space travel and stuff. Then the evolution into a new form of being is shown. There's more to it than that but that's the basics.

With Cache, you get the answer in the last shot.

Mulholland Drive is part-fantasy created in the head of one of the characters. That takes up a lot of the film, and there are signposts that it is a fantasy. Then you get to what really happened in the last part of the film.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is easier to follow if you keep track of her hair colour.

Jamesdawn Tue 04-Dec-12 06:30:39

Donnie Darko..

BikeRunSki Tue 04-Dec-12 06:36:26

Lost in Translation

peggysuenotmarried Thu 06-Dec-12 21:38:21

I didn't "get" both 'The Master' and 'Punk Drunk Love'. I understood the plots but just couldn't find anything to latch on to with either film.

redlac Thu 06-Dec-12 21:49:13

I think there are some films that you are not meant to understand. I enjoy them for a piece of cinema like Donnie Darko and Inception

Jake Gyllenhall, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Tom Hardy distracted me too much from the plot

Anything by the Coen brothers...I actually left the cinema during O Brother Where Are Thou.

Although my preferred genre of film is romantic comedy/anything with jennifer aniston in it blush

RedTinsel Thu 06-Dec-12 22:04:44

Yes to The Matrix. I think I followed the first one, but then it got all wierd and geeky and I haven't a clue.
I felt like I missed half an hour of Lost in Translation, if just seemed to stop before anything happened.
And as for Tinker Tailor, if you think the film is confusing never ever watch the original series. Hours and hours of not much happening.

Roseformeplease Thu 06-Dec-12 22:16:27

Solaris. The first Tron film.

Furoshika Thu 06-Dec-12 22:19:42

What a depressing thread!
I think a lot of you are undereducated to be brutally honest - culturally, I mean. Sorry.
I don't like all the films mentioned but can you not follow a plot?! confused

redlac Thu 06-Dec-12 22:23:32

Did you mean that to sound so rude?

So this is why people put (lighthearted) in thread titles

XBenedict Thu 06-Dec-12 22:25:09

Furoshika you sound perfectly delightful hmm

Finbar Thu 06-Dec-12 22:26:11

Garlicnutty - we also gave up on Crouching Tiger Hidden Bollocks film. Oh and also the Last Emperor ( I think it was that) - just strange and unnecessarily graphically cruel. Maybe I jsut don't get Oriental films!

Furoshika Thu 06-Dec-12 22:27:09

I just think it's a bit sad.
Some of the films mentioned here are truly beautiful and thought provoking.
Sometimes it's good to leave the cinema and have to work out what just went on.
Don't give up!

XBenedict Thu 06-Dec-12 22:28:42

But surely preference and taste come into it. A film that one person finds beautiful and another finds boring surely doesn't make them uneducated?

redlac Thu 06-Dec-12 22:29:11

I just think it's a bit sad.
Some of the films mentioned here are truly beautiful and thought provoking

What like the Matrix?

redlac Thu 06-Dec-12 22:30:06

Oh and I just adore the patronising "Don't give up" in that post too

PictureThis Thu 06-Dec-12 22:33:14

Pulp Fiction

Bladerunner

Mad Max

Avatar

defineme Thu 06-Dec-12 22:35:05

Furoshika I think what some people mean by 'don't get it' is that they don't know why the films were raved about, not that they didn't follow the plot.

Also, I think being cultured and able to follow a complex plot line are two entirely different things and it's very odd that you think they mean one and the same.

I felt very let down by Submarine -I was promised a comedy and didn't laugh once, same with The Hangover -I laughed once watching that so slightly better.
I've loved a lot of the hated, but agree with mamma mia-I'd seen the stage show and enjoyed it for the excellent singing and heavy irony- there was no evidence of talent or irony in that car crash of a film.

amillionyears Thu 06-Dec-12 22:35:59

Too many to mention. I must be verrry undereducated culturally according to Furoshika!
People tell me I must watch much more carefully, the first few minutes of a film if I am to have a hope of following it.
I always need an interpreter to help me through.

Furoshika Thu 06-Dec-12 22:36:48

Ha ha no NOT The Matrix but that's a matter of taste.
I know, I am being patronising. I just can't bear that 'christ that was shite, nothing happened' attitude to some of these films.
I may recently have had an argument with dh about a film I loved and he refuses to acknowledge that it actually had a plot. (You Can Count On Me)
It's colouring my take on things a bit.

Furoshika Thu 06-Dec-12 22:39:13

I said 'undereducated' I suppose because you're watching characters have an inner life in an outward way, sometimes (e.g. Lost In Translation) and I think more cultural education leads you in the direction of being able to imagine that.
<waits to be hounded off thread for being a twat>

Furoshika Thu 06-Dec-12 22:41:36

<actually I will hound myself off>
Sorry

amillionyears Thu 06-Dec-12 22:43:45

I'm personally fine smile

FloozieTinsel Thu 06-Dec-12 22:49:15

Eraserhead. It felt like drawing my nails down a blackboard for the entire, pointless, film. I shudder still to think about it and I watched it a good 14 years ago.

BettyPJones Fri 07-Dec-12 12:10:20

Vanilla Sky !?!

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