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AIBU to go off a friend because she's never heard of the film 'Brief Encounter'?

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shakethetree Sun 20-Jul-14 18:17:35

I do not expect my friends to know every piece of classical music, or to know the Latin names of every plant - but jeez, I expect them to have heard of Brief Encounter!

Joysmum Sun 20-Jul-14 18:18:29

I have, it's a porno isn't it? wink

abigamarone Sun 20-Jul-14 18:20:13

I've heard of it, even tried to watch it once...dull. Very dull.

gordyslovesheep Sun 20-Jul-14 18:21:38

that's terribly terribly bad of your friend why I think my stiff upper lip is wobbling

shakethetree Sun 20-Jul-14 18:21:59

It's a classic & an absolutely beautiful film.

mrscumberbatch Sun 20-Jul-14 18:22:55

I've never heard of it either. Is it saucy? And brief?

MrsBoldon Sun 20-Jul-14 18:25:51


gordyslovesheep Sun 20-Jul-14 18:28:10

it's a bit like this only not as funny!

MrsBoldon Sun 20-Jul-14 18:28:32

I've seen it and apart from a few scenes it's not that great a film really.

I know a lot about cinema and literature though and wouldn't necessarily expect everyone to have heard of it.

noblegiraffe Sun 20-Jul-14 18:29:43

I watched it, it was shit. Supposed to be about repressed British emotions but they were all over each other and only circumstance stopped them shagging.

A nasty little film.

shakethetree Sun 20-Jul-14 18:32:11

gordy grin I have seen that before, but great! thank you. lolz

Chiggers Sun 20-Jul-14 18:35:15

Not heard of it either. I don't watch the box and haven't for the last 3-4yrs. I do love my music though.

EatShitDerek Sun 20-Jul-14 18:35:22

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chesterberry Sun 20-Jul-14 18:36:20

I've never heard of it until now...

Marylou2 Sun 20-Jul-14 18:39:32

Does she have other redeeming features? Kindness? Loyalty? The ability to open a bottle of Prosecco while filling you in on the latest gossip.If so, order her a copy from Amazon. If not just bin her.grin .

shakethetree Sun 20-Jul-14 18:44:17

Oh she's lovely Marylou, I was just astonished that she'd never heard of it, she's 43 btw, not 18.

Namechangearoonie123 Sun 20-Jul-14 18:47:55

They did shag, they went to a hotel didn't they?

Great film though

shakethetree Sun 20-Jul-14 18:51:40

No, they went to his friends house but the friend came home & interrupted them. I don't think she would have gone through with it anyway.

oldgrandmama Sun 20-Jul-14 18:52:58

WARNING: Don't read this if you're going to watch film for first time ...

Noooo, Namechangearoonie123, they went to one of his colleague's flat and were just about to shag when friend came back ... aaaargh. So affair unconsummated. Then he got sent abroad, so they'd never meet again and even her 'goodbye' scene was ruined by some awful friend turned up and they had to make chit-chat ...

There! That's all you need to know. NO shagging.

ArgyMargy Sun 20-Jul-14 18:52:59

Good grief don 't be so precious. I'm sure there are things you haven 't heard of.

ThePinkOcelot Sun 20-Jul-14 18:56:46

You can't be being serious surely?! If you are, you are being very very unreasonable and pathetic too tbh!

NewtRipley Sun 20-Jul-14 18:59:28

I don't approve of Brief Encounter. Don't find it romantic or tragic or anything.

And like a loft of films of its era, people stand very still when they are talking to each other.

I am missing the point though. I am sure lots of people haven't heard of it.

shakethetree Sun 20-Jul-14 19:01:50

Of course I'll still be friends with her, but I was a bit surprised that's all - I'm not a massive film fan but I know of ( & have probably seen ) all the British classics.

kim147 Sun 20-Jul-14 19:03:42

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scarletforya Sun 20-Jul-14 19:06:38

Classical music?
Latin names of plants?


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