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

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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

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).

icapturethecastle Fri 06-Jul-12 23:26:38

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


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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