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Worst Date Movie Experience?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Professor Batty, Jan 9, 2022.

  1. johnod

    johnod Forum Resident


    If the young Jessica Lange " didn't do much" for you I dunno what would.
  2. Sneaky Pete

    Sneaky Pete Senior Member

    Deer Hunter. I took a girl to see that and afterwards she was so devastated and depressed she just wanted to go home.

    Forgot to mention we did have other dates after that and they went well.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2022
  3. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    You guys sure know how to pick a date movie.


    Romantic Comedy
  4. Steve Baker

    Steve Baker Forum Resident

    Columbia, Maryland
    I cannot deny a certain "admiration" for Jessica in this role, but the movie was so freakin' stupid. I re-watched it a few weeks ago and the only thing good was Charles Grodin. Perfect slime ball. Both Russell and Lange's acting was atrocious. IMO Peter Jackson did a better film but nothing compares to the original.
  5. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    Not a film about a monkey, a remake of a film about a monkey. Since when does acting come into play in these and Godzilla movies?

    Lang's big scene was to play the Fay Ray part where the monkey holds her and climbs a building.
  6. Good movies but lousy ' date' movies.
    Good date movie: romantic comedy.
  7. I didn't see your post.
    I said the exact same thing. It's so obvious.
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  8. GregM

    GregM The expanding man

    Daddyland, CA
    Yeah, I've had great success with Princess Bride but that's only after I've gotten to know someone and we're watching on the sofa.

    A decent romantic comedy is hard to find and the chances one will be playing at a local theater at any given time is practically nil.

    By the way, between the two dates mentioned above, I had a marriage, a kid and a divorce. In terms of viewing material, my ex and I bonded mostly over Pixar movies.
  9. Steve Baker

    Steve Baker Forum Resident

    Columbia, Maryland
    Granted the film was not "Citizen Kane", maybe I missed the best actor part,'cause I was skeered by the monkey?
  10. rockerreds

    rockerreds Forum Resident

    A friend insisted that we put our coats in the seat between us at a showing of The Last Emperor, then said that "it was a good movie but I didn't like it", she eventually got the heave- ho.
  11. Professor Batty

    Professor Batty Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Anoka Mn
    Thanks for hijacking the thread before it even started, and then doing it again on page 2.

    The thread title is: Worst Date Movie Experience?
  12. Sorry...
    Didn't realize the narrow scope we were allowed to comment within.
    Exit stage left.
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  13. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report!

    The first film Vickie and I saw together was a complete heartbreaker, David Lynch's The Elephant Man. It was on HBO. We were both in tears at the end, and she says that was when she knew we were meant for each other.

    The first film we saw in the theater together was 48 Hours, and we of course laughed ourselves sick.

    I think the worst of all possible date night movies would be Neil LaButte's The Company of Men. Or possibly his later The Shape of Things.
  14. freddog

    freddog Forum Resident

    United States
    In that version, the part of "Kurt Russell" was played by Jeff Bridges.
  15. RageRomano

    RageRomano Idiot

    On a third date, and the first movie date, we saw The Lobster. I won't spoil anything, but it is WAY DARKER than I thought it was going to be, and I immediately saw signs of my date thinking I'm a weirdo for taking her to it.

    Fortunately for me, she's awesome, enjoyed the movie, and we're now engaged!
  16. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Forum Resident

    None. Don't recall every going to a movie on a date.
  17. indigovic

    indigovic Forum Resident

    North Bend, WA
    There’s a difference?
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  18. indigovic

    indigovic Forum Resident

    North Bend, WA
    “I swear, honey, I thought it was the one with Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford and the Watergate investigation!”
  19. bamaaudio

    bamaaudio Forum Resident

    Too many with my ex. She had BPD and so her emotional state was all over the place. One random example was I ordered us food before the movie and we were eating it in the car beforehand. I acidentally dropped the container onto the floorboard and she went into a rage saying I'm the most careless person she's ever known, threw the food at me, then told me to get out or she'd call the police. And then she drove off and left me by myself in the rain. Another time we were at a diner by the theater and she claimed her food was prepared incorrectly and demanded that I take it to the server and complain about the service. It was pretty apparent to me that nothing was wrong with the food and she immediately stormed out because I didn't 'stand up for her' and left me stranded again. The next table over game me a look and asked if I was OK and then ended up giving me a ride home. This was something that happened frequently enough that I'd become fairly emotionally numb. It took me a while to finally break things with her and I've heard it's pretty common as people with the disorder can be extremely manipulative and are also good at sucking you back into the vortex and then brushing it off like nothing ever happened. And as for the actual movies, there were multiple times where if she didn't like a movie she'd demand we go home or she'd claim to be sick, etc. Pretty much all times were of course the few times I'd pick the movie; she would refuse to admit any of her choices were less than perfect. Also, watching movies alone or listening to music alone would at times send her into fits of rage where she'd accuse me of only doing so because I don't love her anymore or that I'm just hiding from her, so she'd become very erratic and throw things, go into long soliloquies about how I was selfish, or how I need to change and be a 'better person.' Constant blame, criticism, pettiness mindgames, etc. She would essentially always ask me to apologize for her bad behavior and claimed that everything was because of me.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2022
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  20. Speedmaster

    Speedmaster In space, no one can hear you listening to music

    The Netherlands
    What? Why?

    Fantastic, a real considered person that one ;)

    Jeff Bridges was in it

    Depends on the date.

    I’ve seen it and you dodged a bullit there ;)

    yeah, a considerable one

    Sounds like you are understanding what happened and thus getting ok with it. Chin up, dude.
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  21. yesstiles

    yesstiles Senior Member

    Yikes! Sounds exactly like my best friend’s ex-wife. I was so happy (and so was he!) when they finally got divorced.

    It’s hard for me to imagine that people like that even exist. I’ve been married for 27 years, and although my wife and I don’t often like the same movies, we can usually find something to agree upon and enjoy it together. But most important of all :D she lets me have my own music room filled with nothing but records and cd’s and stereo equipment to enjoy myself. She has no interest in music. She loves to read novels.

    One of our first dates together was at the movies to see “My Cousin Vinny.” Of course, that’s a great date movie. Things went well and we sat in the car talking for about two hours afterwards.
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  22. bamaaudio

    bamaaudio Forum Resident

    That's great to hear. And it's nice that humans are capable of having lasting, happy relationships. The amount of jealousy was pretty insane to where any non-family female friend was vetted on attractiveness level because she assumed anyone attractive I couldn't possibly have as just a friend. So my facebook page ended up being mostly men as she went through and deleted anyone she deemed a threat. And at times when we'd watch movies with any nudity, she'd cover my eyes. Multiple times she'd throw a tantrum if someone was undressed for even a moment and she'd say, "oh, I see. So this is why you wanted us to watch this movie. Why? Am I not sexy enough for you?" And then it'd drag on for hours. This would even extend to particular places where she'd throw a fit if I went and there would be attractive females, etc. She would think it was the end of the world if I didn't answer a call before it went to voice mail or immediately respond to a text as to her it automatically meant I was cheating and there were no alternate possibilities. Even after we're no longer together there have been times where I have to remind myself it's okay If I do this or that, watch this or that without any repurcussions. Sounds like your best friend would relate and I don't wish it on anyone.
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  23. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    If the monkey can tell them apart, otherwise no.
  24. Steve Baker

    Steve Baker Forum Resident

    Columbia, Maryland
    Apologies for making the mistake. Jeff Bridges not Kurt Russell. Brain fart.
  25. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Forum Resident

    Tempe, AZ
    I took a date to Fargo and she didn't understand why I was laughing at so many scenes.
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