There are fewer things more annoying or frustrating than watching a movie with someone who can't stop asking questions about the plot.
Especially when they know it's the first time you're watching the movie too. I mean films aren't that difficult to understand, usually when you just watch and listen, all of their little secrets make themselves known to you. It's a little thing called story-telling, and you'd figure most adults would be familiar with the concept by now.
Apparently not, however, as there are large number of parents, who, for some reason, find it necessary to constantly nag their kids while they watch movies with them. It doesn't matter the genre, the year the film came out, or who directed it - mom and dad will always ask you a million and one questions when you're watching a movie.
Shout out to everyone trying to hear a movie over their parents questions about the movie.— Eliza Skinterklaas (@elizaskinner) December 25, 2017
It's a common phenomenon, one that more than a few people on Twitter are all too familiar with.
They miss entire parts of the movie asking about what happened. Its an endless cycle.— Շђє D✭LL✭S D✭PiFɆɌ (@fanofsport4u) December 26, 2017
From dialogue recaps...
"what did he say when I said "what did he say?""— Dermot Canniffe (@dermotcanniffe) December 26, 2017
To tips on how to avoid the madness...
To even explaining the mythos behind classic franchises...
Sometimes the questions have answers that are painfully obvious.
Oh jeez mom just asked me 2/3 in to the new Beauty and the Beast "does she come to love this creature?" 💔— Heather Fink (@heatherfink) December 26, 2017
And just basic comprehension flaws.
Shout out to anyone who's had to deal with this kind of vagueness.
“Is that the girl from that thing? You know, she was in the movie about that guy... not the one where she dies, but the other one...you know...with the other girl.”— Shannon (@ShannonBontheGo) December 26, 2017
The struggle was very real.
“That’s the guy from Green Mile”— 🌈 Mickey Gordon 🕊 (@suburbanmuse) December 26, 2017
Me: “Michael Clarke Duncan? No he’s been dead for years.”
“Oh. What do I know him from?”
“Who’s the blue guy?”
Me: “Hey, how about we worry about that after the movie is over”
“Tell me how to Google him”
“Oh, he plays bad guys!” https://t.co/8775tt1Lbp
The things some parents nitpick on are insane.
My parents talked through the laundromat scene of baby driver to say that no one would ever sort their laundry that way and I FUMED.— katjohnson (@whoiskatreally) December 26, 2017
Some people just gave up.
handmaids tale(finale)w/Mom “who is that?where are they going?When did this happen?Why are they crying?What did he say?Why is she upset?” So I started making shit up.Lets see how far into season 2 she gets b4 she realizes they aren’t going to Mexico for vaca— 1duringBoutIt (@1duringI) December 26, 2017
Not like he's an iconic cinema character or anything.
Then there were mentions of different breeds of movie-watching commentary.
It’s worse. My mom is a mess of described video, director commentary, and stream-of-consciousness gossip.— Adam Keefe (@AudiusOmillias) December 26, 2017
Also, "Who's that girl? What's she been in? Where have I seen her before?" *misses pivotal moment* "So what happened then?"— Justine McNamara (@justiney87) December 26, 2017
The best thing is to feign ignorance, oftentimes.
I was just doing this, and finally I answered them with an exasperated “I’ve never seen it before, I don’t know why this scene is in it.”— Emily Britton (@MagnifiedPlaid) December 26, 2017
It's a serious problem, but like any social issue, it's important to know you have a bunch of people out there who understand your pain because they're going through the same exact thing.
This thread feels like the support group I didn't know I needed. I love you all so much.— Cameron Bennett (@Cameroneous) December 26, 2017
You're not alone.