4 Movies I Walked Out On
I’m not in the habit of walking out of movies, or even of turning them off when I’m streaming Netflix. In for a penny, in for a pound, I say. This is especially painfully true when you’ve ventured out to a movie theater and slapped down cold hard cash for a ticket. But occasionally you sit down for a movie and you just have to stand right back up. These are the only four movies I have ever walked out on.
Before I get to my list, I should mention two facts. One, I didn’t see too many movies before I was 20 years old, so excuse the bad foundational decisions you’ll see in evidence below. Two, when I was in high school, the next town over had a movie theater that cost $1 and there wasn’t much else to do. That said, let’s get to…
Movies I Walked Out On…
Benny and Joon
Okay, I know what you’re thinking – “But Pretty Clever Film Gal, Johnny Depp based his performance as Sam on great silent comedians including your personal favorite, Buster Keaton!” Yeah well, I didn’t know from Buster Keaton at the time, and I found this movie irritating and grating at the time of its release. So much so, in fact, that I got up and walked out.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Look, I love Tim Burton as much as the next film gal, but something about this movie was unbearable. Again, I got up and walked right out, never looking back. It occurs to me from time to time, that maybe I should try watching this movie again. But… meh.
The Naked Gun 33 ⅓
See, I know what you’re thinking again – “What the hell were you doing there in the first place, Pretty Clever Film Gal?” Did I mention this theater cost $1? Look, Airplane is hilarious, The Naked Gun is pretty funny (I skipped The Naked Gun 2 ½) so why not this one. Did I mention this cost $1? It was not funny at all and I was Seacrest Out. At least there’s some truth in titling with this flick, the full title being The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult.
Do you remember this movie about a Uruguayan rugby team’s plane crashing into the Andres and then they get down to eating one another to survive? I do, in painful detail. Why? Because I saw it 5 times, well four and a quarter times, in the theatre! (Did I mention that the damn theatre cost 1 whole dollar?!) And a young Ethan Hawke, a teenage dreamboat if ever there was, figures pretty heavily in this movie. Still, there comes a point.