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What Movie Couldn’t You Finish Watching (Even Though You Wanted To)?

By Agent Bedhead | Comment Diversions | February 20, 2013 | Comments ()


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I've only ever really walked out on one movie, Van Helsing, in the theater (and Dustin has already written a comment diversion on movies that you refused to finish watching despite paying the price of admission, but those comments are no longer visible since the switch to Disqus). For me, leaving Van Helsing was an entirely voluntary experience, and to be entirely accurate, I'm not sure that I even missed much playtime because I stuck it out for nearly two hours of sheer misery before giving up the fight.

Yet there's another unfinished movie that haunts me to this very day, and it's one that I've never even managed to watch all the way through although it's currently playing on Netflix Instant Watch. I actually tried to rewatch it this year, but this aversion stems from a rather embarrassing experience as well, and here's what happened.

It was the last day of seventh grade, and our school was scheduled to close (forever!) due to low district population, so students was being farmed out to different districts for the following year. The teachers were mostly losing their jobs (although, for a few of the more fortunate ones, some were being relocated), and they just didn't give a rat's ass what we were doing on this final day of "education." So for the last day of school, they let us bring in whatever movies we wanted to watch -- no questions asked.

Uh-oh.

Well, I was a shy and retiring type during early adolescence, so my shoot-em-up type choices weren't up for grabs. One of the boys took first dibs (and last time I heard, this dude is a hardcore Satanist these days, just FYI) and popped a VHS into the player.

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Yes, that's the 1986 horror comedy, April Fool's Day (not the recent, straight-to-DVD remake, obviously). But since I'd never heard of the movie and hadn't developed a taste for scary movies yet, I was slightly petrified from the very beginning. I seem to recall very early in the film that a young lady peeled off her jeans to go swimming while ferrying to an island getaway with some friends, and then -- out of nowhere -- some dude (a groundskeeper, I think) got his head mashed between the ferry and the dock. And he howled -- oh my god, the howling. At that point, our teacher figured out something was seriously amiss, immediately stepped into the room, and snapped off the television.

Obviously, we didn't get to watch the rest of the movie, but it was enough for me. Over a decade later, I was informed that all of the very bad things that occurred throughout the whole movie (vague SPOILER ALERT) were a joke, and nobody really got hurt or killed. I'm convinced that if I'd watched the rest of this movie soon after the aforementioned incident, it probably wouldn't have scared me at all. Instead, the memory/mystery of the howling tormented me for the entirety of the summer vacation, which was largely spent camping out near Leadville, Colorado where I was convinced that the howling would invade my grandparents' pop-up camper and swallow all of us. In short, I have never been able to regain any ability to hit "play" on the Netflix site for April Fool's Day. I'd really like to watch this movie in full, but it's just not going to happen ... no matter how ridiculous I feel while knowing that the dude didn't really get his head mashed in, and his howling was just for show.

My question to you is this: Is there any movie (for whatever reason) that you have never been able to fully endure even though you're slightly ashamed that you haven't been able to finish watching it? Or you can just laugh at me in the comments section. That's fine too.

Agent Bedhead lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She and her little black heart can be found at Celebitchy.



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  • kiniki

    Dune.... When I was somewhere between 7 & 9 years old my slightly older friend put this on... Everything was fine until some guy pulled a plug out from this guys chest and the guy shrivelled up and blood came out or something...

    My memory is hazy (it might not even be the right film, although something tells me it was).... I've never gone back to it

  • I would have walked out of SUCKERPUNCH, but I was on a date. A DATE. HE BROUGHT ME TO THAT PIECE OF SHIT. It was the last time I saw him in person. Aaaanyway, I walked out of Good Will Hunting, back in the day. It also took me multiple viewings to get through it without falling asleep. It's not that I don't think it's a good movie - I do! But it always managed to put me to sleep or really upset me (that break up scene...augh).

  • sars

    Vertigo-- I just dont know why I fell sleep. Might have been a combination of too much wine and it being 2 am. My boyfriend who is not a AH fan (while I AM) finished the movie, loved it and TOLD ME THE ENDING the next morning... Since then I just cant bring myself to rewatch it.
    Lord of the Ring- I fell sleep, woke up 10 minutes later to what seemed the exact same scene, went back to sleep.

  • Falstaff

    As a young'n, Heavy Metal, the animated film. Saw it on initial release in theatre. Had read some of the magazines and begged Ma to take me. I lasted until airmen in bombers started to lose their intestines and turn into zombies. Ma took a look at me and, seeing as I had the same look that Danny wears in The Shining when he sees the corrected Grady twins, promptly whisked me away. Saw it years later and had a good laugh.

    As an adult, Tarkovsky's Stalker. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. Still trying.

  • bellaluna30

    The remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still, with Keanu Reeves. That was an epic snoozefest! (And I like the original!)

  • Enrique del Castillo

    I never finished watching The Hurt Locker. I don't know what happened but I got sick as if I had motion sickness or something like that during the movie and I had to go home. I blame the camera, since I don't recall eating anything that could have caused it.

  • Samantha Baker

    Mine was that Zohan Adam Sandler movie. My sister and I both walked out about 15 minutes into it. I haven't wanted to see it either. The other one is the Antichrist with Willem Defoe. The opening scene made me throw up. I WANT to see it, but, as a mother, it disturbs me so much, I just can't.

  • BlackRabbit

    The movie I couldn't finish but finally did, years later: The Shining. Just the guy in the dog-mask freaked me out.

    The movie that scared me as a kind and I still won't watch: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. "Tell 'em Large Marge sent ya."

  • Jill

    As a child I had to be removed from a theater on two seperate occasions. Both times I was crying and screaming. Once was when my parents took me to see the "family film" Gremlins and the other was when my grandmother took me to see Return to Oz. I've never finished Return to Oz, but have inexplicably become a lifelong fan of Fairuza Balk.

    I suppose I just have a good family with some seriously terrible judgement when it comes to what's appropriate for a 3-4yo.

    Oh, and don't even get me started on them letting me watch the unedited version of The Accused when it came out on VHS...

  • Oh! Lawrence of Arabia. I've tried it a few times but it's always a matter of "This is so pretty. And kinda boring...OMG there's like 5 hours left. I'll finish it tomorrow" and just never, ever have.

  • Kailan_Sunshine

    Only movie I've walked out of after having paid admission was The Prestige. I sat through about 20 minutes before I started fidgeting, then I noticed my friend was doing the same thing so I leaned over and whispered, "Can we leave?" She said, "THANK YOU JESUS, YES!!" We climbed over some people and went home to watch a DVD instead. There are a couple others that I've just never finished, usually because I was bored to death (There Will Be Blood, Assassination of Jesse James, Rosemary's Baby, and quite a few others).

  • Orleanas

    The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard. I think I just stayed for 20 minutes, but that was 19 minutes too long.

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. I will finish it, just haven't gotten back round to it! Promise.

  • Maev

    Alien. Dear god in his comfortable heaven, Alien.

    The backstory is that when I was twelve years old, a school trip to England was cancelled due to high winds making it impossible for ferries to leave Dublin port. Cue 29 extremely disgruntled twelve year olds wailing about how now they had to do maths. Our teacher couldn't stand it, and decided to let us watch a video.

    He only had two videos with him - Aliens and Stand By Me, and because Stand By Me included swearing (or something, I never knew what exactly), it was decided that we should watch Aliens instead.

    So I had to watch Aliens in a room full of feral twelve year olds, all of whom seemed to have watched unending numbers of horror films and were watching everyone else for the smallest crack in composure. My parents had never let me watch any horror films (except Jaws, maybe?), and I was quite severely bullied in primary school, meaning I couldn't let my fear show for an instant. But I was fucking petrified.

    Years later, one of my lecturers mentioned Alien as a great modern horror film, and one we should watch for reasons (it had something to do with the comparable body horror in Frankenstein (the book) I think). So, I rented Alien, and sat down in parents' sitting room in the middle of the day (in summer) to watch it.

    I made it about an hour in. Sometime after the emergence of the chestbuster my will broke, and I ran out of the room.

    Only I had the video playing.

    So I had to go back into the room, with my hands over my eyes, to switch the video off. I still get nightmares about that damn Alien even now.

  • Adrien

    Tree of Life. I'm forcing myself to finish this but I always end up sleeping during the dinosaur scene.

    Battle Field Earth.

  • TheShitWizard

    I've tried to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey a million times (mostly at the request of my boyfriend, who is horrified that I haven't seen it and don't adore it the way he does) but every time I get to the monkey throwing the bone in the air, it's lights out.

  • Littlejon2001

    Raging Bull.

    I know. But...the black & white...boxing. I'm sorry. I kept falling asleep. I know. I KNOW!

  • ,

    I fell asleep three or four times trying to watch "Apocalypse Now." I DID wake up in time for the end, though, so maybe that technically doesn't count.

  • URnotright

    Avatar. Better than sleeping pills.

  • Agree. I'll add Love Actually to that list, too.

  • forgettingitsthere

    I couldn't finish St. Elmo's Fire because it was so unlikable and bad. I try my hardest to get through every book and movie I start but this was unbearable. Just awful.

    I managed to get through Mysterious Skin, which is an amazing film but so, so hard to watch. It was incredibly directed and acted and everything but the themes it deals with are really nausea inducing. I had to pause and stop a couple times, I had to fast forward a couple of scenes because it was so hard to watch. I think really highly of it but I could never re-watch it.

  • beezandhoney

    300. I saw it in theaters on my birthday and walked out about halfway through. The hunchback man-thing and the cartoony look to it all just had me pissed off that I was wasting birthday time on it. I've been told that I'm crazy for this more than once.

  • It got 5 minutes of my time on cable. I have no idea why anyone loves it.

  • Onaboo

    I couldn't even get through the Rifftrax version of it. If Rifftrax can't get me through a bad or boring movie, nothing can. Rifftrax couldn't get me through Battlefield Earth either.

  • Aaron Schulz

    you didnt miss much, people tout that movie as so amazing and im pretty sure its just kind of fun but not really all that watchable.

  • googergieger

    Nope. Have sat through every movie I've ever started watching. Even the ones that are horrible. I figure give a movie a chance to be good. Thirty minutes or so. After that if it still sucks, I can't bring myself to stop watching because I already devoted some time to it. So I sit through the suck on principle.

  • 2001. I've never managed to stay conscious through all of it

    Lawrence of Arabia. I only felt a little guilty for walking out 2/3 of the way through.

  • Less Lee Moore

    Van Helsing is the only movie I almost walked out on, too.

  • Casablanca. First time I tried to watch it, the hubs got a little amorous and we stopped paying attention to the movie. The second time, I tried to watch it by myself and fell asleep. Maybe someday I'll finish it.

  • Nooooooo!

    (Though I get it)

  • Olderthandirt

    The closest I've come lately to bailing on a movie was "Bug". About half way through I started having Requiem for a Dream flashbacks but I stuck with it to its harrowing end. It goes in the category of films that I can't exactly say I enjoyed but somehow still appreciated.

  • Semilitterate

    That's a great poster, love the hair

  • Blade Runner. I've tried twice, and each time I just end up doing other stuff while it's still running. Plus, there's 32498742398 versions of it, so I'm pretty sure I've half watched two different versions of it. Yeah, it was visually influential, blah blah blah, but it's so booooooring.

  • I fell asleep during that. I don't think my husband has ever forgiven me (it's his favorite).

  • Olderthandirt

    Can't let that go unchecked. There's not *that* many versions, and it simply must be seen if you want a reference point for much of the sci-fi analysis that goes on these boards. I'll give you partial credit for trying, but try to gut it out - it will be worth it. But then again, I've been noted for have legendary patience with glacially paced movies.....

  • I feel like 7 versions is excessive, although probably only 3 are readily accessible. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V...

    There are all sorts of fabulous ideas in Blade Runner, and except for how it looks, t it never quite clicks for me. It's probably my dislike for 1980s neo-noir in general that's the overarching reason I space out in the middle of it.
    And for what it's worth, I love the original Solaris and 2001. Sigh. I'll have to give it another try.

  • Frank Booth

    Wow falling asleep during Blade Runner yet loving the original Solaris...does not compute

  • Rebecca Hachmyer

    When I was in the fifth grade, whenever we stayed over at a certain friend's house we would sneak movies from her older brother's collection. This is how I was introduced to one of my all-time favorite movies: Terminator 2. However, it was also when I was introduced to my personal version of "April Fool's Day,": Steven King's "Pet Cemetery." The crazy thing is that, as a 10 year old, I could watch it! Multiple times! It was only when we rented it one Halloween in my early 20s that I was unable to get past the spinal meningitis bedroom scene. That movie is riddled with scenes too disturbing for words. Never again, Little Gage. Never again.

  • DeltaJuliet

    I want to play with yooouuuuuuuuu! AHHHHH

  • Frank Booth

    Yea Pet Sematary remains to this day one of the ultimate bummer movie . I had the most lingering discomfort after seeing in theater release and it hasnt improved with age. Zelda and Gage just get burnt in your subconscious.

  • space_oddity

    Could not finish Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. It was just too much for me, even though I really really wanted to watch the whole thing.

  • Candee

    There have been several horrible movies that I just had to stop watching. I know a lot of people like it, but I walked out of the theater during that Team America puppet movie thing. It was too stupid...

    Funny story though. My younger sister was super excited when she realized that she was old enough to watch darker movies a few months ago. She's either sixteen or seventeen. I can't remember.

    I guess she went through all the old DVDs that I left with them and chose to watch A Clockwork Orange. She said she couldn't watch it anymore. Not because it was bad, but because she couldn't handle the...er...rape. Which I don't blame her. But she hasn't seen the whole film.

    Weird though, a little, 'cause I was younger than her when I first saw it.

  • Lovely Bones

    Klown. For anyone that doesn't know of it, it's basically a Danish version of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia that also had a film based on it, that was made a couple years back. It's on Netflix Instant, I'd highly recommend it generally, it's fucking hysterical and has a nice balance with its two leads, one being more sympathetic in how pathetic he is, along with being a generally shitty person, and one that's a straight-up monster, a la Dennis of IASIP.

    At one point about midway through, while the leads and kid that's following them around are near a river, and they're all stripped down because of their clothes being soaked, the kid, who must be twelve at most, has his actual arse shown for a little while. It just felt incredibly uncomfortable for me, even for someone that loves dark comedy, but it was brief, so I just moved on. However, in the climax of the film, I realized that they were building up to showing a minor's dick on screen, and I just shut it off. I couldn't handle that.

  • misslucyjane

    Waithnail and I. I don't understand why it's so beloved -- it's about two repugnant people doing repugnant things. I don't think I lasted twenty minutes.

  • Falstaff

    What fucker said that?

  • starkersinyeg

    It's the most quotable film of all time! Did you just have trouble with the accents?

  • misslucyjane

    Nope, I watch a lot of British TV and movies so accents generally aren't a problem. I even like the actors. I just couldn't stand the characters.

  • poopnado

    I tried to watch Fish Tank, but stopped after that scene...you know. That one. Don't want to spoil it. I don't know, I felt kind of disturbed, but not really interested by the story. Plus the main actress was actually really young (14 or so?) and it was weird/uncomfortable watching her do and say certain...things with...people. I'm usually okay with movies that are edgy or inappropriate, but I wasn't diggin it.

  • Well, my list has grown considerably since Netflix Instant Streaming, so I'll disqualify those. I've never walked out of a theatrical showing, but I did demand my money back for Batman & Robin. The movie sucked balls, but we were able to get our money back b/c the theater sound screwed up.

    The only other notable entry along the lines of "movies that everyone raves about but truly chewed" was Being There. I read several critics talking about how the movie was hilarious...comic genious...yada, yada, yada.

    It's not. It's dull. So. Fucking. Dull.

  • AsdffAnon

    The Big Lebowski. what is this i don't even

  • Archie Leach

    As much as we all love Steve Carell, I find his movies of late to be harder and harder to sit thru.

  • ExUSA

    I lost all indie cred the day I could not get through Happy Go Lucky. I wanted to punch Sally Hawkins in the face.

    Also- I fast forwarded through most of Apocalypse Now, but I've seen St. Elmo's Fire more times than I care to admit. Rob Lowe wins every time.

  • Hey, I stopped watching HGL, too! But it was on dvd, so that doesn't count in this context, right? I got where they were going with it, but I couldn't sit through it, even though I saw the greater plot/point.

  • Quatermain

    I've tried watching 'Birth of a Nation' several times in different formats and I can't make it through. I know it's culturally relevant and cinematically significant and all that, but silent movies put me to sleep like nobody's business. I have the same problem with 'Nosferatu.'

  • misslucyjane

    I had to watch this for a film class once, and about halfway through I decided it was actually about a canary. Made the whole thing much more palatable.

  • Archie Leach

    Don't feel bad as I've watched Birth repeatedly (I own the DVD) because I had to write a journal about the movie and after repeat viewings I came to realize that Birth of a Nation is just a plain shitty movie. Forget the heinous racism, even for the time period, Griffith's Victorian attitudes smothering the film just makes it really hard to make it thru the 3 hours. Other films produced in the 1910s feel far more "modern" than Griffith's. The Italians epic makers and films of DeMille (yes THAT DeMille) that came out before or at the same time as Birth are far better movies and play much better for contemporary audiences.

  • Quatermain

    I've seen DeMille's silent version of 'The Ten Commandments' and I had no problem staying awake for that one. That might be because his later version with Charlton Heston is one of my favorite movies. Or might be because like you say, 'Birth' is just undeservedly overrated.

  • Return of Santitas

    Oh my God, my friends and I watched "April Fool's Day" at someone's birthday party in...fifth grade, I want to say? And we were all HORRIFIED the whole way through, and then when it was all a joke I was like "..." and went to bed and was haunted for weeks. My parents were not pleased.

    The only movie I can think of that I hadn't finished (I have now, of course), was The Sound of Music. It used to come on television and it was a Big Event, but I was only allowed to stay up until the wedding scene. So in my mind, until I was an adult and watched it again, the movie ended there. Now I cry like a baby every time I hear "Edelweiss".

  • ljridley

    I have been in front of the television for multiple screenings of Wings of Desire and have fallen asleep Every. Single Time.

    And currently, the Big Sleep (heh). The BF and I started it on New Year's Eve, got too tired ('cos we're old) and we haven't finished it. I need to start it over, I have no freaking idea what was going on. I'm not even sure I understand what mystery Bogie is trying to solve.

  • gunnertec

    For the record - The Big Sleep movie is terribly confusing and famous for being so. Chandler's book is much less confusing and very good. I don't blame you for this one.

  • Carrie

    Apocalypse Now. Many people say it's a great movie, but it's so long and so strange. I'm shocked to find that it is 153 minutes long, because I swear I watched 3 hours and turned it off before I got to Brando. I'll have to try again, maybe with alcohol this time.

  • there is a later re-edit he did (redux) that is 3 1/2 hours long. maybe you were watching that

  • Mitchell Hundred

    The only one that comes to mind is The Room. I had bought a (very visible) birthday present for my mother and wanted to store it at my sister's place until the big day. So we went over to her apartment, and she convinced me to watch this awfully fantastic movie. We got about an hour in before I realized I had to leave if I was going to get a decent amount of sleep, and although she tried to convince me to stay, it was no use. There was never a time after that when she had the DVD and I was free to watch it. And now she has moved to Japan. It's a pity, because I would really like to see how it ends, and I am generally very stubborn about finishing things (I have read Le Morte Darthur in its bland, repetitive entirety).

  • It's amazingly awful and totally worth finishing, especially if you can see it with a crowd. They used to screen it once a month or so at a theatre in LA, and Tommy would actually show up to introduce the movie - it would play in every theatre in the building, at midnight, and be packed with rabid fans (think Rocky Horror).

  • Rebecca Hachmyer

    If you hope it starts to make sense then you may be sorely disappointed.

  • Mitchell Hundred

    On the contrary. I am well aware that it is an objectively terrible movie. I enjoyed it because it crosses over from being terrible into being hilarious.

  • Pinky McLadybits

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre original flavor. I started to watch it once but was interrupted by a squalling drunk who managed to destroy any semblance of sanity or normalcy in the house I was living in. Every time I think about giving Leatherface another go, I remember that horrible, horrible night and then decide that I don't really need to watch it.

  • OMGLookPanda

    Munich :( I heard it was so good but I keep falling asleep. My buddy let me borrow it and it sat on my shelf for 4 months.

  • Claus

    Fargo, The Big Lebowski, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, Dumb & Dumber, and The Invention of Lying are all that leap to mind so far, but I have low tolerance for forcing myself to sit through a movie I'm really disliking.

  • Claus

    It also took me something like 15 years to finish E.T.; I was so bored by it as a child I made my parents leave the theater.

  • Kballs

    I was forced to leave Dances With Wolves on a double-date because my date was a fuckhead. I've seen the rest since, obvs.

    I also walked out on Good Burger but would rather kick a hungry pit bull in the testicles that watch the rest. I was literally groaning in pain for the parts I actually saw.

  • DominaNefret

    There Will Be Blood. I haven't been able to get past the first 20 minutes, and I have tried several times. That one is frustrating, because I think I would really like it if I managed to get past that hump.

    I stopped Lost in Translation halfway through, but don't regret it because that half irritated the shit out of me.

    The only movie I have ever walked out of was Eat, Pray, Love. I had just lost my little brother and my mom and I just could not handle her fake, first world problems.

  • I'm still not sure how I finished that movie. I'd like to watch it again, but just thinking of those eternal one-note squeals they called music gives me a headache.

  • Lee

    YES! Eat Pray Love was a real chore. My sister had raved about it to me, telling me I "had" to see it. I found it unbearable.
    The only movie in the theatre I've ever walked out on was Unforgiven. I dislike Westerns in general, but had heard so much neverending praise for this movie, I thought it might change my outlook. Nope.

  • Captain_Tuttle

    I really want to watch all of "The Prestige," but I keep falling asleep. I've made 3 attempts with no success.

  • Lauren_Lauren

    So I Married An Axe Murderer. Everyone is all, "I LOVE THAT MOVIE" and I gave up 1/3 through because it was so painful.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I feel that way about that movie with people at camp. The one where Bradley Cooper and Michael Ian Black get it on in cabin. SUCKED!

  • THIS. My boyfriend tried to get me to watch it. I think I pretended to fall asleep, so he'd shut it off, and I've refused to finish it, instead mocking him any time it comes up in conversation. It's not funny. AT ALL.

  • Dancer in the Dark. I tried with my best friend, couldn't do it, he was not pleased. Tried once more on my own and found myself paying more attention to my crossword.

  • Kala

    I was SHOCKED at how angry that film made me. I'm a big Bjork fan, so I figured I would enjoy it. The grudge I hold against that movie is so great that I'm about to foam at the mouth just thinking about it.

    Goddamn beautiful soundtrack though.

  • Arran

    Last week I started watching Compliance and stopped it about 30 minutes in. It was a bit much.

    But then I finished it later that day, making this story rather pointless. Still, it's the closest I've come to not finishing a movie and feeling bad about it.

  • Less Lee Moore

    Compliance is an extremely distressing movie.

  • ViciousTrollop

    From Here To Eternity. I own it on DVD. I've tried to watch it twice. I never get anywhere past the epic makeout on the beach scene. I don't know why because I love classic films and how could you go wrong with Monty Clift, Frank Sinatra, Deborah Kerr, Burt Lancaster and Ernest Borgnine.

  • Bea Pants

    I walked out of Goldeneye and despite knowing that Heat is a damn good movie I still have not finished it. The first time I tried to watch it I had spent all day moving and passed out 30 minutes in and haven't gotten around to finishing it since.

  • Jannymac

    The only movie I've ever walked (staggered?) out of in a theater was Bourne Supremacy due to Greengrass' herky jerky camera movement. Haven't been able since to make myself watch it, even on commercial television.

  • Rotwang

    I left in the middle of Highlander 2. I just couldn't take it.

  • gp

    the only movie i ever walked out of was "hook".

  • Bedewcrock

    Rufi-ooooooooooooo!

    *runs, jumps off pier*

  • DeltaJuliet

    I walked out of the Thin Red Line.
    I have fallen asleep trying to watch Tin Tin and also Mission Impossible. I tried to watch both numerous times and I've never made it through. I've given up.
    Also, I refuse to watch the rest of Rango. I tried watching it with my kid because he likes it but...ugh....awful.

  • Puddin

    Reality Bites. I found that movie insufferable, even as a teenager. I had to turn it off after she used her dad's gas card to get cash for rent. How friggin' disrespectful was that?! Your too good to work at the Gap, but your okay embezzling money from your own blood? Got it. **slap**

  • dilwazr

    I Heart Huckabees. I've fallen asleep or just gotten bored and turned it off.

  • AttackoftheCatzilla

    Never finished watching The Royal Tenenbaums. I was in my early teens and hadn't yet developed my taste for dry, dark humor. One of these days I'll give it another go.

  • BendinIntheWind

    I remember *despising* The Royal Tenenbaums the first time I saw it (also as an early-teenager), but I gave it another shot a few years ago and am SO glad I did. I truly adore it now; I wasn't ready to appreciate it at the time, but it's really great.

  • Haywire.

    I've tried twice just to see what the big fucking deal was, but I could never make it through the first fifteen minutes. I think I just hate the everliving guts out of Soderbergh.

    And Space Odyssey. Ugh.

  • Ozioma

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: End of Evangelion. I watched the sub, and I made it as far as Shinji discovering what happened to Asuka, and the fucking shriek. That horrible, world-ending, psyche-shattering fucking scream. Jesus fucking Christ. I had nightmares for days afterwards. I didn't dare check out the series, and even the movie remakes give me pause.

  • Soda

    I'm sure someone will burn me alive for this, but I still haven't been able to finish To Kill A Mockingbird. Read the book twice, though, but the movie didn't grab me like the book did.

  • kirbyjay

    WHAAAAAAT?
    It's in my top all-time 5, but to each his own...

  • Quatermain

    I wish I had a nickel for every book I loved that got turned into a disappointing movie.

  • BWeaves

    Since Netflix charges per month, instead of per movie, I'm more likely to say, "Nope, had enough" and send that sucker back before seeing the end. There are just too many to list.

  • melissa82

    I love April Fool's Day - - - my best friend and I used to have 80's Horror Movie nights in high school and we always had to watch that one. (We also had Kenneth Branagh Nights and... Freddie Prinze Jr Nights. We had eclectic taste.)

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