You know what drives me nuts in movies?
That trope where there’s a big school play, or some other kind of live performance, and someone who’s been to like, no rehearsals or fittings or table reads or ANYTHING gets put in at the last minute, and somehow has not only a costume that fits, but is able to perform everything more or less perfectly.
As someone who has worked a lot in live theatre, the reality is that person would come out looking awkward, and if they were VERY SKILLED and an extremely good improviser, might be able to muddle their way through the scene half convincingly.
But that’s just my movie pet peeve. Let’s hear some others from Twitter!
10. The following
“Oh don’t mind him, he’s just a creeper.”
Hello. I am a person secretly following someone else in a film. I walk in the middle of the road directly behind them, right after they’ve passed me, with a creepy expression on my face. No-one thinks this is weird.
— Fifty ??♣️?????? (@50Diary2020) March 6, 2021
9. Beyond our means
Low income people in movies are somehow always rich.
Hello. I am a teacher married to a police man in a British series. We don’t get paid very much as we’re keyworkers. But we happen to live in a swanky West London townhouse with very swanky furnishings.
— ?? (@dinosorehead) March 4, 2021
8. Secret time
“Yanno, we should really do this more often, it’s lovely out here.”
Hello, I’m a secret agent in a movie that will only meet my contacts for a stroll thru an open picturesque part of the city
— Fergal McMenamin (@FergSFDC) March 4, 2021
7. Number one problem
Why do we not think of this?
Hello. I am a woman having a pee in a film. I’ll sit down and pee, but pull my pants and everything back up without wiping. No one thinks it’s weird about my wet pants.
— ?? (@dinosorehead) March 4, 2021
6. The best laid plans
I mean, I guess texting exists, but even then, people usually say “I’ll text you the details.”
Hello. I’m a girl in a movie on the phone making a date with a guy. I don’t tell him what time, or where to pick me up, or even goodbye. Yet, somehow, the date happens.
— Wizabish (@wizabish) March 4, 2021
5. That blows
Walk off that head injury, you’ll be fine.
Hello, I am a person in a movie who had received a blow to the head with sufficient force to render me unconscious. I will shortly wake up and rub my head briefly. I will suffer no other ill effects.
— Niall R. Thotep (@Psychonaut99) February 26, 2021
4. Beep boop!
I can understand this happening back when almost no one owned a computer, but now we literally all have them, and we KNOW they don’t make these noises.
Hello! I’m a computer in a movie and I’ll beep every time a key is pressed!
— Rafael Erler ??? (@RafaelErler) March 8, 2021
3. The black spot
There is no normal coughing allowed in film.
Hello I am a person in a film who has just coughed. I am dying.
— Josie (@JoJoNinjaLlama) March 6, 2021
2. Jump scare!
Those ghosts really know what they’re doing.
Hello. I am a supernatural entity in a film. To begin with, I only create small almost inconsequential happenings that are easily dismissed but build to a massive scare-the-living-shit-out-of-you crescendo because I’m very familiar with the process of dramatic tension.
— Andy (@AJN_Racing) March 8, 2021
1. I’m late!
People in movies apparently have daily breakfast spreads that most of us would make the effort for *maybe* once a year if like, extended family was over for the holidays.
Hello. I am a mom making breakfast in a film. I serve fresh pastries, fruit salad and bacon rashers on a tableclothed table and juice in a jug. My children never eat it though, they grab a bagel and walk out the door because they’re always about to miss the school bus.
— Sarah J (@anothersarahj) February 27, 2021
Get your crap together, Hollywood!
What tropes do you hate?
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