Monday, July 30, 2012

Ted: A Theater Experience


Boyfriend and I went to see Ted a couple of weeks ago (before the Colorado shooting). We went on a Wednesday, so the theater wasn’t packed but there were a good number of people there. It was a very funny movie but a very odd theater experience.










Guys, I could have made about 100 more of these drawings, but it’s just the same thing over and over again. In a bizarre 180 from the whole Midnight in Paris debacle, we were the only ones in the theater who were laughing out loud.




Does this happen to anyone else? (But seriously, go see it. It’s hilariously filthy.)

24 comments:

  1. Hmmmmm your movie tastes are becoming much clearer. Profane anthropomorphic bear and Marky Mark = Good.
    Meditation on the folly of nostalgia with Owen Wilson's jacked-up nose = Bad.
    Seems clear.
    I've had an experience like that several times, but usually it's when I laugh at something inappropriate that may or may not have been a joke.

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  2. I laughed hysterically through The Shawshank Redemption...I'm not sure what's wrong with people.

    http://chooplah.blogspot.com

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  3. Odd, the wife and I saw Ted a few weeks ago and everyone in the theater was dying, including us. Great movie.

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  4. Oooh i totally want to see this movie. I hate when this happens though, I recently showed Anchorman to my parents and while me and Luke laughed along with the jokes they just looked bored. What is wrong with people???

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  5. Rock of Ages - that gives me an idea for a post. Thanks Gia, the well has been dry lately.

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  6. I'm a bad company when watching movies. I don't react at all. Even if I find it funny, or scary, or even heartbreaking. For some reason, I don't react. No matter how amazing the movie is. I don't know. I just... I can't explain it. That's why I don't watch in theaters. Aside from the fact that I don't like crowded places. Haha!

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  7. I don't do so well with filthy. I handle it until until it goes scatological.

    I used to laugh myself silly with Sara Silverman one second and the reach for the remote the next.

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  8. You are not alone! Even when we go see "family" movies, the kids and I will take bets as to how many times my husband and/or I are the only ones laughing...and it is some funny stuff!

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  9. I don't know what is worse, being the only people in the theatre laughing, or the only people in the theatre not laughing.

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  10. I saw "Girl With a Dragon Tattoo" in a mormon town, 80% of the theater walked out during the 'rape' scene.

    Know what I did? I turned to my girlfriend and said "You know, we should get a bed harness like that... imagine the fun!" I got punched for that (wrong place wrong time) but still... interesting movie experience.

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  11. You must have been in with a bad group. I went when it opened and veryone was cracking up. It's definitely worthy of buying on DVD.

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  12. It wasn't as funny as I thought it would be. Good, not great. And, with the way ticket prices are nowadays (i.e., frikkin' outrageous), I'd just as soon wait until it came to On Demand.
    Being the only ones laughing in a theater isn't so bad.
    Unless the movie was "Schindlers List."
    Then, I'd think twice about it.

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  13. I can't wait to see Ted. Sadly, it will be in the comfort of my home because movie theaters are not a part of our schedule anymore. I refuse to spend money to watch a movie I can't pause to scream at the idiot with the ringing cell phone.

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  14. I think I'm going to wait until I can rent it. It's definitely on my to-watch list, though!

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  15. I think I'll wait for the rental, mostly because I find movie theaters to be frustrating. It's hard for me to ignore the talky-texty-popcorn-munchy people.

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  16. Sadly, I think I'm waiting for this on DVD too. But yes, bring on the filthy!
    Also, if I might recommend: Walk Hard, the Dewey Cox story. And DO NOT watch it with your mother.
    That is all.

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  17. Mila Kunis creeps me out in a misshapen garden gnome kind of way but I loves me some Marky mark, yo. Might have to give this one a shot.

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  18. I wasn't even going to consider watching Ted but now that you've recommended it maybe I'll take Theresa.

    Because she refuses to watch the Dark Knight with me. Seriously, who doesn't like Batman...

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  19. haha!! :) I love it when that happens! At least it makes you feel like Boyfriend and you are way cooler than anyone else! ;)

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  20. Long, long ago I went with some friends to see a movie called Eating Raoul. We were laughing hysterically throughout the movie; everyone else in the theater was sitting in stony silence. Leaving the theater afterwards was a little awkward.

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  21. I haven't heard of Ted. Perhaps I'll see it on Netflix. I can't afford to go to theaters where they charge two million dollars for a movie I might or might not like. Now, Midnight in Paris -- that one would be worth the two million. I'm afraid we have to agree to disagree about movies, but I still love your drawings.

    Love,
    Janie

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  22. AGH! Why haven't I already seen this movie!?!?!

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  23. Yes but not everyone can have my choice sensibilities.

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  24. Chris and I would've laughed with you guys. It was hysterical. I can't wait to buy it when it comes out on DVD.

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