Midweek Movie Mouth-Off: what only ever happens in movies?

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Have you ever noticed that, despite what is no doubt your best effort, your life never seems to resemble a movie? Besides for the obvious lack of montages, that is. No matter how realistic a movie is, there are always little details that seem to only ever happen on the silver screen. It’s like they exist in a world of their own, where duvets are L shaped to cover a woman’s chest but not a man’s, and no one ever says goodbye on the phone.

One of the little details that really gets me is that no one ever seems to lock their cars. Maybe that’s just my hyper-sensitive awareness from living in Johannesburg my whole life, but seriously, don’t cars ever get stolen? I actually had a theory about this when I was younger, characters never lock their cars because they’re on a movie set, and security would stop them. Pretty logical, I thought.

From never using a mouse when “hacking” a computer to drinking from empty cups, what else have you noticed only ever happens on the silver screen?

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Last Updated: June 8, 2016

Tracy Benson

All about movies, board games, cider, sci-fi, fantasy and geek culture.

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