Did you ever walk out of a movie?

United States
January 24, 2008 6:17pm CST
I like Meryl Streep, but when I went to "The Devil Wears prada" I walked out within the first 15 minutes. I had an anxiety attack remembering my own work life in a law office. Instead of piles of clothes being dumped on my desk, it was piles of papers, but the same nightmarish pace. Last night I had the TV on and guess what was on? Yep. The movie I had walked out of. This time I was able to watch it and it turned out to be an ok movie after all. Did any of you see that movie? What did you think of it?
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8 responses
@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
25 Jan 08
I have not seen the movie that you are talking about but I have walked out on a couple of movies before. I have also asked for my money back and gotten it too. My daughter was with me one time and she stayed and I left. I had to come back and get here after the show was over. She did not like it either but she was at an age where it would have been too embarassing to walk out and some of her friends were there and would have seen her. I walked out of a Robin Williams movie one time; I have forgotten the name of it now, but I thought it was horrible when I was watching it. I have since seen it on TV and either I have changed or something, but when I saw it again I realized it was very deep and awesome. I have also now read the book and it was also good. Hmm. Maybe I grew up some, I don't know. It was not one of his humourous movies. Shalom~Adoniah
• United States
25 Jan 08
I did see a Robin Williams movie in which he was out of his character (lovable). I don't recall the name of it either. Thanks for your response.
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@Modestah (11195)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I wonder, did Robin portray a doctor working with patients that were "asleep" but awake? they called them sleepers I think? and he developed a treatment that "woke" them up - but there was some side effect and many of the patients decided they would rather exist with their symptoms of the disease.... maybe the name of the movie was something like "Awake" or "Awakening" ?
• United States
25 Jan 08
I am like you Joyce, I like Meryl Streep. The Devil Wears prada was okay, but not up to her normal fare. It was a no brainer comedy. I tend to like her work in Ironweed, and Francis. The only time I think I have ever walked out of a movie I paid for I was sick. Sneezing and coughing I felt I was disturbing other viewers and I am so certain I was.
• United States
26 Jan 08
Thanks for your comments, angel. I haven't seen Ironweed or Francis. I liked her in "Bridges of Madison County" best, I think.
• United States
26 Jan 08
Joyce that is another one of my favorites. You really need to check out Ironweed. She plays a homeless woman along side Jack Nickleson. Keep a box of kleenex handy.
• United States
26 Jan 08
Meryl and Jack -- I've got to see Ironweed. I like the subject, too. I'll have kleenex handy. Thanks for the warning. There's nothing worse than having to use a shirt sleeve.
@nangel78 (1459)
• United States
25 Jan 08
I loved The Devil Wears Prada. I highly enjoyed it. I have not made it through watching a movie before such as any movie by Uwe Boll. He is a horrible director and one of the worst I have ever seen. I refuse to watch any of his movies now. I do not care who is in it. Just hearing his name before it will make me avoid it.
• United States
26 Jan 08
Thank you for your comments nangel. I never base my movie watching on the director unless maybe it's Spielberg. I go by the actress/actor. Hmm...actors. I smell a topic about Richard Gere LOL. he's sooo good looking and has such a charming personality in his movies. *Smile*
@Lindalinda (4116)
• Canada
25 Jan 08
I have seen this movie and also the Bridges of Madison County. I liked both. As far as the Devil wears Prada is concerned I think the message was if you are too involved in your business and don't lead a balanced life you will end up very unhappy. I found the Bridges bittersweet and very romantic. I have walked out of movies and never thought of asking my money back. I think the last one was the Nutty Professor. I guess I don't have a sense of humour.
• United States
26 Jan 08
Thanks for your comments, Linda. I didn't think of asking for my money back nor did I think of walking into another movie (I had 12 from which to choose). There's humor, and then there's dumb and dumber, which I thought was too dumb to be humor -- LOL
@Reesers (1387)
• United States
25 Jan 08
I've seen the movie and did enjoy it. However, I read the book first and it's really different. There are some major events that happen that didn't make the movie.
• United States
26 Jan 08
Thank you for your response. I've heard from others that the book was better.
• United States
25 Jan 08
It was pretty good as fluff movies go. I myself walked out on Fatal Attraction years ago-it just aggravated me.
• United States
25 Jan 08
I watched every appalling moment of Fatal Attraction. LOL
@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
25 Jan 08
I did once walk out of a movie. I cant remember the name of it though. I know William Hurt was in it.It was pretty boring.
• United States
25 Jan 08
Yep...boring is a walker-outer. Thanks for your response.
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@crazynurse (7510)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I did see 'The Devil Wears Prada' and I loved it! I too, have walked out of a movie before. I had gone to see some movie (I can't remember the name of the movie as it has been 20 years ago). Now mind you, I am no fuddy-duddy, and it takes a lot to bother me, but this movie as FILTHY! It was not rated correctly by any stretch of the imagination. Rather than being rated 'R', it should have been rated triple X !! I grabbed my purse and coat and left.