|The trash-talking scene in The Candidate|
Anyway, I kind of miss American & Canadian audiences. Isn't audience participation part of the fun of going to a movie? Compared to audiences at home, those here are a little too well-mannered (tho soccer games are another story). Some people laughed occasionally last night, but for a zany comedy, the theatre was generally pretty quiet (with two exceptions - hehehe)
On the way home, Jen reminded me of another funny incident that happened a few weeks ago when we were watching Ted. It's an adult comedy in which Mark Wahlberg's character has a lifelong dream/nightmare come true when his cuddly teddy bear comes to life... as an obscene pig. At one point the pair talk about starting a restaurant:
"Okay, yeah, let's make it an Italian joint."
"Great, love it!"
"With no restrictions, everyone's allowed in."
"Oh my gosh I love that. Don't restrict anyone, not even the Jews."
"Well obviously not the Jews, why would you even say that?"
"We wouldn't, that's the point."
"No, but I mean, why would you even mention it right now."
"You wouldn't, I'm not even saying anything about it... But seriously, no Mexicans!"
No Mexicans! Of course Jen & I burst out laughing! Eventually we regained our senses, and remembered where we were. The rest of the theatre, of course, was entirely silent.
Anyway, I love most of the people I meet here, and I'm sure they are more lively on other occasions & I know that subtitled American films are no basis on which to generalize here. But I will say this: if Jen & I ever have a pizza party here & watch dumb American comedies in English, we'll invite our fun friends... but seriously... no serious Mexicans!