I just got back from seeing The Boat that Rocked (or, Good Morning England, as it’s known here in France). Despite the generally mediocre reviews that it got, I thought it was outright hilarious, and is the an excellent laugh-out-loud movie; unfortunately, I was the only one doing so. In what was one of the stranger
movie going experiences I’ve had, I was the only person in the entire theatre that laughed at all. There was the odd chuckle here and there when the movie poked fun at the British – but for the most part I was alone in a crowd of a hundred or so people who just sat still and quietly munched on popcorn.
My hypothesis here are three:
- They mixed up the subtitle reel before showing the film.
- The French have a strange sense of humour.
- I have a strange sense of humour.
While I’m willing to conced to Option 3, I’m going to believe Option 1 until proven otherwise. If anyone else does watch it, let me know what you thought, I’m a little concerned at the difference between the crowds perception of the film and my own.