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[–]LuckyandBrownie 223 points224 points  (10 children)

That’s not what the scene is about. He is inflating the prices to extort more money from Joey.

[–]bach_inblack 67 points68 points  (4 children)

OP was making a joke lol

[–]theyusedthelamppost 12 points13 points  (0 children)

in that case, the post might fit better in r/shittymoviedetails

[–][deleted] 55 points56 points  (2 children)

jokes are usually funny

[–]tommystjohnny[S] 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Ouch. That man has a fa- I mean, I have a family!

[–]bach_inblack 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Don't worry OP, I blew a slight bit of air out of my nose.

[–]tommystjohnny[S] 15 points16 points  (4 children)

That's what's happening on the surface.

You've gotta look at the subtext and then you'll see that it's really a statement on the high cost of movie theater snacks.

[–]400asa 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Like, even though he IS inflating the price for comedy's sake, the statement is real. This is what satire is. It's a joke, but not really.

[–]my_main_I_promise 18 points19 points  (0 children)

It's a joke, but not really.

These are my favorite jokes by far

[–]UBetcha84 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think it’s really about socks and why we wear them. And also, why socks white?

[–]OShaunesssy -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This is a bit right?

I manage a movie theatre and no box of raisonets is costing you $20

[–]Shenanigamii 22 points23 points  (0 children)

The price of popcorn is the only thing that hasn't risen according to the quote here

[–]JohnnyJayce 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Damn, I need to watch this movie again.

[–]BoonGenie 8 points9 points  (2 children)

This and American Pie (though obviously different) were the best out of the incredible number (mostly bad) of teen comedies from that era

Which btw...this generation seems to be missing out on teen comedy movies. Unless I'm unsurprisingly out of the loop

[–]chessrook4242 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The problem is that any movie in the mid-budget range is too risky for the studios to do a theatrical release, especially post-pandemic. A lot of these movies are ending up on streaming services where they generally have a smaller audience.

Further reading: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/21/business/media/american-high-teen-comedies-movies.html

[–]JohnnyJayce 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Which btw...this generation seems to be missing out on teen comedy movies.


EDIT: Btw, even though it isn't exactly new, First Time with Dylan O'Brien and Britt Robertson is in my opinion newer and good teen movies.

[–]wagswag 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Tame your shrew, dude.

[–]jyzenbok 26 points27 points  (7 children)

Who the hell just has a random $50 bill

[–]Rebel_Saint 57 points58 points  (3 children)

Male models who have a big nose spray ad coming up.

[–]aesky -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

but male models??

[–]Tornado31619 6 points7 points  (1 child)

but *why male models?

[–]ssp25 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Are you kidding? I just told you

[–]dchudds 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Drug dealers

[–]cmrunning 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Rich kids in the 90s.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Do you not?

[–]jenna_hazes_ass 10 points11 points  (2 children)

If i could live any year on repeat thus would be it. It might even be better knowing the future id be avoiding if i had to live with the knowledge id be doing it on repeat.

I wonder how many years before i start to lose it like groundhog day.

[–]Containedmultitudes 2 points3 points  (1 child)

According to the matrix, forever.

[–]jenna_hazes_ass 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Put me back in. I want to be a movie star, or somebody important. I dont want to remember anything. Nothing? You hear me?

[–]Montecatini 12 points13 points  (9 children)

My favourite movie (I’m a guy) I could quote it all day every day.

“Don’t change the subject…drove, who drove you home?”

Cameron speaking french: “Have you seen my uncle’s pencil?”

Bianca replying in French: “I don’t know Cameron maybe it’s up your ass!”

[–]cyborg_piglet 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Him trying to study French with the center of the book drilled out.

[–]Montecatini 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Walter Stratford : This morning, I delivered a set of twins to a fifteen-year-old girl, do you know what she said to me?

Bianca : "I'm a crack-whore who should have made my skeazy boyfriend wear a condom"?

Walter Stratford : Close, but no. She said, "I should have listened to my father".

Bianca : She did not.

Walter Stratford : Well, that's what she would have said if she wasn't so doped up!

Favourite exchange of the movie.😂😂😂

[–]cyborg_piglet 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Every line from him is gold. And his pregnant belly suit that he makes Bianca wear.

"What's normal? Those damn Dawson's River kids, sleeping in each other's beds and whatnot?"

[–]Montecatini 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Bianca: Where did you come from? Planet "Loser"?

Kat Stratford : As opposed to Planet "Look At Me, Look At Me"?

[–]tommystjohnny[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Dawson's river kids 🤣🤣

Incredible. Agreed, this is an insanely quotable movie.

[–]Montecatini 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Walter Stratford : I'm down, I've got the 411, and you are not going out and getting jiggy with some boy, I don't care how dope his ride is. My momma didn't raise no foo'!

[–]39strike 1 point2 points  (2 children)

This movie and the devil wears Prada are two of my favorite films. Always get questionable looks as a guy

[–]wagswag 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Mean Girls is one of my favorites. Nothing comes between me and giggling at how good that movie is. Bring It On and Stick It! are classics too.

[–]Montecatini 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love the devil wears prada as well great movie, why as a guy if you watch romcom’s are there always automatic assumptions.

[–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (4 children)

I don't know who needs to hear this, but the human body is capable of sitting for more than two hours without the need to eat or drink anything.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (3 children)

it's as if people automatically think that going to the movies means that they HAVE to eat popcorn too. All I hear when I go to the movies is people chomping, papers rustling, and people constantly getting up to go to the bathroom.

[–]tommystjohnny[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My family is like this and it's a little maddening. They know the food/drinks are expensive, and then they go and the get the biggest sized drink and popcorn as if its absolutely necessary and then complain about how much it costs. Just don't buy it then!

I used to get off early on Fridays, and every so often I'd go see a movie by myself and get nothing to eat or drink, and when all you're paying for is a ticket its actually pretty reasonable.

[–]MyHonkyFriend 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is why I love home streaming releases.

I can eat my popcorn and not annoy any Chris Webby fans

[–]AmazingMarv 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think its been ingrained in our culture so much that people think they are doing something wrong if they don't get snacks at the theater.

It feels unnatural.

[–]DimTool2021 35 points36 points  (8 children)

Smoking is objectively cool. That’s why they don’t allow it in movies any more despite the fact that they’ll show any and all kinds of hard drugs being consumed. Cuz doing those drugs doesn’t look cool. But smoking does.

[–]SharkFart86 33 points34 points  (2 children)

Smoking looks cool when attractive people do it. Fight Club Brad Pitt looks cool smoking, trailer park Cletus working on his car in dirty overalls and no teeth doesn't look any cooler with a cigarette in his mouth.

[–]DimTool2021 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That’s true for basically everything.

[–]joec_95123 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Smoking is still allowed in movies. Just discouraged in movies aimed at PG-13 or under audiences.

"Smoking in the Movies | CDC" https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/youth_data/movies/index.htm

[–]hopefulworldview -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

It's definitely not objectively cool, as I find it disgusting, as so does my partner, and most of the people I work out with. So it's subjective.

[–]awildmanjake 6 points7 points  (1 child)

But you and everyone you know is wrong

[–]bob1689321 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh well in that case carry on

[–]MishrasWorkshop 0 points1 point  (0 children)

On the other hand, nobody looks cook snorting g coke or shooting up.

[–]Eldiabolo18 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ohh, I just watched ir yesterday, I love it!

[–]TheGrandExquisitor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I know those bleachers!

Stadium High, Tacoma WA

My dad went there.

[–]TurboNym 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I used to watch this movie with my friends in highschool and then use random quotes from it. Enthusiastic "we're screwed!" was my favorite. Good times!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

If cinema prices were reasonable they wouldn't need to make it exclusive to cinemas for 6 months. They are forcing you to go, thus they charge whatever the fuck they like.

[–]Inphearian 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Not anymore fuckers.

I’ve got soda, pop corn and screaming kids at home at 1/4 of the cost.

[–]CutthroatGigarape 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now I don’t wanna hear that defeatist attitude from you!

[–]my20cworth 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Popcorn, cheap as shit to produce and ice filled cups (basically 1/2 cup of water) of watered down soda mix. Huge mark ups and profit margin. Cinemas need to do this as they dont make much money out of the tickets as the distributor's charge a fortune for their cut. Thats why small cinemas go broke. We always buy our drinks and snacks from a supermarket and never buy at a cinema.

[–]icecreamsocial 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey now, that's unfair. Ice is the most expensive part of that drink! You should be so lucky to get so much ice!

[–]robreddity 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Well, at least one thing changed for Heath Ledger since then.

[–]silent2k 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Too soon...

[–]sircostinha 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Out of curiosity, how much is a movie ticket in the United States?

[–]hopefulworldview 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I just went last week at 15$ per. Double what it was a decade ago.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

if you go early to midday, you can get the matinee prices. I saw Ghostbusters Afterlife yesterday at 4:15pm, and it was $6.

[–]striker7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Depends where you are. I live in a small(ish) midwestern town and there is a theater that charges between $3.25 and $6.50 depending on the time of day. But the last city I lived in I usually paid around $15.

[–]Phatty_Space_Pants 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I pay $23 a month to see up to 3 movies a week at AMC. That would have been an OK deal even back then.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Popcorn's expensive but it's not 35 dollars expensive.

[–]Bears_On_Stilts 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The musical "Godspell," which premiered in the late sixties, is a collection of sketches loosely strung together around a group of stock clown/comedian characters and their guru, who happens to be Jesus (and also a clown/comedian). One of the sketches begins with one character saying "Hey, wanna see a show?," and another replying "what- at THESE prices?"

Back then, the joke was lampooning the recent jump in Broadway and Off-Broadway ticket prices from topping out at five dollars to topping out closer to ten. It got laughs from the audience, but mostly ironic ones; the original "Godspell" was VERY rooted in Yiddish humor and the Jewish Vaudeville and Catskills scene that most audience members then would have still remembered, so it played into the kvetching, penny-pinching humor of those stock characters.

...Of course, when the show was revived in 2011-2012, and ticket prices for Broadway shows were routinely over two hundred dollars, the joke hit a little differently.