This is not to imply that I’m not a fan of genital mutilation. On that note, I suppose I should’ve considered that any women I’d want to date would… Well, nm. I suffice it to trusting that she can appreciate what Gainsbourg is ‘capable of.’ =D
But I mean the scene isn’t that explicit. They kiss a little bit, so what? I mean compared to something like Salo it just doesn’t seem like a big deal. I recommended the film to a female friend of mine, and she loved it. I would be more cautious showing someone Mulholland Dr. based on their taste, not their gender. Sure its not Inland Empire, but it still is “out there” compared to mainstream cinema. However if the girl was a fellow cinephile, I would have no problem bringing her to see the film. (once again I am realizing how idiotic I sound, and am beginning to accept my loneliness….)
Wild at Heart, on the other hand, would make a great date film!
Drew, it’s not the sex that’s the problem; it’s the weirdness. Now, I’m sure there are plenty of women who can handle a film like that, but seeing it on a date? Not exactly date-material, if you know what I mean. As a movie itself, it is fantastic. I’d recommend it to plenty of women. But as a date movie, I say HELL NO!
Well I guess you’re right that its not exactly a mood setter, but how many films really are? Best movie for a date? No. But worst? In my opinion, also no.
I guess that it may not be the worst, but I certainly wouldn’t bring a girl to that film on a date. Salo would be pretty bad. Jeanne Dielman wouldn’t be much better, especially if you remark that you see her that way in twenty years… hahaha.
Terry Gilliam’s The Brothers Grimm succeeded in putting one of my first dates to sleep.
“What are the worst films to watch with your grandparents/parents/ or children under 16?” -Wampa1
I saw “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” with my Grandmother, Mother, Sister (who was under 16), and cousins (under 16). Woops. I think I can safely guess that this would not be the best movie for a first date, but not the worst.
A guy made me go see the third Lord of The Rings on our first date…now I realize that it’s a great movie but at the time I hadn’t seen the first three, so it was basically sitting through three hours of mutilated creatures fighting
An old pal had a story about a very uncomfortable first date at REPULSION.
My last failed relationship began with a screening of ERASERHEAD. I can’t help but wonder if we were doomed from the start (at least, we were probably bound to have issues about raising kids)…
@ IAN T.
How did that go over?
I second Fat Girl
and throw in
Ilsa she wolf of the SS
Dead Ringers might qualify
Pink Flamingos. Or any John Waters film for that matter.
“Zack and Miri Make a Porno” didn’t go over as bad as I had worried. My sister and grandmother thought that it was pornography. My mother thought that is was okay (of course she took me to see Clerks II when I was 14), and my cousins thought it was hilarious (though they are all teen males). I don’t think that I will get to pick the movie our family goes to anytime soon.
I had a co-worker who in 1969 went to 2001:A SPACE ODYSSEY. They eventually divorced.
I bet quite a few people can claim CALIGULA as a first date movie that was less-than-inspiring.
I went with my wife to SCHINDLER’S LIST on our first, but she’s still with me…these days she just falls asleep after 15 minutes no matter what we watch…
Hmm, nobody’s mentioned IN THE COMPANY OF MEN yet?
A HOLE IN MY HEART, Moodysson. Precursor to Antichrist antics. i actually was on a date watching this film and to make matters worse, we had sneaked in burritos to eat during the film. i finished mine without a problem and effectively also finished any chances of romance as well. if you’ve had the pleasure of seeing this film you’ll know what i’m talking about.
I actually did the I Spit on Your Grave first date thing…. that was a mistake, she crumbled into a shuddering pile of tears insisting “no, no, I’m fine” and being 19, I had yet to learn ladies don’t always mean what they say, so we stayed far longer than we should have.
schitzoplolis. i’ve done it.
I would say Burn After Reading is another bad first date movie, given everyone is cheating on everyone else.
for SO many reasons
The People Vs. Larry Flynt…trust me…
Synecdoche, New York
>>Terry Gilliam’s The Brothers Grimm succeeded in putting one of my first dates to sleep.<<
I would have tiptoed out of the theater and left him/her there, snoring away.
It’s an indicator for future mental instablity if she suggests it.
i stand alone
a bukakke or gang bang porno
you would leave quite an impression with any of these.
Gummo might be a bad first date film