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Old 04-01-2007, 07:18 PM   #1
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repetitive movie watching

I swear to god my dad has a problem. He watches the same movies over and over, and over because they're on TV. It was always Shawshank redemption (good movie of course), and Jerry McGuire back in the day. I'm talking several times a week, or however often they're played. In the past month Star Wars has been on HBO and I swear he's watched Empire Strikes Back half a dozen times. And today he's watched Remember the Titans on TV twice in a row. Just because it's been played back to back. I could go on and on.

Is there a medical diagnosis for this sort of thing?
Has anyone ever been the friend or loved one of a repetitive movie watcher?
I hope it's not genetic.

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Old 04-01-2007, 07:35 PM   #2
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My Name is Ashley _____ and I watch movies two or three times in a row, just because they're on
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My dad does that too. Sister Act, Meet the Fockers, etc. It always seems like he finds them just as funny as the first time he's watched them. Drives my mom nuts lol.
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I am my very much my father's daughter............He does this, I do this.
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I was going to say "It's a guy thing," but it looks like I'm wrong!
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For the record I got it from my dad too...maybe it's a dad and daughter thing
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yeah i was gonna say it's a guy thing too
i watched brokeback mountain like 2 times in a rowcause a friend wanted to see it.
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a dad and daughter thing?
i'm doomed.



he's very into his tv though. his own little world. he says "it's like taking a nap with my eyes open"
i dunno whether to laugh or cry.
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But that's one of the perks of having cable TV! Settling on a movie you've seen multiple times, because it's still at least mildly entertaining!
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I was going to say "It's a guy thing," but it looks like I'm wrong!
that's what I was gonna say. I won't watch them back to back in fact I'll almost never see a movie twice. I don't see the point
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It depends what kind of movie it is.

I can watch really good comedies many times to catch gags or jokes I didn't catch the first time.

With dramas/action flicks/thrillers it's alot harder to watch again. Unless it's just an awesome movie. (i.e.: The Empire Strikes Back)
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I watch movies over and over again, and my dad doesnt exactly do that, well....maybe sometimes. Its not obvious that he does, but for example, I've watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory about 10 times, School of Rock 20, Back to the Future....quite a few....and I'm sure theres more. I think I have it worse than my parents So I'm not thinking its a guy or father/daughter thing.
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I can't watch the same movie back-to-back though, that just ruins it for me.

Watching movies in series is always fun though.

You gotta have a Back to the Future, Original Star Wars Trilogy, Frat Pack (Old School, Anchorman, 40 Year Old Virgin), or Batman movie marathon one day.
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When I was 8 or 9 I watched sister act ten times in one day
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That is a lot of Kathy Najimy.
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