April 27, 2011

Have you lied about seeing The Godfather?

Four out of five people lie about having seen films to impress others, according to new research for lovefilm.com. And the movie most lie about is The Godfather, the classic 1971 gangster family drama, with 30% of respondents having lied about seeing it.

Second on the list is the classic tearjerker Casablanca, which more than one in 10 said they had lied about seeing. Rounding out the top five were Taxi Driver, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs.

Why would people lie? I guess there are just films people don't want to admit not having seen. Why?

I saw The Godfather and loved it, as I did Casablanca, and I liked if didn't love 2001. Though none of them would fall in my all-time faves. Never saw Taxi Driver, always intended too even though do not like Jodie Foster. And Reservoir Dogs is just too violent for me. Why lie about that?

Wouldn't people be more inclined to lie about what they had seen and are embarrassed about, like porn, or Men in Black 2?

I would rather hide some of the movies I have seen over and over, from Star Wars dozens of times, no shame there, to Grease and Austin Powers and Laura...

... and uh, quietly add to that list of movies I watch over and over: Weekend at Bernie's, The Pirate Movie, and Xanadu. I'm not proud people...

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