At first I thought Parasite was the perfect movie to watch on Amazon. Sure, Gary would take advantage of the home setting by giving it a commentary track, but who cares if he talks during a foreign film? It’s subtitled.
One half hour in to the movie he announced, “I hate this. There’s —.”
“No one to like,” I sighed. This is a deal-breaker for Gary. “Go take a nap. I’m not forcing you to watch this.”
”No, no, I’ll gut it out. For you.” Our love only carried him for another half hour, when he announced, “This is awful. Why was this nominated for an Academy Award?”
“Go nap. Seriously. I’m fine here.”
He came back after an hour nap and watched the end. The end didn’t revise his opinion. It generally left me cold as well. I don’t know if I would have agreed with the audience in Canne and awarded it the prize. Perhaps if I had seen it without Gary’s counterpoint of negativity I might have liked it.