People Reveal Which Movie Scenes Were The Most Awkward To Watch With Someone Else

We've always known that there are certain movies you just don't watch with certain people, lest the situation be irrevocably awkward. But sometimes, you get surprised by something truly horrible when you're not prepared. And then the true test begins.

u/umutsng asked:

Reddit, what movie provided the most awkward scene while you watched with someone you know?

Here were some of the answers.

Back Boob Blues


I was watching The Waterboy when my brothers new girlfriend (who did not speak English) came into the room just as Adam Sandler's love interest takes her shirt off (there isn't actually nudity in the movie where they just show her back.) She shrieked and ran out of the room saying "sorry. I let you finish". Due to our language barrier I could not explain to her that I was watching a PG-13 movie. I asked my brother to clarify it to her but he found it more amusing to let her think otherwise.


Awful, Unaccepting Parents

My little brother (who was 15 at the time) fell in love with the movie the Perks of Being a Wallflower. I don't know why he loved it so much but he would always have deep conversations with me about the messages behind it. He loved the movie so much, he wanted to show it to our parents. Our religious homophobic parents.

Sitting through the drag scene was so uncomfortable. My brother looked nervous because he knew about them being the way they were but wanted them to appreciate the movie beyond that. After not even two minutes my dad got up with a disgusted look on his face. "Turn that off! They're promoting homosexuality!" My mother left too, with a disgusted look on her face. My little brother looked like he was about to cry. As much as my brother can be a sh*thead, I've never felt more sorry for him.


It's All Sacha Baron Cohen's Fault

Hard choice between the wrestling scene in Borat or Bruno.


The unrated version of 40 Year Old Virgin where there is like a minute long scene of a naked lady pretty much talking to the camera.

All three movies I watched with my mom.


It Just Kept Happening

Walk Hard, with my eleven year old daughter.

The first full frontal penis, I was startled, but tried not to overreact.

The second one, I reached to cover her face.

The third time, she ducked, "Why are you hitting?"

No clue what babble came out of my mouth, but we toughed it out, because at that point, it's done. I took my little girl to a d!ck flick accidentally.

All these years later, she tells the story hilariously. She didn't really notice the them. "But then mom's all slappy with me in a funny movie, and that last one was the only one I even remember!"

Lesson: kids filter what they don't understand. If i hadn't made a thing about it, she wouldn't have noticed.

Kind of like how we all loved Grease as kids. Sing Along, everyone!!! But you never heard those words until you were an adult!


You Simply Musn't


One time like 10 years ago I walked by the TV and had to ask my parents a question. They were watching something on HBO and it was some medieval drama sh*t (before Game of Thrones was a show).

A guy and a girl were in the middle of the forest getting it on, like seriously having some frenzied crazy sex. The woman was of nobility and had 'nice' medieval clothing. I guess the other guy was some 'lesser' peasant that the woman was in love with. He started yelling "I'm going to..." and she started yelling "YOU MUSN'T, YOU MUSN'T."

So yea, that was awkward. I had to speak while that sh!t was going on behind me.


A Human Censor

There's a scene in North Dallas 40 where two football players are talking in the locker room. One says to the other "You know them fake d!cks?"

I was about 15 and watching this on HBO with my mom and dad. My mom jumped up in front of the TV and started making all kinds of noise until my dad could change the channel.

I didn't get to see the rest of the movie.



Black Swan. My semi-conservative MIL brought me and her super conservative sister to see it bc they thought it was going to be a sweet ballet film, and I legit forgot about the sex scene, so I agreed to go. As soon as Mila starts making out with Natalie, I was super grateful we were watching the film in a bar-theatre, so I could focus on my beer and ignore their outrage and shock as the scene progressed. My husband still teases me about it.


Perfect Timing

My boyfriend came to visit my family for Christmas last year and obviously wanted them to like him (they love him).

My little sister chose "Kingsman 2" for movie night and I wasn't feeling well from the flight so kept leaving the room. Turns out I left the room just before Eggsy awkwardly seduces someone.

I walked in after the scene ended. My dad and boyfriend are looking anywhere but the tv and each other and my little sister has the biggest evil smile across her face.

He still hasn't forgiven me and swore I left on purpose.


Maybe Just Don't Be Homophobic

So a couple of years ago me, my SO and our friends all decided we would watch all the Oscar nominated movies. So for my SO's birthday he decided he wanted to watch Moonlight with everyone, not really knowing what it was all about. Well the friend who hosted invited his semi homophobic father in law over to watch it with us. Well host friend took a bar and passed out. Leaving us to watch a movie about a young gay man growing up in the hood with a semi homophobic dude we don't really know. Fun times.


Cross Yourselves


Tropic Thunder - the Booty Sweat commercial at the beginning.

I was sitting in the theater right next to the pastor at my church and his wife, who had suggested that we go along with two other friends. You got no warning the movie was starting, it just went from regular trailers right into Booty Sweat. I was horrified, and then as it kept going we couldn't contain it anymore and all three of us started cracking up while they just sat there.

Fortunately he was pretty cool, and we still enjoyed the rest of the movie even though it's pretty dirty in spots. But we were not prepared for that opening.


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Jade-Colored Glasses

I used to think that being cynical/negative was realistic and somehow smarter than being positive. I've since realized that a "be prepared for the worst but expect the best" is far better. We can't control the outcome of anything in life. Being negative makes you miserable rather than protected from bad things happening.


Cant' Have A Conversation With A Parrot

I used to be a conspiracy theorist. Believed that 9/11 was committed by the US government and that we never landed on the moon.

Once I started looking outside of the echo chamber I was in and started looking at alternate explanations, theories and listening to different viewpoints I soon realized how ridiculous those notions were.


A Big, Mysterious Universe

I used to be a strict, hardline atheist. I was the kind of bastard that would bring the subject up for no reason, just to argue. I don't know what the hell my problem was. Now I feel like, the universe is big, I don't know what all might be out there, I don't really care. I live as if there is no afterlife, because that makes sense to me. But if you don't, and you believe in one, that's perfectly fine, and maybe you're right. Who knows?


Portrait Of An Artist As A Young Man

I used to believe anyone can be a successful artist if they just put the time and effort into it. There is no such thing as talent, only hard work.

What changed my mind: Art school. There were quite a few people that tried hard, but just weren't able to achieve professional level art.


You're Not Your Emotions

For the longest time, I thought my emotions were in a sense the most "real" part of me. I was always a very emotional person and I didn't make a real effort to control it as I thought it was a good thing, that I was just being honest with myself. Over time though, I started to become very depressed and the negative emotions just keep adding on and on. I thought "this is just how I am I guess". Unfortunately it started hurting other relationships I had, and everything changed when my girlfriend broke up with me. After a lot of reading I found that emotions are not who we are at all. They're just reactions and there's nothing that requires us to act on them or feed them. I'm learning to let it go through me instead of hanging on like I used to.


Don't Forget Big Willie Style

I used to think that hip hop was bland, repetitive, and all about clubbing and sh*t. Then one of my friends pointed me towards people like Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Nas and Run The Jewels, who all have great songs and clever lyrics, and I realized that Hip Hop is pretty great.


The A**holes Will Always Find A Way

I used to think that the catholic church was responsible for all of the hateful people in it. I gave people the chance to challenge my opinion and someone explained it very nicely to me. Basically, the hateful people use the church as an excuse, if you remove the church they will gladly find another excuse.


High Times


I used to tell myself that I would never stop smoking weed, and that I'd be happy if my kids grew up to be pot smokers... Now I have a kid, don't smoke, and realize what an idiot I was when all I did was smoke all day. I could probably be in a much better position if I hadn't smoked all through college.

But I mean, I still think pot's okay... Just in moderation.


The Road Less Traveled

"All taxation is theft, man! I made my money without any help from public institutions or the infrastructure they support, I should be able to keep every last dime of it!"

Naturally that was when I was 18, living at home rent free, and working at Pizza Hut as a delivery driver who relied upon public roads for pretty much every cent I made.


All Those PSA's Didn't Do Much

The whole D.A.R.E anti-drugs. Yes crack and heroin is bad, but they over dramatized what happens when you do smaller drugs. Weed isn't even a gateway drug, alcohol is more of a gateway drug. When I saw weed for the first time I thought it was tobacco (This was after all the D.A.R.E training too). Letting the government teach you your morales and philosophy is a thing that sheep do. Don't be a sheep.


Where Would We Be Without The Kindness Of Strangers

I used to think people on welfare and state assistance just weren't trying hard enough. I grew up spoiled and entitled and it seemed like any kind of charity was a stigma.

Then, my husband became chronically ill, and the economy took a shit. My family has been close to homelessness more than once, and have relied on state insurance and assistance off and on throughout the past few years. There are definitely people out there who abuse the system, but some just get stuck in a horrible cycle of poverty.

I also work in a school that has a high number low income and refugee families. It has really opened my eyes to the struggles that some people face.


He's Still There For You, The Best He Can Be

I could go through life and could seek meaningful advice from my Dad who has always been there for me.

Now he has been reduced to a feeble condition, I am starting to understand I'm out there on my own, and even what he's sure of is suspect given his mental and physical facilities have been rapidly deteriorating in his late seventies. I feel horrible that I have noticed this long before he did - or at least admitted as much.


Clear Your Mind

This was before I received an ADHD diagnosis. When my doctor referred me to an ADHD specialist, first of all I refused to believe him and was kind of slighted that he even suggested that I could possibly have ADHD.

I had a very strong opinion that if I get a diagnosis that I would refuse to take prescribed amphetamines because they are "bad" and "addictive" and that they would ruin my life.

Then I actually tried the prescription and it was like magic.


Going Through The Whole Spectrum

Used to be fairly open with my views on immigration policy. Then I worked for a while down near Corpus Christie doing immigration work. I'd say one out if every hundred people that came through our office was going to somebody who actually wanted to work and try to make a living here. So many people simply wanted to exist enough to get welfare. Many were young men who we would later defend against exportation as a result of their criminal activity. I began to despise the work of defending these men and wished they would be deported.

Now, I'm dating a foreign girl and we are in the legal immigration process. She has advanced degrees and skills, so that makes things a little easier. But it does make me resent people who just bypass the system. We can't bypass the system because I imagine my participation in immigration fraud could get me disbarred.


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