To expect realistic movies from Hollywood would be a constant disappointment. But some of the clichés we see on screen are so bad, they shatter the suspension of disbelief, reminding us that we're watching something made up.

Reddit user u/Nest_Egg decided to find out what things in movies infuriate people the most, so they asked: "What is something that happens in every movie, but never happens in real life?"

From Skype streams with 1080p and 120fps to 5 bad guys attacking the hero one at a time, here are hilariously true and oddly specific answers that others have responded with.

#1

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations if a girl is arguing with you in real life and you kiss her to shut her up she will most likely not appreciate it

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Otter
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3 months ago

Remember, guys, only Han Solo can get away with the things Han Solo does!

Riddhi⭐
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3 months ago

And that too ONLY in a movie!

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Vicky Z
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3 months ago

This is a culture that was really promoted from the movie industry and need to stop asap

Miss Cris
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3 months ago

We need to teach consent. Also in films and fiction in general. P L E A S E

Analyn Lahr
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3 months ago

I think that would deserve a justified slap.

timothy green
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3 months ago

Nope, and you may end up in jail. Trust me on this one

Kai Scadden
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3 months ago

I'd punch him in the face and my mom and dad would congratulate me

Ancsuri
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3 months ago

If you think you are as cool as Han Solo... have a second thought.. No, you are not.. never

John L
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3 months ago

Oh, that's why I'm always getting in trouble. Gotta stop watching movies for life advice....

Serial pacifist
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3 months ago (edited)

Also, a genocidal napalm-farting, bloodsucking villain face to face with the humanity-loving protective protagonist: "You and me, we are the same..."

Lauren Caswell
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3 months ago (edited)

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Michelle C
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3 months ago

Or bite

Robert May
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3 months ago

And probably get bit!

Kathryn Baylis
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3 months ago

Good way to get your face slapped, my friend.

Natalie Bohrteller
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3 months ago

He wouldn't even get close.

Grace Smith
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2 months ago

Yeah we hate it

DKS 001
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3 months ago (edited)

you will most likely make her more angry because you're not listening and she KNOWS you're just trying to dismiss what's important to her

Riley Quinn
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3 months ago

Word of advice: rarely can someone get away with "movie" behavior. Kiss me when we're arguing? OMG! You really don't want to get within arms reach of me when I'm PO'd, never mind try to swap spit.

backatya
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3 months ago

too bad it wasn't real. It'll be a good way to get the nag to shut up

Tracy Jones
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3 months ago

she might bite ya too

Saara-Elina Kaukiainen
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3 months ago

Unless it's a REALLY good kiss.

Bianca Du Toit
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3 months ago

We will, we will slap you!!

Mrs S
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3 months ago

Yummy kiss!

David Gripon
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3 months ago

She may be ok with the kiss, but she ain't shutt'n up.

Sasy
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3 months ago

I do not agree with this, not only about the movie, but there was a time and a guy that if I was chattering on too much would kiss me, I chattered a lot around that guy lol

Mike Loux
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3 months ago

If Leia had a gun...Han would not have shot first...

Frisinator
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3 months ago

Might lose your tongue

denzoren
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3 months ago

Maybe it'll work for Han....I am definitely not Han so I wouldn't dare try it. Lol

Anton Kider
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3 months ago

And he does it solo...

Leslie Burleson
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3 months ago

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Don't tell them that ! We love watching fools get smacked

Luther von Wolfen
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3 months ago

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35yo man with 19yo woman - he's a creep. No exceptions.

Ozacoter
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3 months ago

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Indeed. She was barely a child.

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#2

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations When the mother of the house has spent four hours making breakfast for the whole family with like 3832523 ingredients that cover the entire kitchen table and the dad or son or whatever walks by, grabs an apple and says they don't have time to eat because they're late for work. I'm pretty sure that person could be legally murdered in real life

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Mary Rose Kent
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3 months ago

Is that Estelle Getty playing Stallone’s mom?

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#3

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations Young professionals or college students living in HUUUGE, fully furnished apartments in the city

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Jo Johannsen
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3 months ago

Alone.

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#4

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations 5 bad guys attacking the hero ONE-AT-A-TIME...

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Serial pacifist
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3 months ago

Nobody just shoots the dude. Everybody uses gadgets for close-up attacks, and once he beats the crap out of them and starts getting away guys with machine guns emerge and miss him with every bullet.

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#5

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations Movies - “wtf was that!” Don’t bother turning lights on. Go look...

Real life - my wife hears something “wtf was that! Wake up! Go check!!!!!” Turns every single light on, locks the bedroom door behind me, has 911 ready to dial. Constantly yells for me to give an update. Allows me back in the door after triple confirming my identity, using the secret password.... oh that noise?

Dog farted.

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Dina Simoné
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3 months ago

That wife does not seem to care about the safety of her husband. I would follow my husband as a backup or not let him out of the bedroom.

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#6

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations When the girl that the main potagonist likes doesn't like him back, so the main potagonist bothers and stalks her for so long that she finally falls in love with him. In real life she would probably call the police.

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Yvonne Dauwalder Balsiger
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3 months ago

Probably the most problematic movie plot for real life - stalking and ignoring a NO (mostly from a woman) is somehow romantic and not a totally creepy, respectless douche move

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#7

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations USB stick goes in the right way

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BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
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3 months ago

First try too

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#8

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations Lead actor sits down at bar: "Get me a beer."

Movie Bartender: *silently gets beer*

Real-life Bartender: "What? What kind of beer? We've got 20 beers on tap and an extensive bottle list. Do you want a menu or something?"

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Otter
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3 months ago

I don't think Thor there is picky about his beer.

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#9

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations Becoming popular after taking down your ponytail and removing your nerdy glasses.

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Otter
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3 months ago

Many of the nerdy women I know can dress up and look glam when they need to, and the next day they're back with the glasses, the pony tail, the comfy shoes and practical clothes. There's nothing life-changing about fancying yourself up, unless you want to spend time with the sort of idiots who are impressed by fancy clothes.

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#10

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations In movies with any kind of trial scene there's always a dramatic moment where one of the attorneys presents a witness or piece of evidence that completely changes the course of the trial. Something that neither the judge or opposing attorney knew about.

Like sorry buddy, but the discovery deadline was a month ago

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Serial pacifist
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3 months ago

Attorneys caring about their clients is one of the great fictional tales also.

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#11

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations Whenever people play something back, be it a tape recorder, video recording, or whatever, they can always fast-forward or rewind to EXACTLY the point they want, with perfect accuracy.

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Elisabeth Harris
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3 months ago

With no background noise to boot

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#12

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations A girl waking up with perfect hair and a face full of perfectly done makeup. I don't care how pretty of a girl you are you don't wake up with perfect hair.

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Sapna Sarfare
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3 months ago

Clearly, you haven't seen me early morning... I make the Clown from IT look like Ryan Reynolds.

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#13

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations No need for cleanup after sex.

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Serial pacifist
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3 months ago

Also, a superhero woman having sex with her long-deceased boyfriend revived by an ancient rock would be high on my list.

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#14

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations A bunch of students in their late twenties in high school

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Otter
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3 months ago

And the twenty-ish high school girls all wear high heels to class, have professionally styled hair, and perfectly applied makeup.

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#15

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations It isn't romantic to keep pursuing someone after they've told you they aren't interested, it's toxic and creepy. No healthy person is out there saying no when they mean yes.

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denzoren
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3 months ago

#FACTS

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#16

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations Phone call : "turn on the tv"

tv: "exactly the correct station at the beginning of the news story the person called about"

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Sage Gusano
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3 months ago

Turns on TV "Why am I watching a news story about a cat eating lettuce at 2AM" " No. The story before that one!!"

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#17

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations Guns with no recoil and not going deaf despite not wearing hearing protection when firing that M4 indoors singlehandedly and taking down every bad guy with one shot per guy and no reloading...

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Jo Johannsen
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3 months ago

He's Just. That. Good.

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#18

People working minimum-wage/part-time jobs living in big apartments in the downtown areas of cities.

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Mary Rose Kent
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3 months ago

I didn’t get my own apartment until I was in my 40s, and this was well before the big tech boom made it too expensive for me to live in San Francisco.

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#19

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations Car chases never encounter traffic jams.

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Robert T
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3 months ago

And the cars are always perfectly spaced so they can slalom between them.

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#20

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations Simultaneous orgasms every time.

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Vicky Z
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3 months ago

I'll have what they're having!!

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#21

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations A person going from drunk to sober in 5 minutes because they drank a cup of black coffee.

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Amsterdude
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3 months ago

People going for spontaneous drinks after driving the car to the bar, still driving back as if they are completely sober and nobody's bothered at all.

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#22

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations Boarding a plane after the gate has closed. No, not even for true love!

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Mary Rose Kent
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3 months ago

Is that Hugh Grant?

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#23

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations 5 machine guns somehow missing the protagonist in the room

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Otter
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3 months ago

Or the protagonist hides behind a desk or a couch, that is miraculously made of bulletproof material.

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#24

I've worked in a hospital as a nursing assistant and I can hardly stand to watch any medical related movies now. They always depict the doctors as being closely involved with patient care and doing everything the patient needs, such as handing out meds, conducting tests, etc. This simply doesn't happen in real life. While the doctors do make a care plan, there are hundreds of other professions in a hospital setting that carry out that plan. Nurses hand out meds and do wound care, NAs help patients with activities of daily living, a transport team takes patients to their tests where other nurses/techs actually conduct the tests. It's an intricate system that doesn't revolve solely around the physicians. Don't get me wrong, I have all the respect in the world for doctors and I plan on going to medical school, but movies do so many other jobs in healthcare an injustice by not depicting what they actually do.

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Vicky Z
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3 months ago

I'm also in the medical field and even though i know it's fiction i cannot stand some things!! Waking up from a coma and being able to speak stand and walk??? Yeah right! Or even when they show therapy it lasts about one day and then you are fine! Or after car accidents when they announce you that you broke your spine but we will fix you and you'll be fine! Yeah good luck with that!

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#25

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations They don't make keyboard mistakes or have to backspace. Movie characters get it on the first shot, whether it's sending a text or hacking into the Pentagon.

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Serial pacifist
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3 months ago

They just keep on hitting the keyboard like in a monkey spelling experiment and then all of a sudden, "OK, we're in."

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#26

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations Characters can hear every word of dialogue perfectly in a noisy environment.

Captain frantically whispering to the private - "I need you to charge that machine gun nest."

Private - "um actually I can't hear you I'm completely deaf from 3 hours of constant gunfire."

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Serial pacifist
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3 months ago

And teens having deep, meaningful conversations about the meaning of life, stock markets, goblins, etc.

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#27

Grocery bags in movies ALWAYS have unwrapped French bread and some green leaf lettuce sticking out of the top.

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Yvonne Dauwalder Balsiger
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3 months ago

And they are never seen with toilet paper or sanitary pads, unless it is explicitly used in the plot to embarrass a character.

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#28

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations People that are experts in their highly scientific field are not usually young and hot. It takes a long time to become so highly qualified for nuclear physics and that sort of thing. But no, in movies, it is always someone that looks to be in their mid 20s at the latest.

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May
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3 months ago

Well, you can get a ph.d and be an expert on one specific thing by mid to late 20s, but I agree that most experts with a broader expertise are on the older side

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#29

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations People cough and it's always indicative of an incoming terminal illness. A phone rings and it's terrible/pertinent news.

In real life people cough because there's something tickling their throat or because they swallowed something funny. You answer a phone call and Liz is trying to sell you a cheap stay in Las Vegas even though you've told that c**t to f**k off more than three times in the last month.

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Vicky Z
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3 months ago

No no! You need to cough blood to get a terminal illness of course! And if you vomit or faint for sure you are pregnant!

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#30

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations Jumping inches away from an explosion blast won’t do s**t.

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J. F.
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3 months ago

Despite that's it's impossible to outrun debris and shrapnell, the pressure wave alone could ripture the inner organs to a lethal point

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#31

NO ONE HAS BLACKOUT CURTAINS IN MOVIES. Why?? Everyone wakes up to bright sunlight and no curtains and beautifully clean bedrooms ... that is NOT reality!!!

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Mary Rose Kent
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3 months ago (edited)

I know no one who has blackout curtains. I have Venetian blinds, and they keep the room dark, should I so wish.

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#32

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations Huge catastrophe happens - everyone in the whole city is dead, except my whole family! How lucky I am!

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Avocadorable
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3 months ago

How lucky!

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#33

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations The phone only rings to move the plot along. IRL my phone only rings due to scammers or bots calling from an Arlington, Va number.

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Lauren Caswell
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3 months ago

I would absolutely love a phone to ring in a movie, and it be a telemarketer! For some reason I could see that happening to deadpool

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#34

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations People waiting their turn to talk.

Imagine a realistic drama where one character confronts the person who wronged them, and about 2 sentences into their big, inspiring, mic-drop moment, the other person cuts them off with "Go f***k yourself, a**hole".

I mean, I've had my share of arguments. Not many people sit patiently through several paragraphs of well thought out reasons why they're wrong.

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Katchen
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3 months ago

Kevin Smith movies. Every speech in Chasing Amy is WAY too long.

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#35

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations I've never seen anyone apprehend criminals while causing millions and millions in damage to the city.

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Mike Crow
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3 months ago

They actually addressed this a couple times in the Marvel movies. I think Stark had a relief foundation that would go in and clean up basically.

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#36

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations People shrugging off a flesh wound like it's nothing. They even say "It's just a flesh wound." The movie Last Action Hero does a good job of mocking this by having Jack Slater incur a flesh wound in "the real world," and it's a big deal. But then he goes into the movie world and it's barely a scratch.

In fact, Last Action Hero has a lot of examples, like people being able to punch through car windows, or the women working at Blockbuster being way too attractive.

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May
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3 months ago

Last Action Hero was ahead of it's time

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#37

Medical examiner comes back with a tox report and DNA match in a matter of minutes. IRL, this stuff takes days or weeks.

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Rose the Cook
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3 months ago

Reality would make an awfully long movie.

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#38

People never have to go to the bathroom and are rarely hungry or thirsty, and can go for weeks with virtually no sleep.

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ADHORTATOR
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3 months ago

Vincent Vega went to the bathroom and it didn't end well...

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#39

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations The way actors dramatically circle each other while they're having conversations. It's something stage actors are taught to do to make the scene more dynamic, but it's not something people ever actually do in real life. Imagine chatting with your buddy somewhere and he just starts circling you mid-conversation: "So anyway, I think we should . . . uh, where are you going? What is happening right now?"

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Serial pacifist
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3 months ago (edited)

Driver constantly looking at the codriver while conversing, while driving on a highway.

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#40

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations Free available storefront parking

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Mary Rose Kent
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3 months ago

And lots of it...

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#41

A young married couple buying a massive 2 or 3 story Victorian that is completely updated and has full attic and basement as their first home like that's a normal thing. Even with a discount for the demons that hang out there a new married couple that just spent upwards of 40 grand on a wedding is not gonna be able to afford this huge remodeled house.

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Samantha Lomb
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3 months ago

It was the 1980s. Real Estate was way more affordable

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#42

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations Will power seems to be greater than any injury in every movie.

4 broken ribs, countless lacerations, and eyes swelled shut probably wont be remedied by the time you are fighting the next wave of baddies.

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May
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3 months ago

Yeah, but some of the real life stories of what people have survived are mindblowing

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#43

Someone asking like 20 people to leave a room so they can have a conversation with one other person. "Can we have the room?" Or "Give us the room."

This happens all the time in movies. It has been driving me crazy since I started noticing it.

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Everything AGR
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3 months ago

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#44

2 Candles lighting up a room the same way a lamp will.

People brushing their teeth with no toothpaste foaming like a rabid dog.

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Miss Frankfurter
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3 months ago

Or it dribbling out of their mouth, down their chin and into the sink. And they're always standing straight up looking in the mirror, and never have to spit it out.

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#45

When someone hacks a 'mainframe' in five seconds

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ben woskje
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3 months ago

and the huge GUI.... Access Denied.. (or Granted) is massive red or green letters....

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#46

Parking right outside of your destination in the city.

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Mary Rose Kent
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3 months ago

Without ever even circling the block...

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#47

When soldiers die on the battlefield in movies, its usually a whole ordeal with last words and grunting and the injured soldier slowly becoming lifeless as a buddy holds him in his arms. All the while the battle seemingly lulls off as this one random guy is dying.

This just doesn't happen. Usually battlefield deaths are quick and very sudden. A lot of the time the guy hit either isn't noticed until later or is dead before they hit the ground.

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May
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3 months ago

Thankfully, I have no idea if this is true or not

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#48

Immediate comebacks. Even the sharpest people will not have a comeback for everything, every single time.

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Vicky Z
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3 months ago

If you have a scriptwriter you can do that😅

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#49

People establishing family (outside of mothers, fathers and grandparents) relationships in their greetings so anyone that happens to overhear knows how you're related.

"Hey brother, it's been a long time!"
"What's going on, sis?"
"How are you, cousin?"

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Monday
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3 months ago (edited)

This is probably necessary for the audience. If Joe doesn't greet Sarah as "Hey! How's my favourite cousin?" we as the audience won't know Sarah is in fact Joe's cousin.

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#50

People Answer What Movies Get Wrong About Real Life And Here's 50 Of Their Spot-On Observations Highschoolers very openly and obviously throwing house parties or going to clubs and getting wasted.

Being drenched the second they walk outside while raining

One person running in and saying something along the lines of "omg i have to tell you so and so...." getting interrupted by the person they want to talk to saying "i don't have time for this" and leaving. Of course you're going to want to know why someone needs to obviously and urgently tell you something.

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Also, women in their fifties acting in the mental roles of teenage girls, fragile, obsessively talking about their guys, having identity crises and mom issues, and going with the girls to get boozed as the highlight of their lives. I think it's demeaning (yes, J.Lo, I am looking at you).

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