[Reel-Comments] Audiences are strange
Audiences are strange! I'm not saying everyone has to have the same reaction to a film as me but surely there are some things that you don't laugh at?
Point incase: in Little Children a sex offender who has served his time leaves the front door of his aged mother's house. It's a well to do neighbourhood yet this guy has been harrassed by a vigilante group formed largely of one local resident. As he leaves the house with a pensive face the front door swings shut and we see flyers stuck to the front door with gaffa tape, then we get a shot from above of him walking across the garden where the path has been sprayed with the word 'evil'.
Now what in this scene possessed a substantial proportion of the audience to laugh out loud? My only explanation is that it was nervous laughter because they couldn't cope with the scenario.
How many films have I been to where this has happened? It's not just limited to London, it's also happened in Manchester and Toronto (that's conclusive proof obviously from such a wide survey).
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