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Old 04-12-06, 10:41 AM
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Uncomfortable Scenes

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I was watching Reservoir Dogs again last night. Now, I'm no stranger to horror/gore/violence, but I just can't stomach the ear scene. I actually fast-forwarded from the moment Mr. Blonde and the cop were left alone (well, almost alone) to the point where the cop is err...spared. I just can't stand that scene - it's too realistic or something.

So I'm just curious if there are scenes in movies that you just can't watch again. It could be a horror/violent movie or just a scene that makes you very uncomfortable to the point where you won't watch it (ala Brokeback Mountain).

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Old 04-12-06, 10:49 AM
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The scene where Upham basically wets himself on the staircase while the other dude is getting knifed. Just pisses me off so much I just fast forwardt through it.
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Old 04-12-06, 11:08 AM
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The swimming pool sex scene in "Showgirls." It was scary the way Jessie Spano was thrashing about, not sexy. I was so excited, so excited, so.... scared.

Almost anything in "Kids," especially then end with Casper raping ther passed out AIDS girl. Hard to watch.
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Any movie that I'm watching with my parents that has a pretty racy love scene
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Originally Posted by j123vt_99
Any movie that I'm watching with my parents that has a pretty racy love scene
I became immune to that after going to see The Crying Game...with my dad (neither of us knew what it was about).
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i never understood why the ear scene was so disturbing. i actually thought it was pretty stupid. the only uncomfortable scene i can remember was the opening of irreversible. just the spinning camera and low hum in the background made me nauseated.
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Old 04-12-06, 11:32 AM
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Gasper Noe's 'I Stand Alone'
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watching the girl slowly dying as the blood keeps on dripping out of her slit throat
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Old 04-12-06, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by modfather
It could be a horror/violent movie or just a scene that makes you very uncomfortable to the point where you won't watch it (ala Brokeback Mountain).
I thought it would be at least a couple of posts before this was brought up...
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Old 04-12-06, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Giles
Gasper Noe's 'I Stand Alone'
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watching the girl slowly dying as the blood keeps on dripping out of her slit throat

also in Irreversible, the rape scene is just uncomfortable. Surpases I Spit on Your Grave and The Accused.
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spoilers...

i always felt the scene in "Saving Private Ryan"when Adam Goldberg's character was getting knifed in the chest as he resisted was so real.
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spoilers...

i always felt the scene in "Saving Private Ryan"when Adam Goldberg's character was getting knifed in the chest as he resisted was so real.

of course, when Tom Hanks does his own dentistry with the skate in "Cast Away"is very cringe inducing.
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The curb scene in American History X always bothers me, and I don't think I'll ever be able to see it again, even though the movie overall is outstanding.
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Baseball bat scene in "Casino". I always have a hard time getting through this one.
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Not the same type of uncomfortable scene all of you are talking about, but what about Swingers. When he gets the waitress's number and then calls her at midnight multiple times. C'mon who wasn't cringing at that scene.
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The scene in Swingers when the main character repeatedly leaves messages on an answering machine.

Also, the sex scenes in Wedding Crashers watched when watched with my mom.
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Not the same type of uncomfortable scene all of you are talking about, but what about Swingers. When he gets the waitress's number and then calls her at midnight multiple times. C'mon who wasn't cringing at that scene.
I third that. Yeesh.

For me, Ben Stiller in just about every movie he's been in. Absolutely cringe-inducing. With the exception of Zooolander, Starsky and Hutch, and Dodgeball. I actually like him, but the "embarrassing situations" style of humour that doesn't do it for me. I'm thinking mainly of Something about Mary (I hate that movie) and Meet the Parents. I couldn't watch 5 minutes of it.
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Originally Posted by Nick Martin
I thought it would be at least a couple of posts before this was brought up...
Well, it made me uncomfortable too.

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Seeing that decomposed body, and later the scene with the tire iron were disturbing.
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I don't like graphic bone breaks or tendons severing - I can almost feel that kind of thing. I have no problems with on-screen violence, just those kinds of injuries and how they seem to be "easy" to show.

I'd throw out the scene from Pet Cemetary where Gage cuts Fred Gwynn's Achilles tendon - makes my legs tense up just thinking about it.

And I'd have to disagree about the "ear scene" in Resevoir Dogs. I didn't see the movie until it was out on video and I'd heard nothing but horrible things about that scene. But when I finally saw it, I thought there was nothing to it. They didn't even show it, but panned the camera away right before he cuts it off. I've seen worse stuff on network crime dramas.

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Originally Posted by j123vt_99
Any movie that I'm watching with my parents that has a pretty racy love scene
Lol, so true.
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The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

Just had a couple of goth-looking ladies leave halfway through, after the
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crying their eyes out.

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I can't watch movies that have kids suffering in them. I once watched "Grave of the Fireflies". It's one of the best movies I've ever seen...and I never want to watch it again. It still bothers me.
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