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Most shameless, manipulative, heavy-handed, jam-the-message-down-your-throat movie?

A pet peeve of mine is a movie that attempts shamelessly to provoke a certain emotion in the audience. The all-time champ, for me, is Regarding Henry, that Harrison Ford "brain damage" movie that bashed its message against the viewer's head with a sledgehammer approach.

A more recent example, for me, is Paul Haggis' Crash, which I found to be utterly insulting. Another is The Passion of the Christ, a sadistic movie that was so heavy-handed, its audience was practically splashed with blood.

So, which movies do you feel are totally manipulative and insulting to your intelligence?
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Well, Crash has already been said, so you won the thread. I grew up on Bible store Jesus movies that were less didactic.
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E.T. [/thread]
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Originally Posted by iamiam View Post
E.T. [/thread]
Really? Is this a common perception? Maybe this movie made an impression on me when I was a naive early teen, but I still think E.T. has genuine emotion to it. I think it earns any tears or lumps in throats that it gets.
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E.T. [/thread]
I'll see your E.T., and raise you a Forrest Gump and a Platoon. As a side note, can we please stop with the "/thread" postings? They rank right up there with "fail" and "pwned" as most obnoxious and played-out web-geek exclamations.
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as a side note, can we please stop with the "/thread" postings? They rank right up there with "fail" and "pwned" as most obnoxious and played-out web-geek exclamations.
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I'll see your E.T., and raise you a Forrest Gump and a Platoon. As a side note, can we please stop with the "/thread" postings? They rank right up there with "fail" and "pwned" as most obnoxious and played-out web-geek exclamations.
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I'll see your E.T., and raise you a Forrest Gump and a Platoon. As a side note, can we please stop with the "/thread" postings? They rank right up there with "fail" and "pwned" as most obnoxious and played-out web-geek exclamations.
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Crash, of course.

What an absolute piece of shit that film is.
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