5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Watch A Movie With Your Parents

December 14, 2020

If there’s a list of people to avoid watching a movie with, Nigerian parents should be on top of that list. This posts prove that.

1. They will mess with the volume at every chance they get

The volume of the TV or sound system is always too high or too low for them. Like this thing is not that deep, so why can’t they make up their minds?

2. They will play the role of the annoying narrator

It’s bad enough to have to watch a movie with your parents. But if it’s a movie they’re really invested in, you’re in for some expereince. It is one thing to make occasional remarks, but they go way overboard and narrate everything that happens in a scene, ask questions you can’t answer and predict what will happen in the next.

3. Their dramatic reaction to every scene is not cute, it’s annoying

If you think the commentary is the worst thing that could happen, wait until the movie hits the climax. It’s the muffled shouts, dramatic grimace, clenched jaws, the deep sighs. These things are not cute.

4. They will find an opportunity to ask you a question you don’t want to answer

When something close to a sex scene comes on and you’re trying to figure out a way to deal with the awkwardness that comes with it, they see a window to ask you the number of people you’re sleeping with. Friendly advice: it’s a trap, don’t fall for it.

5. They will give you a lecture you don’t need

Nigerian parents don’t watch movies for fun. They watch for the morals and the lessons you can learn from it. Chances are that they will sit you down to talk to you about things you shouldn’t do as depicted in the movie: don’t have sex, don’t keep more than two friends, don’t stay out later than 6 pm, and stuff like that. Do you really have time for that?


Toheeb Lanlehin

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