I can’t ever remember seeing a movie that made me want to fight. There have been times where I went to see a movie by myself feeling all depressed and came out feeling better. The most recent was when I went to Ximen Ding to see Contact. I don’t really care for Grodie Forster, but I went into the theater in a dark mood and left with a better outlook.
When I was a starving college student, the only movies I could afford were the US$1.50 second run ones and there was only one in town. So I didn’t have much choice. Movies that surprised me were Little Man Tate (another Gordy Froster movie) and Reversal of Fortune.
And then one movie that made me feel worse was One Flew Over the CooCoo’s Nest. I remember walking out of the theater and hearing one girl behind me say to her friend, “Now I fell like I’m crazy.” It is one of my all-time favorite movies.