Mike: I’m glad you decided to come watch this movie with me today, Amanda. The director has done a lot of cutting edge work, and I hear that this is his most experimental film yet.
Amanda: I just hope it isn’t as boring as the last movie you made me watch—the one where the main character did nothing but stare at clocks for two hours. I don’t understand why we always have to go see such artsy-fartsy movies. Why can’t we just watch a good old-fashioned romantic comedy sometimes?
Mike: Going to see those kinds of mainstream Hollywood movies is just going to make your brain cells rot. Don’t you want a movie to make you think? Don’t you want it to cause you to see the world in profound new ways?
Amanda: Actually, I always thought that we go to the movies because we want to be entertained. I wasn’t aware that it was supposed to be educational, like going to school or something.
Mike: Shhh… All right, be quiet! The movie’s starting.
Amanda: Wait a second! I didn’t know Angelina Jolie was going to be in this! I thought the reason you wanted to watch this movie was because it’s “experimental.”
Mike: It is! It is! Trust me, you’ll thank me for bringing you!