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    Quote Originally Posted by V.C. Brunswick View Post
    Didn't see the movie but read the original book that the film was based on and that was enough for me.
    The book is being reissued in the next while and it's on my to read list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Worf View Post
    Wow! Did your Mum KNOW what she was doing to you or did she think it was gonna be all "Disney" and cuteness? Wow.... so vivid a retelling now I'M depressed! Why did I start this thread?
    She had no idea what it was - just saw 'Disney' and 'bunnies' and figured it would be appropriate. More the fool she...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Golightly View Post
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    The Notebook. Watched it with my wife. She loves it. I don't.
    Iris. Pretty much for the same reasons as being depressed by the Notebook.

    If you've seen these films you'll get why....

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    Eraserhead must be at the top of my list.

    Oh, also, About Schmidt was super depressing too. Some people I know thought it was a black comedy, so maybe I didn't get it.
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    Idocracy---it is truly funny but in a depressing way about the future of our world.
    Caution---some strong language. Mostly disturbing predictions of our future though:
    People think they are so rebellious and original, when really they are just banal, boring and dumb.

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    The Big Parade (1925). Although it has a cheesy tacked-on happy ending, the whole rest of the film was depressing for the most part. I thought about that film for DAYS after I first watched it. Then I made my husband watch it. Years later he could not recall if it was silent or a talkie (because it was so good!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamespowers View Post
    Idocracy---it is truly funny but in a depressing way about the future of our world.[...]
    I absolutely agree with you. I laughed the whole way through, then, when it was over, I had a rather depressing realization that, all things going how they are, the future depicted isn't exactly too far-fetched! Great film though. "It's got what plants crave!"

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    A Scanner Darkly is one of the foremost on my mind that qualifies for the "Most Depressing Movies" list.

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    Badly made films depress me no end. Other than that, the only time I find a film depressing is when it's boring. And when a film bores me, I leave. Any film that is a "slice of life" picture I know will bore me, so I don't even bother with them. It's truly amazing how many crap movies one can avoid by asking the simple question: "Does it have a beginning, middle, and end-- preferably in that order?"

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