What’s The Worst First Date Movie?

Not a first date movie. Trust me, I know.

Empire asks this question:

What’s the worst possible movie you can take a girl to see on a first date? Their answer: “Shame” with Carey Mulligan and Michael Fassbender. The film’s quite sexually graphic and she’ll be headed to the exits in no time flat.

Other nominees: “Crash,” “The Human Centipede,” (duh) and “Fight Club.”

Here’s the nut graf:

“Understand, we’re not saying that these are necessarily bad films, just films that risk making you look like a bad person. And the problem is identifying which ones they are. For example, during a Twitter discussion of this point the lovely @merazad mentioned Deep Blue Sea as a terrible first date movie, since, she said, it’s a terrible movie. But the gentleman who accompanied her ended up loving it while she rooted for the sharks to eat the cast. Actually, I’d beg to disagree there: I think that’s not a bad result. At least you know immediately that your movie tastes are not compatible. In the same way, the date I went on to see Fight Club proved most productive: he didn’t like it, and I immediately knew that it wasn’t going to work. Ultimately, first-date movies that one of you loves and the other loathes may not be a bad indicator of compatibility.”

Read the full story here.

What’s your boneheaded mistake of a first date movie? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

About jlmicek

I'm an award-winning journalist in Harrisburg, Pa. I also run and cook all the things.
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