Re: Did anyone see 1989's movie in theaters?
I remember it just like it was yesterday. Dad barely made it halfway through before he started falling asleep. He snored loudly, so I had to keep poking him and kicking his foot to keep him from completely passing out. He was working lots of overtime back in those days. I was slightly embarrassed until I realized that there were several other people around us who were either sleeping, or looked very bored and/or tired.
As for me, I was a little kid who had been following the hype and rumors for months. This was a major event for me. In the end, I didn't want to admit that I was not completely happy with the film. After all, I'd already told all my friends that it was going to be The Best Thing Ever. Looking back now, the hype surrounding the movie was all much more exciting and fun than the actual movie.