Yesterday, a friend of mine mentioned on Twitter that he had no intention of going to see Titanic in 3D. I agreed. As a 17 year old, I went to see it in theaters with a group of friends. The girls I knew had been gushing about how amazing this movie was. It was so romantic.
I was appalled.
90% of the movie’s dialogue was either “Jack” or “Rose.”
Keep in mind, I wasn’t writing regularly yet. But I read. Dozens of books a year. As a matter of fact, it bothered me so much that when I write now, I’m terrified of overusing someone’s name.
So when I replied to him on Twitter about how tired I had been as a teen of hearing Jack and Rose over and over again… I discovered that in my tweet I’d typed Jake.
I corrected myself, and was completely mortified.
My friend? He slyly replied that maybe if they’d used his name a few more times, I might have gotten it right. Well played, sir.
I’m not the only one who noticed…
I also laughed when the ship was capsizing and it went vertical, and one of the passengers fell and bounced off a few things on his way down. I still do. I… yeah, despite how much I love Kate Winslet I am just not a fan of the movie.
Have you ever made a similar gaffe on Twitter? Or is there a movie whose dialogue drives you bonkers?