State Your Price


Last night, I was talking about movies with my friend Mark. He mentioned a new romantic comedy with Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black and Kate Winslet. We agreed that it sounded really awful. I asked him if he’d see it for $50, knowing he’d say no.

He said he would see it for $100, but then raised it to $120. This has  reminded me of  similar conversations I’ve had: I know I’ve set my price for seeing a Robin Williams movie at $500. I might see an animated movie with Robin Williams for $120, but not for less.

I wouldn’t watch “The Passion of the Christ” for $1 million. I just don’t need the money that much. I wouldn’t see “Hostel,” of any of the “Saw” movies for any price. It’s not  only   moral grounds. I simply couldn’t take it.

I think I could see a film with Kate Hudson, but not if Owen Wilson was in it, too. That would probably take $500, minimum.

Anybody care to name their price for any movies? I’m really interested!


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3 Responses to State Your Price

  1. Suebob says:

    I dunno. I can be kind a greedy bastard, so money can be a motivator for me. Can I bring earplugs?

    I think The Passion of the Christ kind of misses the whole point of the story, which is not, to me, suffering.

  2. elena says:

    that is the wierdest cast i’ve ever seen. seeing at kate winslet and jack black exchanging cow eyes almost made me lose my bacon egg and cheese biscuit.

    i dunno. i cannot sit through movies like saw. i did watch saw, and it was a mistake. i usually am smarter than that. therefore you could not pay me to watch saw 2, saw 3, or saw 40012. i don’t see remakes of the texas chainsaw massacre, house of 1000 corpses, or anything like it, either. not for $100 and not for $1000000.

    on the other hand, for $500 you could get me to watch a film starring tom cruise, drew barrymore, or demi moore.

    for a mere $1000 you could get me to sit through 2 hours of paris hilton video, with the stipulation of it not being a horror movie.

    I would do 30 minutes of blues clues for $50.

  3. Mark says:

    The Soloist. I’d see it for $3000, not a penny less.

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