12 Annoying Things Movies Always Get Wrong About Real Life
Movies are meant to be a pleasant escape from reality, but sometimes, their versions of reality are incredibly flawed.
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If I walked into a bar and said, “I’ll have a beer,” the bartender would lean forward slightly, raise his eyebrow, and wait for me to specify which of the many beers on tap I want. In the movies, you can order “a beer” and the bartender will give you your brew of choice without asking any follow-up questions, even if you’ve never met. Granted, if film characters were to use actual brands of beer, the studio could get hit with a defamation lawsuit, HuffPost explains, but the least characters could do is order a lager or IPA instead of “a beer.” Movies are guilty of getting things wrong, sure, but so are spectators—like these pop culture “facts” most people mix up.
Teachers have an excellent time perception. They meticulously plan out how much material they can fit into one class period and adjust those estimates as necessary. In fact, that’s their job. So it’s unclear why the film industry has the impression that professors are always cut off by the bell right in the middle of their lectures. Then, to make things even more confusing, the profs shout that day’s assignments to their students, who are obviously not paying attention and most likely already out the door. If school were like that in real life, graduation rates would decrease significantly. Next, don’t miss these 22 movie trivia facts you won’t believe are true.