Recommend a Movie to a Friend

Rick Broadaway


   Have you seen a good movie recently? If you think for a moment, you will probably recall seeing something interesting. Maybe it was a really funny comedy that you saw at the theater; or maybe you watched a really exciting action film on DVD at home. According to a recent statistic, people under the age of 40 watch an average of 3 movies per month. And it is only natural that, if you have seen something good, you want to tell someone about it. Let’s imagine several different situations where you recommend a movie to someone using modern colloquial expressions.


Situation 1: A friend asks you for a recommendation.

  A: Have you seen any good movies recently?
  B: As a matter of fact, I have. Last weekend I rented a movie called "Me, Myself, and Irene".
  A: I think I’ve heard of that. Who’s in it?
  B: Jim Carrey.
  A: Oh, yeah! I heard that was funny!
  B: Oh, I cracked up. You should definitely see it, if you can.

Situation 2: A friend is asking you for suggestions about what to do this weekend.

  A: I have no idea what to do this weekend. Any suggestions?
  B: Well, there’s a great movie showing at the theater downtown.
  A: Oh yeah? What?
  B: It’s called "Twenty Seconds".
  A: "Twenty Seconds"? I’ve never heard of it. What’s it about?
  B: Well, it’s a science fiction film about a man who can see twenty seconds into the future.
  A: I’m not really into science fiction.

Situation 3: Convince a friend to see a different movie.

  A: I’m leaving. See you later.
  B: Where are you going?
  A: To see a movie.
  B: What are you going to see?
  A: "The Moss of Rustic River".
  B: You’re kidding! You’re not going to see that, are you?
  A: Why not? I heard it was good.
  B: It was one of the worst movies I have ever seen! You should go see "Moon Sliver", instead. It is supposed to be wonderful.

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