Friday, January 09, 2009

Films that makes me angry when they could as easily have avoided it.

So, I'm watching "Ghost Town", a Ricky Gervais film, and it's rather light and funny and I'm enjoying it.

And then Gervais' character makes some jokes about "The Chinese" and I feel a sour turn in my stomach.

Then things go along swimmingly for a while.

And then the same character goes to his Indian co-worker and asks him, since he's from a "scary country", how to interrogate someone.

WTH? I know we are supposed to be laughing at the character in the second example, but in the first we are supposed to be laughing with him.

So I've decided to keep enjoying it, but I'm angry too, in a resigned sort of way. Sigh.

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