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Are You Craving Lighter Movies These Days?

A recent Variety article about the upcoming Summer movie season points out that comedic films are the most promising these days because the stressful economy is causing moviegoers to seek out lighter fare. Here's more:

The thinking is that with the economic news continuing to be grim, comedies are especially able to dial into moviegoing audience's desire for escapism.

What do you think? Has your desire for escapism increased in recent months? Would you rather watch comedies these days?


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SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
Yes - I have a stressful job with long hours...I need something light to relax on the weekends.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
yes - it seems like my first choice for movies are the comedy ones that are really funny. i appreciate and enjoy dramas and things like that - but i think that given how things are now, having a good laugh is the most important thing to me
lemuse20 lemuse20 8 years
I second Frenched's comment! I was thinking about this question when I was looking for a good book to read the other day, and I realized how much I didn't want to read a book that had trials and such in it, but something lighthearted and funny.
Frenched Frenched 8 years
OH YEAH. Life has definitely become more dramatic and stressful. A light movie is perfect for when you want to forget about all your "troubles" and I think it's probably what a lot of people look for nowadays.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I said no more than usual, but I usually like lighter movies. I'm really not into super deep or overly emotional stuff when I'm trying to relax and be entertained.
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
I hate all these stupid movies - no matter what the times, all I crave is GOOD movies, and these are not them...
laka laka 8 years
There's nothing more depressing to me than an unfunny comedy. :OY:
wren1 wren1 8 years
Most definitely.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
i always love and lean towards comedies.
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