Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Decyphering mum-speak

Mums often recommend films but without being able to remember any key details. Can you decipher these mum film descriptions?

1. “The one where they’re trying to escape the baddies.”

2. “It’s got the Australian one who went out with the famous American one. The one who looks like the one out of Gavin & Stacey is in it, but it’s not him. It’s got a tiger but he’s not in it much.”

3. “The one where they need a bigger boat. Not Jaws though. It’s the sort of thing thingy off Harry Potter might be in. He’s not in it though.”

4. “She’s got a drink problem and he’s always trying to help her, but she’s just rude to him and stops him being successful in his career. God she’s a cow.”

5. “He lives on a farm but he’s bored and wants to fly spaceships. Then he has to save a beautiful, feisty woman, but it turns out there’s a big secret no one has told him about. The robots did make me laugh.”

6. “It’s about this lovely young man who’s generous to a fault and makes friends wherever he goes, but he doesn’t realise some people might just want to take advantage of him.”

7. “She’s a career woman trying to make it in a man’s world, but she’s got no social life and her only friend is a cat.”

8. “The one with the pretty actress.”

1. Schindler’s List
2. Gladiator
3. Dunkirk
4. Raiders of the Lost Ark
5. Interstellar
6. The Shawshank Redemption
7. Alien
8. Fuck knows.
The Daily Mash

Of course.


  1. I didn't get any of these. I thought 2 might be something with Nicole Kidman in it, Star Wars for 5, Forrest Gump for 6, and either Batman Returns or that other film with Sigourney Weaver in it: Working Girl!

    The Daily Mash got it spot on, with this one. I've given up asking my mum about films.


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