The other day I watched "O Brother Where Art Thou" with a bunch of friends. I didn't know anything about this movie, but had heard merely that it came out. I only knew it by its title, and that meant nothing to me. So I went into it expecting some Shakespeare-style screenplay. Um, ok, so I turned out to be way off on that one. But then, as I'm watching the movie, it became clear to me that it's based on some older story I'm unaware of, because my friends were pointing to characters saying things like "Oh, they're the sirens!" and "He must be the guy who gets hit in the eye... I wonder if that'll happen here... Oh that wasn't it! Haha! They tricked us... OH! Here it is..."
Yeah, so, I wished I was in on the prerequisites for this movie, but I felt like I'd be too embarrassed to ask because it seemed like EVERYONE there (like 20 people) understood it and it would be absurd for anyone to not.
Despite that, I enjoyed the movie anyway. Time for me to r-u-n-n-o-f-t. :)