JEFF. I saw that movie, Ring Two
MIKE. Whatd you think?
JEFF. That movie sucked!!
MIKE. What didnt you like about it?
JEFF. I saw it with my girlfriend last week.
MIKE. I thought you broke up.
JEFF. We did. We got together special for this movie.
MIKE. Oh. Did you see the first one together?
JEFF. No. I wish we had. Then I wouldnt have had to pay 18 dollars for this one.
MIKE. You think the original was better?
JEFF. I dont know. Couldnt have been worse than this one.
MIKE. Whys that?
JEFF. Cuz the movie didnt work at all.
MIKE. On what level? You didnt find it scary?
JEFF. I didnt find it anything. I hid in the bathroom the whole time.
JEFF. The hell Im going into a theater where that thing is playing!
MIKE. So you didnt even see it?
MIKE. Then what makes you think it didnt work?
JEFF. I told you! I saw it last week with my girlfriend.
MIKE. And ?
JEFF. And now its, like, a week later.
MIKE. And ?
JEFF. And shes still alive. The movie was a total flop!
MIKE. (gets it now) Watching the Ring Two does not kill you one week later.
JEFF. I know! Its false advertising.
MIKE. No, its just a movie. A completely non-lethal movie.
JEFF. Hey, you dont have to convince me. I was there.
MIKE. Its a movie about a movie that kills people who watch it.
JEFF. I dont care what its about, it doesnt kill anyone. And Ive got the ex-girlfriend to prove it.
MIKE. I dont think you understand.
JEFF. No, I get it. The movie doesnt work. Its just a bunch of meaningless pictures flitting across the wall.
(Mike is perplexed into speechlessness. Then )
MIKE. Wait a minute, you went to the movie last week?
JEFF. Seven days ago. Yes!
MIKE. Ring Two opened today. You couldnt have seen it a week ago.
JEFF. Well, I didnt see anything, I was hiding in the bathroom. But we definitely saw something. It was definitely last week. And it definitely started with an R.
MIKE. (Beat.) You saw Robots.
JEFF. Robots was last week?
JEFF. Ring is this week.
MIKE. Yup. (Jeff scrambles for his cell phone) Whatre you doing?
JEFF. I gotta call my ex-girlfriend!
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