A friend, actually two friends - one Saturday, one Monday - recently shared with me an idea similar to this:
If a movie does not impact you in some way or affect the way you think in some way, then you are watching it wrong.
Interesting concept. I agree.
One of my very, very (did I mention very) guilty pleasures is "The Hot Chick." This show provokes giggling fits every time - I can't help it. Better yet, if you sugar me up and catch me after midnight with this flick, you will behold quite the spectacle. Even this oddity sets my imagination on a creative spark. What would it be like to wake up as a different person? How different is my perception of myself versus what others perceive?
Perhaps I'm off-the-mark on what these young men originally intended with their theory, but the fact remains that the idea got me thinking - which means I was listening the right way:-)