Sally: Did you see the new movie, The McQuillan Story? I’m writing a movie review for the school paper.
Marcus: I went to the premiere last week. What did you think of it?
Sally: I liked it. I thought it was entertaining, although it wasn’t groundbreaking, by any means.
Marcus: You thought it was entertaining? I thought it was awful. I almost walked out. The acting was wooden and uninspired, and the direction was amateur.
Sally: Aren’t you being too critical? It was the director’s first movie and I thought his directorial debut wasn’t bad. If there was a problem, it was with the screenplay.
Marcus: Don’t get me started on the screenplay! The story was so predictable and the dialogue was pretentious. This movie is going to bomb for sure.
Sally: Oh, I don’t know. I think some people may enjoy it.
Marcus: If you want to do your readers a favor, you’d tell them to skip this movie and save their money!