Ok, that's a fairly big exaggeration, but it's partially true.
As is the case with most people, there have been many movies and books that have really stuck with me and provided inspiration. I appreciate the way a movies and books can give you a new outlook, especially when your current life has become dull. Despite this appreciation, I still struggle to have the patience and focus for either books or movies. I just can't fully invest myself into something until I know that I actually care about it. Or at least that's what I guess is part of the problem. I think the other main reason is that I have a hard time with situations in which my mind is unable to wander, particularly when the activity is not something that I'm obligated to do. The point of so many books and movies is to provoke thoughts and stir your imagination. To me, this is sort of inherently problematic, as I'm not going to be able to focus if my mind is wandering. I've made up for this deficiency with a lot of persistence, as I believe in the transformative power of books and movies. But damn is it hard for me sometimes. Strangely enough, I don't think I've ever met anyone of greater or equal intelligence that seems to have this problem to the extent that I do, which bothers me somewhat.
Anyway, I just started watching Silver Linings Playbook. It seemed like a really good movie, but I turned it off 35 minutes in. I'll watch the rest later.