Would you demand a refund for watching Brad Pitt’s Tree Of Life?

Brad Pitt stars in ‘The Tree Of Life’, the winner of this year’s Palme D’or at the Cannes Film Festival, but for some audiences, the film is so boring they have demanded a refund.

For several Brad Pitt fans, the experience of watching ‘The Tree Of Life’ wasn’t too enthralling, and when they demanded a refund at their local theatre in Samford, Connecticut, they were refused.

According to NME, moviegoers were told that they should have researched into the film before deciding to see it.

When you decide to watch a movie at the cinema, you can’t hold the theatre accountable for a ‘bad movie’. In fact, when you decide to purchase a ticket, you are fundamentally agreeing to see the movie regardless of its content.

The cinema’s job is to ensure that the screening runs without hiccups throughout, to provide a high quality service, and to give you a good experience as an outing.

If you come across a film that you find terrible, or just plain offensive, you can’t hold the cinema company responsible as it is not their job to ensure that you enjoy the movie. They are merely exhibitors of a product, and provide the facilities to screen.

In response to complaints from customers the theatre responded with this statement :

“We encourage patrons to read up on the film before choosing to see it, and for those electing to attend, please go in with an open mind and know that the Avon has a NO-REFUND policy once you have purchased a ticket to see one of our films.”

If you want to do some background research on a movie ahead of time check out several sources, including reviews from the general public and critics. A mixture of both should give you a good idea whether a film is worth seeing.

For those of you who haven’t seen Brad Pitt in ‘The Tree Of Life’, check out this trailer below.

Brad Pitt Tree Of Life Trailer

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