RANT MODE/ON: My fiancé and myself go to our local chain video store to rent a couple of DVDs. She picks out her chick flick and I decide to rent Jackass - The Movie. Selection was kind of limited and I've been waiting to rent this. I take my selections up to the counter when the employee behind the counter sees that I have Jackass and flatout refuses to rent me the "Worst movie I've ever seen, totally stupid and no plot." No plot? Has this guy ever watched Jackass before (To be fair it's not readily available in Canada)? Of course there's no plot, it's supposed to be stupid. So I say no really I want to rent it. But he insists I won't like it, it's stupid, etc... He won't stop. He's now beginning to cause a scene, the other clerks ask him what movie it is, people start to look over. By this time my patience has run out, so I say Ok thats enough rent me the F***ing movie before I lose my cool. So now I'm in a bad mood, my fiance is saying maybe we shouldn't rent it and at this point I'm renting the thing on principle. Took me a while to calm down, and yes I laughed myself silly at Jackass. What still bothers me is if I wanted his critical opinion of the movie I would have asked for it. I don't mind the occasional comment that its a good movie or that I made a good choice. Maybe because I'm in my mid 30s and possibly he thought I didn't know what I was renting. But I don't like being made to feel stupid for renting a movie that I want to see. I don't think they should offer any unsolicited negative comments, do they assume that I just closed my eyes and just grabbed the first thing that I found? BTW I received other negative comments on my movie choices, and on some damn fine movies (Ghost World, Requiem for a Dream, to name a couple). This also pisses me off, what if I happened to grab Ghost World, never having heard of it, and some clown at the counter tells me I won't like it (not that I would let anyone influence my movie watching decisions, but some might). I could miss out on seeing an excellent movie just because the movie critic behind the counter thought Ghost World had no ghosts. Just thought I would get this off my chest. RANT MODE/OFF.