People Are Summarising Movies On Twitter Using The Hashtag #ReWriteAFilmIn5Words -- And It's Hilarious

Imagine if all movies came with the descriptions. Photo: The Hangover/ Imdb.

How often do you find yourself halfway through watching a hired movie to only realise that you have actually seen it?

Well, now there’s a #ReWriteAFilmIn5Words hashtag to save you the time and hassle when choosing while you search for movie to watch this weekend.

It was started by @AfterFFriday, a weekly hashtag game played on Twitter that is attracting a substantial online following, including celebrities such as comedian Ricky Gervais, a little more than 10 hours before publication and has already ranking fourth as a global Twitter trend.

#ReWriteAFilmIn5Words is summarising movies in just five words — and the results are hilarious.

From realistic, smarty summarised story lines to witty, obscure observations, here are some of the best:


Karake Kid


Marry Poppins

The Sound of Music

Finding Nemo

Mean Girls

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Pulp Fiction

The Hobbit

Forrest Gump


Willy Wonker and the Chocolate Factory


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