Marc had just placed the bowl of popcorn on the coffee table when the text came from Kris: MOVIE SIGN!
Grinning, Marc swiped away the text, then clicked on Kris' picture to video call him. "I was about to text you the same thing!"
Kris laughed. Marc saw him pick up a remote and press a button, so he did the same thing. The same movie began to play on both of their televisions.
"Stella!!" Kris pointed to a name in the opening credits. "Hey, STELLA!!!!"
Marc waited until the opening narration to provide a quip: When the voiceover claimed that the fancy electronics showed emptiness when they clearly didn't, he added, "For we are in Bizarro World!"
The protagonist, who was named Johnson, was introduced walking on the beach and leaving behind illogically small footprints. In perfect sync, both Marc and Kris proclaimed, "His first name better not be Hugh!" They wound up repeating variants of this phrase whenever this character said his name or whenever his footprints were shown, both of which happened surprisingly often.
If he had to choose, Marc's favorite moment of the evening was probably when the antagonist declared his superior intellect - or, rather, when Kris replied by adding on, "Not to mention my inferior acting abilities!"
When the credits rolled and a certain name appeared again, Marc stated the obvious: "Whoever you are, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers."
Once their televisions were back on the main menu, Kris smiled at Marc through the video call. "Same time next week?"
"Yep." They waved goodbye and hung up. Marc finally dug into the popcorn, his cheeks sore from laughing.