Resolved: in the future, before going to a movie, check out the plot synopsis and audience reviews first.
We just walked out of "Under The Skin," featuring Scarlett Johansson, who I thought was supposed to be a good actress - though scrolling through her credits in IMDB.com, I don't see anything she's been in that particularly impresses me (Home Alone 3? Spongebob Squarepants the Movie? Okay, I liked Iron Man 2 but she wasn't even the lead female in that).
"Under The Skin" was sheer visual torture, beginning with the tiny then growing bright light in the center of the dark screen which seemed like a prelude to hypnotizing the audience: "Stay in your seats. Stay in your seats. Buy popcorn and candy." (Though at our little theatre in Argeles, the snacks are very reasonably priced.)
I'll save you the price of admission: apparently Johanssen's supposed to be an alien who drives around in a van picking up stray single men, then killing them.
Lots of critics seemed to like it, but then most critics have always liked bizarro crap.
Immediately after we walked out, so did another couple. "Horrible," we all agreed, a word that means the same in English and French.