Since I just ran a post without the 6-month delay, I might as well do another, this time to recommend Knives Out to you. We saw it a few days before Christmas, and it was our most enjoyable time at the movies since . . . actually, I can’t remember the last time we had so much fun. It was comparable to when we saw The Drowsy Chaperone.
I more often have this experiences of being enjoyably transported when reading a book, for example the works of Meg Wolitzer and Jonathan Coe. I guess it’s easier to get lost in the world of a book than the world of a movie or play. But the movie or play experience is special when the whole audience is laughing.