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Don’t you just hate it when a fellow moviegoer provides a running commentary? Here’s how to silence the squawker.

Step 1: Identify the evildoer
Positively identify the miscreant. You don’t want to wrongly accuse someone who appears to be speaking, but is actually just chewing his popcorn aggressively.

Step 2: Consider moving seats
See if there’s a seat you can move to without much fuss. In these situations, an avoidance maneuver is always preferable to a confrontation.

Step 3: Assess your adversary
Assess your adversary. Does the loudmouth have tattoos that might have been acquired in prison? An aura of insanity? A weapon? If so, it’s probably best to wait until the movie comes out on DVD.

Step 4: Start out nicely
Begin with a polite approach. In a soft, calm voice, explain that while you are impressed with how well he is following the plot, you’d appreciate it if he’d keep his observations to himself.

Step 5: Kick it up a notch
If he ignores you, raise your voice a notch and say you are begging him to pipe down, as you paid good money to hear Daniel Day-Lewis’s voice, not his.

Tip
Ask loudly if anyone else is bothered by this boorish behavior. It’s in your best interest to get the entire theater riled up against noise.

Step 6: Complain to management
If nothing is getting through to this chucklehead, complain to management. Even if the 'manager' is a pimple-faced teen, he has the authority to throw out unruly customers.

Step 7: Request a refund
If all your efforts have led to naught, plus you’ve missed a good chunk of the movie, politely request a refund. If you come off as reasonable, you might even score some free passes.

Did You Know?
Action movies and those with a PG rating are the most likely to have problems with audience behavior, according to officials at one large movie-theater chain.

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