I took a film appreciation class is college. I thought how cool is it that I can get college credit for watching movies??? (Don't tell my Dad )
I didn't really care for the movies we had to watch (no Tom Cruise involved) but I did walk away with a key phrase: "suspension of disbelief."
Any good movie-goer knows: to really get into a story that, if we're being honest, would NEVER really happen, you must have a suspension of disbelief. That, and have POPCORN! .