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A lot of us traveled over the holidays, but Moonlight director Barry Jenkins had been on the road for several months even before that. On January 3, he was finally headed home after an extremely long jaunt, finding distraction on Twitter:

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Bored, like many of us would be on our third flight in a short time period, Jenkins’ attention wandered over to his neighbor’s viewing habits, only to discover that she was watching the 1999 Julia Roberts-Hugh Grant rom-com Notting Hill, a London neighborhood that he had recently visited:

Jenkins then continues to down in-flight cocktails and comment on the entire movie, which he can only watch, not hear:

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He hilariously continues to comment as the movie heats up:

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As well as pointing out the movie’s considerable lack of diversity in the movie’s Notting Hill neighborhood, while engaging with a number of interested followers:

Even adding interactive polls:

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All told, we have to say we much prefer Notting Hill through the Barry-Jenkins-drinking-on-a-plane lens over the actual film, which makes us throw up whenever we hear that “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy” line. Even though Jenkins is way more into Julia Roberts than we are:

He ends it by deciding to switch to coffee and abstaining from commenting on his seatmate’s follow-up feature, The Proposal with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, which is really too bad, we would have loved to read that. But all ends well: Even though Jenkins hopes “this isn’t embarrassing tomorrow” (it’s not, it’s completely awesome), the next day he tweets that he heard from Notting Hill director Roger Michell’s son about the now-viral thread:

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