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Since I work a lot, I have to find efficient ways to learn about being social. To help me interact better with people, I watch movies on DVD. Romance comedies seem to work well. The one thing I stumbled across was the use of the DVD commentary. I would watch the movie as normal. Then rewatch it with the commentary. Depending on who’s commenting, one can find a lot of useful information that otherwise would have been missed. I rented Garden State from the library, which had commentaries from Zach Braff and Natalie Portman. Both actors were able to point out facial expressions and body actions that I never saw the first time and most likely would not have seen. They also comment on the scene and what the actors are doing in a way that others can not.
The only drawback, is that this would be a use of almost 4 hours of your time. In addition, streaming movies rarely have commentaries, so one would have to stick to DVDs. Borrowing DVDs from the library is a good option since it is free and most libraries have a good selection.