Back when I was about 18, I loved Dirty Dancing. I must have watched it hundreds of times (I know this because I could recite pretty much all the dialogue along with the film last night) and never realized how terrible it is. Because it is absolutely TERRIBLE. The whole thing, from beginning to end. Not just cheesy, but appallingly bad.
Amazing that my teenage self didn't figure that out. I was a film buff, even then. But somehow I overlooked the badness of this particular film. Now I can't. Maybe it's because so much time has passed since I last watched it.
Is there any film you once adored that you've gone back to and realized it's terrible? Or a book?