‘This film has no interval.’ That is not something people with weak bladders want to hear when they go to the cinema. There is a solution for them: RunPee. This app indicates the best moments in a film for you to visit the toilet.
In the last Hobbit film (The Battle of Five Armies, lasting a total of 2 hours and 24 minutes), for example, you would do best to leave 1 hour and 36 minutes into the film. “This is the beginning of a long action-filled scene and you should be back before the best part starts,” says the app. The perfect pee moment in Interstellar (2 hours and 48 minutes) is around the forty-second minute: “Around that time, there is no character building, action or plot development.”
You can set up a reminder for when you should go, at which time the phone will vibrate. During your visit to the toilet, you can read a summary of the part that you are missing. There is also advice for those who want to run out immediately after the film has finished. The app states whether there is an extra clip after the credits and if that is the case, whether it is worth the discomfort. RunPee is very up to date. The makers strive to include films in their database as soon as they are out or even before.