Is there an expression for this example situation?

When you've watched a movie but donot carry much of an opinion about it. But after discussing with someone you feel that it was not bad after all. After further discussion (with others), it slowly grows(?) on you until you feel that its the best movie you've ever watched.

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    What you said, "it grows on you", is a common phrase. "I didn't like it at first, but it has really grown on me". – John Feltz Oct 7 '16 at 14:53
  • You can come round to their point of view (i.e. change your opinion). – Mick Oct 7 '16 at 14:56
  • You can also take a shine to something (not just people). – Mick Oct 7 '16 at 15:00
  • @Mick Its not the case that their opinion is influencing me. Like its one sided. I keep telling them about the movie and I feel that it I liked it more after telling someone about it than before. – Polisetty Oct 7 '16 at 15:13
  • Maybe you talked yourself round to liking it? – Mick Oct 7 '16 at 15:15

The more I talked about the movie, the more I came to appreciate its greatness.

The more I talked about the movie, the more it's greatness grew on me.

From The Free Dictionary:

appreciate: to recognize the quality, significance, or magnitude of

grow on: to become increasingly liked or appreciated by you

  • I thought about appreciate too but wasn't quite sure how to put it in an answer. +1. Oops, my daily vote limit is breached. Will have to wait to upvote. – alwayslearning Oct 8 '16 at 18:09

You warm to the movie. You warm to the favorable point of view. You have warmed to the movie. That is the same thing as the movie growing on you, the only difference is the point of view.


To warm (without an object:

21. to become ardent, enthusiastic, animated, etc. (often followed by up or to): The speaker quickly warmed to her subject.

22. to grow kindly, friendly, or sympathetically disposed (often followed by to or toward): My heart warms toward him.

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