I also become distracted when I can’t figure out who sings the songs on the soundtrack. Then I get lost down the music rabbit hole. Or I am not familiar with a cultural reference or slang in the film and I have to look it up. When I come out of my fog, I have lost track of what is going on. Sometimes I use the remote to try and go backwards in the movie and then realise it is on a regular channel and that part of the movie is gone forever!
The only way I can understand directions is if someone refers to landmarks. Go towards the green building. Look for the Mutual Federal sign.