Friday, August 15, 2008

5 Movies I Would (and do) Watch Over and Over

The Princess Bride

This is a left over from my teenage years, when I watched this movie approx. twice daily. Although I found the book even funnier, the movie was the foundation my teenage years were built on. The movie had it all, adventure complete with pirates and sword fights, humor, wit, love, hate, more humor, and a smoking hot Cary Elwes for the teenage mind to lust over didn’t hurt either. If I sat down and thought about it long enough, I could still probably quote most of this movie.

Where the Heart Is-

This movie about a young unwed mother is one of the movies I could watch over and over again. I think Natalie Portman did a wonderful job portraying a young naive new mother who overcomes some pretty big obstacles in order to make a better life for her and her child. Whenever I am in need of a little refill on hope, friendship, love, and a lesson on how to make lemonade from lemons, I pull this movie from my shelf and pop it in.

Legends of the Fall-

What can I say, I am truly a sucker for a good love story. I really do love this movie. I love the largeness of it, and I’m pretty sure I would love it even is someone other than Brad Pitt played the part of Tristan. But I’ll have to come right out and say that little tidbit didn’t hurt this movie’s chances of making my top 5.

The Replacements-

Oh how I love this movie. The story of a replacement football team hired to replace a major team (forgive me if my terminology is faulty here, my lack of football knowledge is a source of great discord in my marriage, but in all fairness he can’t tell me the difference between a tab top panel and a valance so we’re mostly even) leaves all kinds of room for humor. I love to root for the underdog, and generally manage to find something to giggle about each time this movie is popped into the player.

The Rundown-

OK. Confession time. Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) is my absolute #1 favorite celebrity crush. He’s funny, intelligent, and has great…eyes. I know absolutely without fault that if I ever ran into him on the street, I would spontaneously combust. On top of that, I find this movie freaking hysterical. Every time I watch this movie I laugh out loud. No matter how many times I’ve seen it, there’s some new level of humor I find with each new viewing. Laughter is truly the key to this girl’s heart. Keep me laughing, you’ll have me forever.


for a different kind of girl said...

It's been so long since I've since The Princess Bride that I almost need to make the effort to rent it and watch it one of these days. I think I may be the only person on the planet (aside from my husband) who is incapable of quoting directly from that film!

There was, however, a period in my life where I couldn't stop watching Legends of the Fall (and Brad Pitt's flowing blonde hair...sigh...)

I had a friend in high school who worked at a video store. Every day I'd go up there and we'd watch movies, then every night, I'd go to her house and we'd watch hours of movies. Ah, the life before 'real life'!

Traci said...

Ok, this is where we are VERY different....teee heeeee. Have you ever seen Son-in-Law? It is a hoot. I like old movies......I don't know if I've even seen the Princess Bride. I did love Legends of the Fall.

Live Well said...
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Live Well said...

The Princess Bride was a favorite in my house growing up too. My husband didn't watch it as much, so when I throw out quotes he doesn't get them. It's so sad! But when my family's around, we have a great time with the quotes!