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Throwback!! (or Ladies 80’s Night).

March 13, 2010

Okay, so my friend Jenna and I are kinda of nerdy about certain films from the 1980s (check out her blog, she’s a much better film critic than me).  We were both 90’s kids, to answer your question, but there’s something really fun in looking back at something and making it feel new.

So here’s our lineup:

Of course, The Breakfast Club.

I actually didn’t see this movie until a few months ago, when I had to spend a LOT of time in front of the television being sick.  HBO really liked this movie at the time.

The only problem that I have with this movie is that the guy they chose to play the jock, Emilio Estevez, is not only short, but not very attractive.

He has a sort of clean-cut look going for him, I guess, and I might just be projecting my tastes instead of being objective.  But the poor guy has to stand next to JUDD NELSON.

Tall, dark, and totally hot, this guy has the look AND  the mental problems to be EXACTLY my type.  I’m obviously not a relationship expert, but you can’t deny that kind of raw appeal.

Moving on.

Say Anything

This movie I discovered recently as well, I saw a couple of scenes while flipping through HBO and knew I had stumbled upon greatness.

Two words sum up the adorable, wonderful, hopeful feelings that this movie makes you feel:  John Cusack.  With his disarming shyness and can-do attitude, he is one leading man who will have any lady swooning to run off to London.  He reminds me of one of my good friends, which makes the movie even better for me because I get to cheer for him as he gets the girl in his oh-so-adorable manner.

“In your eyes, I am complete…”  Siiiiiiigh.

By the way, if you ever catch the Death (what I call any flu /sinus /achy /runny /hot /tired disease), HBO is definitely your friend.  Fortunately my stepdad has a way with the machines that answer when you call to  complain, so we frequently get a few months for free.

Next up-

St. Elmo’s Fire

Oh, the 80’s.  So shiny and poofy.  What were you thinking?

I saw this movie for the first time when I was a young teenager, after my mom saw it in the $5 bin at WalMart and bought it.  We watched it together, and I said, “Mom, why are all of their shoulders so poofy?”  And we laughed together.

This movie makes me feel good to be in college, making the kind of friends that will last the rest of my life.  I hope one day we can look back on all of our pictures and look just as ridiculous and laugh just as much, because being ridiculous when you’re young is part of the spice of life, right?  I mean, when I’m old and crusty I’m going to want proof that I wasn’t always that way.  That at one point in my life, I did something crazy, sparked some change, rattled the Establishment, broke hearts, kicked ass and took names.

Although I must give a shout out to the STILL beautiful Rob Lowe, how does he do it??

Oh, Rob Lowe.  How can your jaw be perfectly square and your smile be pleasantly round at the same time?

Anyway, Jenna and I will be partaking in some old school awesome sometime later this evening.  There is a new one that I apparently have to watch:

Some Kind of Wonderful.

From what I can gather in this picture, the blond boy and the hot guy are probably in love with the redhead, but she wants the hot one because the blond one looks about 14.  But I’m not entirely sure, we shall see.

So what’s your favorite movie throwback?  Film Noir is another of my favorites, all dark and mysterious and thoughtful, but that will be for another day. This should be a fun night of love and geeks and hating on the parents.  Woo!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Jenna permalink
    March 13, 2010 12:34 am

    so, um, I love the line-up, though I still maintain that you have to see Pretty in Pink, but um, the “blonde boy” in SKOW is actually Mary Tyler Masterson.

    I’d say your guess was wrong 🙂

  2. Penny permalink
    March 13, 2010 7:23 pm

    I have not seen any of these movies! But I am proud to say that I can almost perfectly recite both Ghostbusters. And Back to the Future. 🙂 My other absolute favorites are “Benny and Joon” and “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”.

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