Thursday, May 17, 2007




Thursday Thirteen, Edition Twenty-One:
Thirteen Cheesie Movies I Can Watch Over and Over


1. Dirty Dancing. Patrick Swayze brings the dirty; no one puts baby in a corner, indeed.

2. Steele Magnolias. When I am old, I will be Miss Claire to my girlfriend Joy’s, Ouiser although, she refuses to grow tomatoes. We’ve already discussed it.

3. Pretty Woman. I especially enjoy the part where everyone’s favorite prostitute goes shopping in thigh-high plether boots and is shocked when no one on Rodeo Drive will wait upon her. Shocked!

4. Parenthood. The closing montage in the hospital makes me cry. Every. Single. Time. All the happy, happy parents and the cute toddlers and the adorably squeezable babies, how could you not cry? Although, if you don’t that’s ok. Maybe sentimentality just isn’t your thing cough***freak***cough.

5. An Officer and a Gentleman. And, not just because our hero sweeps the damsel off her feet and carries her into the sunset, either. Ok, that’s totally why.

6. Urban Cowboy. John Travolta before Scientology sucked the sexy right out of him. Favorite bit of dialog:
Sissy: You happy?
Bud: Hell yes, I’m happy; you happy?
Dude, she’s living in a camper trailer with an abusive ex-convict with a penchant for eating poor defenseless tequila worms, how could she possibly be unhappy?

7. Sixteen Candles. "I can’t believe I gave my panties to a geek." We couldn’t believe it either, Samantha.

8. Hope Floats. The soundtrack is pretty awesome, too.

9. Bull Durham. Kevin Costner as Crash Davis had me at; "Well, I believe in the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days." Um, where do I sign up?

10. Point Break. Keanu Reeves in a rain-soaked tee-shirt=Chelle in a drool-soaked tee-shirt.

11. Footloose. Well, because everybody’s gotta cut footloose!

12. Say Anything. Admit it; you totally wish John Cusack would stand outside your window in the pouring rain, while holding a boombox from which In Your Eyes blares. You totally do.

13. Father of the Bride. It occurs to me that I might have a slight crush on Steve Martin. I said I might. On the other hand, it could just be that bit about me being a sentimental fool which, once again, might not be your thing and, that’s ok. Freaks.


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15 comments:

Shannon said...

I love most of those too! Especially 16 candles & Father of the bride (all of them) Have a great week!

Chelle said...

I almost did a TT like this today. "The Outsiders," and "Some Kind of Wonderful" would have been on my list too.

Lori said...

Ive seen 1, 5 & 6 more times than Id like to admit:) Totall fav's....

Mercy's Maid said...

I've never seen some of these before, but I LOVE Hope Floats. That little boy is just too cute. And I like the part where Bernice starts comparing Harry Connick Jr. to a skunk. Priceless.

Thanks for stopping by my yard "art" TT. :)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I think Steve Martin is brilliant, so I won't make fun of you if you decide you DO have a crush on him.

Cheesy movies are THE BEST. That's all there is to it. I'd have to include Overboard on my list; it's just so funny!

Happy TT and thanks for visiting! I hope you'll come back!

Jess said...

I was on the movie wavelength myself today...but I apparently missed a few, because I found them on your list!! Sixteen Candles! Love it!

amy said...

Excellent Excellent list! I have never seen 5 and 6 but I love the rest of your list

Denise Patrick said...

I'm going to have to get out and see more movies - I don't think I've been to a theatre in five years or more!

Joy T. said...

Great TT list, brought back great memories. Wish they made more movies like this now.

Blondie (formerly BeckyD) said...

I just watched Pretty Woman 2 wks ago, and I love 16 Candles, but I also love The Breakfast Club. Have you heard, they are making another Point Break movie? Patrick Swazye will be in it but not Keanu.

FRIGGA said...

Great list, thanks for the laugh!

Happy TT13 - mines up at http://anyapples.blogspot.com/

Dana said...

I love all of those! As a matter of fact, I have seen 16 Candles, Steel Magnolias, Dirty Dancing and Pretty Woman within the last 30 days!

Tink said...

Pretty Woman and An Officer and a Gentleman are my favourites on your list, but I like the others too.
Thanks for visiting my detective TT!

In the Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Hi--got here by way of Dana at Life Turned Upside Down...my wedding song was "Chances Are" (Bob Seger/Martina McBride) from the Hope Floats soundtrack!

Shauna said...

I'm here because of Dana's spotlight...

LOVE this list. I just did a TT about favorite 80s movies.

Yes, Lloyd Dobbler rules.