I am one grading procrastinating mother fucker today. I beg you, please help me with my slothiness. I put together a list of movies that don't seem to be around anymore but that I loved dearly. And ones I don't get. Your thoughts?
1. Truly, Madly, Deeply - It SOUNDS sad. And it kind of is, but it's beautiful happy sad. With Juliet Stevenson and Alan Rickman. He dies but she misses him so much he comes back to be with her as a ghost. And then kind of gets on her nerves.
2. The Night We Never Met - A weird romantic comedy with Matthew Broderick and Justine Bateman (From Family Ties!) and Annabella Sciorra. They each rent a week per month in a house in New York.
3. Green Card - With the chick whose hair I covet and skinny Gerard Depardieu. I don't know why this movie works, but it does. Maybe it's because she loves to garden and I'm jealous of her gardening.
4. Veronica Mars. Where the fuck are you? You were on Netflix and now you're gone.
5. The Princess Bride. Ok. It's everywhere. It's not a hidden gem. I'm listing it because I told my class we were watching it on the last day of class and they could bring in snacks if they wanted. And one of them yelled out "As You Wish."
It was the best class moment ever.
6. Somewhere In Time - Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve. It's old. It's cheezy but oh how I love it so.
Movies I Don't Get At All
1. Anything Monty Python. Nope. I tried. I swear
2. The Pursuit of Happyness. This was the least happy movie ever.
3. Muriel's Wedding. My friends LOVE this movie. It says it's a comedy but it's full of suicide, affairs, flat-out cruelty and someone gets hit by a car and paralyzed. I love me some ABBA but it doesn't make up for any of that.
4. The Notebook. I apparently have none of the feelings. I did not cry. I was bored. I got nothing.
5. The movie where Gwyennth Paltrow plays a fat chick. It made me cry all the way through, and not in a happy beautiful sad way. In a "I'm a fat chick and no one is ever going to love me." way.