I'm going to pretend like I have no idea that I haven't been posting all week. I'm sorry - the wedding really knocked me out, and then add in life and now a sick daughter, and viola - done. So I'm just moving on. I have a lack of inspiration, so I googled various sites for writing prompts. I need something different.
Today, I found a prompt on that said, "Do you rewatch movies that you like? If yes, what movie?" There are several movies I will watch over and over. I don't own them, but when I discover that they are on, I stop what I'm doing and watch. A couple immediately come to mind.
1 . Steel Magnolias. I first watched this with my mom and was stunned at how connected I felt to each character, and the story line. As I've aged, and become a friend and a mother, I've found this movie still 'gets to me' each and every time I watch it. I know Shelby is going to die. I know it. But it hurts each time I watch as if it has just happened. I know feel for each one of the women in the movie. It's sad, but inspirational.
2. Parenthood. I freaking love that movie. "He likes to butt things with his head." "Hi Gary... Now look Julie, you've upset your brother!" "l assume you're watching these because you're curious about sex... you know. Or filmmaking." I particularly love Grandma's quote about the roller coaster. "You know, it was just so interesting to me that a ride could make me so frightened, so scared, so sick, so excited, and so thrilled all together! Some didn't like it. They went on the merry-go-round. That just goes around. Nothing. I like the roller coaster. You get more out of it." I mean that's my life - a roller coaster. But I wouldn't get off this ride for anything!
3. Napoleon Dynamite. When I first saw this movie, I didn't get it. Second time through, couldn't stop laughing. Now I love it. Particularly Deb.
4. Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. I heart Will Ferrell. And in all honesty, I stop and watch every movie of his. But for some reason, I adore this particular one. "Chip, I'm all hopped up on Mountain Dew!"
5. Elf. Because of the reason mentioned above. And this one I can watch with my kids. My whole house loves it. I do own this movie.
6. Shawshank Redemption. Um yeah. Because for many years, TBS played this all the freaking time, which made me get addicted to it.
7. Pulp Fiction. I'll be honest with you - I don't get Tarantino. I haven't seen all his stuff, and at first I was completely turned off by this movie. BUT. And yes, that's a big BUT. It's over the top, and there's something brilliant about it.
8. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas - the original cartoon one. I own this one as well. It's been my second favorite kid story forever. Second only to 'The Giving Tree'. When that Grinch's heart grows three sizes, I believe in the magic of Christmas all over again.
9. The Bourne... Any of those Jason Bourne movies I watch. Why? Well, Mike loves them all. If nothing else is on TV, somehow on some channel he'll manage to find a Bourne movie. Because of this, I'm now into all things Bourne. (Plus, Matt Damon is cute!)
10. Monty Python's The Holy Grail. Early in my 'dating Mike' life, he exposed me to Monty Python. Again, at first, I was completely turned off and honestly a bit confused that he would like such things. But then. Then. I gave it a chance. And The Holy Grail is hysterical. Absolutely hysterical. "I'm not dead yet." "You'll be dead in a minute." At some point I brought this up at a family thing and discovered that my grandpa Roy is a huge Monty Python fan. Great minds think alike I guess.
What movie or movies will you watch again and again and again?