I Carried a Watermelon

I am not a girly girl.  My tummy turns when I see trailers for romantic comedies. Give me a good action/adventure or indie comedy, with the occasional sci fi flick thrown in for good measure, and I am a happy movie goer.

Needless to say, I was shocked when I recently compiled my list of all-time favorite films only to discover that they are:

Princess Bride Movie Poster Love Actually Movie Poster LA Story Movie Poster
Blazing Saddles Movie Poster Dirty Dancing Movie Poster


Inconceivable!  How are 3 of my top five films rom coms, with a romantic drama thrown in for good measure?!?!?  [And how is Dirty Dancing categorized as a romantic drama, Netflix?!?!?!?] At first I was horrified at the contradiction, yet just thinking about those films make me smile.

What makes a movie re-watchable to me is quotable lines.  I’ve had entire IM sessions based solely on quotes from films, occasionally all from the same film.  (And yes, I realize I really do need to get a life!)  Each of these films carries with it a sense of nostalgia – the story behind my seeing it for the first time, the person/people I shared the experience with, where I was in my life – and upon viewing them again, my heart still wants to burst at the potential of what is unveiling itself before me on screen.  I feel sorry for anyone watching these films with me if it is their initial viewing. Warning: I giggle before the funny bits!

Maybe I don’t know myself as well as I thought I did and maybe labels don’t matter as much as I give them credit for …. sounds like an idea for another blog post!  What I do know is that I want a movie that makes me laugh, warms my heart, and gives me hope.  Any movie suggestions that fit those requirements …. or …  what are your most memorable (yet no more than PG rated, please) movie lines?

4 thoughts on “I Carried a Watermelon”

  1. From these films some of my favorite lines are:

    “I don’t think that means what you think that means”
    “I’ll give you anything you ask for – as long as it’s not something I don’t want to give. ”
    “Oh no! I can’t. This is how mummy met daddy!”
    “A wed wose. How womantic. ”
    “Now, you’ll hurt me if you don’t trust me, all right?”

    and one from a close runner up: “Lord loves a workin’ man; don’t trust whitey; see a doctor and get rid of it. “


  2. Four of mine:
    – “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
    – “What senses do we lack that we cannot see another world all around us?”
    – “You do not take from this universe. It grants you what it will.”
    – “The mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.”


  3. A few off the top of my head…

    It’s easy! I do this all the time!

    May the Farce be with you.

    We gotta get out of here!

    troubles surround her.

    Are you lookin’ at me?

    On second thought I’ll tell him myself.

    He had health issues.

    Chefs can do that!

    Yes, I am frank and ernest. I’m Frank in New York, and Ernest in Chicago!

    Let’s see, the Mexican Army will be on one side. The American Army will be on the other side, and I am in the middle. I do believe it’s time for me to leave now.

    You’re safe now!

    You gotta try one of her brownies.


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