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:
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?