Sunday, February 13, 2011

Six On Sunday - Movies - 90's ed.

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1991

Oh, Court. You broke my heart, Court. You broke it in so many ways.

I've seen this movie ten times or more, and I cry every time, in the same ol' places. There's just something about the era, the weathered farm house, the sleeping porch, the banging screen door. This movie? It's my soul mate.

This scene is ripe as week-old bananas for a weep-fest:

Matthew: Now, Dani, you and Maureen are gonna be sisters for a long time. Maureen's been good to you all your days. Remember that.
Dani: Don't ask me to forgive her.
Matthew: You got a right to be upset. You got a right to be hurt.
Dani: You don't know what she did.
Matthew: I know enough. But I also know that Maureen's hurting real bad...as much as you...maybe even more. And if you get so involved in your own pain that you can't see when someone else is hurting, you might as well crawl into a hole and pull the dirt right in on top of you 'cause you'll never be any good to yourself...or to anyone else.
Sniff sniff.

I love you, Court.

Love you too, Dani. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say -You've got big things in your future.


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1992

This was hard-core early-high school sleep-over material.

Prissy girl.
Rough-house guy.
They hated each other.
They skated.
They still hated each other.
They skated.
They started not to hate each other with quite so much intensity.
They pretended to still hate each other, but we all knew better.
They skated.
They fell in love.
They kissed.

My friend Sarah, due mostly to these 2 hours of altered reality, believed for quite some time that the love of her life would initially come in the form of someone she couldn't stand.

Then Rick came along and he was actually quite lovable and the rest is history.

But we're not here to talk about a true love story.

We're here to talk about an oafish hockey player and a figure-skating actress that is pretty, but not so pretty that 16 year-olds hate her.

Final thoughts:

"Don't say we are not right for each other, for the way I see it we might not be right for anybody else." - Doug Dorsey


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1993

Woman.
Wo-Man.
Whoaaaaaa - Man.
She was a thief.
You gotta believe.
She stole my heart and my...cat.

Mike Myers, you prove that funny can cover a multitude of ills.

Also - you rocked that bowl-cut. Totally rocked it.


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1994

"It-ly? What're you doin' in It'ly"

For reasons I can't articulate, this is the quote I remember when I think of this movie.

RDJ has that effect on me.

This movie prompted within Sarah and I the desire to watch every movie he had ever been in. The next one we rented was "Less Than Zero". It was a real downer. And he's teeth were kinda funky, and we just really weren't prepared for that.


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1995

This movie? Utter perfection.

If you've seen it, you know exactly what I'm talking about.

The women. The quilts. The Dermot Mulroney.

I cry every. single. time.

Sophia + diving board = No further questions.

Oh, and Glady's mosaic of betrayal? Priceless.

Every woman should watch this movie.

And most men.


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1998

1. V-squared.
2. Cute little guy named Calvin.
3. Joey Lauren Adams = quirky and normal.
4. Weathered farm house.
5. Spaghetti sauce from the jar.

And that's all I have to say about that.


So tell me, what am I missing??