So, apparently, children’s movies were not the only movies that I was behind on watching. Last Thursday night at our small group, the topic of old movies somehow came up.
Not old like Casablanca old, but 80’s and 90’s old. Because we’re getting old these days, you know.
Anyway, so somehow old movies came up. And every single one they mentioned, I had to admit that I hadn’t seen it.
And so, in ever increasingly high-pitched voices, my friends kept shrieking,
“You haven’t seen Steel Magnolias?!?”
“You haven’t seen Fried Green Tomatoes?!?!”
You haven’t seen Apollo 13?!?!?!?!”
YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE TITANIC??!?!?!?!?!?!?”
And, all of a sudden, I realized how uneducated I really was.
And, I think, my husband was a bit ashamed of me.
Because of his shame, he has decided to embark on a great undertaking – to help me go back and get my GED in 80’s and 90’s movies.
Last Saturday night, I watched Ghost for the first time. Besides the fact that Demi Moore was going through a shockingly awkward stage, it was quite enjoyable, for being an “old” movie. And it also turned into some extremely weird dreams.
A couple of weeks ago (before this Great Undertaking started), I saw Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves for the first time (followed closely by watching the new Robin Hood movie that’s out in theatres now). For the 9 year old girl that had the soundtrack and absolutely wore out “Everything I Do I Do It For You”, I was a bit confused that the song didn’t even come on until the credits, but according to Chris, it was the “90’s’ thing to do”.
(I’m not sure where I was in the 90’s, but apparently where I wasn’t was in the movie theaters.)
So now, Chris has our Netflix completely chock full of all of these “classic” movies that I somehow missed out on during my formative years. And, seeing that I’m living on the couch these days, it’s a good time to cram for my Movie Exams. But Chris is quite concerned that he will not be thorough enough in my education, and wanted me to ask all of you…
What movie would make you gasp and shriek if you found out that I haven’t seen it?
Because I probably haven’t. And he’ll definitely add it to my Netflix lineup. So go ahead and gasp and shriek now, and then tell me what movies I need to add to my homework.
Because my undereducated state is, clearly, unacceptable to everyone. Especially my husband.