MONDAY MOVIE MEME
Hosted by Molly and Andy at The Bumbles Blog
This week is all about movies that took you a few more viewings to appreciate, whether it was because the movies were so layered with meaning it took a few times to unlayer them or maybe it took a few viewings to actually enjoy the film and I find its meaning.
This was a toughy for me. Some of the ones that have been mentioned like Pulp Fiction or Usual Suspects I've only seen once so I can't use those....or maybe one of those movies that you thought you'd like but didn't think you'd love so much that you'd watch consistently every day for a week...
1. Tommy Boy (1995): I hated this movie the first time I saw it. I don't really know why; I just can't remember, but someone convinced me to get it another go and I just cracked up the whole time and is now a classic of comedy for me. Classic lines such as: "Does this tie make me look fat?" "No. You're face does."
2. The Fugitive (1993): This one looked like an awesome flick when it first came out with Harrison Ford on the run...little did I know that I would become obsessed with said flick. I think I dragged my family to this show (or made them take me since I was only 13 at the time) to watch a gazillion times in the theater. I remember telling my mom: "I think this is its last week, let's go see it one last time." My mom rolled her eyes, sighed and said: "Ok, this is the last time!" Plus we get those awesome one liners from Tommy Lee Jones such as: "I don't bargain." or Harrison Ford: "I didn't kill my wife." Tommy Lee: "I don't care!"
3. Silverado (1985): This was the film my ninth grade English teacher focused on to teach us a bit about film. We ended up going to the local theater afterward on a film trip to see it. This where I learned all about cue dots up on the right corner of the screen and I still notice them in every film I see at the theater....anyway, I chose this one because I thought I would hate it since it's a western and I'm not a big western fan, but I was blown out of the water with all of the performances in this one. It's an all-star cast and nobody disappoints. Kevin Costner actually looks like he's enjoying himself and having fun in this film! He smiles and smiles a lot. So it's one I keep around and always seem to enjoy more and more after each viewing!