Friday, September 28, 2007

Four For Friday

I feel so grateful to have had much less stress this week. I was really beginning to feel like a Friday downer there for awhile. Thanks for sticking with me...if you did. :)
This weeks Four For Friday them is: Eighties Movies I USED to Love....and NOW They Make Me Uncomfortable. I have to admit that I have always been a sucker for romance...but only in movies. I despise Romance Novels. In fact, they are the only type of book I REFUSE to read. However, I love a good romance movie. I especially like romantic comedies.
As a teenager though...I was really drawn to romance in general. I blame it on the hormones. I mean seriously...I wasn't the only teenage girl with posters of hunkie 80's heart throbs plastered all over my bedroom, now was I?
Today, I want to focus on four movies that I watched OVER and OVER as a teenager, yet now....if I attempt to watch them, I squirm at the pure cheesiness. I am embarrassed for these actors. I can NOT enjoy the movie anymore. I WANT to, but I am overrun by uncomfortable feelings of, "How in the WORLD could I have loved this CRAP?" and "Oh my lord, this is embarrassing stuff."

1. Staying Alive


2. Girls Just Want To Have Fun


3. Top Gun


4. Dirty Dancing



I hate that I have lost the love for these movies. I have tried to reclaim them, and reminisce in the delite they brought me, but I always fail. I walk away muttering, "What was I thinking?" Have you seen these movies? Have you seen them recently? What are your thoughts? Have you lost the love? or never had it?

I still say that they were some of my favorite movies of all time, as there was a time in my life where I would not pass up an opportunity to see them, however, I just can't bare to watch them again. It isn't like this for all movies I loved in the 80's. In fact, next week, I'll focus on four movies from the eighties that I still love, and watch every chance I get. Now you know....you don't want to miss that! See you next Friday!

8 Live It or Love It:

Melissa Garrett said...

Oh, Lordy! I can't tell you how many times I watched Girls Just Want To Have Fun (insert eye rolling). I *loved* that movie despite its cheesiness. You just can't see how corny they really are until you grow up!

Sara said...

I've never seen Staying Alive (and by the cover shot of Travolta...I'm not sure I should...lol and I've never seen Girls Just Want to Have fun, either. I wasn't a fan of Top Gun for some reason...but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Dirty Dancing. It's one of my top faves. Course, I didn't see it until I was in my 20's so it hasn't yet lost it's appeal.

Laura said...

Would you believe that the only one of those I HAVE seen is Dirty Dancing?!? LOL I love that one though! Reminds me of middle school slumber parties. I actually just watched it again about a month ago. Definitely cheesy, but I still really enjoyed it! :)

Autumn said...

Oh that picture of John Travolta had me cracking up! I feel the same way you do about Staying Alive and Top Gun.. used to love them but can't stand them now. I never saw Girls just want to have fun. But I have to disagree about dirty dancing, everytime that movie comes on I get sucked in still. I end up watching the whole thing! Sigh... I'm a dork.

(((((HUGS))))) sandi said...

I LOVED The Jewel of the Nile! and recently I've been wanting to see it again. I wonder if it would hold the same feelings for me now, too? (((((HUGS))))) sandi~and your further South comment STILL makes me chuckle! LOL!

Kelli in the Mirror said...

You've lost that lovin' feeling? I think you have, Goose, you've lost it! :)

sorry, couldn't resist.

I think I might still like Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, but I am not sure about the others.

bellevelma said...

We had Top Gun on video and my brother used to watch it every day after school. He thought he looked like Tom Cruise. Um... he didn't.

To this day, if I am flipping channels and run across Dirty Dancing, I will stop and watch it. I don't know why.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Corey, I love Dirty Dancing still. Patrick Swayze is so brooding, and the soundtrack is fab.

I didn't like Topgun as Tom Cruise annoys me, and I've not seen the other two.

Looking forward to next weeks choices. :D

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