Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sunday's With Sue

Pretty in Pink! My very favorite teenage movie of all time. Mom took me and all my friends to this movie for my 15th birthday. We loved it so much! We all totally fell in love with Andrew McCarthy and really hoped he was going to be a huge star. But, alas, the roles he took after this movie are really quite embarrasing. And Ducky! How can you not love Ducky? And Harry Dean Stanton, James Spader, Annie Potts, all contribute to a great cast of characters. And then there is the music! I had the soundtrack on casette and probably listened to it a million times. The Psychadelic Furs, OMD, Nik Kershaw, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Smiths, excellent soundtrack. I may just have to buy it for nostalgia's sake.

Anyway, you guys didn't do so well. I thought for sure more people would get it with the third quote I posted. That is the best line in the movie! Em got it first, then dad. Matt guessed Grease, and that's it!

Let's see if you guys do better with this week's movie quote:

Oh man, I'm gonna need some serious therapy after this! Look! Look at my eye twitchin!

10 comments:

Pops said...

Yeah, I got one right. Good review of the Movie, Sue. I agree except for the soundtract. I don't remember the music at all. I am such a non music guy I can't believe all you peeps and Matt are so into music and remember everything about music. Some latent gene at work somewhere and it skipped over me for sure. Love the scene at the end when Ducky sends Molly R. off to McCarthy with that quote at the dance and he goes back into the hall and the hot chick give him the eye and he does a classic double-take. So Good, So Good!!

Emily said...

What's your deal Matt, B and Cat??? Those were easy quotes! I am shocked.

Cat said...

I don't know, but I bet I haven't seen that movie since high school. I suck at this anyway, so I'm hopeless if it's been too long most of the time.

Matt said...

B and I saw Pretty In Pink for the first time about 5 months ago. LOVED IT. We want to buy it someday. All of the quotes were a little familiar, but not enough to peg it. I knew it had to be some sort of older high school movie, which is why I guessed Grease. (knowing that it wasn't)

Sue said...

Grease wasn't a bad guess Matt! I just did IMDB on both movies and they are only 8 years apart! Wow! How lucky am I that I got to love Grease as a 7 year old, than 8years later, when I was 15, Pretty in Pink came out!?! I am the luckiest girl in the world! Girls these days have what? High School Musical? Gross! I got Breakfast Club too, haha!

My verification word is sorye, like sorry!

Sue said...

I meant to comment on your music thing dad. One thing I remember most about my childhood dad, is the music that played. I remember Linda Rondstat, Johnny Cash, John Denver, Lynn Anderson, Kenny Rogers, Neil Diamond, Vicki Carr, Joan Baez, Marty Robbins and more! I remember you guys playing albums by comedians like Steve Martin, George Carlin and Rodney Dangerfield. I to this day, have a lot of the LP's that were played when I was a child! (Remember the
"yawning festival?" Steve Martin! "Let's Get Small")

Pops said...

You are wright, sue, about the music we listened to when you guys were smaller. I remember all that fondly. What I don't remember is lyrics and artists and songs that I am listening to. Matt can hear a song once and remember the words to the whole thing. I can't sing "Come, Come ye Saints" without a hymn book after singing it twice a month for 65 years. I have some kind of block about lyrics. I am not stupid. I just mentally tune the words out or something. Same as remembering who sings what song. Queen, Stones, all the rockers, I can't name one of their numbers. The Doors, Light My Fire, is the only one. I am a freak! I never bought one 45 or a vinal L.P. when in High School and growing up. I do love music and have a Nano 4 gig and itunes on the old Mac and listen when I am alone. Don't feel bad for me as I get along fine with my handicap and like most of the oldies like Simon and G. and Barry Manalow and Denver, Ronstat et.al. Do you remember I used to listen and laugh to Cheech and Chong's first comedy album. What a hoot! Blind Melon Chitlin, Wink Martendale or something like that. Great stuff, but a little risque at times. Very tame to todays hip hop standards. Rock on, peeps, love to you all.... Dad

B said...

I would like to add that I share Dads total incapability of remembering lyrics. I can listen to the start of the song and swear I've never heard it before, only to find out that we listened to it 5 times on a trip we took. Matt finds it hilarious/really frustrating that I cannot quote movies or songs to save my life.

I also remembered something!! High School Musical was NOT the first album I ever bought! When I was in France, I went through an enourmous Phil Collins kick, and bought a 2 disc set of his love songs. I also bought a cd of French current hits (I'll have to show some to you guys sometime, it's pretty funny). I don't know how I forgot that! But High School Musical was the first one I bought on American soil, if that counts. (I'm not sure how much Phil Collins redeems me in your eyes Sue).

Emily said...

While I personally find Phil Collins to be eeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! It does redeem you a little in my eyes.

Sue said...

Sorry B, it does not redeem you at all! Phil Collin's music sucks! Oh my gosh I hate it so bad. Always have. I think I would rather listen to High Musical music than him.

I am also not very good with lyrics. I can listen to a song several times and not really know what they are saying. I like how a song sounds. I remember a couple of years ago I really liked a song that the radio was playing. One day I was at a red light listening to it and I started paying attention to the lyrics and thought they were so stupid I didn't like the song after that. I don't remember what song it was.

Here is the Wednesday hint:

We can stay up late, swapping manly stories, and in the morning, I'm making waffles!