Monday, February 14, 2011

V-Day, Movie Edition

I worked some fun jobs in my formative years.  I was a camp counselor, babysitter, gate guard at the beach, a busgirl at The Pig N Whistle, and a check out girl at a local video store. (video store? whats that?).  The video store was a blast, I had a deal with my Mom, she would bring me dinner, and I'd slip her a new release.  My coworkers and I would sneak Reeses Peanut Butter Cups from the sale rack while doing homework and watching whatever movie struck our fancy. 

In the spirit of this day of Love, here are some movies that made their mark on my heart.  If you haven't seen some of them, I highly suggest you check 'em out. Or at least download them. : )





This started my love affair with John Cusak.....plus how can you go wrong with pork rinds and beer?





I saw this as a kid with my Mom, its a NYC romance during the seventies, Richard Dreyfuss won an Oscar for it....and I still want the little girl Lucy's American Flag lunchbox.






Watched this as one with my Mom as well, and when she visited last fall it happened to be on a movie channel, so we made Mike watch it with us, and he really liked it.  It's one of those movies where they find love later in life, when they didn't think it would happen at all.





My heart belongs to John Hughes, and the ending of this, when Watt's gets the earrings, just makes my heart explode with happiness.






ANOTHER movie I watched with my Mom, I dare you not to cry at the end. And I dare you not to laugh when the little girl in the chorus sings "it's your conscience."






I had the poster to this one, the John Cusak love lives on. But I'm still mad that she actually gave him a pen.






This is my favorite.  You want it to go one way, but it goes another way, then you realize, that was the right way.  Plus the music is beautiful, and you can run to some of it.

Do you have a favorite movie for this day?
Happy Valentine's Day!

And Happy Valentine's Day to my Mama, who introduced me to so many of these great flicks.



25 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

ok, well, ummm, I seriously have neveer heard of any of those

Happy Valentines Day

ajh said...

I love John Cusak too. Will have to try those. I love Sleepless in Seattle as well as anything! I also love Return to Me. Had to Google the actress to get the title but yep it's the one I love!

Darlene said...

I love ONCE!! I even own a copy. Not many people have heard of it!

Cynthia O'H said...

I need to watch more movies - well, grown-up movies. These are all new to me.
Video stores. I still say video when I'm talking about movies or DVD's. It is such a sign of our age.

Brittney said...

Some great pics in there! I love An Affair to Remember, Some Kind of Wonderful, Say Anything, and Once too.
A couple other cheesy but good romantic movies I like are:
-Mr. Wonderful (with Matt Dillon)
-Bridges of Madison County
-Serendipity
-The Notebook
-The Cutting Edge
-Chasing Amy (if only for the Ben Affleck speech)

Carly said...

I love Once! Really a great film. It's one of the few that we actually own. And we got to see it at a private screening through our local radio station which was neat.

Julie said...

I LOVED Marty. A funny thing happened the first time I was watching it. I had a friend that was very "intuitive". She called me while the movie was on and said she had been thinking of me and the name Marty kept coming to her and she wondered if I maybe had a relative with that name and thought if I did I should call them and check on them because she just couldn't shake the name and it's association with me. I have NO IDEA how or why that happened. Weird. For sure.

Jill said...

Ahhhh, love me a good Chick flick!!! :)
John Cusack cracks me up, always love a good movie with him in it. I haven't heard of several of those (Once??) so will put them on my list for those rare occasional I get to do something all to myself on a rainy day!

Happy St. Valentine's Day to you!

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

My favorite line from some kind of wonderful, "you break his heart and I'll break your face." =)

Pinkhatrunner said...

I loved the GOODBYE GIRL what a great movie. But I ultimate favorite movie is PRETTY WOMAN. I love Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in this movie.

misszippy said...

I LOVE John Cusack too! Some great classics and '80s movies there...thanks for reminding me of some of these. Put a smile on my face!

Laura said...

Love so many of these - The Sure thing, Say Anything, Once...

blueviolet said...

Say Anything is one I absolutely LOVE!!!

Christi said...

Thanks of rhte comment on my blog! I look forward to following your blog now!

My favorite Valentine's Day movies are "Funny Girl" and "The Way We Were." I guess I like romances that are doomed! Yikes!

Luke said...
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Luke said...

Anyone else notice that most men have abstained from commenting on this post? I'm just saying.

Wells L said...

A+ creative post!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!!!

Michelle said...

Love Cusack -- "High Fidelity" is another good one of his! Haven't thought of some of these movies in a long time! I'll have to check out Once - thanks!

Terri said...

What a great post! :) Valentine's Day is a great day for a movie, isn't it?

Anne said...

Loved the Goodbye Girl...and Annie Hall...Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind :)

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

The only one I have ever seen is "Say Anything" ... that movie put Peter Gabriel on the map!

Annie said...

I have only seen about half of these, I will have to check out the rest of them. I can't believe my husband has never seen "Some Kind Of Wonderful" I am in shock!
A couple of my favorites are
-Return to Me
-Sliding Doors
-Love Actually

The Green Girl said...

I haven't seen any of those movies! D'oh.

Happy <3's day, girl!

Johann said...

I must admit the only one on the list I've seen is The Sure Thing. I really enjoyed that. Hope you had a great V day!

Heather said...

I don't even know how many times I've seen some kind of Wonderful! love it.