Movies on Replay

Do y’all have movies that you watch over and over again?  I certainly do.  I, sadly, take it to the extreme.  For example, as I am writing this blog post, I am watching one of my favorites for the second time, this evening.  So sad.  I just cannot help myself.  They are my go-to’s.  I am sure that someone would disagree or tell me they aren’t worth watching once much less three thousand times, but frankly I don’t care.  They make my heart so happy.

So here they are, in no particular order, because I couldn’t begin to rank them if it meant my life:

  1. Sabrina
  2. Steel Magnolias
  3. You’ve Got Mail
  4. My Fair Lady
  5. Jumpin’ Jack Flash

As far as Sabrina goes, the 1995 version with Harrison Ford is my favorite.  I do love the 1954 rendition with Audrey Hepburn, but I fell in love with Harrison Ford as Linus Larrabee when I was about 7 and it was over for me!  (I will be honest, for as much of an old-timer as I am, it does frighten me a bit that in this scenario I prefer Harrison Ford to Humphrey Bogart.  YIKES!  What is wrong with me?!)

Steel Magnolias.  In my opinion, it is the quintessential Southern movie.  Gosh I love it.  So, so much I love it.  So many wonderful lines from it.  My favorite has to be, “Well, you know what they say: if you don’t have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me!”

If you know me at all, you know that I would give my left arm and leg to BE Kathleen Kelly in You’ve Got Mail.  The first time The Shop Around the Corner comes on the screen my heart just melts.  Every time.  It is my dream to own my own children’s books store.  I will say, I do not miss hearing that AOL dial tone each time I sign into my email.  Ha!

Hands down my favorite Audrey Hepburn movie.  My Fair Lady.  Fantastic.  BEYOND fantastic.  A movie AND a musical?!  I do not think it gets any better than that.  Rex Harrison as Henry Higgins gets me every time.  I love him.

And last, but certainly not least.  My hidden gem.  Jumpin’ Jack Flash.  This one I got from my mother who also loves this movie.  It came out the same year that I was born and I watch it at least 10 times a year.  I am quite certain that this is one of those movies that has more sentimental value than anything.  I’ve asked friends to watch it with me in the past and their love for it has not equaled mine.  Sadly, it makes me question their sense of judgement.  Who doesn’t love Whoopi with corn rows, yellow high tops, and a cheesy KGB plot?!

In case you were wondering, it’s Sabrina that I’m now watching for the second time this evening.  William just came in from class and I refuse to tell him this is round two because he’ll turn it off.  First go around though, he knows better than to turn them off.  Shhh…don’t tell him!

  1. I didn’t think it was possible to love you more. Alas, it is! Those are some of my favorites as well!

    • Alas, I always knew I loved you Ms. Carlson. Now come back to Portland and we can watch all of these movies together. 🙂

  2. Lucy said:

    Got to love jumpin jack flash!, also I love ” here if you need to hit someone, hit weeper! There’s also the armadillo cake

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