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Five Kids in Six Years, No Multiples. Our House is Always Crazy, Rarely Quiet, and Full of love.

friday fives :: favorite movies

Just Me and My Life

I came across this cute blog, where Beth has Friday Fives on a different topic each week. This week it's your favorite five movies & I wanted to join in on the fun!

Honorable Mentions:

August Rush

Such a great story & I love the music!

Martian Child

A great story about adoption and love.

5. Any 80′s movie… Seriously, there are so many 80′s movies that I adore: Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Dirty Dancing, Footloose, Can’t Buy Me Love, Overboard, The Goonies, Uncle Buck, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Summer School, Flashdance, oh I could go on…. But if I had to pick just one, it’d be:

Teen Witch

Not familiar with this one? Louise is a highschool outcast, and for her 16th birthday she discovers she’s a witch. She uses her newfound powers to make herself the most popular girl in school, which she ends up not liking {too much attention for her, she has to sneak out of her own house to avoid her “groupies” that are hanging out on her front lawn}. The most popular boy in school falls in love with her, but she wants to know that it is not because of her spell. Well, you can imagine what happens. He loves her for her & everything works out in the end. I’m not sure if I like this movie because of the 80′s fashions, because Louise is a redhead like me, or because of this rap:

About five years ago, while my husband & I were dating, he surprised me by giving me Teen Witch on VHS. It was very sweet. That VHS is no longer with us, however I do own the DVD now.

4. Anything Audrey Hepburn… Really, I enjoy watching any movie she’s in. I own three, so they are my regulars: Sabrina, Roman Holiday & Breakfast at Tiffany’s. But if I had to pick just one…

Breakfast at Tiffany’s



Look at those photos – how can you not love Breakfast at Tiffany’s?

Such a timeless classic. It was because of this movie, that I was so excited when a Tiffany’s opened up here in Kansas City a few years ago – I haven’t made it there yet.

3. Music and Lyrics – A hilarious romantic comedy with Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant. He’s an old has-been pop star {from the 80′s – I could watch the Pop music video at the beginning over and over}, she’s a writer that’s working for her family’s weight loss company {Weight-Not}. They meet as she is watering his plants & next thing you know, they’re writing a song together for the hottest pop starlet {in the movie}. My husband & I both really enjoy this movie.

Music and Lyrics

2. The Ultimate Gift – I cry every time I watch this movie. A young man receives an inheritance of 12 gifts from his from his grandfather {one is the gift of hard work}. It’s a very moving and inspiring story. If you haven’t seen it, you need to.

The Ultimate Gift

1. And the sugarOscar {my made-up award} goes to…

Serendipity

Are they destined to be together? …or not? There’s a lot of destiny & fate to this movie. They meet, but they’re both seeing other people. Sara feels destiny is telling them they shouldn’t be together right now. So Jonathan puts his name and number on a $5 bill and she puts her name and number inside a book she sells to a used bookstore. Whenever the item with the other’s information makes it back to the other person, they’ll know they’re meant to be together. {Did that make sense?} Well, years pass, they both are engaged to other people & they start looking for each other; with no luck & several near misses. Well, his fiance gives him a book as his groom’s gift, and it’s the one with Sara’s information inside. Then, Sara gets the $5 bill with Jonathan’s info on it as she’s getting ready to leave New York on a plane, which is the day of his wedding (in New York). I won’t tell you anymore, you’ll have to watch the movie!

Any of my friends can tell you this is my all-time favorite movie, ever. Several of my friends & I saw this movie in the movie theater. The DVD was released, when I was a junior in high school, on the day that my boyfriend of 3 years broke up with me. It was my worst break-up, ever. I remember crying & going up to my dad & asking him for money to buy the movie. I think the break-up was hard on my whole family. Our brothers were best friends. And my dad was kind of a second dad to this guy {I think my dad was more a part of his life than his own dad at that time}, they still go hunting together [which I find a little odd]. Anyway…I bought this movie and watched it over and over. And honestly, it helped me get through the break-up.

Plus, it helped give me the courage to contact the guy who is now my husband. You see, there’s a wonderful story about how my and my husband’s relationship developed {well, I think it’s pretty wonderful}. And it’s a little bit like the Serendipity story, but I’ll save it for another day. So this movie has special meaning for my husband & me, and we like to watch this movie together. It’s the best!

Wow! That was fun, but definitely my largest post to date!

4 Responses to friday fives :: favorite movies

  1. Beth says:

    Yay! Thanks for doing my Friday Fives!! I love your list- Music and Lyrics-GREAT!! Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Lindsey says:

    I love Audrey! And Music and Lyrics is a great pic!

  3. Stephanie says:

    Teen Witch is my favorite 80′s movie!!! And I LOVE, I mean LOVE, Audrey Hepburn.

  4. Melissa says:

    My dad made us watch the Ultimate Gift and I’m so glad it did. It was a great movie.

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