I like to tease Michelle about how she doesn’t like movies. Let me clear one thing up, with the straightest face possible, dead-seriously, no kidding: Michelle likes movies. She has seen her fair share. Generally, we just don’t enjoy the same sorts of movies.
I’ve showed her some that I think she would not have otherwise considered watching (Garden State immediately comes to mind) and gotten positive feedback. Others, she would not have otherwise watched and now probably regrets the time spent on them (Goodfellas is the best example I can think of here).
One that I was recently surprised to find out she missed when we were kids is Back to the Future. I can remember seeing it for the first time at Grandma & Grandpa’s house during the summer (probably the same summer that we convinced Grandma to rent us Ferris Bueller’s Day Off— which she was not impressed with). It seemed like a picture that is right up Michelle’s alley; it’s got some of her favorite things:
- the 50’s
- a dog
- a happy ending
- “hooking up”
I quickly predicted that this movie would rocket into her Top Five All-Time list. When the movie was over, I found out Michelle has not actually compiled such a list. But, she did enjoy it. I don’t think she’d like the sequels as much, so they’re not going to be “required viewing.” I noted that BTTF is probably my mom’s #1 or #2 movie all-time– it’s probably neck-and-neck with Blast from the Past.
Do we see a theme here?