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Love these movies... or else

Just a list of films you might not have seen that I happen to have a lot of affection for.

Amelie - If you don't love this movie then I'm not sure we can be friends anymore.

Barfly - You're just going to have to take my word for it. It's good and Mickey Rourke gives the performance of a lifetime. You'll hate him and you'll love him and you'll quote his lines in his voice.

Defending Your Life - I so want to believe this is how it is. And obviously none of you have seen it or someone would have realized by now that I sort of stole the name of my LJ from it. You little brains wouldn't understand anyway.

Dick - If you ever saw All the President's Men, you really do need to see this. It's cute and clever and a lot of fun.

Doc Hollywood - Yes, that Michael J. Fox movie. Don't prejudge; it's sweet. It makes me want to live in a town like Grady and go to the squash festival. Also surprisingly quotable.

Fearless - It'll stay with you. I think this film is the reason I don't fear death in my plane crash dreams (yeah I've been having those a long time).

Joe Versus the Volcano - I strongly disagree with the masses and critics. It's wonderful and it still gets quoted in my house. Even if you don't agree, you'll no doubt enjoy Joe's office misery at the beginning.

LA Story - When Steve Martin was still made of awesome. There are so many good moments packed in that you won't care how silly the story actually is.

Prelude to a Kiss - Warm and fuzzy but probably not for everyone. I love it.

Roxanne - Some of the worst acting you'll ever see, but it's sweet and fun and Steve Martin is incredibly lovable.

This is My Life - None of the stand-up is actually funny, but that's not what it's about. It's a mother and daughters journey full of quirky goodness.

United 93 - Fucking powerful. I saw it in the theater and once on DVD and it hit me just as hard the second time. It's not sappy, it's not political and it was made with the involvement of all the families. It's seriously, seriously good.

Wonder Boys - "I have an alternate version of the first chapter." Brilliant script. Brilliant cast. Full of awesome characters. So damn clever even if the title isn't.



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spectralbovine
Sep. 5th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
I have Amélie on DVD, so I think we can be friends.

I have zero interest in Barfly. I...don't care about bars.

I've heard about Defending Your Life, and the concept is neat. I'm not sure whether I've seen parts of it or not.

I have not seen Dick. Also, these are definitely in alphabetical order. Hee.

I believe I have seen Doc Hollywood and enjoyed it.

I have not seen Fearless.

Or Joe Versus the Volcano.

L.A. Story is hilarious.

I wanted to see Prelude to a Kiss once upon a time. It looked cute and interesting. I forget what the concept was not.

I know I've seen parts of Roxanne, if not the whole thing.

I don't think I know This Is My Life.

I heard very good things about United 93.

I was never interested in Wonder Boys, but after reading Kavalier and Clay, I am slightly more interested.
roxybisquaint
Sep. 6th, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
*relief*
I'm glad we can still be friends :)

Yeah, you probably wouldn't like Barfly, but I'm sure you'd like Wonder Boys.
the_narration
Sep. 8th, 2008 09:24 am (UTC)
Reading the IMDB description, I think I saw Defending Your Life as a small child. I remember very little.

Dick was extremely funny.

Saw Doc Hollywood in high school. Seemed okay.

I think I saw part of Wonder Boys once when my folks rented it. My recollections of it are all vague.

I haven't seen the others.
omega_ii
Sep. 19th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
Amelié - If you don't love, I'm not sure you are human.

Defending Your Life - What isn't to love?

Doc Hollywood - the MULLETS!!!

Joe Verses the Volcano - I feel like I've met you before.
roxybisquaint
Sep. 19th, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
Awesome :)
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