Even so, that doesn’t mean that we haven’t seen any movies together.
Back in October 2011, we had a month long, James Bond Movie Marathon.
Since that time, we’ve been (trying to) watch a movie every weekend.
Seeing as VHS tapes are only 4 for $1, we get the opportunity to see some real classics at a fraction of the price.
Yes, I said VHS tapes. Don’t even pretend that you’re surprised.
This weeks Sunday Night at the Movies: Mermaids.
Not because I wanted to be surprized (in fact, quite the opposite) but because Ed left it near the tv and neither of us wanted to get up to retrieve it.
If I hadn’t been so lazy, I would have read this vague and uninspiring summary.
Academy Award winner Cher is the free-spirited and decidedly unconventional Mrs. Flax, the original liberated woman. She’s sexy, sassy, brassy, and more than just a bit exasperating, especially to her daughters. Charlotte (Winona Ryder) is a hormonal 15-year-old desperate to be a nun, even though the family’s Jewish, and nine-year-old Kate (Christina Ricci) is an aspiring swimming champ who practiced in the bathtub. The guy with a heart of gold, Lou Landsky (Bob Hoskins) tries to turn this wacky trio into a family as they careen through romantic escapades and unusual encounters.
Trivia. I didn’t know that Cher had ever won an Academy Award. Do you know which movie she won for?
Shining Star. Let’s just say that this movie wasn’t her best performance. However, I thought that Christina Ricci (pre-Addams Family) was the shining star. She was really funny and at only 10 years old (actual), it’s no reason why she went on to bigger things.
Plot. The beginning of the movie was totally out in left field and made no sense. Nor did the title. And, the drama closer to the end didn’t add to the films depth. In fact, it took away from the comedic qualities.
Recommend? Some parts were good, some parts were not so good and some left you scratching your head. Overall, I wouldn’t recommend that you bother with this classic from 1990.
Rating. Ed=6, Sarah=7.
What Movie(s) Have you Seen Recently?
Please leave a comment and link to any reviews you’ve done. I’d love to read them.