As I sat down to write this post, I thought of several current movies that I've enjoyed, but none seem to compare to the movies that I loved when I was growing up.
I often say that the reason why my brain cannot contain any new information, like friends and family's updated phone numbers and addressees, is because it is too filled with plotlines and quote from cheesy '80s movies.
Name a teen comedy made between 1985-1990 and I guarantee I not only watched it, but developed a massive crush on the teenage boy star. And "may" have scouted his picture in fabulous publications such as Teen Beat. And "may" have considered sending him a fan letter.
Movie such as The Goonies (quite possibly The Greatest Movie of All Time), Can't Buy Me Love, Sixteen Candles and Teen Witch were my bread and butter. Basically, any movie where popular crowd is beautiful, rich and jerky and the dork(s) still come out on top. Or any movie starring Corey Haim and Corey Feldman, comedic genuises of the '80s.
In fact, A Bump in the Road is filled with references to these movies, since they're so intensely burned into my consciousness. Some days, I can't remember the name of my second grade teacher, but I can name the dance from the movie Patrick Dempsey does in Can't Buy Me Love: The African Anteater Ritual.
It's a little frightening.