Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Post in Which I Admit Former Love for The Coreys

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.


Tracy Madison said...

Wow, a blast from the past! I loved Sixteen Candles and The Goonies, lol. Ah...and Teen Beat. Yep, been there/done that.

Can't wait to read A Bump in the Road!

Jillian Cantor said...

And I thought I was the only one who ever saw Teen Witch. I used to LOVE that movie. And Can't Buy Me Love is another one of my favorites -- we should've just called this "I heart Patrick Dempsey" week :-).

lisapatton said...

I belong to the I heart Patrick Dempsey club for sure. But I've never seen any of his movies. Now I know what I'm gonna do this weekend, just not sure which one to rent first.