It was one of the bestest movies EVUR. SRSLY. I went in skeptical, ready to be smarmed with musical cheese... and it had that, to be certain, but it was such an OMG FEEL GOOD MOVIE that my jaw hurts from grinning through the entire damn thing.
And to think we almost went to see Transformers instead.
Notes about the movie (no spoilers... really.)
- I wonder how John Travolta would have responded if, ten years ago, he had been told that he would perform a love scene with Christopher Walken.
- I watched a special on tv the other morning about Nikki Blonski, about how she was working in an ice cream parlor prior to being cast in the movie, her first shindig. They followed her around her work one day, said that she was one of the top four, when they had already made their decision. They told her, she flipped out and collapsed. It was awesome.
- James Marsden was awesomer than I thought he would be. I'm sure some of it HAD to be camera work or whatever the proper movie slang is, but cheez, that man has GIANT BRILLIANT TEETH AND EYES. Makes me almost forgive him for starring in the upcoming Enchanted.
- I dumped milk in my keyboard this morning, right before going to bed. This has nothing to do with the movie, other than the pleasure I am having with typing with no problems arising from said dumpage.
- Queen Latifah was fanfreakingtastic, as well, and sang one of thee most powerful songs in the entire film.
- John Travolta... I really didn't like for the first half of the movie, I felt the role was contrived and overplayed, and his ACCENT - oy. Finally, towards the end of the movie, he grew on me a little bit. I still wonder why on earth they went with him in drag for Edna Turnblad.
- Amanda Bynes was ADORABLE, even with her hideous hairdo.
- I thought Queen Latifah looked about a foot taller than Nikki Blonski - she is. Latifa stands at 5'10", Nikki is an adorable 4'10". Thank you, imdb.com.
- I always remember www.imdb.com's website by saying "i. (a)m. dum blond dot com".
- Zac Efron was adorable, as well. I feel not quite AS dirty now that I know that he's almost 20 years old. Phew.
- Once this movie is out on DVD, I highly recommend this and a quart of ice cream as the solution to any blues.
Bacci is completely enthralled by an Artic Monkeys video on tv. It was also hilarious (you prolly had to be there) when I threw the remote control across the room to Daniel, and she started howling a little bit, as if she was on the verge of going feral again since we surprised her. Jessie replied with, "What are you throoooooowiiiiiing?!?!?!?!?" in the same howly voice.
Jess hooked up the cable box downstairs, finally. We had one down here originally, you see, but he and Daniel confiscated it AGES ago for their bedroom, leaving me with only the channels that the tv normally carries. I had stopped by Comcast one day on the way home from school and picked up two free cable boxes. Being lazy and stubborn, though, I refused to hook them up as it would take a TON of work, and why should I do it, when I hadn't removed the last one? I've still been paying half the bill, so.... Thankfully, my
I've had the tv on The Tube for the last bit, and they're playing INXS's Need You Tonight/Mediate video. Aw, man that brings back memories of shortly after the summer I discovered boys. I had come back from visiting my father in Iowa for a month. raisin was 14, I was 12. Lost Boys was about to come out and she showed me the wonder of all the pretty men in the movie, as well as the soundtrack. We would hang all over the tv on days we knew that MTV would play the video for either "Goodtimes" or "Lost in the Shadows". Even to this day, when I hear those songs, I can picture the exact points in the videos that she would pause it so that we could see Corey Haim. I never wanted her to know I crushed on him, too, as he was HER boy. I stayed mostly content with my crushes on Core Feldman and Sean Astin.
INXS became my favoritest band in the whole wide world, until I discovered Def Leppard and fell into the next decadish of hair metal.