First off let me just say that I cracked up laughing at some of the answers and will now have more Napolean Dynamite lines in my head than I have room for in there. The chapstick line made me start laughing just sitting here reading it and replaying that part of the movie again in my head. Gosh!
Secondly, you all are GREAT sports for participating in my first contest, one which involved creativity and the secret power of the telepathic spoon bender’s neighbor, mind reading. I realize that it’s really hard to guess the faves of a total stranger and even of a dear loved one.
My dear mother is proof of that. Love you mom. But you managed to get 0 correct! :^D That’s okay… I know you are up on the important things in my life.
Before I tell my own answers I must first share a few observations. One of the hardest questions was probably who I would cast as myself and my husband in a movie about our lives. I was astounded by the unity that Reese Witherspoon would play a good sassy wife of a minister and Mom of four boys but now that I think about it, I can totally picture it. And she’s undeniably cute! ;^P There was also a certain amount of unanimity that Johnny Depp would make a good husband to Nan in the very boring (on the Hollywood scale) movie about our lives. I’m still processing that concept!
Some of you chose movies for the chick flick question, the funny question and the “knows by heart” question that were second place picks on my own list but not my #1 picks. I so wanted to give you points for just being *that* close but I have already botched this contest up enough so changing the rules again wouldn’t exactly be very fair I suppose!
I have to admit to never having seen Airplane or Terms of Endearment (though I know the theme song because it seemed like half the piano students played it, if they were a girl, at Piano Recitals about 23 years ago… and they played the theme song from Rocky or Chariots of Fire if they were a boy.) I know, it’s terrible. I actually have wanted to see Airplane because I know that it’s a favorite with many but when I’ve had the inkling to watch it I could never find it in the video store.
Okay. I won’t torture you anymore!
Here were my own answers:
#1 My favorite chick flick is PRIDE & PREJUDICE
#2 In a movie about our lives I would cast DREW BARRYMORE as myself and HARRY CONNICK JR. as my darling husband. The only reasons for doing so is because both of us have actually been told that we resemble these folks (I’m sure to a very small degree!) But my husband thanks all of you who thought he looked like Ben Affleck or Matthew McConaughey.
#3 The movie that is certain to make me cry every single time is SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. I think I cry about 3 or 4 times every time I watch that movie. But you know the part that gets me everytime? When the little medic boy is burbling up blood and obviously dying and nobody can do a thing for him, he cries, “Mama…” Gets me every time. I guess it’s partly cause I’m a boy mama. **sniff sniff** My second pick for this category would have been Braveheart.
#4 The movie that I have consistantly cried laughing at and almost peed my pants (would I tell you if I really did?!) is HITCH. If you haven’t seen this yet, I highly recommend it. Maybe you can make it one of your first Netflix picks! It’s only been out on video for a little over a year I think but I pretty much die laughing every time I watch it. Love that movie. For some ridiculous reason we keep renting it rather than buying it but it’s one that I have seen at least three times. I certainly could have bought it now for the price I’ve paid renting it and paying the ridiculous late fees. Sheesh… I could have had a couple months worth of Netflix for how much I’ve spent on that one movie alone at the video store!
#5 Most oft repeated Napolean Dynamite quote in our house is, “TINA, COME EAT YOUR HAM!” I don’t know why but that is the one that has made a permanent space for itself in our repertoir. Followed closely though by, “Build her a cake or something.”
#6 The movie that I know pretty much by heart is THE PRINCESS BRIDE, though it pained me to have to turn down those who said Anne of Green Gables because that is a close second!
Several others got one answer correct and their names were entered for a random drawing. Here are the three winners from that draw:
AND THANK YOU AGAIN TO Netflix FOR SPONSORING THIS CONTEST!
(I promise next time I’ll make the prizes easier to win!)