Monday, October 11, 2010

Revisiting the 80s with my daughter


If you are my age, 43, or within five years either way, you probably remember loving the Brat Pack movies from the 80s, as well as some other non-Brat Pack movies that were fantastic. I wanted my daughter to experience the joy I felt while watching these movies. She had already expressed an interest in seing "Pretty in Pink", since I told her that John Cryer was my favorite character in the film.
We are both big "Two in a Half Men" fans, and I wanted her also to see something by Charlie Sheen, so I decided the best movie from that era would be "Lucas". We watched it the other day, I had forgotten how sweet that movie was. The only other movie we were able to watch was "The Breakfast Club", she liked that one a lot.

I'm catching these on TV and taping them, so we can only watch them when they come on. Other movies I want her to see are "Sixteen Candles" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". Both of these come on frequently.

She also watched with me "The Lost Boys", "Rumble Fish" and "The Outsiders". There are not much more I think she'd enjoy. Perhaps she'd like "Heathers"? We'll see, movies now a days are not worth much, I am slowly showing her that I had some good stuff to watch in my youth.

6 comments:

itsJUSTme said...

What about "St. Elmo's Fire"??? That is one of my favorites!

You watched some rally great movies, loved Farris Bueller's day off, and Sixteen Candles!

busy91 said...

I actually own that movie, I think that one is a bit too intense for her just now.

itsJUSTme said...

OOOHHH, yeah, knowing her age, you are prob right! ;-) I don't think I let my daughter watch it till she was much older.

Anne said...

Pump Up the Volume. Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis. It's less..intense..than Heathers.

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I don't think I've seen any of these.

Trish said...

Oh Heathers! Cult classic! I'm a bit younger (was just a kid in the 80s) but still really love all these movies. What a fun bonding time with your daughter!!