Thursday, May 13, 2010

Theater Thursday

It's Thursday so that can only mean one thing. It's Theater Thursday
This week's featured movie is My Father the Hero
Premiering in 1994, My Father the Hero follows Nikki (Katherine Heigl) and Andre (Gerard Depardieu) on their father/daughter trip to the Bahamas. Nikki a 14 year old girl who's been living in NYC with her mother, hasn't seen her father for years. Andre wanting to reconnect to his daughter takes her on the trip hoping to reconnect. 

Once getting to the Nassau Nikki runs into a young, handsome 18 year old named Ben (Dalton James). Trying to win the affection and attention of Ben, Nikki lies to Ben and tells him that Andre is her older lover and not her father. Soon, the news spreads across the island and everyone at the resort is disgusted. Andre oblivious to Nikki's story can't understand why everyone is treating him poorly and being blatantly rude. 
Along the way, Nikki, Ben and Andre encounter crazy situations resulting in really funny scenes. If you've never seen this movie you've got to see it! This movie was one of my personal favorites growing up. Fun Fact: The hotel that is used in the movie is actually the One and Only Beach Club hotel in Nassau. The rooms go for about 800.oo a night. Also the entire soundtrack was done by the Baha Men (looooong before their who let the dogs out days).

Now here's the fun part. Have a movie you love that's out on dvd? Great! Post about it and then come back here to link up! Just click on the link and follow the instructions. 

20 comments:

Dollface said...

This is a great movie!! I remember thinking how beautiful she was in the last scene where she is all dressy and how lucky she was to meet that sexy guy!!! great pick! xxxoo

The Boob Nazi said...

hahahaha I LOVED that movie when I was younger.

Ashley said...

I forgot all about that movie!!!

Florida Girl Meets the Midwest said...

I think I remember this movie? This actress grew up to be a stunning woman. (of Grey's Anatomy fame)

Mandy said...

I LOVE THAT MOVIE!!!

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

I LOVE THAT MOVIE!!!!!! great choice.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I totally forgot about that movie! I'm definitely adding it to Netflix right now!

Katie said...

I've always thought he was a cutie haha

mariahsmile said...

How have I never heard of this movie?!

AmberDenae said...

I've never seen this and I LOVE Katherine Heigl! Thanks! I always love reading your reviews!

Lindzena said...

Ha I love classic movies. Haven't seen this one.

PS, your blog description was awesome. I also collect a ridiculous amount of DVDs, love to travel when I have the money, and I am in my twenties. Sweetness.

Love your blog! -Lindz

The Girly Tomboy said...

'Thank heavens for a little girl...'

Hilarious scene!

I really want to go to the movies...

When's SATC2 coming out again?!!?

Zack in the Box said...

Looks like a cool movie. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly Marie said...

I have never ever seen this movie but I LOVEEE Katherine Heigl (:

Meghan said...

Oh my gosh, I used to LOVE that movie!!!

Aimee said...

1) i love all the movies you feature. Its great because they are movies i use to love but forgot about

2) I use to watch this movie over amd over. my favorite scene was when he was singing "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" haha so great.

Fantastic movie and fantastic review

Laura and Ryan said...

I love this movie! I have to say my favorite part is when he is sings, "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" and all the people think he is her boyfriend. bahaha

Shoshanah said...

My best friend loved this movie growing up. So I watched it over and over with her, and I'd be lying if I didn't admit to loving it a little too.

Ms. Random said...

This is another one of my all-time favorites! I wore the VHS out! It is such a sweet story of first love and our bond with our fathers. Good stuff!

Kerr said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that movie. I used to watch it over and over again when I was young! great pick.