Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Why It's Not Just A Movie

I have a major obsession with the movie, Romancing the Stone.
Ok. Fine. I admit it. It's more than a major obsession. I don't even know what to call it, that's how obsessed I am with this movie. I watch it probably at least 4 times a week.... and honestly I'm low balling it. I'd say it's probably at least 6 times a week. Granted, most of the time I'm just too lazy to get up and change it out of the dvd player but in reality, I'm actually obsessed with this movie. I could probably quote the whole thing to you right now if you asked. I also know little obscure facts about it. So what am I so obsessed? Let's dive right in!

1. It's a good movie. It's got Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. Let's not forget Danny DeVito.
2. It takes place in a country that I myself am too afraid to ever visit so I can travel there through them.
3. She's a romance novelist who really believes her fairytale man is out there.
4. It has really good one liners.
5. Crocodiles!!! Enough said!
6. It's got spanish words in it so you can pick up some spanish for free.
7. It shows any woman get be independent.
8. They teach you how to react in a crisis situation: Drink. Panic or fight your way out.
9. Reaffirms the Life lesson: Always pack an umbrella and carry travelers checks.
10. It has a happy ending. 

I could go on and on but I wont. My mom and I also like to compare my life to Joan Wider (which is Kathleen Turner's character in the movie). We've noticed quite a few similarities. Joan travels to a far away place on her own. CHECK! I've done that one. Joan goes into the unknown. CHECK! Joan holds on to the hope that the man of her dreams is out there. CHECK! Joan is willing to do whatever it takes. She may crack along the way but she's going to make sure she gets there. She gets the job done. CHECK!

So I will continue to watch this movie. It's my motivation. It's my calming movie after a rough day. It makes me smile. 


Deidre said...

Now I'm embarrassed to admit, I haven't seen this movie! On the list it goes!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this movie!!

Unknown said...

I haven't ever seen this movie before. Maybe it's not netflix?

Anonymous said...

It's actually a good movie, from the days they actually MADE good movies.

Now they're all blood and guts and shoot everyone.

It's a light fun comedy made in the 80's when everything was good.

I love the 80s!

JG said...

Great choice! love this movie!