Do you have a movie you can quote by heart?
I’m not talking about a line here or there. I’m talking the whole movie.
When I was 8, I could quote the entire Little Mermaid including sound effects and mimicked actions.
“But without my voice, how can I…”
“You’ll have your looks. Your pretty face. And don’t underestimate the importance off body language. HAH!”
You remember that part right? The part where Ursuala shakes her voluptuous molluscan bod to the sound of soundtrack bongo drums? Yeah, imagine an elbowy toothpick with freckles and bright red hair trying to do the same thing.
Anyway, the point is that today I discovered another movie I can entirely quote: You’ve Got Mail.
From “Ohhh I take my puppy everywhere. La la la la I wouldn’t care” to the final (kind of disappointing) last line, “Don’t cry, shopgirl. Don’t cry.”
I’m chalking this up to the fact that, six years ago, I worked with two other people as a 19th Century Photo Glass Plate Restorer and every Wednesday, we’d sit around a laptop and watch You’ve Got Mail as we plied our cleaner dipped q-tip skills on old pictures of dead people.
(No joke. Some were pictures of actually for-real dead people–corpses. All the other people were alive in the pictures…but eventually died I suppose. As far as I know…::spooky voice::)
Anyway, I lay on a makeshift bed of couch cushions and pillows today, hopped up on sudafed and vitamin C fizzy drinks, and mumbled along through the entire thing.
I just thought you might like to know. And I’m curious what movies other people know by heart and why.
Well, I’ve read all the blogs and status updates, so all the interesting internet things have been done for the day. Plus, I need to take more sudafed.
So, as George, the book selling assistant, put it ever so wisely, “This place is a tomb. I’m going to the nut shop where it’s fun.”