Five 80s Movies I'm watching with my Teens this Summer
I'm so not cool anymore. I stopped trying. When I saw Molly Ringwald playing a mother of teens on a TV show, I knew I was doomed. But with the help of the Brat Pack and a few other classic performances, I think I can redeem myself... as long as I leave the acid wash in the closet.
And did I mention the totally awesome (yes, I said it!) music? Bangles, Cyndi Lauper, Banarama's "Cruel Summer", The Pyschedlic Furs, Simple Mind's "Don't You", and Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes."
Do you remember which of these quotes came from which of the movies?
"I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that." Lloyd Dobler (squeaking in the 80s by one year but it's such a great movie... who didn't love Lloyd?)
"Don't you realize? The next time you see sky, it'll be over another town. The next time you take a test, it'll be in some other school. Our parents, they want the best of stuff for us. But right now, they got to do what's right for them. Because it's their time. Their time! Up there! Down here, it's our time. It's our time down here." Mikey
"His name is Blane? Oh! That's a major appliance, that's not a name." Duckie
"Saturday, March 24,1984. Shermer High School, Shermer, Illinois, 60062. Dear Mr. Vernon, We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Correct? That's the way we saw each other at 7:00 this morning. We were brainwashed. Does that answer your question?... Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club."
"Fear does not exist in this dojo, does it? NO, SENSEI!"
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