and I both love that movie. In fact, he's the one who introduced me to it. And, we just watched it yesterday again ourselves.
You are a lucky, lucky woman.
Bah! Women are all the same.
Know what? I thought I found the perfect woman because she was the only woman I knew who didn't cry while watching "BEACHES". Fast forward seven years and she started playing "Wind Beneath my Wings" incessantly. We had to split up.
Dude, how can you not cry watching Beaches?
Sometimes I really am a girl.
I have watched this movie with a gay male friend, and he wanted to rewind and rewatch all the same scenes I did. Just sayin.'
Patrick Swayze is SO freaking hot in this movie, the rest of it is beside the point.
He is indeed. It was the first time that Amy has allowed me to agree with her re: the hotness. I consider it a sign that my little girl is growing up.
I like the film well enough, though I haven't seen it since I was about 15. Though I suspect it's because I had a friend that was MADLY obessed with it. Like constantly practiced the dance routines, alone, in her basement.
I do still pull out the CD from time to time.
I suspect the love of the movie has to do with it being sexy, but still innocent. Adventurous, but not too dangerous, the kind of coming of age most women wish they had. Too often the coming of age movies involve something terrible happening to the protagonist, or someone close to them. In this, they get off relatively unscathed.
But then again, I haven't seen it in a very long time, though now I want to. :)
Yeah, it does have a certain fantasy aspect to it, and I suspect the fact that Jennifer Gray is not classic pretty (fuzzy hair, irregular nose) but does not have to go through some kind of Cinderella transformation in order to get the totally hot guy is appealing, too.
True; how can you not love Keds?
I wore out the video with the constant rewinds(!) and now I've bought the DVD .. And grandad42
says it's one of his favourite films. But then he's my big softie so I'm not complaining.
You know, I just realized that I'd never friended you. Much to my surprise. D'oh!
Our extremely informal and limited polls indicate, however, that this movie is some kind of great dividing line between male and female.
In my circle of friends, the dividing line is Buckaroo Bonzai. The women love it and the men just don't get the appeal.
Huh. The guys in my circle like it.
My boyfriend won't let me have it in the house. I still don't understand his adamant decree against Dirty Dancing, but I intend to sneak a copy when my daughter is older, too.
Put your foot down, woman! Stand up for your right to get all mushy over dancing! ;-)
i like the movie but i can never watch it more than once every few years or my brain tries to explode.
then again, i grew up watching a lot of those 60-80s romance, girly, teen-coming-of-age-arkward-girl movies.
Found this for you:
Thank you! It's perfect!!!!
Every time the damn thing comes on, I want to go, "Ewww, lame!" and pass on by. But, invariably, I end up watching the whole damn movie and am sobbing by the end while I hiccup out, "She does the jump. She does the JUMP!"
God, I'm tearing up now... :P
I'm completely with your hubby on this one. Cannot stand that movie.
Then again I also have a dislike for Grease, so I think that might just make me a heathen.
Clearly a strange, incomprehensible sub-species.
I like it for a couple reasons:
It's a romantic movie that isn't, unlike most Julia Roberts/Meg Ryan type flicks, based on people acting stupid or neurotic. Baby and Johnny mess up, sure, and they have their issues, but by and large they're smart kids trying to do the right thing by each other and the world. Functional protagonists FTW and all that.
High school nostalgia. I went to boarding school: during finals week, the dorm common room had "Dirty Dancing" and "Pride and Prejudice" alternating on continual play. After going and taking your Chem final, you could slump down all "...oh, so she's dancing at the Sheldrake, got it." and enter right back in. It was great.
I think you are right. There's never a moment when you are thinking, "oh you idiot!"
Plus nostalgia. And a great soundtrack.
Oh, and I have to add: hate the movie, but we spent our honeymoon at the resort where they filmed the movie. There was only one television there, and all it played (on continuous loop): you guessed it, Dirty Dancing.
Okay, I can see that being irritating.
Dirty Dancing absolutely defines my high school years. The guy I dated at the time had great rhythm and loved the movie, we went to every freaking dance or club we could and ground the hell out of each other's crotches. Of course, we broke up badly, but who cares, we danced like fools and it was awesome!
Ah, the past. It's such fun to revisit.