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100 Films in 2011: About Last Night

by Jamie Sanford on February 16, 2011

Maybe this month, I will focus on 80s movies.  My husband is horrified at my current movie picks, but maybe I’ll get to more classic movies in March.

11. About Last Night (This movie is available to stream on Netflix)

Here’s the trailer for About Last Night (side note: trailers in the 80s are sort of hilarious):

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So this movie centers around a relationship that builds out of an initial one-night stand between Demi Moore and Rob Lowe.

Was Rob Lowe the Robert Pattinson of the 1980s?

Anyway, this is one of the Brat Pack movies.  Click through to see all of the movies considered in that list – I’ve already talked about Pretty in Pink this year, and I have my DVR set to record St. Elmo’s Fire later tonight, so that will be up on the blog soon.

Sorry, got sidetracked.  Anyway, Rob and Demi meet at a bar, have sex, then end up getting into an actual relationship.  They interact with each other and their friends James Belushi and Elizabeth Perkins.  The friends in this story seem to be hell-bent on the relationship between Rob and Demi ending, and James Belushi won’t stop using the word “broad” which just sounds gross coming out of his mouth.  I won’t even go into the 80s fashions in this film.  The Breakfast Club (which I’ll so be writing about at some point too) came out the year before and everything seemed so much more flattering.  Demi Moore keeps wearing sweaters that are 8 times too big for her and it’s just sad.  Even moreso when you get to the part of the movie where she is naked and you can see just what a disservice she’s doing herself by wearing those heinous sweaters.

Unfortunately you can’t see the size of the sweater, but I think you get the idea.  The hair is also pretty hot.

I am not really interested in watching this movie again anytime soon.  I think I had only seen parts of it before, and it just seemed really odd to me.  I don’t want to spoil it, but since it’s like 25 years old I don’t know how much of a big deal it is.  If you don’t really know the person you’re dating, why the hell would you move in with them?  Isn’t that a big step?

Anyway, the movie has good moments, I would definitely watch it on Netflix but probably wouldn’t buy it on DVD.

Having said that, About Last Night on DVD is available for $7.49 from Amazon.

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100 Films in 2011: Pretty in Pink

by Jamie Sanford on February 3, 2011

I think I’m officially behind since I’m only on the 7th movie and it is February.  I think it might snow some more this weekend, so perhaps I’ll watch and write about some more movies.

7. Pretty in Pink (not available to stream on Netflix)

First, let’s take a look at the trailer:

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OK, so this has given you a really good idea of what happens in this movie.  Molly Ringwald is gorgeous but from the wrong side of the tracks.  She falls for cute rich boy and issues ensue – while her best friend (Jon Cryer) is in love with her the whole time.

I had totally seen this movie before, because hello, it is an 80s John Hughes movie.  This is in required viewing for any teenager – along with Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and the best movie ever made about high school, The Breakfast Club.

The “Everything’s Duckie” edition of the DVD is available for $7.99 from Amazon.

I would be remiss in not mentioning the soundtrack to this movie, which is also awesome and features some OMD.

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The Pretty in Pink soundtrack can be purchased for $7.99 from Amazon.

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