I cannot explain why, but somehow anytime I come across Clueless on TV, I have to watch it. It’s like 12 year old me takes over and will not cede control of the remote until Miss Geist’s (Mrs. Hall’s?) bouquet has been tossed and “Tenderness” by General Public plays*.
(I hold this movie responsible for my multi-year crush on Paul Rudd** and for momentarily making a preteen me think that thigh high tights and skirts looked good together.)
I also have, for some reason, a weakness for cheesy action movies and in the last year have watched part, if not all, of Mimic at least three times.
(For those of you who don’t remember this one, it features Mira Sorvino as a scientist who releases superbugs into the sewers to kill disease spreading cockroaches. Unfortunately, as tends to be the case when man tampers with nature, she unwittingly discovers years later that the superbugs have evolved and are now heartlessly murdering human beings in the subway. If you need a further tip off, it also features an autistic kid who plays the spoons and is way too interested in people’s shoes).
They’re not award winners by a long shot, but I have no doubt that in the next 12 months, I will fall prey to both of their charms at least once more.
So, to keep from feeling like I am the only one who gets sucked in by this kind of thing, I’ve got to ask : what movies will you/could you watch multiple times? Do you get pulled in by a certain genre? A certain actor?
Share your Sunday afternoon guilty pleasure flick with me! 🙂
*I actually wanted to play this song at my own wedding, but sadly, we could not find it on iTunes at the time.
** Well that and Wet Hot American Summer. “You taste like burger. I don’t like you anymore.”