How often do you flip the channels on the TV remote and stop on a movie and say to yourself, 'Oh, I'll watch this. I know every line and I know how it ends.'? That happened to me the other night. We were visiting my mother-in-law. She was watching a Hallmark movie and quickly said, 'You can change the channel if you want to. I've seen this movie so many times I have all the best lines memorized.' I had as well, but we watched it anyway and laughed at each other as we quoted aloud all the lines before the actors had a chance to say them. If we had turned the volume down it would have reminded someone of a bad Godzilla movie where the mouths moved but there was a 2 second delay for the words to be heard.
It had me thinking about great lines from movies. I certainly don't want to be known as a biased blogger so I'll share some of my favorite lines from gender-neutral movies.
- 'Taking it to the mattresses.' Although some would argue that it came from The Godfather, I only know it from Tom Hanks using it in an email to Meg Ryan in You've Got Mail. I'll admit I've never seen The Godfather movie. I prefer my horses to be galloping in a green sunny pasture rather than in a bed. Yuck!
- 'Who would have thought ... my nanny, your butler.' One of many classic lines from the remake of the Parent Trap (back when Lindsay Lohan was an innocent preteen.)
- 'In case I forget to tell you later, I had a really good time tonight.' I needed a Kleenex handy when Julia Roberts stood in her red evening gown and told Richard Gere that in the elevator. I think even he was stunned. Pretty Woman is definitely a classic chick flick.
- If we really want to talk chick flicks, there's always Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing telling Jennifer Gray's father, 'Nobody puts Baby in a corner.'
And of course who could forget ...
- In Remember the Titans there was a scene when Julius walked solemnly into Gerry Bertier's hospital room. The nurse said, 'I'm sorry, only family can visit. He needs his rest.' To which Gerry replied, 'Alice can't you see the family resemblance? This is my brother.' I absolutely LOVED this movie.
So my question to you ... what are some of YOUR favorite movie lines? And if you can be really honest ... how many times have you seen the movie?