Friday, April 23, 2010

Family Classics

Each family, I think, has its own defining movie. The movie that just "clicks." The watch again and again kind of movie. The movie that's quoted ad nauseum and never fails to bring a laugh.

For my family, it was The Caddy. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, 1953. Normally I'm not a big fan of Martin and Lewis, but this comedy has it all... wit, plot, drama, romance, music, charm, and great one-liners.

I watched it last night with my husband, and instantly I was transported back to my happy youth. All of the lines came back to me and I was quoting it again with fervor and feeling.

It's not widely available at local rentals or libraries, but you can get it on Netflix.

What are your family's favorite films?

3 comments:

The Praying Mom said...

Oh we have lots of them. I love The Labyrinth and The Sound of Music. When I was little we had theme weeks and would watch a movie every night related to that theme. It was a great way to spend enjoy a hot summer evening. Alfred Hitchcock was a favorite for those weeks. We also did Shirley Temple, foreign films, musicals, etc.

Nadja Magdalena said...

Ours are too numerous to mention, but we have the first 3 seasons of Green Acres on DVD and have watched them so many times that we know every episode by heart.

My favorite Lisa Douglas (Eva Gabor) quote:
"Behind every good man, there is a good woman standing in front of him."

W.C.Camp said...

That is a GREAT movie. Glad it took you back to your youth. I still love "The Music Man" with Robert Preston. W.C.C.

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