You’ve probably heard it before: “I can’t believe you haven’t seen that movie before!” “What kind of person are you?” “You should probably just lay down in a ditch and DIE!” No? Yea me either, but I’ve definitely come across some movie snobbery in my time. In fact, in the spirit of true transparency, I have BEEN the movie snob! You haven’t seen Love Actually? You will most likely feel my wrath. Wet Hot American Summer? Just GET. OUT. OF. MY. WAY. When you love a movie so much, you can’t fathom a world where someone could be so STUPID as to not have seen Robin Hood: Men in Tights. (See what I did there?)
But sometimes, you just don’t have enough time. Sure, you meant to see The Iron Lady in the theater, but you had a friend visiting every weekend in January! True Grit was totally in your Netflix queue but you were getting ready to host your cousin’s baby shower and you ran out of time! Bloated the evening that cute boy offered to take you to see The Artist? We’ve all been there!
And it’s true — I am no different. While I parade around as a movie master, entertainment enthusiast and all around pop-culture connoisseur, I am essentially an insane imposter. OK, that’s harsh. But guys, I’ve never seen Star Wars (my parents took me to see it when it was re-released in theaters in the late 90s, but I fell asleep, natch); I’ve never seen The Godfather (but I have seen GodThumb… google it); I’ve never even seen Dirty Dancing (as a twenty-something female from the suburbs, this is a travesty and has not gone unnoticed by my peers).
While airing my dirty laundry will undoubtedly hurt the street cred I’ve so carefully crafted, I needed to do it. Why? Because I’m here to help! (and I needed a blog topic..) But seriously! I’m here to help. It’s really easy. Just two steps. TWO STEPS! Here we go:
1.) Turn on Netflix OR channel surf OR visit your local Blockbuster/DVD vending machine and choose a movie you haven’t seen, preferably a classic.
2.) Watch that movie.
How easy was that? This weekend I found myself with instant Netflix and about two hours of free time. You know what I did? I resisted the urge to watch Anchorman for the 100th time and I chose a movie, nay a classic movie, to cross off my list. The lucky lady? Breakfast at Tiffany’s. And boy was I missing out! That dress! That man! That croissant! A true romantic comedy. Twas easy as 1, 2.. that’s it! Just as easy as 1 and 2. You’re welcome, America.
Just for funsies, head to our Facebook page and tell us which movies you’re embarrassed to admit you haven’t yet seen. Don’t be shy!
But back to that DRESS. Which classic movie dress do you think is the greatest in film history?
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (worn by Audrey Hepburn)
Pretty Woman (worn by Julia Roberts)
The Seven Year Itch (worn by Marilyn Monroe)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (worn by Jessica Rabbit)