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Monday, September 20, 2010

Have I Told You?

That Arthur (with Dudley Moore) is my all time favorite movie? I just spoke about it earlier and now it is on my brain and I may have to watch it tonight. It reminds me of my childhood. And egg sandwiches. And my mother's glorious laughter. Ultimately, it just makes me happy. Period.

But here's my Arthur story... When I was a child, my mom's husband traveled quite a bit and when he did, my mom made sure that we had at least one night where she made breakfast for dinner (hence it reminding me of egg sandwiches), which we ate sitting on the floor at the coffee table in the living room (usually a big no-n0), and we rented one of these two movies:
1. Sixteen Candles
2. Arthur

After a while, it became obvious that there was no need to mix it up...Arthur had become our household favorite. I was young and really had no idea what being a drunk meant. I just thought he was one of the funniest people I had ever seen and just his laugh made me laugh. Things that make me laugh just thinking about them...

Arthur: Hobson, I'm going to take a bath.
Hobson: I'll alert the media.
Arthur: Hobson, would you like to run my bath for me?
Hobson: Its what I live for.

Arthur: Engine room! I need a drink!

Arthur: If you knew Susan, like I know Susan...oh! oh! I need a drink.

Oh, how I love this movie! I refuse to see the remake. Because this movie is more than just some early 80's comedy to is am irreplaceable connection to my past. There are times when my mom and I just randomly say these lines to each other...for no reason...just because we know that the other will know exactly what we are talking about and laugh.

And just in case you were wondering...rounding out my top 5 (in no particular order)...
  • Little Women
  • The Godfather
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Love Actually


Emily said...

So, what does it say about me that mom and I randomly quote from Eddie Murphy Raw? :)

molly said...

I love that you love Arthur. And I love that you know that I know this.

kaleighbelle said...

You must have read Ree Drummond's post! Here are my faves:
Steel Magnolias
Top Gun
Almost Famous
Stealing Home
Dazed and Confused