I started the AtoZChallenge in 2016 with a generic plan of AtoZ, as I was new to the blogosphere and had so much to learn. I met many new friends and learned much about blogging. Very great experience. For the 2017 AtoZChallenge I thought I would step out of the box and do the challenge with a theme. I have a love of Hockey and our Chicago Blackhawks were headed for the playoffs again. The timing of that theme would be spot on. I grew my blog and continued learning about blogging and Hockey. So begins the 2018 AtoZChallenge and my theme this year is Quotes made famous by the movies. I hope you are enjoying this as much as I am enjoying writing and researching.
Today or I should say this evening (The husband’s been out of town so I’ve been doing absolutely nothing and loving it. It’s 6pm and I’m still in my pj’s and binging all my favorite shows, eating whatever I want. It’s been heaven. But now back to reality, wheels down in a couple of hours and I better get the dishes done 🙂 Vegas lucky duck !!! )I usually do my AtoZChallenge in the morning as I have more ideas in the morning after I do my morning pages. The movie of the day will be, “Look Who’s Talking.” I like to do movies that I’ve seen. It’s easier to connect with the thoughts/quotes that have meant something to me personally.
Look Who’s Talking (March 6/18)
Forgettable and innocuous, Look Who’s Talking follows Kirstie Alley’s Mollie as she becomes pregnant with the child of her married lover (George Segal’s Albert) and, after delivering a boy named Mikey, attempts to raise the kid by herself – although she eventually does receive help from a friendly (and persistent) New York City taxi driver (John Travolta’s James). It’s a fairly standard premise that’s employed to consistently middling effect by writer/director Amy Heckerling, as the filmmaker infuses the proceedings with virtually every single convention and touchstone one might’ve anticipated – including, regrettably, a montage of Mollie embarking on a series of dates with unreasonably oddball individuals. The film’s big gimmick, in which we hear the baby’s thoughts via Bruce Willis’ voiceover work, ultimately adds little to the narrative and seems to have been added purely to juice the otherwise stale proceedings, and yet Heckerling’s briskly-paced and easygoing approach to her own screenplay ensures that Look Who’s Talking remains, at the very least, relatively watchable throughout. It’s clear that the movie’s extremely mild success is due mostly to the charismatic work of its two stars, with the palpable chemistry between Alley and Travolta elevating the majority of their scenes together (although it does become increasingly difficult to swallow their predominantly platonic relationship) – which does, in the end, cement Look Who’s Talking‘s place as a passable yet entirely unmemorable romantic comedy.
Quotes from the movie…
James: Whoa! You really got your figure back, didn’t you?
Mollie: This is not my figure!
James: Well then, you got Dolly Parton’s figure back!
Mollie: That’s it! You have some exotic baby disease, and I look like I could play the lead in “Night of the Living Dead”, and your father deserted us so that he could pork his interior decorator. I think you can safely say that it can’t get any worse.
Rosie: [coming through the front door] Hello-o!
Mollie: I was wrong.
Mollie: So you’re the one who was kicking me.
Mikey: Well, you’re the one who ate all that spicy food.
Mollie: If we ever got back together I’m afraid I would have to torture you for the rest of your life.
Albert: Oh, that’s okay. I want you to.
Albert: He has my eyes.
Mollie: I know he does. You don’t know how confusing it is when someone you love so much looks like someone you hate.
Secretary: Is he yours?
James: Yeah, but they don’t know who the real mother is yet.
[Mikey says Daddy]
James: He- he said Daddy!
Mollie: I think he called you Daddy.
Mikey: [sarcastically] No, I’m talking to hear myself say it!
Okay now I’ve got an hour before wheels down, with about an hour limo drive to get this place put back together. Yes I’m the proud momma and I love you all !!! Hope you don’t mind me putting up all your pictures. I blame it on your dad for leaving me all alone with nothing to do. Have a great weekend everyone ❤ It’s a mom thing. Bragging rights and it’s not bragging if it’s true ❤
I don’t know how this turned into a blog post of my family, but what an amazing group of people and I’m proud to say I’m their mom…