Wow, it was hard to narrow down this topic, considering all the dancing movies like Footloose and Dirty Dancing. The latter taught us all that nobody puts baby in a corner. Plus there’s that sweet scene from She’s All That, when Laney Boggs feels like Pretty Woman without all the hookerish stuff.
But I finally settled on three:
Andie is a girl from the wrong side of the tracks (do people still say this or am I showing my age?) who gets involved with rich boy, much to the disdain of his BFF, there’s a hideous pink dress, a Duckie, a Volvo and a kiss.
Side note: How creepy was James Spader in this movie??
Funny fat kid loves popular girl and his grandpa is like the most awesome grandpa ever. The dance scene is one of those fist-pumping Rocky Balboa moments. It involves James Van Der Beek’s character getting his comeuppance and Angus yelling all kinds of awesome.
“I’m still here, asshole! I’ll always be here!”
So you’re all dressed up for Prom, showing off your dirty pillows. Then crazy Carrie White has to go and overreact to a little prank. What a killjoy.
Side note: I was TERRIFIED of Sissy Spacek when I was a kid. It took me awhile to put two and two together. It’s still hard to think of her as Sissy and not Carrie.
*This is why I didn’t put a pic of the cover – it freaks me out.
Anyone else traumatized by Carrie? Am I the only person in the world who has watched Angus? Who else sings along to Time of My Life?