If you had to pick the worst movie in history, which one would get the dubious honor?
There are so many movies that could get the honor. I don’t know about the worst movie of all time, but I do know the one movie that I have loathed since I sat through it at the Barrington Discount Theatres in college. As a poor college student, even the discounted $2.00 ticket price was a lot to spend on entertainment. The biggest waste of $2.00 was spent to watch what I consider the worst movie I’ve ever seen: Sweet Dreams, the 1985 biographical story of female country crooner Patsy Cline. When I think of the phrase “two hours of my life I’ll never get back,” this is the movie that comes to mind. Only, the two hours felt like an entire lifetime of torture – so I feel like I should be credited extra for having to endure such a horrific movie. And, to quote a much better movie from the 1980s: “TWO DOLLARS I WANT MY TWO DOLLARS!”
Speaking of being captivated. Taylor has been pursuing Wendy and me to watch the movie Juno, and she caught us at just the right time last night. We sat down for a family film night to watch the movie together (it was Taylor’s 5th time watching it). Wendy and I were certainly captivated by this wonderful movie and lay in bed late into the night talking about it and along with various tangential life conversations it prompted (which, in turn, made the tornado siren at 5 a.m. seem awfully early!).
Wendy put it best when she said that it was one of the most life affirming movies we’ve seen. Not because it presents life in an ideal, Hollywood dreamworld – but because it affirms the beauty of life in the midst of a messy world of blessedly imperfect people and relationships.