BLOG: 6's & 7'S
I recently read a book that was very highly rated and honestly, I would have thrown it across the room had it not been on my Kindle Fire. I wondered if the editor, maybe, fell asleep while going over it. That would be understandable since I knocked out at least six times in the first three chapters. This seems to be happening a lot to me lately--get the 'must-read' of the season and then I hate it.
This has always been a problem for me when it comes to movies. It seems all that a movie needs to be a huge hit is for me to hate it. How do you find a book or a movie that you will love? Just ask me, and do the exact opposite.
I know pretty much every woman on the planet loved Dirty Dancing. Except, of course, me. Sure, Patrick Swayze was fun to look at, but that was about the extent of my interest. First of all, the dancing wasn't that dirty. Second, Baby was a dork.
Another one that makes me cringe that others seem to like is Footloose. Semi-cool kid moves to small town and all he wants to do is dance. That is way cool, man. Saturday Night Fever goes country. Cool guy wins a race in a bus against a kid whose dad owns a track, even though cool kid has never driven a bus before. Cool kid falls for (of course) the preacher's daughter. Sorry, I had a cliche seizure about halfway through that one.
Then there is my all-time (NOT) favorite: Rudy. Oh, I know, it's an inspirational film. You can do anything you set your mind too, blah, blah, blah. It should have been promo-ed as "If you are willing to let an entire football team kick your ass for ten years, they may let you on the field for one play." Not very inspiring to me. Sounds more like a death wish.
As for the movies? Put Baby in a corner and give me franks and beans every time. I'd rather be beaten with a wire hanger than watch Kevin Bacon acting cool at a high school prom. And Rudy? No. A football team is supposed to be dancing together to Gloria Gaynor in a jail cell, not beating the crap out of the little guy.
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