Everyone has them. You know, those movies that you secretly love. The ones you would never own (or admit to owning) but you know every word to. When they come on cable on a lazy Sunday afternoon, you can’t help but let out a squeal of delight because you know you’re going to watch the whole darn thing. These films never make the cut for the “Movies I Like” section of your Facebook page. Too embarrassing. But, love them you do. Scandalously! They are your Guilty Cinematic Pleasures!
So, what are they? I don’t want to hear anything like, Shawshank Redemption. That is a total cop-out. We need cringe-worthy favorites, people. Here’s an example. I have a well-respected, classically trained actor friend that whoops with delight when he finds Baby’s Day Out on his TV schedule. He honestly, from his soul, loves that flick. Or, my movie-snob husband can be turned into a 12-year-old boy with one viewing of The Sandlot. We need to get honest here, peeps. I’ll bare my soul first. If What A Girl Wants is on television, your plans with me will be canceled. Yes, I mean the Amanda Bynes movie. Yes, I’m embarrassed. And, yes, I heart it. For sheezie. I also get my kicks from Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, Grandma’s Boy and the occasional viewing of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Wow. I feel lighter. This is like movie therapy but without the $200 bill.
I showed you mine, now you show me yours. Come on, what movie skeletons are in your closet? What’s your guilty movie pleasure? Leave us a comment and give us the dirt! (You can use a fake name if you must but trust me, it feels good to let it out.)
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