This Thursday Movie Picks comes to you late because girl has some difficult things in her life happening. No worries though, what doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger, and I feel like I’m growing every day as a human and as a person. Anyway, enough about this personal stuff, on to this week’s theme, which is all about the stage! All my picks are nostalgic and are focused on the process of getting a certain production, dance performance or a play, onto the stage.
This movie is a very nostalgic pick for me because man, I was so freaking in love with Channing Tatum 10 years ago. And yes, I feel extremely old right about now, but despite of my old age, I still feel like Step Up is a charming movie. And, it not only has a very cute love story on screen but it also gave us a real life couple with Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum being happily married since 2009. And though the follow up movies have been slowly loosing their appeal, I think the first Step Up is still quite watchable. It’s not perfect, but it’s still cute and the last dance sequence on the stage is pretty darn cool.
We’re going even further down the nostalgia train with this pick but I wanted to shine some light on this weird little comedy. I used to have such a huge crush on Shane West (because of A Walk to Remember) that I watched pretty much all his movies. Get Over It was one of it and he was horrible in this one! The accent! It’s so bad it’s actually funny and you’ll enjoy it too if you won’t take it too seriously. So yes, it’s not the best movie out there, but it’s fun, if you let it.
And from teen comedies we jump into musical dramas, which also happens to be like the first movie that comes to my mind when I think about the stage. The infamous Moulin Rouge!, where Ewan McGregor sang his way into many many hearts (including mine). The movie is still one of those saddest memories I have from my teen years. I remember watching it, crying because of it, and then watching it again a few days later. Plus, some of the songs in there, still somehow on my brain – and I’m horrible with remembering songs, like, very very horrible.
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