We've gotten a lot of requests over the years to watch 1995's A Goofy Movie, and we finally took the plunge! A spin off of the popular animated tv show, Goof Troop, A Goofy Movie follows the lives of single dad Goofy Goof (?) and his 14 year old son Max as they navigate the tricky waters of adolescence! It's a sweet movie with a sound track full of bangers straight out of the mid 90s, Bobby Brownish pop era. We'll talk about our confusion with this world in which people are dogs, but kind of also look like people (?), how seeing Goofy sad is the worst thing ever, and ponder whether there were hot animated animal characters that boys used to have crushes on.
1985 brought us Sesame Street's first foray into the movie scene with Follow that Bird, a cautionary tale about the dangers of segregation and why the diversity always practiced on Sesame Street is the only way to go! Starring Big Bird and the love-able cast of muppets from Sesame Street, their human friends, and then some random movie stars like Chevy Chase and John Candy thrown in there! Sweetie used to watch this at her friend's house when she was six year olds and the mean bird lady Miss Finch scared her to bits! We'll talk about who are favorite resident of Sesame Street is and that we're confused that Big Bird is actually supposed to be a child aged bird, what we think it would be like to work on a children's show, and why you should never, ever show muppet legs if you can help it. Spooky man, spooky.
He's a tramp, he's a scoundrel. He's a rounder, he's a cad. He's a tramp but I looooove him, and even I have got it pretty bad. Tonight we watched Disney's Lady and the Tramp from 1955! An oldie but goodie that's all about class differences in the dog world + how life really is better if you have owners to feed and house you. Sure, the racist portrayal of the Siamese Cats really needs to go, but in general this movie still holds pretty strong as a foundational dog movie from our childhood. We'll talk about the time Sweetie stumbled upon a recording on the family answering machine of little Sweety doing her best Peggy Lee impression and singing He's a Tramp, debate whether Lady was knocked up after a night on the town with the Tramp, and why does cartoon spaghetti and meatballs look so damned tasty?!
From 1988, Mystic Pizza is the coming of age story about three women growing up in a small Connecticut town with your typical young adult problems. Okay, so yes most of them are about boys, boys, boys, but it's the PIZZA and Julia Robert's fiery personality that is the star of this movie for us. And while this is the first time the Sweeties have seen this movie all the way through, we loved it! A great story about the importance of girlfriends and trying to find your place in the world and your future, even when you're only in your early 20s. We talk about PIZZA of course, Julia Roberts' eyebrows, and how Vincent D'Onofrio was a huge hottie back in the day but we think he got tired of it and decided to play bloated serial killers instead.