Monday, February 8, 2010


(Im working on #5. its comming- promise)

But in the mean time.....

I was snuggled up on my parents over-stuffed chair the other day enjoying their cable and 60-inch television (both of which I lack in my little house) when one of my favorite movies came on: "Fried Green Tomaotoes."

As my dad passed by and took a seat on the chair next to mine he commented on how rare I am. How I can sit and watch the same movies over and over and over again. I have seen "Fried Green Tomatoes" more time then I can count and probably double that to "Pride and Prejudice."

But my question is: Is it really all that rare?

How many times would you watch a movie?

Do you ever get tired of the same movie or is it just a slight few that you can repeatdly enjoy?

Just a question....


  1. What is rare is finding a movie that I want to watch more than once. Top Gun. Patriot. Gladiator. Rudy. Can watch those over and over. But they are part of a very small group of movies that I feel that way about.

  2. Why must you post pictures of delish cookies I now have to lust after all afternoon :)

    I can watch a movie more than once if I promise myself NOT to replay the movie in my head before I watch it. I think "let's watch Twilight (great example)" but then if I start to play out the movie plot line in my head it seems like I've JUST watched it and I won't be able to sit through it again.

    You and all this talk of P&P and me studying Jane in my humanities class makes me propose the thought of us watching it sometime in the next couple weeks?

  3. Let me clarify: I can watch snippets of movies over again. If I run across a movie on TV—For the Love of the Game, Holy Grail,Major League—I will stop and watch a little of it (and usually laugh at a part that I have laughed at 1,000 times before: ie. "Some call me Tim?") but once a commercial break pops up? I am out of there. Laura, on the other hand, plans these viewings (see comment #2) and, once she is locked in, will not turn the channel. THAT is what I think is unique.

    But I love her anyway...

  4. caroline- those are Freid Green Tomatoes. lol

    and YES! I have the BBC 6 hours version and the new one tahts only an hour and half. lol

  5. You don't know me, but you kind of know my daughter who told me about your blog. I've been reading it for awhile but thought I'd comment on this one.

    I not only watch the same movies over and over I'll re-read books that I'm especially fond of. The majority of the movies that I love to re-watch are in black and white and one in particular, "The Farmer's Daughter" has been a favorite for more than twenty years.

    It must not be just a guy thing since my husband watched "Terminator" this weekend for the umpteenth time...I haven't been able to watch it all the way through even once.

    The familiarity of those movies and/or books is comforting.

  6. I am the same way. I can watch Singing in the Rain, Breakfast at Tiffany's and a few other over and over and over. Todd can also do that, but it has to be Rocky or Karate Kid. ;)

  7. i can't just watch any movie over and over but i do enjoy certain ones. mostly old westerns with the duke and the other old fashioned american cowboys. and i like laura will sit there and watch the whole thing regardless of how many times i have already seen, and could prob recite most of the lines i dont i sit there and enjoy...

  8. First off...there is nothing wrong with watching the same wonderful movies a million times! It makes people like ourselves happy when we see good acting, smart dialog and "pull on you heart strings" moments captured on film. Why the heck wouldnt you want to watch that over and over again?!!!

    btw in case this makes you feel any better...I did the same thing the other day...and to be honest I've watched Fried Green Tomatoes at least three times this month! But I admit I have a new found favorite...North and South by BBC sooooo good!!!

  9. becc- i need to look into that! and thanks for backing me up :)