Today my older sister and best friend, Britni, will be taking over my blog as I'm still driving for days. So get excited to hear about the most amazing movies known to man.
Hey all! MacKensie's sister Britni here. While she's busy breaking my heart into a million pieces (a.k.a. moving across the county) she asked me to write a guest post. This kind of presented me with a dilemma. Though MacKensie and I are closer than your average sisters, we couldn't be more different. While she's running marathons, I'm habitually couch surfing. While she's trying out new clothes and experimenting with fashion, I'm wearing the same pair of jeans and flip flops for the 3rd week in a row (come on.. we've all done it! Haven't we? No? Ok never mind) and when MacKensie's powering through her Whole 30, I'm ordering chinese take-out. So hmm.. What to write? I don't have a lot to offer in the way of advice or commentary about fashion, healthy eating or exercising. So what do we have in common? What makes us close? There's our shared love of sushi. When Mack posts a pic of a delicious roll, 9 out of 10 times, I'm on the other side of the table waiting to nom it. Music has always been a common ground. Whether belting "Little Mermaid" at the top of our lungs on our bunk beds or performing Fun. while drunk by the pool, we've always been on the same note. (See what I did there? Heh heh.)
Which reminds me, there's also our propensity to drink our faces off.. but moving on.
It finally dawned on me. Movies! A perfect list of movies. A list of movies that we love to watch together anytime anyday. We've quoted these suckers until they were wrung dry and then we quoted them some more! I highly suggest you rent any and all that you haven't seen yet. Or, hell, just buy them all and watch them over and over and then you will begin to understand. These are in no particular order. They're all wonderful.
1) The Goofy Movie This movie is pure awesome sauce. Just TRY not to sing along to "Nobody Else But You" or "Stand Out".
2) Get Over It This little cinematic nugget has Kirsten Dunst, Ben foster, Colin Hanks (baby Tom!), Mila Kunis, and Sisqo (yes, Mr. Thong song himself!) It's loosely based on Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" only in the movie it's a cringeworthy high school musical production called Midsummer Night's Rockin' Eve directed by Martin Short as Dr. Desmond Forrest Oates. So "put your hand down, little Steve" and let the "Fairies, fairies. Spirits, spirits." entertain you.
3) Drive Me Crazy The quintessential teen RomCom. I mean, Sabrina the Teenage Witch as the popular chick who falls for outcast, Adrian Grenier from "Entourage"? Yes please!
4) Reality Bites Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo and Steve Zahn play recent college graduates trying to find their way in the early 90's. Hawke is hot in a greasy grungy intellectual slacker way. Classic Generation X flick.
5) The Swan Princess Well this one is a little embarrassing.. maybe you don't need to see it. The main attraction to this movie is all the lines we chose to mishear. For example there's a moment when the queen tells her lacky, "No mistakes this time!" but it sounds an awful lot like she said "No sex this time!" heh heh..
6) She's the Man This one is so bad that it's amazing. Amanda Bynes's recent dive off the deep end really shouldn't come as a surprise after watching this performance but I guarantee you that it's REALLY fun to watch. Also, it has early Channing Tatum saying things like "So do you like.. cheese?" Ahhh!
7) Love Actually This movie is up there with Citizen Kane and Casablanca. It should be required viewing. It's a part of our family's Christmas tradition along with number #8 on this list. It's about love in all it's incarnations. Plus, they all have sexy british accents and do things like this.
8) Just Friends Two words: Ryan Reynolds.
9) High Fidelity The ever sexy John Cusack (can we all take a moment to think about him in Say Anything? Ahh. That's better) plays a music geek who owns a record store and has a crap understanding of women. He's self-centered, elitist, unfaithful, and is constantly making top 10 lists of everything. It may or may not have inspired this list of movies... Also, the soundtrack is amazing. (Sidenote: See my ode to John Cusack here)
10) Sleepless in Seattle This movie will alway have a special place in my heart for a few reasons. The 1st being that Seattle is one of my most favorite cities ever and MacKensie and I had the best vacation there last year. The 2nd being that we know this movie so well that we're able to text the each other exact quotes as they happen in the movie to whichever one of us is actually watching the movie. Yeah, it's kind of like we're MFEO.
11) Mallrats, Clerks, Clerks II. Pretty much any Kevin Smith flick except Chasing Amy. If you haven't seen these, well, I don't know what you're doing, but quit reading this now and go watch them. Snoogins!