Monday, January 25, 2010
A Little Bit of Nostalgia...Providing a Future Book Review
This movie, Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, I have not seen since I was probably 13 years old. My mom actually forbid me from renting this from our local video store around that time period because I had seen it so many times that she didn't want to pay to rent it again. I think we've all gone through that stage with one movie or another. Heck, David and I watched The Hangover three nights in a row a couple weeks ago.
Do you ever watch movies from your childhood and have a completely different reaction? After watching them you say to yourself, "What in the world was I thinking?" Obviously, there are classics that you love as a child and as an adult...i.e. Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Top Gun, Dirty Dancing, etc...but, then there are always ones that you watch as an adult and can't even make it thirty minutes into. This is NOT one of those movies. I loved it just as much last night as I did as a little girl. I will say there were some rather hokey/corny parts, but hey, it's a Disney movie! David made the comment that it is suuuuuch a girl movie and not only that, one with the target audience of 12 or 13 year old girls. OK, I'll give him that. But, I will also mention that when the movie was over, he did say that he enjoyed it. So ha!
One thing that I didn't realize when I watched this movie the first 537 times was that it is actually the true life story of Sonora Webster-Carver. That's probably because, as a 12 year old girl, I wasn't interested in reading those first few lines of the movie like most adults do. Ahem...anyway! If you are interested in seeing this movie I would suggest NOT googling (or clicking the link I've provided above regarding) Sonora Webster or the movie. There are a couple unexpected plot twists in the movie and if you read about her...well, you'll know what they are before you even hit the play button on your remote. Needless to say, this movie is about a girl whose wild heart cannot be broken by any obstacles that come in her way. And one of them is LIFE-CHANGING. I've cried every time I've watched this movie and last night was no exception, but don't worry...there's a happy ending, just like in all Disney movies!