Bleccch.....I have been out of high school for 36 years and when I hear all the stupid back to school commercials, I still feel a sense of foreboding. I hated school, I hated studying and I hated tests plus, as so many of you know, the kids were not the nicest but that’s the past. Tests and studying can still come to haunt me in my job but, I hope, I no longer have to take any more tests. Ok, so moving to films about being a new kid in school, I had a hard time finding films that I have not picked yet but I think I have chosen a good 3. Check out Wandering Through The Shelves to see what the others have chosen and she now covers books she has read each month which you can also check out. Here are my 3...
This is a story about a pretty, sweet lass with a good reputation who meets a young lad during summer vacation. They fall in love but separate due to school starting. School has started, the lad is actually a rogue with a leather jacket and the new girl at school is the young lass who believes in her good reputation. They sing, they dance and there is romance with the rogue saying how good she was while she sings how sweet he was. He finally decides to be with her and loses his jacket but, wait a second, the sweet lass decides to change too, into a great looking slut in painted on pants. The world is aok now because he throws off his sweater because she changes for him. They sing and dance because she gave up herself, ruining her reputation all to make him happy as they fly away in a convertible. It’s a fun flick with some good songs but I can’t stand the ending because it sets back women and their strength of mind 50 years.
2. NEVER BEEN KISSED-1999
A nerdy geek, played by Drew Barrymore, works for a newspaper, and is given the assignment to go undercover in a high school to report on the kids of high school and how things work from the kids' point of view. She is scared of the assignment since she was bullied when she was in that environment years back but her brother gives her a makeover in how to be cool and joins her in the school where he becomes the most popular just like he was when he was in high school. One thing she did not count on was falling for the teacher who relates to her love of books, history, and all the things interesting:). What will happen? Will it all come crashing down? Will She get that kiss? (Duh). This is a cute rom-com that I like. It is nothing mind blowing but a fun little movie that makes you forget the bad day you just had.
3. HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE-2001
The books are amazing! Of course, I saw the films first and I love both! This is where it all starts....once upon a time, a child with a scar on his forehead is left with muggles (you and me as we have no powers) who can’t stand the kid and abuse him through neglect, hard words, lousy food and living under the stairs. Yeah, thanks Dumbledore for saving me...jerk. Ok, moving on, the kid, Harry Potter finds out he can talk to snakes and has powers so, finally, after numerous attempts, he receives a letter to go to a school for wizards. He is met by a big, burly sweetheart of a man, Hagrid, who takes him to buy his school supplies and brings him to the train station to venture to Hogwarts. He meets his future best friends, Wesley and Hermione, and they find out there are hidden dangers and they must stay on their toes. On top of that, Harry and Wesley join to play in a Quidditch game everyone loves since one can fly on a broom. This game looks like a lot more fun to watch than Soccer or any other sport actually. Great special effects, excellent acting especially by the kids and the great Alan Rickman as the creepy Snape. I love these series that are not just for kids but great for adults as well.
Which films would you choose?