Time warp.

This afternoon I went to a movie theater with several girlfriends to watch the film Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret. I think Diana suggested we go, but what a great idea!

Original cover art.

I don’t think I’ve been inside a movie theater for over 5 years. Probably a lot longer. But the new cinemas sure are comfy. Monte and I need to get back to it. Plus… bottomless popcorn!!!!

I didn’t even know this movie was made, but when I heard about it, I knew I had to see it. Judy Blume’s book came out in 1970. It’s about a 6th grade girl, ~12 years old, spanning one year of her life, going through puberty, moving schools, and making new friends.

I read this book when I was 11 or 12, myself, a few years after it was published. It struck a chord with me back then. And, it struck that chord again today in the theater. I enjoyed the movie. It even brought a tear to my eye as it brought up feelings from nearly 50 years ago. I can’t understand why anyone would have a problem with this book, let alone ban it.

Go see it!

Memory lane.

I dozed off on the couch tonight. No surprise there. But I woke up as the movie The Goodbye Girl was starting. I snapped awake with memories of the first time I saw this film. It’s a great, great picture. I watched the whole thing.

I saw this movie shortly after it came out in 1977. I was just a kid, really. I went to see it while visiting my sister who was away at college at the time. It should have been too grown up for me, but I loved this movie. It is the quintessential romantic comedy – in my book. This has to be one of the best examples of Neil Simon’s mastery of writing dialog. Loved it.
Now the movie is over and I’m left to think about all of my experiences since I was that kid way back in 1977. Holy cow….that was 36 years ago!! Well, I’m still a kid, really, but all the wiser, now.

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