May 14, 2007

Dirty Watching

You know you've wasted the weekend when you realize you've watched the same movie three times. And it's not only an old movie, it's a bad one.

The W Network (or, as one of my sons calls it, the 'girl station') runs movies they consider romantic and sloppy over and over again. This weekend it was Dirty Dancing.
I confess: I've never seen the whole thing through. It was only a month ago that I finally saw Titanic, and there are countless others I'm sure I should have seen, but haven't. Part of the problem is having sons; my girlfriends with daughters watch these movies to death.

Anyway, I got caught watching the middle thirty minutes of Dirty Dancing on Saturday afternoon. It's goopy and stupid, but the music caught me. The boys asked what I was doing. I guiltily changed the channel. Later that night, it was running again, and I caught the ending. Brad asked what I was watching. Flip.

Sunday morning, you guessed it. I got the beginning. And I got caught. It's at best a sweet little movie, but that's a strain. The dialogue is banal, the acting is atrocious and the story is contrived. But I couldn't very well confess to this household that I was bewitched by Patrick Swayze's glorious ass.

Come to think of it, it was Mother's Day. Maybe I'm entitled to gaze upon whatever the W Network dishes up without explanation.

I wonder what they'll be running next Mother's Day.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, according to CHUM FM this morning, Dirty Dancing is the top chick flick of all time!

May 14, 2007 2:04 PM  

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