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.

1 Comments:

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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