Well it's D Day. No, not that D-Day. The fun one. The one where the letter D takes over my blog. I almost feel like I should dedicate this post to my dad, since his name is Dennis, and he goes by Uncle D, Papa D, Daddy D, Big D and just plain old D. Plus, he rocks. For reals.
My dad in 1976. Looks like he just stepped out of Dazed and Confused.
Seriously, doesn't he look like he would be totally kickin' like chicken back in the day?
See? Told ya. Speaking of which, let's get down to it....the best D films:
Dazed and Confused
It's the last day of school/first day of summer in 1976. The juniors are about to begin initiating the incoming freshmen, parties are being planned and star quarterback Randall "Pink" Floyd is prepared to enjoy his summer before senior year. Unfortunately his football coaches want him to sign a pledge to refrain from using illegal substances. Yeah, right.
Along with his friends (including an awesome Rory Cochrane as Slater and Matthew McConaughey as Wooderson), Pink kicks off the summer with one thing on his mind: FUN. Fun, of course, includes paddling freshmen, pool, mailbox bashing, drinking beer, smoking pot and a massive party.
One of the most kick-A movies EVER. The soundtrack rocks, the dialogue rocks, the clothes rock, basically, it all just rocks. If you haven't seen this movie, stop reading, get in your car, drive to the store and BUY IT NOW. You'll thank me later.
Death Becomes Her
Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis star in this awesome movie. Helen (Hawn) is so happy, she's engaged to the up-and-coming plastic surgeon Ernest Melville (Willis), and she wants him to meet her lifelong BFF, "triple-threat" Madeline Ashton (Streep). They go see her awful play and Ernest is suddenly smitten kitten with Madeline. In no time flat Madeline has stolen Ernest from Helen and they get married.
fter fourteen years, Helen is reunited with Madeline and Ernest in a most....unusual way. A murder plot, an accidental murder and magic potion weave a twisted web between them all, and it just gets more demented as the film progresses.
Baby goes with her family on vacation to the upscale Kellerman's Resort in 1963. Baby is a humanitarian and daddy's girl, who has no interests in anything but saving the world. All of that changes when she meets Johnny, the bad boy dance instructor at the resort. After his dance partner is unable to perform, Johnny hesitantly goes about teaching Baby how to dance. Their constant bickering evolves into a love affair that will leave you hankering for some lovin' of your own.
The dancing is fun to watch, the music is great and Patrick Swayze - God rest his soul - is just a treat. Yum.
Nobody puts Baby in a corner!
Drop Dead Fred
Lizzie (Phoebe Cates) is a happily grownup woman, until she catches her husband having an affair. She moves back home with her controlling, bossy mother (think Mommie Dearest in pink), and is suddenly reunited with her childhood imaginary friend, Drop Dead Fred (Rick Mayall).
Fred kept Lizzie in trouble as a child, and is even worse now that she's an adult. He sabotages her everywhere - with her friends, in public, with her mother, basically 24/7. Lizzie wants to be rid of Fred, but she can't let go of the child inside of her.
I loved this movie when I was younger because I thought it would be so awesome to have an imaginary friend to blame stuff on. (I was one of those kids who never had an imaginary friend. I think I had too many siblings and cousins to need one.)
Dumb & Dumber
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels play doofus best buds Lloyd and Harry. After Lloyd loses his job as a limo driver and Harry loses his job as a dog groomer, Lloyd convinces Harry to take a road trip to Aspen to return a briefcase to his last client, Mary (Lauren Holly), a beautiful woman he had taken to the airport.
The roadtrip is packed with ridiculousness, from roadside diner scams to drinking piss from a beer bottle to picking up hitchhikers. Once the two arrive in Aspen, they realize the briefcase is full of money. They go on a spending spree, and end up both meeting Mary and falling for her.This movie is utterly stupid, but one of my most favorites. I like it, I like it a lot!
Today's episode has been brought to you by the letter D, and the numbers 4, 2 and 0. Hehe.