Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! This week we’re gonna finish up our 90s movies series! Spoiler alert as always!
5. She’s All That
We’re going to start with a much happier movie. Alright, so we begin the movie with Zach Siler. He’s one of the most popular guys in school, and every guy wants to be him. When his even more popular cheerleader girlfriend decides to break it off, his popularity declines sharply. Desperate to revive his fading reputation, he agrees to a dare of sorts presented to him by Dean Sampson. Now, to prove that he’s got what it takes, he has six weeks to gain the trust of nerdy outcast Laney Boggs and turn her into the school’s next prom queen.
4. The Truman Show
Our main character Truman is the star of a HIT reality TV show, but the twist is that he doesn’t even know it. His whole life is a sham, a live broadcast of Truman’s every move captured by hidden cameras. Though things get a little suspicious as the movie goes on, and Truman gradually discovers the truth. However, he must decide whether to act on it or to continue living in this place of paradise.
3. Sleeping With The Enemy
This one is a little darker and has subject matter dealing with domestic abuse. After our main character Laura fakes her death in order to flee from her violent husband, Martin, she adopts a new identity and starts dating another guy who is seemingly very lovely. Meanwhile, her abusive husband unearths evidence suggesting that she isn’t dead, and when her mother confirms this (he smothers her afterward), he tracks her to Iowa. He finds Laura and Ben and confronts them, forcing her to fight for her life once again. Let me just say that the soundtrack in this movie is fantastic. There’s one song in it that I could pick out so quickly. It just ups the intensity so much.
2. My Girl
I have a love-hate relationship with this movie. It makes me so sad, but then again, it’s such a good movie. Our main character in this film is 11-year old Vada Sultenfuss. She’s a bit different from other kids. Her mother died giving birth to her, and her father operates a funeral service out of their home. Talk about morbid. The other kids think she’s a freak, and it certainly doesn’t help that her best friend, Thomas J. Sennett, is a boy. Vada is desperately in love with her English teacher, to make matters worse. I find it a little weird, but I guess she is only 11 and doesn’t have a mom to guide her. I’m not going to spoil the worst part but just know it’s there and to be prepared for it.
1. 10 Things I Hate About You
GAHHHHH, I could literally watch this movie over and over. The casting and then the story goes so well together. IT HAS HEATH LEDGER IN IT! Anyways, cough cough, um, our main protagonist is Kat Stratford. She’s beautiful, intelligent, and very cruel to most of her fellow teens. She does have a younger, more polite sister named Bianca. Unfortunately for her, their father put a very clever house rule down that says Bianca can’t date until Kat has a boyfriend (and we all know how easy that would be), so some of the other students devise a plan to get Kat to get a boyfriend. First, they struggle to find anyone that would put up with her, even for a lot of money, but they eventually find Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger). That’s as far as I will explain. This movie is just way too good to spoil.
Thank you all for reading this week! Have an amazing Christmas!