Today is the day for the I'll tumble 4 ya Blogfest, hosted by Nicki Elson from Not-So-Deep Thoughts, Suze from Analog Breakfast, and M. Pax from Wistful Nebulae. Thank you ladies for this fun trip down memory lane!
I'm a total '80s girl, so I knew I had to sign up for this blogfest as soon as I learned about it. Best of all, it's a very easy question for me to answer and, lazy blogger that I have become, I am always on the look-out for easy blog posts!
My '80s crush was (and still is) John Cusack, primarily because of his absolutely perfect portrayal of Lloyd Dobler in Say Anything. All these years later, my heart still goes pitter-pat just from watching the trailer.
Even though this movie didn't come out until 1989, it's still the one that immediately comes to mind for me when thinking of my '80s loves. And, Cusack was also great throughout the '80s in movies like Better Off Dead, The Sure Thing, and Eight Men Out. The thing I have always loved about Cusack, then and now, is he has the rare combination of being both cute and funny.
While I loved Cusack in those other movies, none of them compare to Say Anything, which owns a special place in my '80s loving heart. Many times when I come upon movies that I loved or thought were very deep in the '80s, I cringe at how cheesy and embarrassingly bad they actually are. (Hello, St. Elmo's Fire!) But Say Anything has aged extremely well, and I love it as much now as I did then.
I think there are two reasons for this. One, Cameron Crowe's writing was very good. Two, and most important, Lloyd Dobler is flat-out adorable in any decade.
Even now, more than 20 years later, I can't hear Peter Gabriel's In Your Eyes without a small part of me wishing that John Cusack was standing outside my window wearing a Clash t-shirt and holding up a boombox.
I hope everyone has a great weekend, and thanks again to Nicki, Suze, and Mary for hosting this fest! :)