I like to have movie nights with my kids when my husband is deployed. (Remember that time we watched Hook?) It's something they can look forward to. So every Friday we pick a movie and watch. We also have popcorn, sodas, and candy.
We recently saw Curly Sue. I loved the movie as a kid.
Also, I'm pretty sure Steve Carell had a bit part:
The kids liked it.
Natalie could not believe they cut Curly Sue's hair near the end. "Why would anyone DO that?" She was seriously offended. "Curly Sue had the best hair! Why?"
As you can tell, she's a fan of long hair:
Right now she says she'll NEVER cut it. We'll see.
Tommy's reaction was a bit different. He was like, "Is everyone in the movie still alive?" because if you tell him a movie came out in the eighties or nineties, he immediately wonders if the actors are dead. Way to make me feel old, son.
He also asked, "Are the people in the movie on Twitter?" and I said yes, I follow Alisan Porter who played Curly Sue.
"Is she verified?" Tommy asked seriously. "Because she might not really be her if she's not verified."
"She's not verified but I'm pretty sure it's her."
"But you can't be sure unless she's verified," Tommy insisted.
So I guess I'm following an Alisan Porter who MIGHT HAVE been Curly Sue but I can't know for sure because she's not VERIFIED.
Natalie cracked up at the part where Curly Sue was writhing on the floor.
"I understand, Curly Sue. Tights DO itch," Natalie said solemnly.
It had been years since I had last seen Curly Sue, so I was happy to watch again. I still love it. Now I cry when Curly Sue is taken away.
Natalie wanted to know how old Curly Sue was now. I said she was about my age and that according to her Twitter, she's a singer.
"If that's her real Twitter," Tommy cut in.
"It makes sense if she's a singer," Natalie said, ignoring him. "She has a pretty voice." In the movie she sings several times. The kids were amazed that "back in the day", TV networks would play the National Anthem before cutting off. In the movie it shows Curly Sue singing the National Anthem before the TV shut off.
"You mean? There was NOTHING?" Tommy couldn't believe it.
"NOTHING?" Natalie was baffled. They live in the age where television goes on forever. It's 2 AM and oh look, Family Matters is on.
Natalie is insulted that there is not a Curly Sue 2. She wanted to know how Curly Sue did in school because it ended with her smiling on the school steps.
"That's it? How did she do? Can she read now? Is she OKAY?" Natalie was miffed.
Tommy chimed in, "They could do a part two where the dad gets rich."
Honestly? I'd probably watch it.