Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Watching The Movie Now And Then With My Daughter

I love to have movie nights with my kids. As they get older, it can be difficult to bond with them. So I like to share movies that I enjoyed when I was there age. Remember when we watched Hook? And Curly Sue?


This time I figured it was time to share Now and Then. I invited my son to watch, but when he checked out the cover and saw it had a bunch of girls on it, he went, "No thank you. This looks like a girl movie."






"There's no such thing as a girl and boy movie," I argued. "You might like it."

He shook his head firmly.

So it was just the girls. My husband had to work late which is just as well, because he'd have passed too. He grew up with a sister who "made" him watch "chick flicks" and says that he's traumatized.

Naturally we had the proper movie foods: popcorn, gummies, chocolate...and then we started to watch.




Natalie cracked up at this part:



And this one, where Teeny stuffs her bra with water balloons filled with pudding. She wants bigger boobs, you see:




She was like, "Ooooooo" when this happened:



I reminded her that she's not allowed to kiss anyone until she's 18. And I told her that when I was younger, the girls went crazy over Devon Sawa.

"I can see it. He does have nice hair," Natalie said with a nod.


When this happened, Natalie said, "Hey, they said that same line in a Barbie movie I used to watch."





She said she liked the movie and would watch it again. We're going to have other movie nights. In fact, I'll be watching My Girl with Natalie on Friday. I already watched it with Tommy.

"You'll see why I don't like bees," I explained to her seriously.



Oh, and guess what? When I tweeted that I was watching Now and Then with my daughter, Thora Birch (Teeny) LIKED the tweet. This caused Natalie to shriek happily into my ear, because as you might know, Thora also plays Dani from Hocus Pocus, a favorite of Natalie's.




Have you seen Now and Then before?












56 comments:

  1. I haven't seen this movie in so long, but it was always a favorite of mine growing up. I think it's great you watched it with her.

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  2. I totally forgot about this movie. Now I want to watch it.

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  3. I'm from Savannah and they actually filmed a good bit of it in my friends' neighborhood. Feels like it was yesterday.

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  4. I love this movie!! I always loved it as a kid and totally had a crush on Devon Sawa.

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  5. I've actually never seen that movie before! But sounds like it was a great movie watching moment! :)

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  6. I remember watching it with some friends when I was in high school. How cool that the actress liked your tweet!

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  7. It's been soo long since I've seen this movie... And oh, I totally had a thing for Devon Sawa... What happened to him? Hehe

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  8. Omg Thora is amazing! What a sweetheart to respond to you!

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  9. I think I have catch up with these movies with my daughter .She would enjoy this.Thanks for a fun read .

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  10. I just love this movie. There are so many 80/90's classics that I cant wait to re-watch with my daughter.

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  11. I haven't seen the movie. I can't wait for my baby to grow up and watch movies with me!

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  12. I have never even heard of this movie. I will have to check it out one of these days.

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  13. I haven't seen it, but if I get the opportunity to I will now! Not all grily movies are just for girls. My husband even likes a good chick flick once in awhile!

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  14. That's cool havinv a regular girls-only-movie-date :) Yeah I always have a huge grin each time a celeb liked my tweets or posts. It is motivating!

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  15. What a perfect movie and evening to share with your daughter. Like the questions and conversation you had about the movie. Wonderful bonding experience. Great snacks always help.

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  16. I haven't seen this movie before, but in honesty sounds like one I might like. What a great treat that tweet was for your daughter.

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  17. I haven't seen this movie, but it sounds awesome! How awesome that she tweeted your daughter back!

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  18. I remember that movie from when I was a kid. I always liked it. I actually forgot about it so I'm going to sit down and watch it again with my kiddos.

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  19. Ha! That's so cute that he wasn't having any part of it. Hey, at least you got to have some quality girl time tho!

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  20. Do you know I don't think I've ever watched this movie, but it sounds like you had an awesome night with your daughter.

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  21. I love this movie! I think it's time I watch it with my girls. I think they would love it.

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  22. This is such a cute post and it made me sit and watch a movie with my girls. I am sure my younger one is going to make a lot of such comments. :)

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  23. i want that movie! where did you find it? i've loved it ever since i watched it as a kid 🙂

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  24. I have never seen these movies before but am definitely interested in checking them out now. Love her response "He does have nice hair." I can't wait to have kids to be able to share some of my favorite movies with them.

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  25. I have never watched Now and Then. It sounds like a cute movie to watch together though.

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  26. I haven't seen this movie in forever but now I really want to after work!

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  27. This sounds like such a sweet movie. My kids love having a family movie night together once per week. This sounds like a great film.

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  28. I know I saw this movie but I don't remember anything about it. And yes, young Devon was a total hottie.... wwwaassss

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  29. I have never seen the movie but it sounds awesome! It really great to have Thora tweet you back! A truly great actress, hopefully the have the movie of netflix or in my local HMV

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  30. I haven’t seen it before but I think it’s a great movie! It’s nice to spend some time with your daughter.

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  31. It is weird that I have never actually seen this movie before? I am adding to my list because sounds like a swoon worthy movie lol

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  32. I have not seen that! I love watching stuff with my daughter. When she was about 14ish we started watching Gilmore Girls reruns and that is a HUGE bonding thing. We ARE the Gilmore Girls. Enjoy your daughter :)

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  33. I've never seen it before but any movie that describes sex in that matter is BRILLIANT! I must watch this!

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  34. I want to come join in with your movie nights! They sound like loads of fun! I've never seen this film and it sounds like I've missed out!

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  35. I haven't seen this movie in forever. I might have to get it to watch with my daughter. It brings back memories.

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  36. This sounds like the perfect movie night... I watched this movie years ago. It's one of my old school favorites.

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  37. It's nice to know that you and your daughter bonds together and talks sensitive matters. Good communication is really a key to a good mother-daughter relationships. - Anosa

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  38. I have actually never even heard of this movie? Isn't that crazy? I am going to have to find a copy!

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  39. I think I watched Now and Then awhile ago but I can't really remember now. So fun to watch these movies with your daughter! Definitely great to bring back the classics to watch with the new generation!

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  40. I have not seen that movie Now and Then before. I will look for a copy and watch it too. My daughter is too old for this kind of movie, but maybe she will enjoy a movie night with me to see this film.

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  41. I watched this movie when my kids were small. I bought it not too long ago to watch with my granddaughter.

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  42. I love the idea of having a move night. I have not seen the movie now and then but I do like a good guilty pleasure so I will have to check it out x

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  43. Being a boy, I have to disagree with you. There is definitely such a thing as a girl movie. And Now and Then definitely rates as a girl movie in my book. However, while saying that, I have to say that many "chick flicks" that guys consider chick movies, I just think of as romances. I loved Sleepless in Seattle or An Affair to Remember. Those are great movies and I don't think they are chick flicks. A chick flick to me is a movie where women are the central characters and boys or men if they exist are ancillary. This is like How to Make an American Quilt, Moonlight and Valentino, Beaches, Steel Magnolias, etc.

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  44. Devon Sawa!!! OMG! Reading this made me remember my early high school days. LOL! I'll try to hunt this movie down and watch it again. It's been ages! :)

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  45. I miss having movie nights with my daughter. We are both so busy, me with work and she with raising her kids. I do hope we get together sometime this week to just relax and enjoy a good movie. Just like old times.

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  46. It's a good reason to hate bees!! And whatever happened to Devon Sawa?
    I saw this in the theater so now I feel SUPER old.

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  47. This is one of my mom's all time favorites! I too have watched with her when I was a kid! And I remember my brother passing the movie same way as Tommy did!

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  48. When macaulay culkin's character dies from the bee sting it was really sad. I still remember that scene all these years later.

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  49. I've never see Now and Then - I think I need to add it to my watch list! Your post reminded me about My Girl - what a heart wrenching but sweet movie.

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  50. I've seen Now and Then a few times. I was mine and my bestfriends favourite movie for the longest time. We couldn't wait to be Now. But now withing we were then. lol

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  51. This is really awesome. I love watching old movies that I enjoyed when I was kid with my twins. It's nice to share that kind of bond with them.

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  52. I love your son's response. It reminds me of how Phillip has a hang-up about fabric stores because his mom used to take him in there when he was little...

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  53. I love Thora Birch so I probably would have freaked if she liked my tweet! That's one of my favorite movies too! Oh and don't forget Devon Sawa!

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  54. I have never seen this movie. That's awesome that Thora Birch recognized the tweet!

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