I Can’t Be the Only One Who Hasn’t Seen This Movie…
Contributed by: Becky, Share Lemonade
It seems like every generation has its own quintessential coming-of-age movie. You know, the ones that follow the protagonist as they make that awkward, hard and downright ugly transition from youth to adulthood; think: The Breakfast Club, Clueless, heck, even Carrie. Well, for a great number of Millennial suburbanites – myself included – that movie is Mean Girls.
This 2004 classic follows the rise and fall of Cady Heron (played by pre-hot mess Lindsay Lohan) from nerdy new kid to popular plastic. Standard plot aside, it’s a movie that’s so deeply ingrained in Millennial culture, that October 3rd has essentially become a national holiday. (Last year, when 10/3 fell on a Wednesday? Oh, honey. Facebook and Instagram were not ready for the onslaught of memes…)
So, needless to say, when it came to light that a close friend hadn’t seen Mean Girls, I did what any responsible Millennial would do: I rounded up the rest of our friend group to razz him for an hour before hosting an emergency movie night.
Which brings us to our #MovieMonday topic. For as much grief as I gave my friend for not having seen what I consider essential viewing, I know he isn’t alone. In fact, I’d hazard to guess that we all have a story like this. My co-workers reference Caddyshack all the time – a connection I only made after coming across a quote cited in a think piece I was reading – but I, myself, haven’t seen it.
What about you; is there a movie that it feels like everyone has seen but you? Maybe you had every intention of seeing it in theaters, but just never got around to it. Maybe the subject matter never hooked you. Maybe a sibling spoiled the ending. Whatever the reason, we want to hear about it! Sound off in the comments section.
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