Monday, August 20, 2012

Memories Can Be Confusing

Do you ever watch a movie you LOVED as a kid, but as an adult you think to yourself:

"That is not AT ALL how I remember this movie..."

My husband and I watched 'Forever Young' the other night. Ya know, with Mel Gibson--who I have to say, was very handsome--anyway, I remember we loved that movie when I was a kid; and my husband couldn't really remember what it was about, so I made him watch it.

But you know what? I remember thinking it was such a great movie before, and by the end of the movie, I was like, "that was really, really depressing."

I mean, the man's sweetheart gets in a car accident and is in a coma. He is so overcome with grief he decides he needs to cryogenically freeze himself until/unless she wakes up. Well, the guy who's supposed to be in charge of it dies just a few months in--and THEY FORGET ABOUT HIM. He's basically stuck in a warehouse for 50 years. And THEN when he DOES wake up, he finds out that the girl he loved woke up from the coma, got married and lived a nice happy life--without him. And now he's aged 50 years in three days. But hey, they can be together NOW. You know, for a year or something before they both die. They could've lived their entire lives together, but NO. No big deal.

So yeah, sort of weird.

Other movies that are different from my childhood memories:


~Dirty Dancing

~Space Balls

~The Legend


~Crocodile Dundee


...okay, pretty much most movies I watched as a kid...

What about you? That ever happen to you?


  1. I remember watching Mrs. Doubtfire as a kid and thinking it was so funny and then I saw it as an adult and was shocked by how dirty it was, and even more shocked that my mom let us watch it.

  2. I freaking love Labyrinth. LOVE. Loved it as a kid, and I've watched it dozens of times with my kids since I became a mom 13 years ago.

    The Never Ending Story is really not great, but I liked it as a kid. I bought it in a $5 bin to watch with my kids and they watched it once. They weren't enchanted. I'm pretty positive I was a much dumber kid than they are.


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