MONDAY MOVIE MEME
Molly looked around for a weekly meme about movies and did not have any luck. So therefore she decided to start her own! Andy will play along as well - hopefully you will too. Go to your blog and create your own post on the topic, linking back to us in your post, then come back and leave a link to your post here in our Comments section. If you don’t have a blog, just share your response in the Comments section.
This week's movie topic is all about Gifts...
June marks a very busy birthday month in our extended family. Lots of little ones growing bigger and having parties to celebrate. Which means lots of fun time with the family, but also gifts to be bought. I enjoy shopping for others, when I have an idea of what will make them happy. When I'm uncertain, I turn to their parents for suggestions. I suppose I could turn to the movies, because there are lots of examples there of gifts being given. The trouble is, they aren't always given with good intentions, or well received. Here are some moments in film that we came up with highlighting the act of giving a gift. Share on your blog movies that feature presents, gifts or other tokens being presented, linking back here so that others can find you. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!
- Meet The Parents (2000) - Before Greg is brought into the "Byrnes Family Circle of Trust," he is under the assumption that his girlfriend's father is a retired florist. On their first meeting, he brings him a rare flower believing it will blow him away. The confusing reaction he gets instead is just the beginning of quite possibly the worst weekend ever when trying to impress your girlfriend's family.
- Seven (1995) - A sadistic serial killer (is there any other kind?) makes things a bit too personal with Detective Mills (Brad Pitt) when he sends him a very disturbing gift providing an extreme twist at this movie's end.
- Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) - Arwen gives Aragorn her necklace as a sign of her love and commitment to him and the mortality that will come with a non-elvin life.
- Say Anything (1989) - Never, I repeat, NEVER give a pen to someone to remember you by. It only leads to heartache. Just ask Lloyd Dobler when his high school love, Diane, dumps him with a pen as a farewell present.
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