I was quoted in Nadia Chaudhury’s great piece on The Awl today about movies you will sit through, “commercials, bad cable edits and all.” My two selections? Overboard and My Cousin Vinny:
Overboard: Kurt and Goldie have been together for nearly 30 years, and their real-life relationship is one of only two things that makes me believe true love is possible. The second thing is that Randy Newman song used during Overboard’s end credits.
My Cousin Vinny: Mona Lisa Vito (Marisa Tomei) is one of my favorite movie characters, and denying myself the opportunity to hear her say, “I’m an out-of-work hairdresser” during that final courtroom scene is practically self-harm.