Sunday, May 07, 2006

Beautiful Girls…the rant I absolutely adore…

So my husband and I just finished watching the movie Beautiful Girls last night (for about the 600th time), and one of my favorite parts of the movie is when Rosie O’Donnell goes on her rant about the difference between “beautiful girls” (i.e., Penthouse, Playboy and the like) and “regular women”. For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, it’s about a dude (Tim Hutton) who goes home, ostensibly for his high school reunion, but is really there to make a life decision. He hooks up with his old buds (most notably Matt Dillon and Michael Rappaport) and they fall back into their friendship like he’d never gone away. Rappaport has this thing for models (he’s named his St Bernard Elle MacPherson), hence the name of the movie.

Anyway, my absolute favorite part of the movie is when Rosie, Matt & Tim are cruising the aisles of a drugstore, and she’s ranting about men and their predilection for the unattainable…she picks up a Penthouse in the drugstore and comments on the model’s shaved girly parts… “Oh, and look at this, the shaved pubis…pubic hair being so unruly and all.” She continues on to hair extensions, silicone implants, hair extensions, liposuction and the like, then goes on to ask Matt Dillon and Timothy Hutton… “You fuckin’ mooks, what, you’re going to be 80 years old, drooling in some nursing home, and then decide you’re going to commit?” I swear, I about pee my pants every time I see this bit, and while the movie itself is great, her statements make the flick for me.

So, along those lines, what are the absolute funniest things you’ve seen in a movie…you know, the ones that stay with you forever? Blog with me today and the winner will receive their choice of my backlist!



Blogger Pamk said...

I like this movie too and we watched it last night. Also watched the replacements with Keanu reeves. I love this movie. And there's this scene in the movie when the "real" players are msessing with him and his vehicle and turn it over. And two of the replacement guards come up and tell them to quit messing with thier quarterback. Well making a long story short they end up shooting the real quarterback fancy car. It was really funny he had all those player turning that vehicle over in record time.

10:53 AM  
Blogger LISA WILLIAMS said...

I thought it was hilarious in Ace Venture, when he came out of the rhino's butt and those peopler where watching.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Deborah Chan said...

Happy Gilmore had too many funny scenes to list but I laughed so hard at the part that when Happy tries to send the ball home and when he doesn't make it, he starts to curse and he asks the ball if he (the ball) is too good for his own home...golfers would understand this perfectly.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Shuck Ying said...

I'd say the scene from American Pie 2 when the guys are with lesbians.

11:15 AM  
Blogger Meljprincess said...

In Miss Congeniality II the scene where Joel tells Gracie about the show at Treasure Island. "The ship sinks, there's all these scantily clad men around...makes me want to join the Navy."

The movie is full of funny quotes and scenes.

1:10 PM  
Blogger LSB Author, Darragha Foster said...

Some of my favorite movies to laugh with:

City Slickers
Demolition Man
Home Alone
American Pie series

We live our lives vicariously through the movies...quoting from them all the time...

Be well.


2:07 PM  
Blogger Bridget Laine said...

Mine isn't a movie, but it has still stayed with me for a long time.

There was a TV show on with Helen Hunt & Paul Reiser called Mad About You. And in the show, the first scene was always a little monologue that rarely had anything to do with the rest of the episode.

There was one in which the husband was standing out in the living room, and you can hear the wife in the bedroom cussing up a storm and knocking things over and making all kinds of commotion. Finally he goes in there and asks her who she is beating up.

She was fighting with a pair of pantyhose trying to get them on. :)

Any woman who has been in that situation knows! LOL

2:15 PM  
Blogger Tamara said...

Ther's this movie called Skin Deep that I absolutely hate except for one scene. A woman is cheating on her boyfriend and the guy puts on one of the boyfriends supply of glow in the dark condoms. After a while the boyfriend sneaks in wearing a different GID condom and with the lights off you have a scene that reminds you of a Star Wars light saber fight.

3:22 PM  
Blogger Keira Ramsay said...

OOOH! Those are all fabulous picks! I think I've seen all of the movies/shows y'all are mentioning...when we were stationed overseas, we were TV/movioholics :)


3:22 PM  
Anonymous Cherie J said...

A movie that always makes me laugh would be National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Every Christmas I crack up laughing. Especially at some of the scenes between Chase and Quade. They are hilarious.

4:38 PM  
Blogger snowflake said...

Bridget Jones's Diary where she slid down the fireman's pole and has her arse televised on National TV. Another scene where she was tallying jellyfishes while fielding the barbs of an acquaintance at the bar and lost.

7:21 PM  
Anonymous annalisa said...

Mel Gibson trying on a bra and pantyhose in the movie What Women Want....then his daughter comes in and sees him...too funny!! Made me laugh when he was reading women's minds - some of the comments were hilarious! :)

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The movie Benny and Joon:

Johnny Depp's character-
Making mashed potatoes
Making toasted cheese sandwiches
Doing a Charlie Chaplin routine in the park.

Little Lamb Lost

9:25 PM  

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