Thursday, September 16, 2010
My favorite movie EVER
I was 5 years old and couldn't sleep. Outside my bedroom door, I could hear the muffled voices of my parents and the hum of the television.
It was too much for me to resist, for some reason, on that night.
I went out to the living room. Immediately, I saw the plate of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls, a treat we never had, on the coffee table. My eyes were fixed.
I really wanted one.
My parents gave in, and I snuggled onto the couch between them, the frosting too sweet for words.
Five-year-old me couldn't have asked for anything better - until she realized what was on TV.
I didn't know what it was, but just as instantly as my tummy had rumbled for those cinnamon rolls, my mind (my soul) was glued to that television.
On the screen, a teenager was driving a DeLorean at 88 miles per hour through a mall parking lot.
A wild-eyed scientist had just been shot. "Run for it, Marty!" rang in my ears.
This was my introduction to "Back to the Future." And I was head over heels in love.
I still am.
The movie that captured my heart 25 years ago turns 25 years old this year.
To celebrate Marty McFly's trip back in time to 1955 (where he accidentally meddles with his parents' romance), the flux capacitor, Doc Brown ("Great Scott!) and all other things "Back to the Future," Omaha's Film Streams theater is showing the movie for almost two weeks.
Yeah. I'm going to need to get a babysitter for this one.
And maybe multiple times.