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I ultimately decided on a strange mix of titles, ranging from the Indiana Jones series to The Devil Wears Prada.
To me, a favorite movie is like a favorite meal – comforting, appealing, and always worth the time (or calories).
The hat, the whip, the legend
And unlike the characters in other action movies, who are often one-dimensional and motivated only by a desire for vengeance, Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is a learned college professor whose adventures stem from his desire to preserve artifacts for the greater good.
You can’t go wrong with a handsomely rugged man who is just as bookish as he is brave.
When mean looks good
In contrast to Indiana’s archaeological adventures, The Devil Wears Prada gives viewers a glimpse into the cult-like mentality of the select few who keep the flywheel of the fashion industry spinning.
Just the moral takeaways from the movie – hard work pays off, be true to yourself, and don’t prejudge based on appearance alone – stand tall enough to make the movie a success, but the humanness of the characters is what I love the most.
Andy, just like her fashion sense, evolves from comfortable and complacent to edgy and elusive, before finally landing at sensible and confident. And her group of friends is believable to me. They’re not blindly supportive of Andy, and at times they’re downright selfish and greedy. I like that.
One of my favorite characters is Miranda Priestsly (Meryl Streep). At the risk of sounding cliche, she sparkles on screen and the reproachfulness she portrays makes you gasp in awe of her icy power (but you secretly want to be her, or at least be her best friend).
Digging too deep
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As good as my favorites are - everything from Overboard to Office Space - I think the fact that they’re favorites exempts them from deep analysis about what makes them so beloved. Sometimes favorites are favorites just because they are.
You eat it or watch it - you feel good. ‘Nuff said.