If you haven’t guessed it already, the theme this month is all things 80’s! Woo hoo! I loved this decade probably more than most because this was my coming of age decade. This is the decade when I got a perm for the first time , learned to drive, had my first kiss, got a boyfriend, got my period, learned to cook, and got my first (of many) job.
Basically it was a time when I learned who I was and what I wanted to be, although I feel like I am still figuring that out at age forty.One of my all time favorite movies came out in 1985 and I love it to this day just as much as I did the first time I saw it.
The Color Purple
Love. This. Movie.
There are so many things about this movie that are wonderful, beautiful, touching, educational….the list goes on and on.
My top three favorite sob (and I mean sob) or as Oprah says “the ugly cry” moments are:
1) when Shug and Celie discover the missing letters
2) When Shug Avery walks into the church where her daddy is the preacher and sings “God Is Tryin’ To Tell You Something”
3) When Celie reunites with her family after years of being kept apart
Oh my goodness, I look like someone died when the credits start rolling.
My eyes are red.
My nose is running.
I am breathing heavy.
And I can’t control it. I have tried to will myself to not cry while watching this movie (especially when my husband and children are around) and I cannot do it.
Oh and Oprah was in this movie just in case you were wondering what the blog title was implying and although Oprah gets on my nerves at times, I have to say she was really good in this role.
So if you are in need of a good cry and have about two hours to spare, take a look see at this great movie. You won’t regret it.