I went with Miss 17 to see the movie "17 AGAIN" this evening.... a bit of an irony not lost on me. What a great movie. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
When we left home to go to the movies I don't know why but I just thought I don't want to go and see another kids movie. I said to Miss 17 "wish I was going to see an adult movie, not this kids movie". Pretty mean I guess, since it was her suggestion to go to the movies in the first place. Guess I thought it would be an OK movie, but didn't think I'd enjoy it that much. Of course miss 17 thinks that Zac Efron is one pretty cool dude (he's HOT apparently) .... nothing changes does it .....girls of 17 still like the cute guys that are pop stars or are in the movies. Well I guess he is pretty cute, and he does have gorgeous blue eyes.......but miss 17 said "bad luck he's way too young for you mum" ......LOL. Like I didn't know that anyway!!
Then that got me to thinking about how I had a crush on Donny Osmond when I was that age. Yeah, I thought he was "HOT" and cute and constantly listened to his music. I was in love with him too and it certainly helped that I am LDS and he was a good LDS boy. I still remember the day that a friend's father who was a chef working in a top restaurant in the city in Melbourne organised for Donny Osmond to ring our seminary (bible study) class one morning. We all have our crushes I guess on whoever is the popular one of the day.
I think 17 Again had a really good message. It's about being happy with what you have and not constantly looking back at the past with regrets. It's about appreciating your family and recognising their qualities. It's about loving your kids and really caring about them .... know what they are doing and really know who they are. I think too that it was about telling your family that you care about them and remembering the important things when it matters and not waiting until it is too late.
It was a funny movie with really good meaning and I for one would recommend this film.