Friday, March 31

Goin' Cruisin'

Me, in need of a vacation!
Happy Friday, everyone! I have to admit that I’m in a stellar mood today. It *might* be because I’m heading south to Florida for our Disney Cruise Spring Break.

Pfshhh... There's no *might* about it. I'm on vacation!!

Since I’ll soon be stepping foot on a big boat, I thought it would be fun to talk about my favorite movies involving boats, and to get your input on your favorites. The downside of this is the fact that so many movies with boats involve sinking catastrophes… not really the karma I want in the air this coming week! So, I’m going to ignore the obvious boat movies such as Titanic, The Perfect Storm, and The Poseidon Adventure. Which is a shame because they are all wonderful movies in their own right.

But there are still plenty of movies with boats. And I’ve listed my top three below:

Jaws. “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” How terrifying to be stuck out in the ocean while a vindictive shark as big as your rickety boat toys with you and tears the boat down around you! Fortunately, I’ll be on a much bigger boat, and won’t be tasked with tossing chum into the waters.

Master and Commander. “Choose the lesser of two weavils.” This movie had me at Russel Crowe. It’s a fabulous sweeping and stirring adventure, or as one IMDB reviewer states, a “roller coaster rhapsody to sea soldiery circa 1805” the good, the bad, the ugly, and the exultant. While I hope my cruise will be void of any oceanic battle scenes and arm-lopping, this movie is one still of my favorites.

Overboard. “Caviar should be round, and hard, and of adequate size, and should burst in your mouth at *precisely* the right moment.” Yep, she sounds like me when I describe champagne ;-) Kurt Russel and Goldie Hahn are the perfect pair in this comedy which starts and ends on a boat, and it never ceases to make me giggle. Plus, you know, Kurt Russel. I don’t want to fall overboard while on my cruise, but if he’s there with open arms to catch me, I just might jump!

So, what are your favorite boat-movies?

13 comments:

  1. I think the old Cary Grant movie, Father Goose, was on a boat--at least part of the time--and I loved it. I also read a series of Janet Lambert books (the Campbells) when I was a kid where they lived on a houseboat. I thought that sounded like so much fun. Probably not as good as Disney cruise, but... Hope you and the fam have a great time, Ava!

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    1. Thanks! A house boat sounds like fun!

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  2. WHAT?!? No mention of Titanic??? Okay, so you're going on a cruise, and they were on a cruise that sank...it isn't like you'll be in the North Atlantic (right, your not going there, right? because that's just taking life a little too cavalierly).... Okay, what about Speed II - sure, they blew up the boat but...alright, so that's not a great reference, either. On third thought, go with Overboard...at least you get a hunky Kurt in that one, right? :D Seriously, have fun!!!!

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    1. Yes, it's really hard to find a boat mivie that doesn't involve sinking, or other catastrophes, isn't it?! 😜

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  3. Overboard is one of my gavorite boat movies, too. Anither favorite movie with a boat in it but not the main story is Cousins. Ted Danson and Isabella Rossilini are the stars. Have a wonderful trip with your family.

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    1. Thanks! I haven't seen that movie... may have to asd it to my to-be-viewed list!

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  4. What about the television show "Love Boat" It always made cruising look so glamorous. I think a Disney Cruise would be so much fun. I would love to take my grandson on one. Safe travels and have a wonderful time!

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    1. I *almost* listed Love Boat! And Gilligan's Island... but reminded myself I specified "movie". But I loved watching them both growing up! And Live Boat always ended happily (snd without sinking!)

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  5. How about THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER because Sean Connery. Submarines count as boats if they have Sean Connery in them. I love, "Some things in here don't react well to bullets." Um yeah...Sean baby, most things don't." And Katherine Grayson and Ava Gardner in SHOWBOAT!! (I'm old, I know!) The first PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN--Johnny Depp at his campy best and the the only PIRATES movie I really liked. Have fun, Ava!! Don't worry about pirates, unless it's Johnny Depp, then enjoy!! ;-)

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    1. Yes! Yes! And Yes! Three awesome suggestions I had not considered. Mmmmm Sean Connery...

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  6. Overboard is one of my favorites, too! Love the one-liners and chemistry between Kurt and Goldie. Plus, it takes place in my neck of the woods--or ocean.

    Have a wonderful time! Sounds glorious.

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  7. Have a wonderful time on your cruise, Ava. I so envy you!

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