…but I’m going to come right out and say it:
I LOVE cheesy movies.
I mean, seriously, the cheesier, the better; the more convoluted and unbelieveable the plotline, the better; the more horribly stilted and forced the acting, the better.
I have no idea what it is that draws me to these kinds of movies. The only thing I can come up with is that a cheesy movie is like a car accident. You know you shouldn’t watch, but you just can’t tear your eyes away for even a second. I mean, I even buy cheesy movies. Forget just watching, I want to endure the torture over and over again for my pure delight. Cheesy movies just make me feel inexplicably happy.
Currently, while writing this, I’m watching ‘Sleepover,’ a coming of age story of a girl and her three friends on the brink of womanhood and high school who, while having a sleepover, learn about love, life, friendship, and self-esteem…and at the same time participating in a photo scavenger against the cool girls for the right to the high school lunch spot. It’s utterly awkward and painful to watch and that’s why I love it.
Movie genres that make it into my cheesy movie collection:
~pre-teen/ junior high girl plots. I can only laugh at how awkward every facet of these movies are. But, hey, I went through that awkward period too, so I’m entitled.
~the sci-fi/action combo. A total of ten lines in the midst of an intricate plot really makes for a great combo, especially when those ten lines are horrifically delivered.
~ABC Family/Disney movies. They’re usually so wholesome and cutesy cute that I can’t help but love them.
~Hallmark/Lifetime/We…movies. Okay, any made for tv movie fits the bill. Can’t go wrong when women embrace and resolve real-life issues in less than two hours.
~Musicals. I really love musicals and no dissing meant, but what could be any more cheesy than just spontaneously breaking out into song & dance at key moments in the plot. And last, but not least…
~Mediocre romantic comedies. Enough said really.
My Top Five List
*The Chronicles of Riddick
*From Justin to Kelly
*This Time Around
What are some of your favorite cheesy movies?