When I think of the 90’s I immediately remember the smell of Aquanet hairspray. I remember my mom’s amazing perm that had more flamboyance than Miss Piggy in a tutu. I remember acid wash jeans and leather jackets, playing Nintendo with my dad and brother, and spending every Friday night eating spaghetti O’s and kettle corn, under a blanket on the couch with my parents. It was the only night I was allowed to stay up past 8 o’ clock. We would watch a new movie every Friday night, and I have to say, I was rarely disappointed in our choice.
I think it was Titanic, the very first movie that allowed me to stay up past bedtime. It showed me my first idea of love and tragedy. It showed me that catastrophes happen and sometimes there’s nothing we can do to stop them. Ghost showed me that the people we love and lose never really leave us. Home Alone made me feel invincible and Hook gave me the biggest imagination.
Leonardo Dicaprio and Tom Cruise stole my heart, Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock taught me to be witty, opinionated and strong.
I have to say, movies from the 90’s have, and always will be my favorite. Call it nostalgia, but I prefer to call it good taste.