Red: One of the best movies I’ve ever seen was Saving Private Ryan.
Kathy: That was such a great movie, but it affected me so strongly I couldn’t speak for 45 minutes afterwards.
Red: The knife scene was really intense.
Kathy: Yeah – I could barely stand to watch it. Actually, for me the definition of a favorite movie is one I’ll watch over and over.
Red: Like The Quiet Man? Man, we’ve seen that one a bazillion times.
Kathy: Well, you can’t beat Maureen O’Hara for sass and it’s a great love story. Actually, there are a few other oldies I love. The African Queen with Bogart and Hepburn – now that’s a love story.
Red: (nodding appreciatively) Yeah, Bogie and Hepburn were pretty great together in that. I loved it when Bogie called her “Rosie, old girl.” She was a redhead in that, you know.
Kathy: (chuckling) I know, I know. Speaking of redheads – what about Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame! Love that old movie. I've secretly always wanted to be Mame! Shhh...don't tell anyone.
Red: Well, she was red in about a fourth of the film. Mame changed her hair color almost as often as her outfits (laughing outright)She was outrageous, wasn't she?
Kathy: She was, especially for the times. Then there’s the best movie ever for feeling good – Love Actually. I watch that movie three times a year at least. Great cast!
Red: Well, yeah, and you have to admit Hugh Grant was really cute in that one.
Kathy: He was – and I’m not even a big H.G. fan. Hey, let’s not forget the WOMAN films.
Red: You mean your “I will survive, because I am woman, hear me roar” movies?
Kathy: Yep, First Wives Club, Something’s Gotta Give…
Red: Ever notice Diane Keaton is in both of those?
Kathy: Yeah, I’m pretty sure we have a lot in common. We’d probably be BFFs if we ever met.
Red: (rolling her eyes) Sure you would. Then, of course, let’s not forget our old romantic standby Under the Tuscan Sun…
Kathy: Again, with the redheads – Diane Lane. Of course, for "pure fun" movie you can't beat Independence Day. I love Will Smith and Randy Quaid in that one. It always has me cheering in the end.
Red: Any others?
Kathy: Oh, tons! Mamma Mia, Barefoot in the Park, It’s a Wonderful Life, Steel Magnolias, Fried Green Tomatoes…
It went on like that for a long, long time. What can I say, we both love movies! What are some of your favs?