What do you do when you're 33, feeling old, drinking scotch and generally feeling bored?
Watch movies and reminisce, of course!
I am currently obsessed with this movie:
While it's not a perfect movie, FIRE WITH FIRE really captured my attention and emotions throughout my adolescence. It's a heartfelt love store, juvenile delinquent tale and has 2 very engaging performances by it's leads. I was obsessed with Virginia Madsen throughout these pivotal formative years and the moment in the film where she re-enacts the Ophelia painting really compounded that all for me.
The theater going experience of watching FIRE WITH FIRE back in the cinema in 1986 was one where I remember most the moment where the lead characters (separately) go themselves to see a film (A Friday the 13th movie) and can't seem to take their eyes off each other rather than the screen. Love at first sight and the movies. I can completely empathize. I raise my glass of scotch to young love.