Friday, January 8, 2010

Chick Flick Friday! - "Romancing the Stone"

Okay, this one has it all - action, adventure, comedy and romance. It's a bit dated but still one of my favorites. Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner were GREAT together in this one and I think that out of all of their pairings up, this one was their best. "Romancing the Stone" was done in 1984 and is the story about a romance writer who gets drawn in to a real-life drama when her sister gets kidnapped and she has to go to Columbia to rescue her.

Michael Douglas is a drifter/opportunist who swoops in to save her early on in the movie when she is nearly killed. At that time in his career,
Michael Douglas was perfect for this role - not too old, not too young - and totally believable in his swashbuckling role as hero. Kathleen Turner's character, Joan Wilder, is a bit quiet, naive and repressed and this adventure really brings her out of her shell. They have one adventure after another while traipsing around Columbia - narrowly escaping death at every turn.

My favorite part of this movie is when they are captured and surrounded at gunpoint by a drug lord and his "gang" and Michael Douglas' character (Jack Colton) turns to Joan and says "Okay, Joan Wilder, write us out of this one!" and suddenly this very menacing, angry drug lord is like "Joan Wilder? THE Joan Wilder?" and turns out that he is a HUGE fan of hers. It is hysterical!

This is a great movie for sitting with your hubby/boyfriend/significant other or with the girls. It's just a fun flick. Enjoy!

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OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Loved that movie! And love Kathleen Turner - she's such a cool actress - did some awesome roles over the years!

carol at A Second Cup said...

This is one of my favorites also.

Grampy said...

I loved it also. It had something for the whole family.

Patrice-The Soap Seduction said...

This is one of my fave movies too:)

The best part was the end of course when he pulls up in the boat he always wanted...sniff

The sequel sucked!

Unknown said...

This really brings back some memories -I loved this movie back in the day!

And I have to agree with Patrice, the sequel is dreck.