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   By Tina McCardell
   “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
     This movie isn’t about a girl named Tiffany who had people over for breakfast. This is about Holly Go lightly, a 1960’s New York playgirl on the prowl for a brazilionaire to marry.
     You may think that this type of movie isn’t for the liberated female, but then again, you would be surprised.
     “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is a classic and not just for the introduction of the little black dress and the “Audrey Hepburn” look but because the guy does get the girl at the end. Even if it doesn’t seem like it at the time, this is my favorite type of movie.

   “Desperado”      The Desperado is an ex-mariachi player who is hunting for the drug lord who had him maimed and his girlfriend killed.
     This may seem like a serious movie, but irony has the overwhelming quality to make me laugh, for example, when Steve Buschemi asks Cheech Marin for a clean glass, Marin dumps the beer from the dirty glass into a clean one.

     You have to get over the valley girl, “Like I’m an air head” accent before you can appreciate this movie, which was based on a Jane Austin story (Emma.).
     Cher, (Alicia Silverstone) is a popular girl who feels that it is her duty to help others who haven’t seen the light of the ways of fashion and love.
     With a girl who thinks that mirrors lie, but Polaroids don’t, you can just guess how her skills in match-making and makeover works out.

     How would you like to be an adult who plays with toys all day? That’s what Robin Williams does in this movie
     He is a middle age child who has to “grow up” to defeat his ruthless uncle for control of the family business.
     It is interesting just to see how toys are adapted from little kids to adults. It’s sentimental but at the same time hilarious.

   “Forrest Gump”
     “My name is Forrest, Forrest Gump.” Everyone has heard that line at least once, along with “Life is like a box of chocolates.”
     Tom Hanks uses diversity to portray a man that isn’t that bright, but has a whole lot of heart.
     This movie shows the devotion one man has for his friends and his family through the years.
     Despite his limitations, he prospered in the world rather than became a witless wonder.

As first printed in the April 6, 2000 edition of The Snapper all copyrights apply

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