Monday Movie Meme – Party Animals

Feature Presentation…MONDAY MOVIE MEME
This week is all about  movies that focus on parties.  I had a hard time coming up with the traditional wild & crazy parties, but managed to come up with a pretty good list, I think.
Check out The Bumbles for other participants.
1. The Ref (1994)  This family holiday dinner party is my favorite ever.  Denis Leary as Dr. Wong and Judy Davis with her Scandinavian Christmas was a riot.  A great quote –

I have never heard of such a Christmas: sex, and drugs, and, and, and, and women being set on fire.

2. Four Weddings & a Funeral (1994) Wedding receptions are parties, so this great British movie had plenty of partying!  Loved the cast and the humor.  Here’s a quote from Hugh Grant’s character that sums up his wedding reception luck – I seem to be stuck in the wedding from hell, ghosts of girlfriends past at every turn. Next thing I’ll bump into Henrietta and the nightmare will be complete.

3. Meet the Parents (2000) There were many funny parts in this one, but when the family goes to Kevin’s house for a barbecue and water volleyball I laughed at Ben Stiller’s little Speedo and his hand in ruining the bride before her wedding. 

4. Footloose (1984) The movie was a fight between the teenagers and parents of a small town to allow dancing at the Prom.  Loved this as a teen, but didn’t realize until just recently that it is actually based on a real story!  John Lithgow’s character was a real fun guy – Even if this was not a law, which it is, I’m afraid I would have a lot of difficulty endorsing an enterprise which is as fraught with genuine peril as I believe this one to be. Besides the liquor and the drugs which always seem to accompany such an event the thing that distresses me even more, Ren, is the spiritual corruption that can be involved. These dances and this kind of music can be destructive, and, uh, Ren, I’m afraid you’re going to find most of the people in our community are gonna agree with me on this.

5. Old School (2003) This isn’t a favorite of mine, but it did come to mind when thinking of parties.  This ragtag team of losers decides to form a fraternity.  Hijinks ensue.  Vince Vaughn’s character has this to say – You think I like avoiding my wife and kids to hangout with nineteen year old girls everyday?

So, do you have a favorite movie focused on a party?

18 thoughts on “Monday Movie Meme – Party Animals

  1. Jo-Jo says:

    Man how I loved Footloose! I think I went to see it in the theater six times when it was here…of course I was in high school and thinking Kevin Bacon was IT! lol lol

    It’s funny this is the topic this week because I movie that I haven’t thought of for years but just popped in my head this weekend was Bachelor Party with Tom Hanks….that was too funny!

    • stacybuckeye says:

      A few other people had Bachelor Party on their list so I skipped ip, but it was fun to see Tom before he became a star!

    • stacybuckeye says:

      I am going to make a confession…I have never seen Animal House. Go ahead and tell me how I haven’t really lived 😉

  2. Staci says:

    Meet the Parents is still one of my favorites!! I taped Four Weddings and a Funeral but haven’t watched it yet…must get to it this weekend! 😀

  3. Bumbles says:

    I didn’t particularly like Old School either – but that did have good party scenes. Meet The Parents is one of my favorite movies – I could probably act out a good portion of the movie. We like to use “Circle of Trust” in everyday speech ;0)

    I wanted to rebel and change the world after watching Footloose – that soundtrack was so full of awesomeness. And I plastered my bedroom wall with Kevin Bacon photos from Tiger Beat. Ah, memory lane!

    • stacybuckeye says:

      Ah, Tiger Beat. Do they still publish Tiger Beat? Loved it.
      I have seen Meet the Parents too many times to count. When we meet someday we can act out scenes from the movie 🙂

  4. Heather says:

    Footloose has a special place in my heart since it was filmed just north of my hometown! The roller mills now where Ren worked…that area has completely changed now! I should take a pic and post it for all to see!

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