The dessert is staying out this week after we discussed wild, awkward and sometimes ugly dinner table behavior last week, thanks to a guest topic suggestion by Tina at Life is Good.
I recently interviewed director Amir Motlagh on his short film “35 Year Old Man,” so this week’s Monday Movie Meme theme is inspired by his movie and in celebration of his deadCenter Film Festival screenings. The current Monday Movie Meme theme is: Age-Appropriate.
Share on your blog or in the comments section, either your favorite or most memorable birthday celebrations that took place in a movie. Remember to visit the blogs of fellow Monday Movie Meme participants and also link back to this blog post if your response is on your own blog. I must admit, after selecting the theme, I had some difficulty recalling movies featuring characters that had a birthday in the storyline. Here are my selections for this week’s Age-Appropriate topic.
13 Going on 30
A teenage girl named Jenna, per her wishes, becomes a beautiful, successful, "flirty and thriving” adult woman, after being sprinkled with magic dust from the roof of a doll house at her 13th birthday party. Oh, if only it were that easy in real life!
But wait, there’s more -- the birthday party ends abruptly after a cruel closet prank on Jenna turns sour.
One obese girl named Cara-Ethyl spends her 18th birthday party at home, voicing imaginary people in an attempt to convince her blind mother that she has friends. Unfortunately, since there are zero guests in attendance, this teenager is stuck celebrating a huge milestone with a parent (who cannot see her cake, much less serve it properly) and an annoying younger sibling. Her birthday starts to become more exciting when she meets a pizza delivery man who reluctantly shows her around town and helps her have the best night of her life. The experience, however, isn’t as easy as pie -- the two strangers encounter some odd and potentially dangerous situations throughout the movie.
What are the most memorable birthday party celebrations that YOU saw in film?