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Day 3 – A Film You Watch to Feel Good

March 8, 2011

Its gold, its gold, its solid gold bayb. No not the Spandau Ballet song that has been desecrated at every karaoke night since the dawn of time, but Austin Powers: Goldmember.

Groovy baby

I can hear you groaning from here. Knock it off. You may well say that that is the worst film since the dawn of time, its only redeeming quality being that Gold Member did not in fact sing that loathed Spandau Ballet song. But I say nay. Any film with a midget, a musical number, Beyonce in a bikini and Michael Caine cannot be bad.

In fact – it is a film I watch to feel good. It makes me smile. It is juvenile and silly and gratuitous. But it also came out before I knew the meaning of those words. Some people who have had conversations with me would say I still don’t. I had this film on video and within seconds it always made me smile.

And lets face it. Gweny looks hot in her hilarious opening scene. Pepper Potts should not be hotter than Black Widow. But I am throwing a cat amongst the pigeons and saying she does here. Let the catsuit battle commence.

When ladies wear catsuits, everybody wins.

Granted I haven’t watched this film in ages, I don’t have it on dvd, but I still think it would make me smile. It was a great spoof that became a fourth-wall-smashing-meta-pooning-behemoth.  And it made Michael Caine really happy.

That is pretty happy

What is your feel good film? What can take you from sobbing wildebeest to a regular human being and to the far side of becoming a howling beast again?