An Intro From Dave
A year ago I was tasked with a top secret mission. Melanie: I want a list for next July. Like the opposite of everybody else’s “Christmas in July”. Something with a “Dave spin” on it. So my mind went to work. It almost took on several different incarnations before landing here. It could have Christmas Horror. It could have been Halloween themed. Then it started as a random list of movies that got buried in the sands of time that people forgot. That's actually our specialty. But I also included a few that made money but seemed to have been forgotten since then, as I haven’t heard much about them since their release. So hop in, buckle your seatbelt, and remember to keep your hands inside the ride at all times.
Day 1 - The Virgin Suicides (1999) - Dave
This movie has some big names. James Woods, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, and Kathleen Turner. Definitely out of my usual wheelhouse as its a drama but I absolutely loved the surrealism and the downward spiral of it all. Not a love story. Not a good time flick. Something to set the tone and remind us that sometimes its not always the kids. The parents can do damage to the kids all on their own.
Melanie Says - I vaguely remember when this came out and being really curious as to if it was based on a real story (for the record it isn't - but it was based on a book). This is a perfect movie to start this list as I had totally forgotten it existed lol. I may have to go hunt it out now!
Have you seen it? What did you think?
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