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9 Bits of Motherly Advice from the Movies

Georgia Rule
Mothers in the movies are not always portrayed in a positive light.  Think Mommy DearestHowever, motherly advice is often referenced in film.  Beyond the standards of not taking candy from strangers (except on Halloween) and staying out of the pool after meals, here are nine useful pieces of advice from Moms referenced on the big screen.

SAMENESS: “After living in the dark for so long, a glimpse of the light can make you giddy.”

Movie quote from: The Good Girl (2002) - Justine Last (Jennifer Aniston)

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Justine Last (Jennifer Aniston) works a mundane job at the Retail Rodeo.  She goes home each night to her stoned couch potato husband and follows the same routines, deadened by the unending repetitiveness of her days.  Justine feels confined by her obligations, gathering meaning from nothing day-to-day.  This makes for an explosive situation in the film The Good Girl, especially when her comfortably numb existence gets a glimpse of her untouched emotions.

6 Favorite Movie Quotes About the Pope

shoes of the fishermanLife is full of ironies.  Just as the Muslim religion passed Roman Catholic as the world’s largest religion, Pope Benedict XVI conducted the third-ever mass at Yankee Stadium, following the lead of Popes Paul VI and John Paul II in earlier decades.  It’s clearly time for some pop culture papacy.  The Pope has always been featured in various screenplays across the ages, including Becket, The Agony and the Ecstasy, The Shoes of the Fisherman, Godfather III, The Omen, and, most recently, in The Da Vinci Code.  Here are our six favorite movie quotes about the spiritual leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

11 Quote Quiz #7: Tom Hanks

tom hanks forrest gumpAfter a series of early-1980’s bit parts in television shows like Happy Days, and Family Ties, and starring in his own sitcom Bosom Buddies, Tom Hanks ‘Splash-ed’ onto the big screen in 1984.  This began a stellar film career for Mr. Hanks, as he created many memorable characterizations, including his back-to-back Oscar-winning performances in Philadelphia and Forrest Gump.  Can you name the Tom Hanks films that are featured in this 11 Quote Quiz?

The 10 Best Movie Quotes by Charlton Heston

charlton hestonCharlton Heston has unfortunately become best known for his pro-NRA stance.  This obscures much of his great work in films.  He has played many of history’s best characters, including Michelangelo, Ben-Hur, Moses, John the Baptist, Marc Antony, and Henry the Eighth.  In honor of Mr. Heston, here are the 10 best quotes from his acting career.

The 11 Most Interesting Dolly Parton Movie Quotes

dolly partonDolly Parton has done five or six movies in her lifetime and yet her characters are a fountain of clever (and sometimes corny) lines.  The quotes are usually something to do with her looks, her body, faith, or the importance of treating people in a decent way.  I suspect these are the most obvious attributes of Ms. Parton.  Here are the 11 most interesting quotes from Dolly Parton in a movie.

Alphabetical Movie Quotes

a beautiful mindHow well do you know your movie quotes?  Could you name the movie, no matter how scrambled the words?  If you saw the quote, “A damn dear don’t frankly give I my”, would you know it came from Gone with the Wind?  Can you pick out the Star Wars classic if you read, "be force may the with you"?  We have listed ten well-known movie quotes below with their words reorganized into alphabetical order.  The easier ones are first.  How many movies can you name?  The answers will be posted on March 30th. 

The 10 Best Movie Quotes About Baseball


The 9 Best Movie Quotes About the Beatles

beatlesPop culture has rediscovered the music of the Beatles.  Throughout the most turbulent years of the 1960’s, the songs of Lennon and McCartney dominated the charts while the Beatles themselves became icons for everything that people loved or despised about that era of change.  Back then, it was the Beatles image that filled everyone’s hearts and minds.  Today, we can simply hear the massive quality of their music.  Here are the 9 best film quotes about the Beatles.

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