If there is one thing this column should have taught me by now, it is to trust my Dad's instincts on what he thinks I'll like. May I just say, The Goonies was the first movie in forever that I have actually laughed out loud at.
Itís a column about a Dad watching movies he really likes with his intelligent, beautiful but cinematically challenged daughter. She likes most of the movies I recommend. She wonít like all though and thatís cool. Iím doing this to broaden her horizons not demand she have my same movie tastes.
If you are new to our Parental Guidance column, here's the idea behind it: I concocted a plan to make my 15 year old daughter, Allie, watch movies with me. While she is wise beyond her years, her cinematic expertise was severely lacking. The movies that I am showing her meant a lot to me at different points in my younger life.
Another interesting fact about my grandfather was that he was the youngest of 5 sons, and all 5 sons fought in WWII. Thankfully, they all came back home. That's when I knew which movie we were going to watch this week. We would take a detour from comedy and delve into a more serious of topics.
If you missed the first Parental Guidance, basically, the idea for the column came from me wanting to spend more time with my oldest daughter. I concocted a plan to make my 15 year old daughter, Allie, watch movies of my choice. Thankfully, she was all for it.
I am pretty passionate about things that most people don't get worked up over, but if my kid gets married one day and hasn't seen The Godfather or Rocky, her future husband is gonna judge me. And damn right he should.