Sunday, November 12, 2006


This week's winner is Stephanie from Adventures in Babywearing. It's her first time. I can't help but be excited for her. If I didn't host this game I would totally want to win it. And I'd be excited about it if I won too.

I remember seeing For Keeps? at the tender age of 13 when the idea of becoming pregnant scared the daylights out of me. That feeling never really went away even years later when I was happily married and made the decision to have a baby. This movie certainly didn't help with my phobia. It is the kind of movie you watch with your pre teen daughter (I don't think a pre teen son would either tolerate this movie or 'get' it) and use it as a conversation starter about sex.

It doesn't paint a pretty picture of getting pregnant in high school no matter how 'in love' you think you may be or how 'smart' you are.

This movie wasn't a hit but I thought it was quite well done. Of course I love Molly and Randall Batinkoff was mighty cute. All of the actors who played their parents were brilliant and had some very realistic lines in regards to their reaction to the pregnancy. “Young lady you need to learn how to keep your mouth shut and your legs crossed!” In those situations things often are said that we wish we could take back.

Most of this movie was filmed a mere two hours away from where I live. Every time we drive into that city I point out the little church where they filmed the wedding of 'Darcy and Stan'. That ceremony was right up there with the one from 'The Princess Bride' between 'Prince Humperdinck and Buttercup'.

As always when I write these posts I hope I have inspired some of you to see an 80's movie that you may have missed. Tease your hair, put on your bangles and leg warmers and pop it in the VCR


Adventures In Babywearing said...

I totally remember seeing this movie and being scared out of my wits at being a pregnant teen! I think I learned a bit from that movie too... and it IS exciting to win for once! Thanks!

Jenn said...

I can't believe how many 80's movies I have not seen. I think I will watch this one.

And wouldn't it be cool to have leg warmers back in style!

bon said...

Congrats to Ya!