90s Movie Memories: The Full Monty
Title: The Full Monty
Released: August 1997
Starring: Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, Tom Wilkinson, Steve Huisan, Paul Barber, Hugo Speer.
Synopsis: A group of unenployed men decide to form a striptease act in order to earn a bit of cash.
If anyone was to ask me if anything makes me proud to be British, before I say the NHS, the Royal Family or the Beatles, I’ll say The Full Monty.
The Full Monty is a real British film about real Britain. This isn’t set in some shiny part of London where everybody talks like Hugh Grant. This is set in working class Yorkshire - Sheffield to be precise - about a group of unemployed men who decide to form a striptease act in order to earn a bit of cash.
Bess wrote this awesome review and it reminded me of something.
When I was like 11, I saw this was available on Pay-Per-View and knew it was ~naughty because The Drew Carey Show had done a parody of it. Of course, like a dummy, I pushed the purchase button.
My mom blamed my 13 year old brother when she got the bill.
Brother: WHY would I want to watch this???
Mom: I don’t know! Maybe you were… curious.
Pretty sure I never fessed up.
We were listening to early 2000s hits at work.
Co-worker: Oh c’mon, it’s not like you guys didn’t grind it up at school dances.
Me: I didn’t… I ate pizza.
Back to the Future: Imagining One D in the 80’s
Time Travel by Christina
Break out the killer shades & white pant-suits, because we’re about to take a trip back to the tubular times of the 1980’s! We’ve got just enough room in the Delorean to bring 1D with us, so let’s see just how they compare to the amazing icons of yesteryear.
Louis Tomlinson as: Cheeky, In-Your-Face Ska Punker, à la Madness
Our first stop in time is in 1982, where Louis Tomlinson is running around London in a skinny checkered tie and dress trousers with party boys Madness.
Christina wrote an awesome post! Go read it! GO GO!
I sit on my feet at work a lot.
Co-worker (delighted): It smells like bacon in here.
Me (annoyed): It ALWAYS smells like bacon in here.
I would love New York in the fall more with a puppy.
But it’s still pretty okay.