I watched the movie Prom last night. It was cheesy, silly, funny, full of cliches (BTW, why can movies be full of cliches but books can't? Just wondering), and I loved every minute of it. What can I say, I love high school movies. They make me want to go back to high school.
No, ahem, scratch that last. Let's be honest here.
They make me want to go to high school in a movie.
I want to be Nova. I want to be Gabriella from High School Musical. Cher from Clueless. Laney from She's All That. Kate from John Tucker Must Die. Kat from 10 Things I Hate About You. Viola from She's The Man. Amanda from Can't Hardly Wait.
You get the idea (told you I love high school movies- did I miss any aside from all the Molly Ringwald ones?).
All these girls have tough times. Some are nerds who get a makeover. Some are overachievers who learn to relax. Some just get the guy. But they all have happy endings. And I think that's what happens when we look back at high school- we want a happy ending. I had a few happy endings. I had lots of miserable endings. I didn't always get the guy. Hardly ever actually. Do I really want to go back to all that? Have I changed that much? No and no. I don't want to go back to high school because even though I've matured a teeny bit, even though I've realized that there's a much bigger world out there, I probably wouldn't be all that different (sad).
What about you- would you go back to high school?
Maybe you would if there was this guy, my Crush of the Week:
Thomas McDonell. I don't usually go for guys with long hair, but his tough-guy-on-the-outside-but-sweet-softie-on-the-inside totally won me over.
And if he wouldn't make you want to go back, what about Zac Efron, Paul Rudd, Freddie Prinze Jr, Penn Badgley, Heath Ledger, Channing Tatum, or Ethan Embry? (AKA: the love interests in the above movies.)