Monday, November 09, 2009

Monday Movies Meme

I'm taking part in something new today, the Monday Movies Meme, hosted by The Bumbles Blog. The rules are easy:
Go to your blog and create your own post on the topic, linking back to Bumbles in your post, then leave a link to your post in Bumbles' Comments section.

This week's movie topic is LIFE CHANGERS.
What movies had such an impact that they caused a change in our behavior, beliefs, or exposed us to a new passion?

In 1979, I went to see The Champ with Faye Dunaway, John Voight, and a young Ricky Schroeder as TJ. Billy Flynn, an ex-boxer, gets custody of his son TJ. Annie, the ex, comes back into the picture after 7 years as Billy is training to make his boxing comeback.

I was 14 when I saw this movie. My parents were divorcing, I would be living with my dad like TJ, and the events in this movie just hit home with me. When the movie was over, I stood up to leave and started bawling like a baby! Movies don't make me cry! But I related so much to the characters and their situations, and I felt so sad for TJ (me). If you've never seen this 70's flick, I highly recommend it.


  1. Great choice. I've heard of this one, but haven't seen it...I'll put it on my list!

    Here's my list:

  2. I never saw "The Champ." I can't think of a single movie that changed my life. I can think of several that affected my thinking and my attitudes. I'm primarily a fan of movie musicals. Some of the songs have great impact. Two that come immediately to mind are "Something Good" from the Sound of Music and "You've Got to be Taught" from South Pacific.

  3. Ricky played his role with more reality than some adults. A true tearjerker for sure.

  4. It is amazing when something comes along to strike a chord at just the right time isn't it? Thanks for joining in - stop by any time!

  5. I have never seen The Champ. I was six years old when it came out - so that might be why. ;)

    Thank you so much for sharing your story about your daughter at my post today about OTC drug abuse. I am so glad your daughter is okay!!! What a horrifying experience it must have been for you and your family!

  6. Can't say as I have ever seen it, or heard of it. But it is now on my netflix queue to be seen asap!

    This week I really got inspired. My List
    Terry Kate

  7. wow! i can see why this stands out to you!
    I will never forget that adorable boy yelling champ champ! I can never hold back the tears!
    thanks for the link.. i may be toolate?



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