Monday, October 12, 2009

Madonna -Who's that Girl/Causing a Commotion

Last week I was getting a bit nostalgic watching “Desperately Seeking Susan” on cable. As with most Madonna movies, it isn’t very good but it inspired me to go out and buy some wayfarer sunglasses when I was in Melbourne over the weekend (ok ok, they are fake wayfarers but in my defence I either sit on or lose every pair of sunglasses I own. Less money – less pain).

It got me to thinking about other dreadful Madonna movies such as “Who’s that girl”.

I have a bit of a confession though.
You know the type of movie where in your heart you acknowledge:
a. It is really bad
b. Would never win any type of award other than a Razzie
c. The acting is tragic
d. The plot is thin
e. The laughs are weak
BUT……you still like it? This is how I am with this movie.

I was doing an online search and the whole movie is on Youtube (in 5 parts). So if you want to have a reminder take a look. I’m not going to embed them all but you can watch it here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

Here are some very silly lines from the movie:
Nurse: What's your husband's name?
Nikki: Louden

Nurse: Louden what? (looking for last name)
Nikki: Clear
Nurse: Loudenclear

Nikki - You'll never know how relieved me and mama was when we found out Louden was getting married. Louden? Marrying a WOMAN???

Louden: We did one of your things. We killed the pimp and the fat guy. Now it is time to do one of my things.

Nikki Finn: [pointing at wall with "dead end sign" into which she has just crashed a car] I'm sorry officer but my husband, see, he's having a heart attack and I had to rush him to the hospital and I must not have been paying attention because I took a wrong turn and is this the way?

Today’s track is obviously from the movie “Who’s that girl”. Not the title track as that would be a bit too obvious. I always loved Madonna’s live rendition of “Causing a Commotion” in Turin which was released in 1987. This was way before Madonna got all OTT with the stage props. All she had here was basically an airport style travelator as her stage addition.

1 comment:

  1. Most films from the 80s fit into that description. but because *I* like them they're now good films. ok? :-)


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