Dr. Hollywood – 1991- Feels like living permanently on a Sunday afternoon. What a dream, specially now. I just wanna live in this movie. That’s all.
Category: feel good
Cool Runnings is a feel-extremely-good 1993 movie featuring one of my favorite people who ever lived on this planet and who I talk about constantly, John Candy.
I don’t actually remember watching this movie as a kid, which is probably inaccurate, considering my mom has made me watch every possible existing movie ever released when I was a kid. This is probably one of the ones we watched only once.
This is the story of the first ever Jamaican bobsled team to participate in the Winter Olympics in Canada in 1988. The story is real, though I believe the events of the movie are completely made up. Except for the part where actual footage of the team during the competition was used. That part of the story is pretty accurate!
I was watching the Olympics, I think 2 days ago, and I saw this competition live as they were announcing the Jamaican team… without laughing. It was pretty cool!
“The secret of my success” is a 1987 movie I could easily watch on repeat. I don’t know Michael J. Fox personally (well, it kinda goes without saying, but MAYBE I had to specify this…) but, in my head, the type of character he plays in this movie is extremely close to what he is like in real life, you know? Wicket smart, confident and basically just plain cool. So, so many things I will never be.
Oh well, interestingly enough – to me – a couple of my favorite actors Topher Grace and Justin Long actually have mentioned in interviews how much their style is based on Michael J. Fox. After learning that, I started seeing it everywhere, but specially on this movie, during the first scenes I get serious Topher Grace vibes, which is completely irrelevant, but I find it really cool to observe.
Would this movie suffer serious trimming, had it been released these days? Well, probably. But I love this mood!
Recent college graduate Brantley Foster (Michael J. Fox) travels from his home in Kansas to New York City to pursue a new finance job. However, when Brantley arrives, he learns that his position has been eliminated, and he’s forced to take a job working for his inept Uncle Howard (Richard Jordan), who became a company president through marriage. Brantley starts as a mere mailroom worker, but quickly climbs the corporate ladder when he begins posing as an executive.
Where to watch?
Greedy is a 1994 feel-good movie starring everyone’s eternal crush, Michael J. Fox 😍. It’s a comedy about an old rich man who finds himself surrounded by toxic family members who want nothing from him but his money.
I hadn’t watch this is in over 20 years, I think. So, it basically felt like I was watching a new movie… one that felt extremely predictable.
I don’t think this would be one of my top 3 Michael J. Fox’s movies but it sure sets a mood! It is not a movie that will make you feel tense, sad or too emotional, so, it’s perfect for these late pandemic days where every aspect of life seems to be just one inch out of our control.
I also love the fact that Kirk Douglas (Uncle Joe) lived to be 104. I think that’s a very comforting piece of information and he was an amazing actor. I am sorry if my crush on MJF keeps me from applauding all the other amazing actors on this movie.
Parent note: You can mostly watch this movie with kids in the room. However there is some brief nudity (not frontal, of course!!!) in one scene. If you are a parent, you’ll appreciate this note. If you are not, you’ll think it’s silly. Until you don’t!
Where to Watch? Buy or rent on Youtube.
See you next time!