When I was in elementary school, the years I didn't have a costume party for my birthday, I would have a slumber party. About 5 or 6 of my friends would come over and we would have pizza, and play dress up, have a dance-a-thon and end the night with a movie. I picked the same movie every time.
Little Shop of Horrors.
I don't know when I first saw this movie. To be honest I am pretty surprised my Mom let me watch it with a murderous plant and all. I loved it so much.
Since we could not make it to the play, that night the 5 of us settled into the den to watch the movie. My girls love musicals and I figured they would become as obsessed as I am.
We of course watched the 1986 version with Rick Moranis.
Joey recently mentioned that Ellie has a face she makes that makes her look a lot like Rick Moranis. Now I can't stop seeing it.
SPOILER ALERT: If you don't want to know how the movie ends stop reading now...
As the credits rolled I sat with a big smile on my face. It was just as good as I remembered it. I looked over at my kids and they were both....
My poor kids, so used to happily ever after endings. I told them it was a happy ending for the alien plants. They were not buying it. I don't think I can convince them to watch the movie again anytime soon, but they have been forced to listen to the soundtrack for weeks now.