Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Making the Grade

At the suggestion of Dex I finally saw Making the Grade. Reading TOPH should be a prerequisite to watching this movie...it must be watched with a grain of preppy salt.

I don't think it's a coincidence that Hoover Prep school's colors are pink and green! My favorite scene in Making the Grade was Judd Nelson's transformation from badass to prep. I was already a huge fan of Judd Nelson from his roles in The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo's Fire so that probably made me like the movie even more. Have you seen Making the Grade?

14 comments:

KSB said...

It's a fun movie and I agree about taking it with a grain of preppy salt!

Have you seen Stealing Home? It's one of my favorite "preppy" movies (and it gets bonus points for being set in a fictional Main Line town).

Have a great day!

KSB

...just another preppy shopaholic said...

Love Judd Nelson! The Breakfast Club is one of my childhood favorites! Love Story is another one of my favorites!

DSS said...

I've never heard of this movie, but ADORE Judd Nelson. I'm adding it to the Netflix queue as we speak. Thanks for passing along the recommendation :)

Anonymous said...

LOVED this movie!
There was supposed to be a sequel too and I don't think it ever happened!

: )

Kathy

QueenBeeSwain said...

Where has this been all my life! Am queuing this immediately, this is one of the reason that I love blogs- collectively we canvas it all so we don't miss out.

... he is going to wrinkle his clothes...!

kHm

j.mosby said...

Whit Stillman flicks are a better rental:
Metropolitan, Last Days of Disco, Barcelona!

Buckhead Belle said...

This is officially added to my queue! Thanks for the recommendation... 80s movies are my favorite!

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Preppy 101 said...

What a fun, fun movie!! ;-) xoxo

The Southland Life said...

never heard of this, but must watch!!!

Tammy B said...

I don't have to get this on Netflix. I have owned the DVD for years. It is one of those movies that they used to show on TBS at 1:00 am on Saturday and Sunday mornings. I saw it on there many times. A few years ago, I purchased the DVD. I haven't watched it in a few months. I think I may watch it tonight.

Karena said...

I haven't yet it sounds like a good one to rent though!!

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The Zhush said...

What rock have I been under that I have never seen this or heard of this movie? Looks right up my ally! Netflixing immediately!

CharmedLifeinMN said...

Ha ha! A great movie! I love that scene, too. "This duck? Preppy. This duck? Not preppy."