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A Special Movie,
By A Customer
This review is from: Fandango [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Have you ever taken the ultimate road trip? Have you ever traveled that glorious byway of youth toward some pointless destination? And did you take all those detours down the side roads headed to grand new adventures promising endless fun? Do you remember those special people you left behind in their youth who are still very much a part of you today? Have you ever wondered what might have been had you not parted with that special girl who once you may have loved? And could you ever have imagined how your new beginnings would often cause such abrupt and melancholy endings?
Have you ever taken the ultimate road trip? You know, the one from yesterday to tomorrow, from childhood to adulthood, from high school or college to responsibility. Did you tarry along the way? And all the while, did you notice the direction home behind you was vanishing? Do you ever wish you could go back to those crossroads in your life, if only for a few moments, knowing what you know today? Do you cherish your choices? And most of all, do you cherish those unforgettable memories of your youth?
Or do you just like the shape of Texas?
If your fancy dances to any of these themes, then you should consider dancing this Fandango.
For almost two decades a Kevin Reynolds' classic has remained the best kept secret in Hollywood. It simply beggars belief. Fandango deserved better. Yes, I know . . . it's a bit sophomoric and far-fetched at times, but behind all the "Animal House" humor lies "Big Chill" substance. If you give it a chance, Fandango will do what it does best. It will take you home again, if only for a while. In a perfect ending, Fandango blends incredible music with such sweet sadness, it cannot fail to stir both heart and soul. So, don't miss this dance. It's a privilege of youth, and it's for you.
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Initial post: Oct 20, 2013 5:38:56 AM PDT
Kelly T says:
I have LOVED this movie for 25+ years, and when I read your review of it, it made me cry. Thank you, you said it all beautifully. How I wish I could go back and re-live my youth with 20/20 hind-site and the wisdom I have NOW. (Although I honestly KNEW all my mistakes back when I first saw it in the '80's, it just hurts more now, being that I'm now OLD). Married the WRONG guy for the WRONG reasons, he then abandoned me and my kids, and it's been an uphill battle ever since. My parents both died, married ANOTHER WRONG guy,....anyhow, you get my drift...ah, nostalgia, if we could all just go back and do it all over again. I'm older and wiser, but what do I have to show for it? Nothing. I'm just another statistic, a verbally/emotionally/psychologically abused woman with no way out, wishing she'd made better choices in life.
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