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Monday, June 6, 2011

The Cutting Edge

Movie Review:

I remember liking this movie the first time I saw it, but perhaps at the time it was mostly because D.B. Sweeney was in it. I first fell for him in two old favourites, a baseball movie, Eight Men Out and a WWII movie, Memphis Belle. He always seemed to have a laid back feel to him, and his soft, tired blue eyes just added to that.  In "The Cutting Edge" (1992), he plays a hockey hot shot who suffers a career ending injury and a couple years later is resurrected as a pairs figure skater, teamed up with a "temperamental" partner played pitch perfect by Moira Kelly. Needless to say, sparks fly. This is worth watching just for the humour and chemistry between the two leads, if nothing else.

There are some good lines in this movie, all of which seem to have escaped me now. All I can think of is two words:

"Toe pick!".

Funny...  after having the first two days that have felt even remotely close to summer, and being nice enough to eat dinner outside, that later in the evening I decided to watch a movie that spends most of its time on an ice rink. As I write this, after having spent those two sunny days working in the yard, the skin on my back actually feels like it is burning up and is going to rip apart... and I have been thinking about ice...  hockey. I was thinking of doing a post about my team, but I don't want to jinx them. I cannot watch the games, even if I did have cable.  One cool thing I found out about the last game? (Other than that we almost lost but didn't.) The two Bruins who scored are both from this beautiful province. Also interesting to note is that Milan Lucic was born (in Vancouver) in 1988, the same year that Mark Recchi (born 1968 in Kamloops) was drafted into the NHL. I believe that is the extent to which I will delve. The rest will be via highlights after the games are done. My heart will just pitter patter until we win.

Oh... another cool thing...  a guy I went to school with is one of the linesmen. I knew he had worked the series between the Canucks and Sharks, but I just checked and found out that he is working the finals too. I know his mom is proud of him, but I am too.


thormoo said...

Ya know, s a Red Wings fan it's really hard for me to even think about pulling for the Canucks. They are a great,great team yet the Western Conference rivalry runs deep.

I'm no fan of the bruins either though...but they've been good games for a more neutral spectator to watch. I don't want to jinx your team either but i just don't think the Bruins can pull it off...

DaveO said...

So perhaps you should post a paen of praise of the NY Rangers and Phil Esposito. Or the Dallas Stars (hey! we got hockey in Texas y'all!).

That should help ease the pain of a Canucks win.

Well, for moi anyway.

And no, not a fan of the Bruins. I agree with thormoo that they just can't close the deal.

KrippledWarrior said...

That's one of the only chick flix I actually like.

Spockgirl said...

Detroit has won the Stanley before (a few times), whereas the Canucks have not, although they've only been around for about 40 years. We've come to within a couple goal posts twice if I recall correctly... once when Stan Smyl was Captain ,in the god-awful yellow uniforms and then again when Trevor Linden was Captain (both personal faves of mine). I haven't paid much attention to hockey or the team in the past ten or more years, maybe even since '94... I can't remember.

Have to look at the way the Chicago series went this year... the Canucks had that in the bag and then lost more than just their momentum. But they made it. The two games with the Bruins have been tight, so it is still hit or miss.

Spockgirl said...

The name Phil Esposito sounds familiar to me. Of course, there are a lot of names of players in my head from waaaayyyyy back. I just don't remember much else.

What is with "not" liking teams. I just don't get it, unless it is entering caveman territory. And... the Bruins have won the cup before (a few times), but the Canucks have not. Detroit and Boston are, I believe, two of the original NHL teams, so have been around a lot longer than the Canucks. It is the Stanley Cup Finals... however a team played in the regular season to get them to this point is neither here nor there... anything can happen.

Spockgirl said...

This one had a bit more bite to it than most, due to the rather "temperamental" nature of the female lead, and it wasn't too happy sappy.

DaveO said...

Caveman territory?


Spockgirl said...

Yup... you got it.