Thursday, August 09, 2007

"the trouble with angels"

this is the netflix movie i have out right now. i watched it last night, and i really love this movie from my childhood. it makes me feel quite nostalgic. it is about two girls who get sent to a catholic school, and give the sisters quite an exciting time! it has rosalind russell as the mother superior, hayley mills as one of the 'angels', and there is an appearance by THE gypsy rose lee, as a lady who comes in to teach the girls 'social graces'! it also has as one of the nuns, a lady that was also a nun in the series 'the flying nun'.

i love this movie 'cause it always makes me laugh, and it also always makes me cry, so i went up to my room and watched it alone curled up in bed with a blankie. (my family makes fun of me when i cry at movies, and they also won't watch 'old' movies, either) i went to a catholic school for a time in my earlier elementary school years. we had nuns that taught there, and they really wore the exact same habits that the nuns in this movie wore...and they scared the heck out of me! i also had a great-aunt that was a nun. (she scared the heck out of me too!) but this movie probably speaks more to someone that grew up catholic and/or went to a catholic school in the 60's. the 'delinquent' girls are pretty tame compared to stuff they do now in schools! but it also has a look to it, that reminds me of growing up in the 60's. i have rented this one enough times that i will just have to buy it eventually!

12 comments:

Rochambeau said...

Dear Cindy,
Usually I cry at movies too!
I married a Catholic husband, and my Mom (like you) briefly went to Catholic school. My God daughters go to Catholic School. Compared to how I learned in school,there is something special that gets infused into a person.
Thanks for stopping by!

Amy Wagner said...

I love that movie too. I watched it so many times (rented) that I was thrilled beyond belief when I found a VHS version(you know, those old fashion video things no one wants anymore)of the movie while thrifting. I snatched it up for $1. I have watched it again and again with my three kids. It still stands the test of time and generations.
I didn't go to Catholic school, only catechism. My husband had 12 years of Catholic schooling. I had a Great Aunt that was a nun and my Dad's cousin was a priest.
Two nights ago I was watching Father of the Bride with my 11 year old daughter. We were cuddling on my bed with our feather pillows and I was hiding in my pillow each time the tears came!!
Amy

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Ooooh! I haven't seen this one ever! Sounds like a good blankie movie to me too! :)

A Fanciful Twist said...

Catholic world here. All the way... I hear things on Sundays like... "Mijits, fuiste a misa el Domingo? Que no se te olvide..."

Can you understand that?? hehehhe

homemakerkate said...

I am completely with you on the old movie thing, well any drama movie really, I need blankie, and tissues for the tears!
hugs
K

cinderelly said...

constance ~ i'm happy i'm not the only one who crys at movies!

amy ~ i found a site somewhere that told more about the movie...the building the school was in was a castle and now it is called something like 'mary's home for'...i forget now, but after the mary character maybe!

miz smoochie lips ~ it is soo good!


vanessa ~ i am a 'fallen catholic'! si, yo puedo entender!


katie ~ i love old movies! but i guess anyone can tell looking at my movie list in the sidebar?

She'sSewPretty said...

I love that movie too! I am going to have to add it to my Net Flix. The movie I love to watch over and over is An Affair to Remember and I always cry!

She'sSewPretty said...

Vanessa and Cindy...Yo me puuedo entendre ..eyeyiyi!

Feathers a/k/a Thriftin' Gal said...

I went to a Catholic school too, and the nun's habits were pretty scary looking as I remember...LOL

cinderelly said...

betty ~ i always cray at the end of armageddon too, when brucie saves the world! hey, you can speak spanish too!

feathers ~ weren't they scary!? and they could HIT you! :o

the feathered nest said...

I just adore this movie! I haven't seen it in years - I'll have to rent it and watch it with my daughter. I think she'll get a kick out of seeing it. Thanks for the reminder!

Manuela

cinderelly said...

manuela ~ you are very welcome! i think your daughter will get a huge kick out of life in the 60's!