Addicted to Love and One Fine Day Play Any Which Way on Planes Trains and Automobiles on Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day seems an appropriate time to revisit Addicted to Love and One Fine Day. Over 1800 days since I first posted about my twin fixations they’ve become like two sides of the same coin I keep flipping over and over again.I actually watched Addicted to Love and One Fine Day on a train earlier today. I’ve watched them in a car, several planes, in hotels, sitting by a campfire, in the snow, and by a lake. On the TV, my portable DVD player, the big screen. With sound and without. With subtitles and without. With commentary and without…Watching my favorite movies playing next to each other for the umpteenth time I was distracted by the thought that maybe both these films take place in the same universe, at the same time, and all these characters are just barely missing meeting one another and perhaps helping to move each other’s plots along.Like the universe from The Last Action Hero, thoughts of Maggie juxtaposed with Melanie Parker and Jack Taylor just swirl around in my grey matter. Meg Ryan’s bitchy asides and cartoon cattiness would have wreaked havoc.Anyway, it’s going to be a month of Maggie and Melanie. This ought to be fun. Does anyone want to join me in a viewing of Addicted to Love or One Fine Day?



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9 responses to “Addicted to Love and One Fine Day Play Any Which Way on Planes Trains and Automobiles on Groundhog Day

  1. Ah…that is an interesting idea…the two juxtaposed. Oh my…I can just imagine! Now that would be fun… 😃

  2. Love this idea… could be a whole new cinematic universe!

  3. well here’s a thought since you brought up Planes, Trains and Automobiles. What about Meg and Michelle taking on the John Candy and Steve Martin roles, trying to get home for Thanksgiving. Meg is the shower curtain rings sales person, and Michelle is the Wall Street ad exec. Some script revisions would be necessary for female characters. Meg steals Michelle’s cab as they both race to the airport to catch flights home and wind up on the same diverted flight. At first they hate each other but gradually become road trip buddies. Michelle has her husband waiting at home (played by Clooney) and we eventually find out that Meg had lost her husband years prior. The movie ends the same way with Meg joining Michelle’s family for Thanksgiving dinner. Get to work Hollywood!

  4. Great post 🙂 Last Action Hero is a good comparison. Another one, would be Woody Allen’s The Purple Rose of Cairo 🙂 Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

  5. Michael

    How did I miss this post?? No matter, happy to have finally read it. A month of Maggie and Michelle is music to my ears.

    • Hiya Michael it’s always a pleasure to hear from you. I’m sorry I haven’t had much to say either here or over at your place. I have visited all your recent posts, sadly I haven’t been able to find the words to do your work justice.
      Hopefully the fatigue is wearing off. I’m (almost) jonesing to host a blogathon again. Maybe a “Michelle Pfeiffer Appreciation Day” on April 29. Shall I, Shall we … What say ye?

      • Michael

        Hey, Paul. Thank you for stopping by the blog, glad you’ve enjoyed the posts (even if there are fewer so far in 2019). I luuuuv your idea for a Michelle blogathon. Count me in!

  6. Maggie and Mel… oh my,….. I’ll be waiting

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