Last night we had a movie night. It was all of the children and mom (dad was out of town for a cheese making class). We watched "Bringing Up Baby", a favorite in our house for years. I remember watching it for the first time when I was Tim's age (gosh, that feels like ages ago!).
In "Bringing Up Baby" Dr. David Huxley (Cary Grant) is trying to finish his project for the museum that he works for. He is also trying to convince Mrs. Random to donate one million dollars to the museum. While meeting with the Mrs. Random's lawyer, Huxley runs into Mrs. Random's scatterbrained niece--Susan Vance (Katharine Hepburn), who decides that she likes David Huxley and is going to marry him. Never really taking into fact the he is already engaged (in fact plans to be married the day after he meets Susan).
Susan uses a leopard named baby, a dog named George, and the fact that her Aunt is Mrs. Random, for a day that she considers is fun and one that David considers as anxiety provoking.
In the end.....Well, in the end, no one gets eaten, things fall apart and our entire family is sent into gales of laughter more times than I can count. You didn't really expect me to tell you, how it ended did you?
Through out the entire movie it seems like at least one person in our family is chuckling. Be it Noah over the leopard, mom over an adult comment or Emma over a song, it's a movie that at any given time our entire family can sit down and all enjoy. Which is no easy matter when there are 13 people to please! But with lines like....
David Huxley: You don't understand: this is *my* car!
Susan Vance: Your golf ball, your running board, your car? Is there anything in the world that doesn't belong to you?
David Huxley: Yes, thank heavens, YOU!
Susan Vance: Anyway, David, when they find out who we are they'll let us out.
David Huxley: When they find out who *you* are they'll pad the cell.
It will always be a favorite, and I think us enjoying it and continuing to watch it a dozen years after us kids first saw it, might prove my point. :D