When the first few notes of "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" played toward the beginning of this film, I instantaneously brightened up and was taken back to a time when I was a little girl who watched Mr. Rogers on PBS at my Grandma and Grandpa's.
Tears were running down my face by the end of the screening and my heart was full. Its message is simple but incredibly special, especially in trying times. I feel lucky to have watched this man when I was young and I'm tempted to re-watch some of the episodes now.
Go watch this!
The scene where Carly, Freddie, and Sam cram into a taxi with Freddie's mom inside and Spencer on the top could quite possibly be heavily inspired by the iconic stateroom scene from the Marx Brothers' 1935 classic A NIGHT AT THE OPERA and that parallel alone makes this an automatic 5/5. Only true '90s kids can relate!
(But for real, so much love for iCarly.)
Unless you're a huge Judy Garland fan, watch a ton of WWII-era films, or just happened to watch this film, there's a good chance you haven't seen THE CLOCK.
This film is one of the great underrated romantic classics. Vincente Minnelli directed his IRL new bride, Judy Garland, and Robert Walker in Garland's first truly dramatic and non-musical film role. Both Garland and Walker give touching performances as a young woman and a sweet soldier who fall passionately in love…