Cha Cha’s 2013 Movie Awards. Now with more hair!

Do you enjoy viewing the motion pictures?

I do. And so, even though I’m a little late, here are my favorites from 2013.

Best Movie Starring a Comb-Over
American Hustle. Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, and Bradley Cooper are all at the top of their games. However, Bale’s uh-MAY-zing comb-over truly takes the cake. I really enjoyed this raucous movie. Plus, it gets extra points for Lawrence’s energetic performance as a crazypants but actually sane woman.

Movie That Made Me Want to Hot-Roll My Hair
American Hustle. See above.

Best Documentary
If you haven’t seen 20 Feet from Stardom, run out right now and get it – especially if you like music at all. This great film interviews back-up singers, and examines the huge distance between the back-up stand and the front of the stage. I still want to be a back-up singer for Earth, Wind & Fire, but this movie gave me a greater appreciation for the craft, and also the history of “girl singers.” Loooooved it.

Movie That Made Me Want to Back-Comb My Hair
20 Feet From Stardom. See above.

Best Quiet Movie That You’ll Love if You Liked Juno or Adventureland
The Way, Way Back. Being 14 suuuuucks. And it especially sucks if Steve Carell is your mom’s asshole boyfriend. This lovely little movie captures the yearning and embarrassment and, ultimately, hope in being the awkward kid. Also, extra credit for Allison Janney, who is perfect in everything.

Movie That Made Me Want to Wear Scarves in My Hair
The Way Way Back. See above.

Best Movie That Surprised Me
This Is The End. This was a flick selected by the husband, and my expectations were low. Real low. But how many movies have fart jokes and make you seriously consider the afterlife? I was surprised by how vested I got in these characters. Plus, it’s funny.

Movie That Had No Impact on My Hair Decisions Because it Features All Dudes
This Is The End. See above.

Best Use of Robert De Niro in Plaid Pants
Silver Linings Playbook. I’ve had multiple folks tell me, “Eww, I don’t want to see a movie about mental illness.” But this gem is so much more – the mental illness is just a tiny part of a very uplifting film. And De Niro in a turtleneck and plaid pants? Well, I just wanted to kiss the costumers. Those pants were perfect for the character.

Movie That Made Me Want to Wear Plaid Pants Because a Girl Can Only Mess With Her Hair So Much
Silver Linings Playbook. See above.

What movies did you find memorable in the last year?

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  • Reply Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect January 3, 2014 at 2:39 am

    I've been wanting to see The Way, Way Back! As for which movies I saw in 2013 that were GOOD? Blergh. Nothing. Well, we took Annalyn to see Despicable Me 2 and THAT was pretty good. But anything else? Nope. One disappointment after another.

    Oh WAIT! I liked Iron Man 3. That was good. Annnnd I'm out.

  • Reply Green Girl in Wisconsin January 3, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    I gotta get to the video store! The only one of these I saw was Silver Linings which was terrific.

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