Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Returning Student ?

Whether you're starting a new year of high school, college, grad school or just keeping your brain sharp with continuing education...

Which classmate from the movies do you most wish you could sit next to while you're schooled? And what, pray tell, are you hoping to learn from them?

46 comments:

E Dot said...

Definitely Janice Ian. She'd keep me real.

Though she'd probably say I was "too gay to function".

Fox said...

Either Kelly Preston in Mischief or Caren Kaye in My Tutor.

And what would I want to learn from them? The facts of life, my friend!

Runs Like A Gay said...

Count me in for further eduction with Rita.

I'd love to hear more of her ideas about Howards End.

Aracir said...

if only Will Hunting was a student

Aracir said...

oh how could I forget? Luna Lovegood could teach me a lot of things I don't know, don't understand, don't care.

Mason Mahoney said...

I'd want to sit by the Bratz to learn about social niches.

And sex.

NATHANIEL R said...

aracir -- i'll allow you the janitor. wasn't he a janitor? hottest janitor ever?

fox -- omg. MY TUTOR. haven't heard that title in 4ever. wasn't that the one that starred Mr. Olivia Newton John as the tutored

Henry said...

Neil Perry from Dead Poets Society.

NATHANIEL R said...

henry! perhaps you could have saved him from his tragic fate?

Transvestitia Transvestitenstein said...

well, OF COURSE, donnie darko!!!
because of the eyes and... just everything about him (JAKE GYLLENHAAL!!!).
He could teach me how to hallucinate or... see REAL things that nobody else can see???
and of course smurfs history. (???)

in the end we will both talk about wanting to have sex with each other while under hypnosis at our therapists...
YEAH!

Notluke said...

For both the cuteness and the coolness, Ally Sheedy in Breakfast Club. Before the final "makeover", natch.

NATHANIEL R said...

so true. a more inspiring finale might have had the wrestler going goth to join her. ;)

Fox said...

Nathaniel -

Yes! That movie really had an effect on my MILF fetish. Or, I like to think it did. I have some of those "tutoring" scenes seered into my brain.

And Henry-

... dude, that is sad. Not your pick, but just thinking about Neil. His demise in that movie was so depressing. Didn't he even wear a crown of thorns or something at the end?? Oh my!

lawyer tony fernando said...

Who? Off course it would be Ferris Bueller, do I need to say the movie title?

I would love to be his friend, learn everything you need to now about High School and life in general, and GOD my bi-curiousity it would explode with his brother Jeanie. Hey it was a boy right? I mean he/she would love me!

WHO AM I KIDDING?

I WOULD SCREW EVERYONE!

Still s......!

elgringo said...

Callie from Dangerous Minds. She was the smartest in the class and even though she had baby while still in high school, I think that we could have a blast talking about 'My Darling, My Hamburger.'

Emma said...

I'm reading Maths at University, and it's got to be Jake Gyllenhaal in Proof. Or Donnie Darko, I ain't fussy.

... And he could teach me how to be so lovely. :)

D said...

I'm going to kind of cheat here and say Ivonne from "Hamlet 2", but mainly because she's played by Melonie Diaz. Just saw her in that one and in "Be Kind Rewind" and although she was underused in both, she made a big impression - looking forward to seeing more from her.

mikadzuki said...

Gogo Yubari. We could swing that spikey ball and stuff. But I'd refrain from asking her if she likes Ferraris.

c.p. iñor said...

Tracy Flick and the Metzlers... just for the fun of an insane campaign for class president.

Catherine said...

Carrie. I'd make sure she didn't go to the prom, we could've stayed at home and watched horror films instead.

Jeanette said...

Neil Perry from Dead Poet's Society, so I can tell him that there are choices in life other than community theater and death.

henry said...

In truth, I haven't seen Dead Poets Society in a while (going in the Netflix queue!) so I forgot that Neil dies at the end. Really, the whole class of Dead Poets Society is worth sitting next to while in school. Carpe diem was a motto of mine I'd always go back to while I was in college.

henry said...

How 'bout Jeff Spicoli then? I always wanted to learn how to surf. And to order pizza whilst in class. I never did act out too much while I was in school.

Fox said...

I second d's thoughts on Melonie Diaz. She is adorable and a bubbling under talent. In fact, her performance in Be Kind Rewind is amoung my favorite this year.

p.s. She's also awesome in A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints!

whitney said...

I know it's not from the movies, but I would totally be best friends with Tapanga...in elementary school. Once she cuts her hair and becomes a babe I'm not really interested anymore. I think her babeness would be a strain on our friendship.

Casey F said...

can tv count? Kelly Kapowski. yum. if not i think maybe Freddy Jones from School of Rock. I think the 2 of us could create a lot of highly entertaining havoc together

The Know Nothing Know It All said...

Juno MacGuff...just so I could tell her that she's at her best when she's not trying so damn hard...

Adam said...

I'm hanging with Veronica Sawyer, drinking a cherry slush and listening to Big Fun.

Clay Atlas said...

Sean Bateman - he'd teach me how to care less about what happens. How apathy can be cool? It would lead to fun, that's all I know.

NATHANIEL R said...

fox and d ... please tell me you've seen RAISING VICTOR VARGAS. It's such a sweet moving fun interesting movie and nobody has seen it despite me giving it praise constantly since it came out five years back.

oh and i single you two out because you like Melonie Diaz and that's where I first saw her. But really, the movie is just too good to pass up.

NATHANIEL R said...

runs like ...

true story: i've never seen EDUCATING RITA but i was totally thinking about it this weekend when i finally saw MAMMA MIA! when Julie Walters was singing 'take a chance on me' i thought. 'ohmygod. i sitll haven't seen educating rita.'

D said...

I haven't seen "Vargas" but did come across it when I decided to check Netflix for other stuff Diaz has been in. She was also in the recent "Itty bitty titty committee", which I may have to see now despite some pretty mediocre reviews.

Patrick said...

Um, the choice is obvious:

Sandy Stranger.

I would give anything to be sitting next to that internal combustion engine listening to Miss Brodie wax poetic about her prime.

Dame James Henry said...

Just saw this movie again for the first time in years so I have to mention it because it was my favorite movie when I was like 7...Cher and Dee in Clueless. I would kill to go around the halls "as if"-ing and "whatever"-ing everything around me with these ladies.

Anonymous said...

Patrick Fugit in either "White Oleander" or "Saved". Same reason - trapped in an incredibly bleak or oppressive place, Patrick reminds you that good people exist - and like you.

matt said...

Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Michelle Gellar, & Reese Witherspoon in Cruel Intentions. I would like to take anatomy with them. They'd seduce me and use me for their own good in the end (and someone would wind up dead), but it'd be a lot of fun (/highly educational?) in the process...

Chris Na Taraja said...

Brenden Fraiser in Encino Man!

Chris Na Taraja said...

Or better yet, in School Ties. I need to learn how to fight Matt Damon and the naked boys in the shower.

Plato Posner (Lorenzo) said...

1. Neil Perry (Robert Sean Leonard) AND Todd Anderson(Ethan Hawke) from Dead Poets Society
2. Dakin (Dominic Cooper) from The History Boys
3. Jim Stark (James Dean) from Rebel Without a Cause

NATHANIEL R said...

Chris... fight? You sure that's what you wanna be doing with them?

plato i say move #3 to #1 and we have a deal ;)

fugit loving anon ---that's beautiful

Fox said...

Nathaniel-

Oh yes. I quite enjoyed Raising Victor Vargas. I was expecting wretched indie fare, but I got sweet little slice of life.

Did you know the director of RVV is the one behind Nick And Nora's Infinite Playlist?

NATHANIEL R said...

yes which is why i'm excited waiting for it, being a big VICTOR VARGAS missionary.

Duncan said...

Keith and Watts in "Some Kind of Wonderful." Talk about sexual tension. Plus he could sketch my portrait while she teaches me how to play drums. Perhaps we could sit in detention with that bald bike guy, Duncan, who carves into desks with a switch blade.

Anonymous said...

Heath Ledger in "Ten Things I Hate About You."

Or maybe Adam Sandler in "Billy Madison."

Or John Travolta in "Grease."

17 Year Old Blogger said...

Billy Elliot. I just saw the movie and I would probs tell him that he could do whatever he wanted in his life and that he shouldn't listen to other. Actually, Emma Watson wouldn't be bad to look at...Which one? So different yet...Watson! Just cause I would want to show her that she isn't as smart as me.

17 Year Old Blogger said...
This comment has been removed by the author.