It seems like I’m always reading or hearing about dad jokes, dad clothes, or dad bodies, and a few other things as well. As I understand it, the description is used to poke a little fun at what the younger crowd considers corny tastes or behavior by older guys like their dads (or grandpas). Of course the gentlemen in question are very sure they’re right and they just laugh off the comments.
Which brings us to another “dad” subject: movies. And not just good movies but films that dads have watched so many times that they can recite the best lines. And in most cases they also love the music.
Here are some of my favorites. You might have a few of your own.
“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”
“Leave the gun, bring the cannoli.”
“Luca Brazzi sleeps with the fishes.”
“I know it was you,Fredo, and you broke my heart.”
“Keep your friends close, your enemies closer.”
“You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”
“I’ll be back.”
“Hasta la Vista, baby.”
“Ask yourself, do I feel lucky? Well do you, punk?”
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
“You came back to a place like this, why? A man like you, why?”
4 thoughts on “The Music Of “Dad Movies””
I’m not a dad, so I don’t know if I’m eligible, however, here are some of mine.
The Third Man
Next time we’ll have a fool-proof coffin.
Renault: I’m shocked, shocked, that there is gambling in this establishment.
Waiter: Sir, here are your winnings.
The Philadelphia Story
I’m testing the air. I like it but it doesn’t like me.
Three Days of the Condor
Ten years after the Great War, as we used to call it. Before we knew enough to number them.
The Shawshank Redemption
The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry.
I’m starting to work on a follow-up and you’ve given me some good ideas.
I watched Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid over lunch and it’s full of great lines. A particular favorite is…
Think ya used enough dynamite there, Butch?
“Can’t swim? What the hell, the fall will probably kill us!”