Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Confession.... Before I was a Weaver, I'm not sure that I had ever seen a black and white movie. I just figured they were all boring. BOY was I wrong.

I remember my first Christmas as a Weaver. Daddy Weaver wanted to watch It's A Wonderful Life, but none of his kids wanted to watch it with him. They had already watched it that year. I mentioned that I had never seen the movie before. Daddy Weaver was so excited. He just had to share this movie with me. So Christmas 2004, I watched It's A Wonderful Life for the first time.

In the past six years of being in the Weaver family, I have been introduced to some of my new favorite movies. I love Bringing Up Baby and Shop Around the Corner. Old movies are just good. They are funny and clean and just good. :)

We have a theater nearby that shows a classic movie the second Tuesday of every month.

Last night they were playing Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, another classic that I had never seen.

We made it a family affair. Andrew's parents, Grandma Mc, Joy and the boys all joined us.

What a great movie!! It was made in 1939 and is all about a good honest, slightly naive Senator, going to Washington for the first time. One of my favorite things about classics is that they are hilarious. This was no exception. I laughed all the way through.

If you have never seen this movie, I definitely recommend it. There are some other good classics coming, but I'm most looking forward to White Christmas in December.


  1. That is such a good movie!! As you already know - I love b&w movies! :) I've already put the Dec movie on my calendar!

  2. It was great! A good family time - and a good reminder of what our government was meant to be!