Tuesday, April 5, 2011

More 'Bad' Movies I Love: The Cutting Edge

This weekend, I unpacked a box of DVDs into my new apartment, and I got a little jolt of happiness when I came across my copy of The Cutting Edge.

That's right: I love The Cutting Edge. The original The Cutting Edge, mind. I'm not sure what's going on with those ABC Family remakes that feature fake Doug Dorseys and Kate Moseleys.

My boyfriend already makes fun of me for this. In the interest of fair and balanced reporting, I'd like to point out that his DVD collection includes Freddy Got Fingered and Troy.

But here's the thing: I think The Cutting Edge is well-written. And to prove my point, I'd like to mention that it's written by the OSCAR-nominated Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton, The Bourne Identity, Dolores Claiborne). It's his first movie actually. Secondly, I'm a sucker for chemistry, especially the I-hate-you-so-much-I-love-you-chemistry. And Moira Kelly and D.B. Sweeney have this in spades. Or should I say toe picks.

Speaking of D.B. Sweeney, he also goes on my list of underrated actors I dearly love. Once, on an early date, I scared my boyfriend because he mentioned D.B. and I breathed out something like "OhmygodyouknowwhoDBSweeneyis?!" There may also have been a shriek involved.

It turns out D.B. is also in some baseball movie or other (Okay, okay, I know it's Eight Men Out. You can't date someone who does this for a living and NOT know that, I guess). Hockey and baseball and figure skating?! So athletic.

I'd just like to point out that the early D.B.-discovery date has turned into us being together five years later, Graig. Not saying The Cutting Edge is entirely responsible for that but, you know, just putting that out there.

Doug can read!


  1. I weep every time throughout the final skating performance. So good!

  2. YOU MEAN: "Don't say we aren't right for each other, because the way I see it we might not be right for anybody else."

    Er...yeah, I may be partial to that bit too.

  3. You forgot to mention 'Bloodsport'. I thought THAT was the movie that made it clear that we're meant to be.

  4. You're getting confused, Graig. That's the movie that made it clear we can work through our differences.