Thursday, June 10, 2010
Shimmy, Shimmy, Cocoa Pop. Shimmy, Shimmy, Rock!
"The space goes down, down baby, down, down the roller coaster. Sweet, sweet baby, sweet, sweet, don't let me go. Shimmy, shimmy, cocoa pop. Shimmy, shimmy, rock. Shimmy, shimmy, cocoa pop. Shimmy, shimmy, rock. I met a girlfriend - a triscuit. She said, a triscuit - a biscuit. Ice cream, soda pop, vanilla on the top. Ooh, Shelly's out, walking down the street, ten times a week. I read it. I said it. I stole my momma's credit. I'm cool. I'm hot. Sock me in the stomach three more times."
Can you believe it has been 22 years since BIG came out? TWENTY-TWO? Holyshit! The kids that played Billy and young Josh are now 36 years old! Older than Tom Hanks when he played Josh!
No way has it been 22 years? Is that possible? How did that happen? Really? It was that long ago?
I feel old-what the hell happened to my youth?
I guess living in New York, working as an actress, struggling as an actress, having an entire career in animation, working on more than 18 feature films, countless commercials and shorts, writing a novel, getting sued for that novel, writing another novel, and 3 more after that, spec TV shows, a screenplay, living Australia, Seattle, Florida, Milan, Copenhagen, not necessarily in that order! OMG!
I knew all this happened, but still feel like I am in my 20s until I see one of my fav films again and realize-that was 22 years ago????
Would I do it over again? Would I do it differently if I could?
There is a line in the film when Elizabeth Perkins tells Josh, "13? No, I've been there" and as a real grown up (OMG! I am actually old enough for people to call me ma'am, and I can't even get angry-*sigh*) I have to agree with her.
I wish that I could have all the experience I have now and yet go back to being young, older than when Big came out, but old enough to be carefree and not have to get eye check ups, my boob squished between to cameras, and a physical is only required for gym class~
Time flies! This said, I still love this film, it's friggen' timeless. Watch it, laugh, cry and enjoy it-it's a classic!
Posted by Stephanie Olivieri at 8:22 AM