Happy St. Patrick’s Day, y’all, and also, Wowzers! Some crazy shizz went down in Teen Movie Madness this week. Let’s start with the non-cray, though.
What delighted me most about this round of voting is that my personal least-favorite film in this tournament, Pretty in Pink, dropped the spirit stick at cheer camp. SO LONG, PiP! You shan’t be missed!
In less controversial news, 10 things was the biggest winner this week, stealing 91% of the vote over the
much shittier charming underdog, Never Been Kissed. Closely following was Clueless, which kicked Cruel Intentions to the curb with an 89%. I’m taking these victories as a mandate for the Clueless vs. 10 Things championship final deathmatch I’ve been clamoring for. Don’t prove me wrong, my internet friends.
Despite my confidence in those two films, voting is going to get more challenging moving forward. There were no major upsets this week, and indeed the lowest seeds left in the tournament now are Grease and Adventures in Babysitting, both 6 in their respective brackets.*
Let’s take a look at how things stand and then we’ll talk about the crazy after the bracket.
(1) The Breakfast Club vs. (4) Bend It Like Beckham
(6) Grease vs. (2) Mean Girls
(1) Ferris Bueller’s Day Off vs. (4) Bring It On
(6) Adventures in Babysitting vs. (2) Easy A
(1) 10 Things I Hate About You vs. (5) The Goonies
(3) Sixteen Candles vs. (2) Back to the Future
Whoa, y’all. There were some CLOSE races this week. But in particular, we have a problem up in the FPJ. That problem is that 423 of you voted for Say Anything. Which, unfortunately for me, is the exact same number of you who voted for The Outsiders, a film that I hardly remember from 7th grade English class but must surely be better than Lloyd Effing Dobbler and his insufferable wet blanketing. In this unprecedented 50/50 split, we must resolve this match-up in overtime. Check back later today, because we’ll be putting up an impromptu Say Anything vs. Outsiders deathmatch, just as soon as we find someone to defend Say Anything. (Un)fortunately, Posh is the only Lloyd Dobbler Apologist among us at FYA HQ, and no one has heard from her since she presumably died of overexcitement at the JT SXSW concert last night.
While we wait, what have you watched since the tournament began? Any new favorites? I just finished seeing Brick for the first and second time, because it was so amazing that I watched it twice in one sitting. I am now retroactively mourning for its first round loss.
*do NOT make me a liar, Greasers. Kick that number 13 seed to the curb in overtime today.