Throwback Thursday- 80’s Classics- Lean On Me (1989) and The Goonies (1985)

There is something about certain film that keep the audience coming back to it, regardless of how much time has lapsed since the film’s original release.

The first movie I am going to write about tonight is Lean On Me (1989).

Joe Clark (Morgan Freeman) has just been appointed principal of an inner city school. Remembered as unlikable and OCD in his need to take control when he taught, Joe faces multiple obstacles in turning the school around. Drugs, violence and unrest are an every day part of the student’s lives. Can Joe turn the school around and guide his students to a bright future?

Teaching is one of the most difficult jobs that anyone can take on. It takes dedication, heart and a willingness to see that without education, our children and our future is aimless. Based on a true story, Joe is willing to do whatever it takes to turn the school around, even if his methods are controversial.

The second movie I am going to talk about The Goonies (1985).

Mikey and Brandon Walsh (Sean Astin and Josh Brolin) are brothers who home and neighborhood are about to be demolished and replaced by a golf course. The only way to save their home and their neighborhood is to raise the funds. Then Mikey stumbles onto the treasure map of a fabled local pirate and the adventure begins. Will the kids find the treasure and save their homes or will they only find trouble?

For a certain generation, this movie is a symbol of their youth. It is also a story of growing up, finding your courage and discovering who you really are.

I recommend them both.

Author: Writergurlny

I am Brooklyn, NY born and raised writer who needs writing to find sanity in an insane world. To quote Charlotte Bronte: “I'm just going to write because I cannot help it.”

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