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55 Movies to Get You to Christmas – #19

Back To The Future

Image     “Where are my pants?” “Over there, on my hope chest.”

    If you haven’t seen Back To The Future, I don’t know what you’re doing with your life.  BTTF is a time-traveling film set in the 80s and the 50s.  Christopher Lloyd and young Michael J. Fox are a fantastic team in this fun, fast-paced adventure.  The supporting cast includes the delightfully talented Crispin Glover and Lea Thompson.  If you have the time and the energy, I suggest watching at least the first two in the trilogy back to back.  The third movie is widely regarded as the least well made of the three, but I thought it was alright.
The mix of comedy and time-sensitive-time-traveling adventure is brilliant.  The characters will keep you laughing, and the action will keep you intrigued.  This is one of those films it’s safe to say is a classic, despite the out-dated special effects.

Most underrated characters: George McFly – He has some of the best lines (“I’m your density”) and Crispin is such a talented actor.