The Perfect American Movie Road Trip - Part Two

The Perfect American Movie Road Trip - Part Two

Megan Suttlesover 6 years


Article written by:Megan SuttlesMegan Suttles
  Road Trip   We have reached the halfway point in our journey. The halfway part of the journey is when you really settle into your vacation groove.  This is the point when you lose your normal wake up time and you totally embrace being the touristy goober. The halfway point is the best. In Part One of our Perfect American Movie Road Trip, the designated route took us through the Midwest, the West Coast and the Wild West. The next twenty-five films will take us through the Dirty South and the East Coast. As a word of caution, there was a lot of potential for Nicolas Sparks movies. So, with this warning in mind, sit back, relax and travel the states without leaving your couch. The plus side is you don’t have to buy I ❤NY shirts for your whole family and you get to sleep in your own bed. State: Tennessee Suggested Landmark To Visit: Graceland Movie: Walk the Line Tagline: “Love is a burning thing.” Rating: ☆☆☆☆ Most Notable Movie Quote: “Baby, baby, baby.” —with a June Carter twang   State: Mississippi Suggested Landmark To Visit: Vicksburg National Military Park Movie: O Brother Where Art Thou? Tagline: “They have a plan, but not a clue.” Rating: ☆☆☆☆ Most Notable Movie Quote: “ Do….Not….Seek….The….Treasure….”   State: LouisianaSteel Magnolias Suggested Landmark To Visit: The French Quarter Movie: Steel Magnolias Tagline: “The funniest movie to ever make you cry.” Rating: ðŸ˜­ðŸ˜­ðŸ˜­ðŸ˜­ Most Notable Movie Quote: Shelby: My colors are “blush” and “bashful” M’Lynn: Her colors are pink and pink Or “Shelby, drink your juice!”   State: Alabama Suggested Landmark To Visit: USS Alabama Movie: Forrest Gump, Sweet Home Alabama was a distant second Tagline: “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” Rating: ☆☆☆☆ Most Notable Movie Quote: The entire movie   State: Florida20150604_213759 Suggested Landmark To Visit: Cape Canaveral Movie: Scarface, Magic Mike was a close second Tagline: “He loved the American Dream. With a Vengeance.” Rating: ☆☆☆☆ Most Notable Movie Quote: “Say hello to my little friend.” (Thankfully this is not said in the second runner up movie)   State: Tyler Perry’s Georgia Suggested Landmark To Visit: Okefenokee Swamp Park! Movie: Tyler Perry’s A Diary of a Mad Black Woman       Tagline: “Get ready to meet a real straight shooter.” Rating: ☆☆☆ *don’t judge me Most Notable Movie Quote: Anytime Madea has a calculator   State: South CarolinaBird Suggested Landmark To Visit: Fort Sumter National Park Movie: The Notebook Tagline: “Behind every great love is a great story.” Rating: ðŸ’”💔💔💔 Most Notable Movie Quote: “If you’re a bird. I’m a bird.”   State: West Virginia Suggested Landmark To Visit: Lost World Caverns Movie: The Wild & Wonderful Whites of West Virginia     Fact: The best documentary you will every watch Rating: Most Notable Movie Quote: “She lost her baby….her…” —One of the Whites at a Taco Bell Drive thru   State: North Carolina Suggested Landmark To Visit: Wright Brothers National Memorial Movie: The Campaign, it was either this or another Nicolas Sparks movie Tagline: “May the best loser win.” Rating: ☆☆☆ Most Notable Movie Quote: “Bring your broom, because it’s a mess.”   State: Virginia Suggested Landmark To Visit: Mount Vernon Movie: Pocahontas   Tagline: “Can you paint with all the colors of the wind” *I’m just assuming Rating: ☆☆☆ Most Underrated Disney Sidekick:  percy   District: Washington, D.C. Suggested Landmark To Visit: The White House Movie: Legally Blonde, there are far too many to pick from Tagline: “Believing in yourself NEVER goes out of style!” Rating: ☆☆ Most Notable Movie Quote: “Bend….and Snap!”   State: Maryland Suggested Landmark To Visit: Maryland State House Movie: Wedding Crashers   Tagline: “Hide your bridesmaids.” Rating: ☆☆ *might be a controversial call Most Notable Movie Quote: “You know how they say we only use 10 percent of our brains? I think we only use 10 percent of our hearts.”   State: Delaware Suggested Landmark To Visit: New Castle Historic District Movie: Fight Club Tagline: “Mischief. Mayhem. Soap.” Rating: ☆☆☆☆ Most Notable Movie Quote: “I am Jack's inflamed sense of rejection.   State: New Jersey Suggested Landmark To Visit: Congress Place Movie: Garden State Rating: ☆☆ Most Notable Movie Quote: All I remember is them shouting across the garbage dump.   State: PennsylvaniaHouseguest Suggested Landmark To Visit: The Liberty Bell Movie: Sinbad’s Houseguest Tagline: “He came. He ate. He stayed.” Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ *no other rating is acceptable Most Notable Movie Moment: When Sinbad’s hands are numbed with Novocain AND HE CAN’T USE THEM TO EXTRACT THE TOOTH! Comedic Gold.   State: New York Suggested Landmark To Visit: The Statue of Liberty Movie: There are too many movies set in New York, so I’m just going to pick the beginning of Weekend at Bernie’s Tagline: “A lively comedy about a man who isn’t.” Rating: ☆☆☆ Most Notable Movie Moment: When Bernie moves it like Bernie   State: Connecticutskulls Suggested Landmark To Visit: The Mark Twain House & Museum Movie: The Skulls Tagline: “Getting in is easy. Getting out is killer” Rating: ☆☆ Most Notable Movie Quote: “If it’s secret and elite, it can’t be good.”   State: Rhode Island Suggested Landmark To Visit: The Breakers Movie: Apparently, Cheaper by the Dozen is set in Rhode Island Rating: ☆☆ Most Notable Movie Quote: “Clean up in aisle twelve.”   State: Massachusetts Suggested Landmark To Visit: USS Constitution Movie: Hocus Pocus Tagline: “It’s all a bunch of Hocus Pocus.” Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ *no other rating is acceptable Best Name In All of Cinema: Thackery Binx   State: Maine Suggested Landmark To Visit: Acadia National Park Movie: Lake Placid Tagline: “You’ll never know what bit you.” Rating: ðŸŠ Most Hardcore Betty White Moment:  betty white State: New Hampshire Suggested Landmark To Visit: Mount Washington Hotel Movie: Eight Crazy Nights Tagline: “It’s naughty. It’s nice. It’s animated.” Rating: ☆☆☆ Most Notable Movie Quote: Anything Whitey Says   State: Vermont Suggested Landmark To Visit: Shelburne Farms Movie: Super Troopers Tagline: “You don’t mess with the law. The law messes with you.” Rating: ☆☆☆ Most Notable Movie Quote: “The snozzberries tastes like snozzberries.”   State: Michigan Suggested Landmark To Visit: Fox Theatre Movie: 8 Mile Tagline: “Lose Yourself in the Music.” Rating: ☆☆☆ Most Notable Rhyme for "Sweater Already": “Mom’s Spaghetti.”   State: Ohio Suggested Landmark To Visit: Spring Grove Cemetery, Fun! Movie: Little Giants Tagline: “The comic telling of a gridiron miracle!” Rating: ☆☆☆ The Little Giants Face When They Heard About The Real Giants' Deflategate:  Little Giants   We made it through all fifty states. I'm sure you are completely content with all my choices. The plus side is that we went from sea to shining sea, and now you don't have to unpack your laundry that smells like every hotel room you slept in during the trip.

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