The Outsiders

The Outsiders: I was honestly somewhat meh about the book and felt similarly about the movie – which is to be expected, since the movie takes pretty much zero liberties with the book. I’m sure this film was popular with the ladies: pretty much every ’80s heartthrob is present. I particularly enjoyed Emilio Estevez as Two-Bit and felt a little uncomfortable watching cutie Ralph Macchio as Johnny – until I learned he was 22 when he played the role. 22! When did his voice change, 30? My husband says this movie was played on cable all the time back in the day, but until I got my hands on the book I’d never even heard of it. Ever read what you thought was a semi-obscure book only to discover a super-popular film had been made from it? Yeah, maybe that’s just me.

  1. This makes me think of when the BF showed me American Graffiti. He said “you’re maybe the first person I’ve showed this to who hasn’t said “oh my gosh, that’s Richard Dreyfuss!” I said “which one is Richard Dreyfuss?” He said “…that explains it.”

    A little bit disconnected, but your “thought it was obscure” put that in my brain.

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