June 19, 2007

Do You Have A Kiss For Daddy?


Happy birthday to Mia Sara, born this day in 1967.

The Missus and I have had a long-standing debate about Mia's character Sloane Peterson from Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The Missus maintains that nobody really dressed or wore their hair that way in 1986, and therefore that FBDO, while otherwise an excellent snapshot of affluent suburban life in the midst of the Reagan Years, is flawed. I maintain that I don't really care.

I think the LMC and Gary would agree with me that we need to score Mia as a Flash-In-The-Pan 80's Babe. Apart from Bueller, I've never even heard of most of the rest of the work she's done. And the top-heavy cable movies and miniseries entries on her resume are always a red flag.

Posted by Robert at June 19, 2007 02:39 PM | TrackBack

Well, she was in "Legend" with Tom Cruise. Not that it's anything to brag about, but it was directed by Ridley Scott. For what it's worth.

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at June 19, 2007 08:22 PM

Unquestionably a Flash in the Pan. However, she seems to have avoided the trainwrecks that so many other Babes have had once their moment in the sun was over.

Posted by: LMC at June 19, 2007 09:57 PM

More Mia. That's all I have to say. Flash in the pan or not, who cares? More Mia!

Posted by: R P at June 21, 2007 03:43 PM