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AFI #72 - The Shawshank Redemption

AFI #72 - Shawshank Redemption
Shish Kabob. Shawshank Redemption. Chi-CA-GO!

Yes, that is what I hear every time in my head when someone mentions Shawshank Redemption. Points if you know where that's from. Although, and this is totally random, back in sixth grade when I saw Ace Ventura 2 (whoops, gave away the answer) I hadn't heard of The Shawshank Redemption and in my head always confused it with Schindler's List--the other S movie with a name I couldnt remember that everyone always said was amazing.

Another of my faves on the list, and I tried to hold off on watching it too early cause I didnt wanna watch all the ones I knew I loved early on and then get stuck with a whole bunch of wild cards. I ended up with a longer than usual evening ahead of me tonight, so it made sense to go for a longer than usual movie. Although now that I have another hour and a half til sleepy time, maybe I shoulda gone for something slightly longer.

Anyhoo, why is Shawshank one of my faves? Its just absolutely flawless. Great story (heart Stephen King!), great cast (heart Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman!), everything. I dont know why Im suddenly finding myself at a loss for words to describe it, but Im guessing most of you dont need to be convinced of its awesomeness


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