I'm loving that my daughters enjoy watching some of the old 80's movies...it seems the 80's have become a cultural phenomenon for youngsters today :)
My middle daughter had some teenage drama last night so she was digging through our DVD collection to take her mind off things.
Turner and Hooch is mostly a lighthearted comedy so she chose it, and by accident all of the rest of us sat down with her in the den to watch it.
At our house movie night never happens on purpose.
Scott Turner is an investigator in a small California coastal town who is one week away from moving to Sacramento. One of the older town citizens, Amos, is murdered one night after seeing/hearing illegal activities going on in a seafood plant next to his house. Hooch belongs to Amos and is the only eye-witness to the murder. Scott Turner postpones leaving in order to find Amos's killer.
The fun begins when Scott takes Hooch in. Scott is OCD, an obsessive compulsive cleaner, who has never owned a dog and has a perfectly organized and structured life. Hooch is a huge, messy, French Mastiff who is accustomed to drinking beer and eating chocolate chip cookies wherever and whenever he pleases. This is just one of the hilarious scenes involving Scott and Hooch as their lives come together:
It is through Hooch that Scott meets his future wife, the town vet. And, it is through Hooch that Scott learns to love someone else besides himself and that it's ok if life is messy sometimes.
There is a pretty sad scene near the end...I forgot about this scene until my youngest was sitting in the recliner sobbing :( but the movie ends with a happily.
If you've never seen Turner and Hooch, please jump on the couch, get the whole family, some popcorn and coke, and prepare yourself for lots of hearty laughter as well as a few tears.
I could watch this one over and over again.