July Movie Selection: The Bodyguard (1992)

Our Smart Bitches Movie Matinee for July is the very famous The Bodyguard, starring Whitney Houston and that skyrocketed the song “I Will Always Love You” into pop culture history.

Here’s the plot synopsis:

Best-selling pop diva Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston) has a stalker whose obsession has risen to the level of disturbing threats. At the urging of her manager (Gary Kemp), Rachel hires former secret service agent Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner) as her bodyguard. Initially resented and treated with disdain for his hard-nosed security procedures, Farmer soon becomes an integral part of Rachel’s inner circle. As they spend more time together, client and protector become closer still.

Elyse also has fond memories of this movie:

I have a lot of nostalgia when it comes to The Bodyguard. It was one of my nineties sleepover staples (along with Dirty Dancing). I listened to the soundtrack over and over on my Walkman, to the point where I wore the tape out. I also blame this movie for my love of romantic suspense. When Frank (Kevin Costner) scoops Rachel (Whitney Houston) up in his arms and carries her offstage, my preteen heart swooned. I’m still a sucker for books where the hero is carrying the hero off in his arms.

The Bodyguard isn’t available for streaming it seems, but you find it for around $3-4 to rent and $10-15 to buy digitally on iTunes, Google:Play, and Amazon, and the DVD can be found at your local library, or cheaply online in new and used condition from Amazon or Alibris.

We’ll be discussing the film on Sunday, July 23, and we hope you’ll join the conversation with us then!

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