Shoes and socks baby, socks and shoes
We spent the night last night in Newport News
We met this chick last night who looked like Elisabeth Shue
We got bruised
--The Hold Steady, The Swish
Haven't really thought about Elisabeth Shue much, outside of that song. But she's back in the news, and no, not for a remake of Adventures in Babysitting. Shue is going to embark on a professional tennis career because, let’s be honest, tennis players really don't hit their stride until they get into their 30s. Kind of like gymnastics. Seriously, wasn't Jennifer Capriati in rehab by age 12 and retired before her senior prom?
Maybe Elisabeth can team with her brother, Andrew Shue, to form a mixed doubles team because that poor bastard could really use the work. Even he tried that professional soccer thing. Although Andrew probably didn’t have much of a choice because Hollywood probably wasn't burning up that phone line.
And this, of course, will stir a debate about Elizabeth’s best movie role, and the Sports Dork's fans will scream Karate Kid, and fans of prostitutes will say Leaving Las Vegas. And hey, there might even be a call for the Back to the Future gigs, but hands down, her best movie was Cocktail. Not many people can get dumped by Gina Gershon and rebound so nicely in one flick. Fletch will likely disagree.