Dear Keanu.

by katelin on October 29, 2014

Dear Keanu,

This year marks our twenty year meet-cute*. TWENTY. I remember the day where I was reluctantly dragged to see SPEED on the big screen, complaining that it wasn’t my kind of movie. Oh, how wrong I was. Not only was it my kind of movie, it became MY MOVIE. Honestly, my name is practically synonymous with yours and Sandy’s and all things related to SPEED (the movie, obviously). Not only was it mentioned in my eighth grade honors day speech, it was in my “Where will they be?” in the senior newspaper and it’s practically the first thing people find out about me. In short: I’m obsessed.

And for this, I thank you.

It’s a strange obsession. It’s a wonderful movie. It’s a movie and celebrity crush that has only grown as the years have gone by. My love for this film and for you and Sandra as actors has never ceased. I’ve seen so many of your other movies simply because it’s YOU. Case and point: Last weekend Matt and I went to see John Wick. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect. But it was you, kicking ass, taking names and speaking in your signature monotone voice. And it worked.

And for once, I wasn’t your only fan. Matt liked it. Critics actually agreed. Other people agreed. You made a good, entertaining and not overly ridiculous movie. And I was/am so proud.

So what I’m saying is, keep it up. Keep being awesome. And I’ll keep being a fan no matter how much I get made fun of. Whoa.

Katelin, a forever fan


*Technically we didn’t actually meet in real life until February 2011, where I totally freaked out. As expected. But really, I’d like to think of SPEED as our first formal introduction. 


happy wednesday!

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