Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Chick Flick me!

Following on from the Bad Teacher post, I thought I’d give a run down of my top 5 chick-flicks (excluding Bad Teacher).  These are the films that I personally find empowering for women and are an excellent pick me up on those drab, horrible days/weeks/months when nothing goes right;
  • Bridesmaids (2011)
Maya Rudolf, Kristen Wiig
Lillian (Rudolf) is getting married and Annie (Wiig) is maid of honour, except that her status of best friend is under threat and soon so is her status of maid on honour!  A hilarious, feel good film about love, friendship and just what bitches women can be! 

  • The Women (2008)
Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing and Jada Pinkett Smith
This is an amazing film following a group of female friends.  Mary Haines (Ryan) leaves her rich cheating husband and sets out on her own.  This film is full of good feeling and laughs, leaving you feeling inspired to do something different with your life and succeed!

  • Sex and the City (2008)
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon
Another film following a group of female friends!  Please note – this is the first film, not the second one which was utter drivel.  Carrie Bradshaw (Parker) is going to get married but it doesn’t all go to plan.  Again, another feel good film about finding your own identity, taking on something new and succeeding.

  • Practical Magic (1998)
Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman
A film about two witch sisters (Bullock and Kidman) who’s family is haunted by a curse for any sister who falls in love.  Sally (Bullock) tries to rescue her sister Gillian (Kidman) from her murdered ex and put off the detective that has come to arrest the dead man.  A love story with a wonderfully supernatural twist.

  • You’ve Got Mail (1993)
Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks
This one beat Sleepless in Seattle to the list purely because I’ve seen this one more often and it has lots of books and a dog in it.  What is there not to love? A slushy love story, yes, but a beautiful and timeless classic and proof that losing your mother’s precious shop can still mean positive opportunities (although it helps to fall in love with a rich man).

What chick-flicks inspire, comfort and motivate you?

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