Saturday, April 30, 2011

Favorite Feel-Good Movies?

There are some times when I'm feeling down or just blah and need a pick-me-up. I have a few favorite movies that I can just watch over and over again and will always feel better! A common theme I notice that I really seem to enjoy is when I can root for the underdog; I'm always happy when that person comes out on top over the rude jerks they encounter. Below are some of my favorite movies, what are some of yours? I'm always looking for suggestions!

-Legally Blonde 1 and 2- I enjoy the whole "Ha! You didn't believe in me but look what I did!" feeling of these movies. It may be a bit over-the-top and unbelivable but it's still fun to watch Elle (Reese Witherspoon) succeed. And the fashion and accessory lover in me is crazy about the fun things Elle wears in the movies. Both movies are just. So. Pink! Favorite item? That sparkly rainbow pastel scarf she wears in the second movie. I searched all over for a scarf like that, now I have one just like it and a bunch more in all colors!

-Mean Girls- Not to be confused with Mean Girls 2, which, in my opinion was a dud as this movie needed no sequel!
I really enjoyed Lindsay here, playing Cady Heron, before she went off the rails. After seeing this movie in the theater, I went crazy buying fun accessories in candy colors as well as the incredibly flattering Splendid brand thermals like Cady wore. Plus, the eye candy in the form of Aaron Samuels (Jonathan Bennett) doesn't hurt, either.
"Four for you, Glen Coco, you go, Glen Coco!" If you've seen the movie, you'll know that line...if the movie and you will!

-House Bunny- A fluffy movie about a girl named Shelly (Anna Faris) who gets kicked out of the Playboy Mansion for being too old. She just turned 27; which is apparently "59 in Bunny years." She has no experience in doing anything else so she ends up taking over as house mother for a dweeby sorority of unpopular girls. Of course, it's pretty predictable as she turns the sorority into one all the girls, even the popular ones, want to belong to.
I was never popular in high school so I appreciate the turn in this movie! Plus, Anna Faris and Emma Stone are too cute, as usual.

-The Wedding Singer- Aw, Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler.) Such a simple movie but so cute. You have to root for Robbie to win Julia's (Drew Barrymore) heart after she is set to marry that no-good cheater Glen. And who really wants to be Mrs. Julia Gulia anyway?

-13 Going on 30- Another movie where I died and went to heaven looking at the clothes and accessories! Plus, it's set in the 80's and, being a baby of the 80's, I obviously don't remember anything about them so it's fun being transported back to that decade. Another far-fetched idea to believe that Magic Wishing Dust could grant your wish, like what happens to Jenna (Jennifer Garner) but I think the whole do-over is so sweet. Plus, Matty (Marc Ruffalo) is adorable in this movie.
I rarely tear up at movies, but the end always gets me.


Kathleen said...

Ooh, good picks! Legally Blonde and Mean Girls would definitely both be on my list, too. And I'm putting The House Bunny on my list of to-see stuff!

Have you seen Easy A? Emma Stone is amaaaazing in it, and it was definitely a fun, feel-good (but also sort of thoughtful) movie for me.

Ritzee Rebel said...

And yes, I've seen Easy A, it was really cute! I like how Emma doesn't just take any role, I've enjoyed all the movies she has been in, she's such a good actress!

Amber Renee said...

These are great picks! I love watching all of these when I'm in the mood for a good chick flick. xoxo

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Lexi said...

OMG I love love love Mean Girls! (I didn't even bother to watch Mean Girls 2 because I figured it would be a dud!).

Some of my other fav feel good movies are: Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, and The Hangover- simply because they are kind of mindless and make me laugh when I'm down.

But I also like those upbeat chick flicks like 27 Dresses, 10 Ways to Lose a Guy, etc.

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