Ah yes, Valentine's Day. So we meet again.
To be honest I don't give two hoots about the holiday (maybe I am repressing?). I am neither angry or elated. I mean, I got a Dum Dum and a couple Snicker bars from my friend so I am ALL SET. But I know that my "indifference" for such a socially shaped holiday isn't the norm.
Let's face it: you don't have a honey tonight and that is PUNK ROCK. You don't need anyone! Turn that frown upside down! U rock, don't ever change!
Did that help at all? No? Okay. Here are my top "girl power" movies to get you out of your self deprecating slump.
(see video HERE)
Now and Then (1995)
Now and Then will make you cry. But in a good way. It's a flash back movie relaying the childhood adventures of a core group of girls in the '70s. Christina Ricci plays the younger version of Rosie O'Donnell. What are you still doing here? Go watch it!
Never Been Kissed (1999)
Talk about one cheeseball of a movie. Never Been Kissed will make you laugh your head off, right before it rips your heart out when you realize the similarities between you and "Josie Grossie". But in all honesty, this movie has a great message. It's totally chill if you haven't experienced XYZ by now, and there will always be assholes in high school. So sit back, relax, and watch Drew Barrymore eat a pot brownie.
Thelma And Louise (1991)
This is one of my newer film finds. Thelma and Louise are tired of the South's shit so they decide to go on a road trip when something terrible goes wrong (trigger warning: attempted rape). I know you're probably expecting another snarky line from me, but I have to be straight up when I say I have major estrogen respect for this movie. It is such a great homage to all of the cowgirls of the world who get shit on. I thought the ending was THE BEST. Plus Brad Pitt.
Whip It (2009)
I wont go into too much detail on Whip It (see my Film Muse post!), but this movie will always hold a special place in my heart. From the kick ass soundtrack to Bliss' "fuck-you" response to the idiot boy shown above, this film overall is TOO GOOD. Ellen Page and Alia Shawkat are goddesses.
Romy And Michele's High School Reunion (1997)
Woah! A honorary mention appears? Romy and Michele's High School Reunion has made it into my Film Picks posts before, but I had to mention it again. If you are having a bad day, EVER, just put on this movie. The story is of two 28 year old women (best friends forever) who realize that their high school reunion is coming up! But wait - they haven't done anything with their lives! So they pretend they invented Post-Its. Just go watch it.
Hope you all enjoyed!
Will you be my Valentine?