Sunday, 20 August 2017

Feel-Good Films

Sometimes you find yourself in a slump. Sometimes it's a pretty deep rut, a place you are not sure where on earth to turn next. Sometimes, you just want to curl up on the sofa and lost yourself in a different world displayed on the television screen before you. 

This post is here for when you are experiencing these 'sometimes.' 

LEGALLY BLONDE // 'Exercise gives you endorphins; endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't kill their husbands.' I've recently re-watched this film and it, in fact, inspired me to write this post for you lovely lot. Elle Woods is unbelievably good at getting back at people; some moments are just so satisfying.  If you're feeling unmotivated or disheartened, this is a perfect pick me up. 

LA LA LAND // Fact: This is the only film I have ever watched twice in the cinema. Surely that speaks volumes already? This film is highly personal and highly inspiring; I have been involved in drama since a young age and it encapsulates just about every fear I have. Nevertheless, it reminds me to continue to follow my dreams as a creative. 

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BILLY ELLIOT // Billy grows up in a small mining village in County Durham, England; he wants to be a dancer, but this is unheard of. Whilst watching a young boy pursue his talents, you will begin to realise the importance of striving for your own.

MAMMA MIA // This film has some fantastic classic actors, such as Colin Firth and Meryl Streep. Sometimes you need to invite the girls over for a sing-a-long to these fab ABBA hits. I can still recall our last Summer... 

ABOUT TIME // Richard Curtis is one of my absolute favourite British screenwriters. With huge titles such as "Love Actually" and "Bridget Jones' Diary" (both of which I ADORE) this was hardly going to be a disappointment. Domnhall Gleeson as Tim is so real and I just love everything about this film. It makes me want to wear pretty clothes and marry a ginger person... enough said.

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HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHERS STONE // Get into your pyjamas (if they're HP, ten points... see what I did there? Sorry...) and lose yourself in the adventures of a tiny Daniel Radcliffe playing Harry Potter. This is a go-to for improved happiness, thank you once again J.K. Rowling!

PRIDE // Based on a true story, this comedy-drama depicts a group of gay activists who raised funds to help those affected by the British miners' strike in 1984. Tackling such vital subjects, especially at a time like this when Trump is president, it is a film that needs to be watched to restore your faith in humanity. 

Which films do you recommend for a pick-me-up?