Every woman in America has had one of those blah days where you want nothing more than to curl up on the couch with your softest blanket, a pint of your favorite ice cream, and a lighthearted romantic comedy to help you forget the stress of the day. Well here are some movies that are perfect for doing just that…
Let us start with the most obvious of all the best lighthearted comedies, Sex and the City I and Sex and the City II. These movies are sure to make you laugh. With its four sexy vixens, their amazing styles, and crazy sex lives, you’ll surely be entertained. The romance between Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big will have you in a whirlwind. The other women, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda also go through their own personal issues, happy and sad, making these movies a great choice for a movie night alone.
When in Rome is also a cute romantic movie. With Kristen Bell playing the main character Beth, this movie is a great choice when you need to giggle. The plot of this movie revolves around a magic fountain in Rome which may sound a bit odd, but it definitely makes for a good laugh. When Beth gets upset at her sister’s wedding she ends up bad mouthing love while knee high in the magical fountain, which ends up putting her in some crazy scenarios.
Have you ever had a mother or daughter-in-law that just drove you bonkers? The movie Monster-in-Law featuring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda is great at over dramatizing the way mother and daughter-in-law relationships work when they can’t get along. The over-the-top pranks they pull on each other will be sure to have you laughing hysterically!
The Holiday is a great movie with an even greater cast. Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black, and Jude Law make this movie timeless. It will have you wanting to swap houses in no time! In this movie two women fresh out of relationships decide to trade houses for the holidays and end up getting more than they expected. This movie is great at reviving hope in those who have had recently gotten out of a relationship themselves.
Those are just a few of the movies that will be sure to lift you out of that slum you’re in. While the pint of ice cream may help your mood, it is amplified when accompanied by a great romantic comedy! So rent one of the movies above, grab your favorite blanket, the ice cream, maybe a little popcorn, and get to it. Press play!
Monster-in-Law. By Anya Kochoff. Dir. Robert Luketic. New Line Cinema, 2005. DVD
Sex and the City I. Dir. Michael Patrick King. New Line Cinema, 2008. DVD
Sex and the City II. Dir. Michael Patrick King. New Line Cinema, 2010. DVD
The Holiday. Dir. Nancy Meyers. Columbia Pictures,2006. DVD
When in Rome. By David Diamond and David Weissman. Touchstone Pictures, 2010. DVD