I've never been a party-er. Don't get me wrong, I'm a bit of a lush at times. I enjoy drinking with my girlfriends, but I'm not getting shit-faced and blacking out or anything like that. I also didn't have very many friends growing up so I turned to watching movies every Saturday night. Especially chick flicks.
I absolutely LOVE chick flicks! I do love action and some horror and for sure love comedies. But chick flicks will always hold a special place with me. I love seeing the relationship blossom and the love there. While I know what I see on screen is acting, I have seen that true love in my friends relationships and I know one day I will have it as well.
That's not the main reason I love chick flicks surprisingly though. The main reason I love chick flicks is they usually make you a bit teary eyed. The really good ones leave you in full on snot bubbles with tears running down your face and shirt because they just hurt your heart that bad. They may have been the trigger for you crying, but all the crap in your life is the reason you continue to.
Crying is SO THERAPEUTIC and I find it hard to usually just make myself start crying. I need that trigger, hence the chick flicks. Plus, who doesn't love a romantic plot line where love conquers all?
Tonight's choice? Five Feet Apart. I have been so stressed, worried, trying to figure out how I am going to make certain situations work, how to make everyone happy, on and on. When I was checking out at the grocery store I knew I needed to hit Redbox and pick up something and I had been wanting to see this. Full on snot bubbles happened, it is not a happy ending story, and I sobbed for a good 15 minutes and feel so much better and had a clear enough mind to write out this blog.
If you need a quick emotional release, I highly suggest this option. It really is therapeutic and the fact that they usually do end in happiness helps you get a little perkiness at the end so you don't go to bed all depressed (which isn't the case with Five Feet Apart so be warned).
I think my number one chick flick that I have seen a million times is How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. I don't know why I love this movie so damn much, but it is in my top 10 movies (which probably says a lot about me...). I'm realizing I need to expand my list!
What's your favorite chick flick? Do you have a favorite that ends happy and one that ends sad? Share your list with me!