It’s a horrid day outside at the moment isn’t it?
Classic grey, rainy London weather. And it looks like it’s going to be hanging on like this for the rest of the weekend as well. Boo…
I don’t like rain as a general thing. Growing up in sunny Spain makes it particularly hard for me to stomach!
I don’t like getting my feet wet, I hate standing at bus stops and getting splashed top to toe in freezing cold water (this happens to me without fail at least once a year), I hate the grey, I hate the wind messing up my hair.
BUT. There is one thing about rain that I do like. And I like it a lot.
My very favouritest thing to do, when it’s grey and horrid and lashing with rain outside, is to snuggle up on the sofa in my comfiest PJs, with a massive mug of hot tea and some picky snacks.
Is there any better feeling than knowing you’re warm and snuffly inside, and have absolutely no reason to go out in to the cold and rain? The correct answer is no. No, there is not.
The only other thing needed to totally banish the grey and miserableness is a perfectly pink, girly, rom-com, chick-flick.
Am I right? I’m right. (Obviously)
So to keep y’all entertained over the coming rainy weekend, here’s a list of My Top 5 Chick Flicks!
BOOM. Starting off strong here.
Home of the classic “AS IF!”, Clueless is an absolute gem.
Cher Horowitz is a spoilt but delightful rich girl, living the high school dream in Beverly Hills. She swans around school in her amazing plaid outfits, matchmaking, make-over-ing and charming her way through life.
(Very) loosely based on Jane Austen’s Emma, it’s funny, it’s sassy and I think I could literally watch this film every day for the rest of my life and not get tired of it.
Alicia Silverstone is divine, Paul Rudd is gooorgeous and Brittany Murphy’s makeover always makes me both happy and sad in equal measure. RIP :(
A definite must-see.
Oh Ryan. You beautiful, beautiful man. I think even Gary has a little crush on him.
His character, Andrew, is an editing assistant to Sandra Bullock’s brilliantly brutal editor-in-chief, Margaret. He’s over-worked and hates her with a passion. But when she’s about to be deported back to Canada, suddenly he finds himself agreeing to get married to her, to save his job.
Obvious hilarity and romance. But it still somehow manages to surprise me by being hysterically funny (Sandra B chanting to “Get Low” round a totem pole in the forest cracks me up every. single. time.) and still emotional and really lovely.
Plus there’s an adorably fluffy puppy in it. And that always makes me happy.
Come on now. You knew this was going to be on here!
The most quotable film in the past 10 years. There is nothing I can say about this film that hasn’t already been said.
Cady (Lohan) has always been home-schooled in Africa. Then she starts high school in the States and finds herself suddenly in amongst the popular Plastics crowd.
There’s bitchiness, there’s funny, there’s SO MANY QUOTES.
If you haven’t seen it yet, I suggest you either go watch it now, or get off my blog.
PS. But please enjoy this YouTube video before you go. It’s Disney characters enacting the Mean Girls trailer and it’s one of my favourite videos ever!
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A CINDERELLA STORY
Hilary Duff plays geeky, over-worked, orphan Sam (y’know, Cinderella). She lives with her bratty stepsisters, and stepmum: Jennifer Coolidge, and is living out a dreamy cyber-romance with a guy she hasn’t met yet. Enter Chad Michael Murray (looking fiiiine), popular football player (of course) who’s trying to break out of the stereotype (woe is me etc).
This is on here more for the nostalgia factor than anything else. My sister and I used to watch this film ALL THE TIME. It was our go-to afternoon chill-out movie.
CMM looks hot though. And Hillary’s dress is pretty cool.
And Howard from Big Bang Theory is in it, doing the “mating dance of Zion”.
So you should probably check it out.
10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU
Based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, Julia Stiles is strong, independent and fierce as Kat. Her younger sister Bianca is a silly naive little girl, skating her way through life on charm and good looks. Their dad (hilarious man) is over-protective and won’t let the girls date.
Cue chaos, cue hilarity, cue an adorably young Joseph Gordon-Levitt and cue a devastatingly gorgeous Heath Ledger (sob)
It’s funny, it’s cute and it’s worth watching just to see Heath Ledger prance around in the iconic scene where he serenades Julia and the rest of the school with ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You’.
Brilliant, brilliant film.