Uptown Girls (Amazon – Trailer)
This is one of my favorite movies. Why? Brittany Murphy, young Dakota Fanning, catchy songs, the city that never sleeps, and two separate but equally heartbreaking stories of daughters with absent parents. Dakota, a Type-A, control freak germaphobe nine-year-old, helps Brittany become independent and take her life more seriously. In turn, Brittany helps Dakota see the fun in being young. It’s still a life goal of mine to own sheets with a high thread count.
Happy Gilmore (Hulu – Trailer)
So I’m taking golf lessons from my dad and the first thing I’ve learned is that the Happy Gilmore swing is much harder than it looks. Even if you’re not a golf or Adam Sandler fan (??), I promise you will enjoy watching Sandler goof around the golf course in order to win money and save his grandmother’s house. Warning, don’t watch this movie before you play or the only thing you’ll hear in your head is “just tap it in. Give it a little tappy. Tap tap taparoo.”
Becoming (Netflix – Trailer)
If there is one rec I promise will lighten your mood this week, it’s this one. If you’ve read and/or listened to Michelle’s book, like us, this is just icing on the cake. Michelle dives deep into her history-making book tour that reminds us to keep these vital conversations going. The description says it all: Joyful. Honest. Inspiring.
Never Goin’ Back (Amazon Prime – Trailer)
It’s just your classic A24, fun friendship comedy with the best indie vibes. Maia Mitchell and Camila Morrone are two friends who are each other’s family. Both high school dropouts with dead-end diner jobs, Maia gets them tickets out of town to spend Camila’s birthday on the beach. In the span of just three days, the girls get involved in a drug deal, spend time in juvie, and rob a fast food joint. They also attend the party of a friend named “Art Dog”, so, do with that information what you will.