In need of a good laugh? Here are some of our favorite comedies:
Just Friends (Netflix)
We’ve all been friend-zoned. Even when you think you haven’t, you have. Watch Ryan Reynolds in a fat suit confess his love to his best friend Amy Smart, only to be told she wants to be just friends. Ten years later, Ryan becomes this hot shot record executive who dates the one and only popstar Anna Faris. When their plans for the holidays fall through, Ryan returns to his hometown one last time to win Amy’s heart.
Meet the Parents (Amazon)
Starring Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro, this is the perfect movie if you’ve been spending way too much time with your parents. Stiller is a male nurse planning to propose to his girlfriend. All he has to do is impress her father, played by De Niro. Easier said than done. Get ready for a cat that can use the toilet, lie detector tests, and a hilarious car chase scene.
Love, Actually (HBOGo)
I finally caved last night and acquiesced my dad’s daily request to watch his favorite movie Love, Actually. I was an idiot for putting it off for so long. Watching this movie was the closest to a hug I’ve had in weeks. Between Hugh Grant’s awkward romance with the new girl at 10 Downing Street and Liam Neeson helping his step-son with his first romantic gesture, what’s not to love? Do yourself a favor and indulge in a Christmas movie in April.
My Cousin Vinny (Starz)
This is probably the most quoted film in my family. Joe Pesci (personal injury lawyer) and Marisa Tomei (his fiance) crush their roles as they stroll into Alabama from Brooklyn to help get Ralph Macchio released from prison for a crime he didn’t commit. A classic fish out of water story and a timeless hit as far as I’m concerned. Let us know in the comments how you like your grits cooked.
Bubble Boy (Youtube)
I thought about this movie because this is kind of how I’ve been feeling this week. Like I too, confined to the four walls of my apartment, am in a bubble. And I just feel like having a laugh to get through it! Jake Gyllenhaal plays a teenage boy who’s believed his whole life that he was born without immunities so he can’t touch anything, ever. When he learns the girl next door who he’s in love with is about to get married, he’s got no choice but to risk it all and run after her to Niagara Falls by any means necessary. I am also convinced the book “Everything, Everything” was based on this bad boy.