The Sound of Music (Disney+ Trailer)
My family loves this movie so much that we dressed up and went to a singalong in the San Francisco Castro district. Let’s just say my brothers were not pleased but my grandmother was over the moon. I’m sure there is no need for a recap but just in case… Sound of Music is based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers. When Julie Andrews, an Austrian abbey, becomes the governess to a widowed naval captain with SEVEN children, she brings love, life and music back into the home. Don’t bring this movie up near my family or else we will perform.
Cheaper by the Dozen (Disney+ Trailer)
I totally forgot about this movie until my boyfriend mentioned that this was his favorite movie growing up. Which naturally meant I had to stay up until 1am watching it. And let me be the first to tell you – this movie absolutely holds up. The jokes are still hilarious, the set pieces are still wonderful, and bonus, the adult jokes didn’t go over my head this time! The only question is, how the f*ck did they afford the music rights to all the incredible songs on the soundtrack?
Step Brothers (Amazon – Trailer)
I can watch this movie over and over again and still laugh as hard every time. I also feel like this is me during quarantine? Maybe because my brother has a drum set and we’ve been singing a lot in the car… BUT at least I have a job! When Will Ferrell’s mother and John C. Reilly’s dad move in together, it turns these overgrown boys’ world upside down.
The Parent Trap (Disney+ Trailer)
You know the story, it’s been retold since the ‘60s. Annie and Hallie (both played by Lohan) discover they’re twins who were separated at birth, making it their life’s mission to reunite their parents. This movie is so fun, from the pranks the twins pull on each other at camp to the tricks they play on Meredith while camping with their dad. To this day, I still have never tried peanut butter with Oreos. I have, however, thought about piercing my ear with an apple slice.
Coco (Disney+ Trailer)
Not sure what it is about flights, but they somehow only ever have movies that make me cry. SO sorry for being that person. I’ve also been called unwell for how many times I’ve chosen to rewatch this movie. Jury’s still out. Miguel was born into a family that has musical roots, but is now banned from playing music. When he finds himself in the Land of the Dead on Dia de Los Muertos, his ancestors guide him to answers he didn’t know he needed to complete his family’s history and find their way back to music.
Little Miss Sunshine (Amazon – Trailer)
When I first saw this movie, I was twelve year old and my mom and I had just spent five hours driving around Ventura county looking for a movie theater showing it. Every time we were met with a no, my mom would turn to me and say, “The universe does not want me to show you this movie.” I guess the universe admired her persistence, because we finally found a one room theater that was showing it and were only ten minutes late. This movie is so heart-warming, funny, and kind of the perfect movie for this weekend. If there was ever a time where we needed a ragtag family to hop on a child beauty pageant stage to support their daughter, it’s now.
The Royal Tenenbaums (Amazon – Trailer)
While we patiently await the eventual release of The French Dispatch, join the Tenenbaum siblings as they weather the storm that is their relationship with their patriarch, Royal. I would lay out the family tree for you here, but we don’t have that kind of time or space. The cast is stacked, BOTH Wilson brothers present. It’s who you expect in every Wes Anderson flick, Bill Murray & Co.