I don’t mean to go on blogging breaks but it happens. But it’s Thursday and that means it’s time for Thursday Movie Picks. The topic this week is Female Buddy Movies. The rules are simple: based on the theme of the week pick three to five movies and tell us why you picked them.
1. Girls Trip
Four best friends, known as the Flossy Posse, have grown apart over the years. Yet when one of the friends is offered an opportunity to be a keynote speaker at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, she decides to bring along her friends to turn her work vacation into a girl’s trip. Along the way, they rekindle their wild side by dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to excess.
I thought this movie was hilarious. The cast is great and the movie really did have some heart. If you haven’t seen it, check it out!
2. The House Bunny
Playboy Bunny Shelley Darlingson has lived a life of luxury at Hugh Hefner’s mansion. Disaster strikes, however, when Shelley turns 27 and is deemed as too old to be a Bunny. Kicked out into the real world, the girl ambles onto a college campus and tries to join a sorority. Finding a sorority made up of geeky, awkward girls – Zeta Alpha Zeta – Shelley teaches them the art of attracting boys, as only a Playboy Bunny can.
I thought this movie was cute. The cast is pretty stacked when you look back at it. Colin Hanks, Emma Stone, Kat Dennings, and Anna Faris! I always find myself watching this whenever I stumble across it on TV.
3. Wine Country
Six women question their friendships and futures when they travel to Napa Valley, California, to celebrate a 50th birthday.
This movie was fine. It’s on Netflix and I checked it out one day when I couldn’t find anything to watch. I almost feel like it’s the “ultimate female buddy movie” because Amy Poehler just filled the cast with her friends.
Keeping the list short this week as I try to get myself back into a blogging groove. I tried to mix it up a bit. I feel like these films all show different types of women and friendships. I can’t wait to see what movies everyone picked this week. Hopefully I’ll learn about some new movies!