HERE'S A CURE!
Seeking ways to stay safe, sane, and reasonably maintained during the Corona outbreak?
Join the club.
With virtually everybody on mandated lockdown and in "chill mode" it makes sense to find constructive, inexpensive ways to mellow out the madness.
That is, until things return to some degree of normalcy (and I pray that they do).
Let's just think of it as an extended "stay-cation." Shall we?
So, in the mean time and in between time, I'm suggesting some "movie therapy" here while you're at home.
In the book Cinematherapy, the Girl's Guide to Movies for Every Mood, the authors write: "Movies are more than entertainment: they're self medication. A good flick is like a soothing tonic that, if administered properly, in combination with total inertia and something obscenely high in fat grams, can cure everything from an identity crisis, to a bad hair day, to the I-hate-my-job blues."
Add to the mix a little popcorn, a bottle of wine, some chocolates or your favorite food fix.
And here's a bonus: you can indulge individually, make it a date night or establish it as family "quality time." Hello?
Be forewarned: some of the films below may have mature themes, so be sure to consult the ratings before watching them with the little ones.
A few of these selections are "oldies but goodies." Others will be new to some of you.
WHAT JEN RECOMMENDS:
- DEATH AT A FUNERAL (VERSION WITH CHRIS ROCK)
- ABOUT THE OTHER NIGHT (WITH MICHAEL EALY AND KEVIN HART)
- BUCKET LIST
- CHOCOLATE CITY (THERE'S A DANCE SCENE IN THIS ONE WITH TYSON BECKFORD THAT'S WORTH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION, LADIES).
- MAGIC MIKE
- HOME ALONE
- BAD GRANDPA
- MUST LOVE DOGS
- THE BIG SICK
- BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
- LOVE JONES
- OUR FAMILY WEDDING (WITH AMERICA FERRERA)
CORONA CASH-SAVING TIP:
Did you know that in most (if not all) library locations, you can check out movies and music for free? Also worth noting is that many Dollar Tree stores currently sell great movies for merely one buck.
There is no difference in the quality or selection here than at other higher paying stores and outlets.
Well, there you have it, folks...my flicks fix.
What would you add? Agree or disagree with the selections listed?
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