Your best friend just broke up with her partner. What movie do you bring over to get her through that first night?
This situation is rather sensitive. If I bring the wrong movie, my friend could spiral even deeper into depression. Although, I love “The Notebook,” it’s not the right movie for the first night of a break up. Just this one movie could send her down two different paths. In one case, she could decide to give up on love completely because seriously, who has a love like that in real life?
On the other hand, she could decide that her ex is her Noah, even though he’s the biggest dirtbag on the planet. So they get back together and eventually get married before she realizes that he is nothing like Noah. He doesn’t even take out the trash -much less renovate a house for her. So it’s a no on “The Notebook.” Let’s save it for another movie night in a few months. By then, she’ll be ready to get back into thinking about love as it relates to her.
My vote is for “Grease.”
There’s a love story but I don’t think my friend will get carried away by emotions. She’ll be too distracted by the music, the dancing and John Travolta’s blue eyes to think about love as it relates to her. Plus, we’ll get to watch John Travolta dance and that’s always fun. Frenchie was a woman ahead of her time. She tells Sandy, “Men are rats. The only man a girl can depend on is her daddy.” It’s true enough. Maybe it will make my friend feel better for at least one night.
Here’s a Buzzfeed quiz. Just for funsies. I’m Frenchie.