If you were to ask me how I used to spend most of my weeknights as a uni student, I’d tell you that they were filled with nights on the town with my mates and none existent hangovers (oh those were the days) weekends were pretty much the same but included a 10 hour shift at work then out to party again, Fast forward the years and wild nights out are definitely a thing of the past – a hangover (now a thing that takes all day to get rid of no matter how little alcohol I drink – it must an age thing) is so not fun when you’re the wrong side of thirty and the mum of three boys. These days I’d rather be snuggled up on the sofa, with my slippers on, a cup of tea in hand and a movie on the TV. I love the mushy, romantic / love story films where the guy gets the girl (you know the ones that make you sigh at the cliched happy ending), I love a good musical (and yes I sing along too) and I’m quite partial to an action film every now and again but unlike Matthew who loves comedy films they have never really been my thing. So this year I have decided that I would give something different a try. These are the five films I will be watching to start with. I have heard of them all but never seen any of them so I can’t wait to see what I’ve been missing out on. Who knows I might even find a couple of new favourite films.
- Private Benjamin – When her second husband dies on their wedding night Judy Benjamin joins the Army. However, the army is something of a culture shock for her and she has to dig deep within herself to deal with everything the Army has to throw at her including the Captain, who has taken an instant dislike to her.
- Witches of Eastwick – Comedy and horror are a great combination in this film based on the John Updike novel. Three bored and sex-starved women get together once a week for drinks and to fantasise about their ideal man. The morning after one of their get-togethers, a mysterious man arrives in town. He is filthy rich and buys a nearby mansion, and then seduces the friends one-by-one. They do not at first know that this man is, in fact, Satan in disguise but when his cover is revealed the women plot their escape.
- The Wedding Singer -It is 1985, and Robbie Hart makes his living as a singer at wedding receptions. When he is jilted by his girlfriend on his own wedding day, Robbie’s performances go somewhat downhill and result in bitter tirades. Luckily for Robbie, his career is rescued by a waitress, who asks him to help with the preparations for her upcoming wedding. When the couple starts to spend time together they begin to fall for each other, but neither reveals their feelings – even though Robbie knows that Julia’s fiancé is cheating on her.
- Blended – Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore star in this comedy. After their blind date goes horribly wrong, the single parents both end up at the same African safari resort with their children. Over the course of the holiday, with a few mishaps along the way, the couple begin to see each other in a new light.
- How to Be Single – Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson star in this romantic comedy based on Liz Tuccillo’s novel. The film follows a group of singletons living and working in New York City as they make the most of being single.
These DVD’s are available to buy from Amazon.