Sometimes, there’s nothing better than not going out on a Friday night. While the rest of the women of the world are squeezing into their best party dresses and Spanx, you get to shed your work clothes, wear yoga pants, and binge on popcorn and Dr. Pepper. What could be better?
If you’re married, shoo your guy out on for his boy’s nigh. If you’re unattached, there is nothing standing between you and an evening of chick flicks. Instead of relegating yourself to a quiet Friday night, relish it.
By picking one of the best chick flicks of all time, not having plans becomes more of an event than going for drinks with those people from work you don’t like.
If you’ve been dealing with office drama, watching Mean Girls and seeing how bad it would be if you were still in high school can be highly therapeutic. When Cady Herring is the new student in school, she’s quickly snapped up by The Plastics, an all-girl supergroup.
She works to sabotage the group’s leader, Regina George, by stealing her boyfriend, making her fat, and giving her foot cream for her face. If that doesn’t sound like the guiltiest pleasure ever, I don’t know what is. If you’re still in the mood for teenage drama queens, watch 10 Things I Hate About You or Easy A
to keep reliving your high school days.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Audrey Hepburn, priceless couture outfits and that beautiful blue box from Tiffany’s…Breakfast at Tiffany’s is the quintessential classic chick flick. It is perfect when you’re in the mood for a classic. Holly Golightly is a call girl who meets up with her new neighbor, a failing writer. Holly is sure that she lives a perfect life by not ever being attached to anything or anyone, not ever her pet cat.
Of course, after a few lines of Moon River, they fall madly in love and all is right with the world. If you’re still jonesin’ for the classics, try watching Sabrina, and Roman Holiday to live up the vintage life.
Staying in because you’re too pregnant to hit the club? Commiserate with Juno, a movie about a pregnant teen and her decision to place her baby with adoption. With Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman playing the adoptive couple, it’s kind of an unlikely tear-jerker.
Still, the indie vibe is totally cool and the dialogue unintentionally hilarious. You can check out other pregnancy woes with Away We Go,”another indie pregnancy flick that will make you laugh at other parents and make you feel better about your maternal skills.
The Devil Wears Prada
I once had a boss that asked me “Where is the number of the man I was thinking of yesterday?” Needless to say, I nearly wept with joy while watching The Devil Wears Prada.
The validation that I wasn’t the only one with a crazy demanding boss was an amazing way to kick back after a long work week. Fight the power by secretly cheering as Andie stands up to her scary fashionista boss, then daydream what it would be like to do the same. Then, try tuning in to Confessions of a Shopaholic for more career girl laughs.
I don’t know about you, but the moment I see Dirty Dancing is playing on TV, my plans for the night are made – and I own it on DVD, too. What woman doesn’t secretly dream of having a “Nobody puts Baby in a corner” moment with the late Patrick Swayze? The music, the moves, the crazy family resort – it spells one thing: chick-flick awesomeness.
Keep the good times rolling with Pretty Woman and the rest of the ’80s classics and 90’s chick flicks. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with taking a little “me” time with your girls at the end of the week. Stop pretending that you actually like action movies and to thine own self be true – complete with popcorn and chocolates!