Friday Flick – When Harry Met Sally

What:  When Harry Met Sally when-harry-met-sally-movie-poster-1989-1020470291

When:  1989

Who:  Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby

What’s the story:  In 1977, Harry Burns and Sally Albright meet right after graduation from college and share a car ride, moving from Chicago to New York, where they argue about whether men and women can just be friends. 10 years later in New York, Harry and Sally meet again and develop a close friendship and still ask this same question about how men and women can be platonic.

Where:  New York City

Why it’s amazing:  Due to its amazing plot writing, non-stop laughing comedy, and witty banter, When Harry Met Sally is deemed “one of Hollywood’s very best in romantic comedies.” The intelligent script, combined with talented actors, makes for a rom-com that keeps you engaged and laughing throughout the duration of the film.

What is bad about it:  The rarity of two sets of best friends finding love. It is bad because how often does that actually happen? It is a little too perfect.

Wonderful scene in the movie:  The iconic scene that everyone refers too when they talk about When Harry Met Sally… the one where Harry and Sally are taking about men and women being intimate and Sally faking…(just watch, you will get it!)

Fun Fact: The segments of married couples telling the stories of how they met are real stories that Rob Reiner collected for the film. Actors relate the stories.

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Friday Flick – The Devil Wears Prada

tumblr_ng5abjdcoG1tr5s6io1_1280What:  The Devil Wears Prada 

When:  2006

Who:  Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci, and Adrian Grenier

What’s the story:  College graduate and aspiring writer Andrea Sachs ventures to New York City to pursue her dream of becoming a journalist. She lands her first job as a second assistant to Miranda Prestly, the powerful editor-in-chief of Runway Magazine, one of the world’s top fashion magazines. Being new to the world of fashion, Andrea is in for a lot more than she bargained for when stepping into this role.

Where:  New York City

Why it’s amazing:  This movie is amazing because you see Andrea rise up in her position, from fashion-lacking and unsure assistant to a confident, knowledgeable and well-dressed executive. Aside from Andrea’s character changes, Miranda Prestly provides a lot of entertainment, highlighting a lot of the stereotypes of a high-powered fashion editor. Lastly, this film is just fabulously girly and an inspirational flick for anyone who aspires to become an editor or publicist.

What is bad about it:  Although the movie hits on typical stereotypes of the fashion and media worlds, it presents those industries in a negative light. Not everyone in these fields are terrible!

Wonderful scene in the movie:  When Andrea is made over and goes from a plain Jane girl to a fabulous fashionista. Even her boyfriend is blown away from the change!

Fun Fact: Actresses Juliette Lewis and Claire Danes auditioned for the role of Andy.

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Friday Flick – The Blind Side

What:  The Blind Side The Blind Side movie poster

When:  2009

Who:  Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, and Kathy Bates.

What’s the story:  This movie depicts the true story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman, Leigh Anne Tuohy, her husband Sean Tuohy  and their family.

Where:  Memphis, Tennessee

Why it’s amazing:  This movie is an incredible true story about how a talented athlete gets a second chance when he meets a giving and determined woman who uses her motherly, caring nature to invite and integrate him into her family and help him succeed. It is a story like this that reminds viewers that compassionate humans do exist in this world and people are constantly giving to others in powerful, impactful ways.

What is bad about it:  In the beginning of the film, I had trouble taking Sandra Bullock seriously with her southern accent and blonde hair, but as I got more and more into the movie, I became more interested in her character and her relationship with Michael.

Wonderful scene in the movie:  When Michael tells the investigator that his college of choice to attend was based on the fact that it was his famiy’s alma mater and it is where they always attended. By family, he meant the Tuohys.

Fun Fact:  The first time a movie marketed with a sole actress’s name above the title grossed over $200 million.

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Friday Flick – Valley Girl

What:  Valley Girl valley-girl-movie-poster_7793

When:  1983

Who:  Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, Michelle Meyrink, Elizabeth Daily, Cameron Dye, and Michael Bowen.

What’s the story:  Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city or the place they label Hollywood.  They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends.

Where:  California… or as they say in the movie, The Valley.

Why it’s amazing:  This movie is a cute, wholesome chick flick with a cute love story. It is also fun to see Nicholas Cage at a young age and starting to carve out his own niche as a movie star. Valley Girl is also a pure definition of 80s. For any 80s fanatic, it is incredible as it showcases the best (and the worst) styles and trends of the decade.

What is bad about it:  The movie is super cheesy, not going to lie. However, for anyone who LOVES the 1980s movies and chick flicks, this film is pure gold. The music, the fashion, and the catch phrases scream of this colourful decade.

Wonderful scene in the movie:  The final end scene at the prom. I can’t say why because it will give away the ending, but I LOVE it.

Fun Fact:  This is the first movie in which Nicolas Coppola is billed as Nicolas Cage.

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