I am a fan of movies that take you away to the land of silliness. Sure—deep movies can also take you away into another world, but there is nothing quite as releasing as watching a movie that gives you joy even though you almost cringe to admit it. Try watching one of your go-to silly movies when you need a break from all the stress of wedding planning. Or go watch a movie to relieve the stress of anything in life. Here are some of the movies that I might admit to having watched (a few times or maybe more) ☺.
Grease. “Grease is the word have you heard.” There is nothing like a silly summer musical to get you singing and dancing and take you away. I saw Grease on Broadway in NYC years before Olivia Newton John and John Travolta made the movie but as soon as it came out, I couldn’t resist watching it a lot (love that Stockard Channing is in it too).
Legally Blond. Elle is one of my all time favorite life coaches. Snaps! She really nails it on the head on how to make the most of life when it gives you lemons. And you can’t not love Jennifer Coolidge trying to woo the UPS guy. Bend and snap!
Best in Show. Speaking of Jennifer, Best in Show is where I saw her first silly character and also an early exposure to Jane Lynch of Glee fame. There is no end to the number of fine actors in this Christopher Guest satire of dog shows. This is a very different, yet dry-funny movie from the rest of the list and I suspect that most people would admit to seeing it, but I couldn’t resist adding it to my list of silly movies.
Groundhog Day. I can watch it over and over and over and over again. Repeat and fade. I do love Bill Murray and pretty much any of his movies. The funny thing about this movie is that you can always find it on some channel—dejavu.
Clueless. Well, it is a Jane Austen kinda sort (based on Emma) so I suppose it is no surprise that I love it (see Summertime Romance Reading is in the Air). And this begins the incredibly prolific career of silly movie man Paul Rudd.
Wayne’s World. Probably one of my all-time favorite silly scenes is of Dana Carvey, Mike Myers and friends riding in their funky AMC Pacer (the car alone is enough to make you laugh) bopping their heads and singing along with Queen. I might admit to liking a lot of Mike Myer’s movies.
I know there are many more silly movies to watch. What are your favorites if you’ll admit it?