Top 10 Chick Flicks To Watch With Your Squad

Top 10 Chick Flicks To Watch With Your Squad

These rom-coms will make you laugh out loud.

As a self-proclaimed lover of "chick flicks," let's all embrace our inner girl and enjoy some of the modern best.

1. The Other Woman.

This 2014 comedy stars Cameron Diaz as a successful lawyer in New York, who, when she pops in for a surprise visit at her boyfriend's house, is in for the surprise of her life: his wife. The bubbly, air-headed wife, played by Leslie Mann, decides to team up with "the other woman" for revenge on her cheating husband. When Kate Upton becomes his newest fling, the three women band together to take him down, with the help of Nicki Minaj- who, by the way, perhaps has the best quote of the movie: "Selfish people live longer... Just sayin'."

2. You Again.

This 2010 rom-com stars Kristen Bell, whose brother is about to marry the girl who made her high school experience hell. Her mother, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, assures her everything will be fine, and explained she had a similar mean girl who bullied her in high school... turns out, that's the new fiance's mother. The family, including Betty White as the grandmother, has a lot of old conflicts to try and patch up in time for the wedding.

3. The Switch.

This 2010 rom-com stars single Jennifer Aniston, who decides to have a baby on her own, via a sperm donor. When something goes wrong, however, her best friend, played by Jason Bateman, drunkenly decides to donate his own sperm to fix the mess he made- without telling her. The movie follows the birth and childhood of her son, who unmistakably is the son of her best friend. But will she, and her son, find out about the switch?

4. The Backup Plan.

This 2010 rom-com stars Jennifer Lopez, who is tired of waiting for Mr. Right to fall in love with, get married to, and have a baby with. So, she gets a sperm donor, and is impregnated via artificial insemination, but later that very same day, meets the man of her dreams.

5. Monster-in-Law.

Another J-Lo rom-com from the early 2000's stars out with her meeting Mr. Right, but she is faced with the ultimate challenge: his mother. Jane Fonda will stop at nothing to break up their engagement.

6. That Awkward Moment.

This super-funny 2014 rom-com stars Zac Efron, Miles Teller, and Michael B. Jordan, three best friends who make a pact to stay single together. But what happens when they start falling in love, and discovering what relationships actually entail?

7. Bad Moms.

This 2016 film stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn (who is the absolute star of this movie; she is a comedic genius)- all overworked and stressed out mothers whose children attend the same school. They unite together to take down the mean moms on the PTA, and to figure out how to mother their children and still have the time to take care of themselves.

8. Walk of Shame.

This 2014 comedy begins with news anchor played by Elizabeth Banks, who, after being dumped by her boyfriend, is dragged off her couch to the club by her girlfriends. She goes home with a guy, and by the next morning, loses her car, her phone, and her purse- and has to be ready for her newscast that same day. She ends up being mistaken for a prostitute, chased by the cops, steals a bike, and much more in an effort to get to the newsroom on time- or else it'll cost her her career.

9. Two Night Stand.

This 2014 rom-com starring Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton details what happens when a blizzard traps two strangers together the morning after a one night stand, forcing them to get to know each other, and maybe even fall in love- until she discovers something in his apartment that changes everything.

10. How Do You Know.

This 2010 romantic comedy stars Reese Witherspoon as a career softball player who was just cut from the team, and her fling with a professional baseball player, played by Owen Wilson. Where he falls in love, she does not, and she finds feelings in an unlikely friend, played by Paul Rudd- who is trying his best to keep his father, played by Jack Nicholson, out of jail. The movie title comes from a question Owen Wilson asks one of the baseball players on his team: "How do you know you're in love?" The movie explores just that.

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To the guy that shot my brother...


To the guy that shot my brother,

On January 9, 2019 my families entire life changed with one phone call. The phone call that my little brother had been shot in the face, no other details. We didn't need any other details. The woman on the phone who called us in full panic told us where he was so we went, as soon as possible. I don't think it helped that not even 10 min prior I talked to Zach on the phone.. kind of irritated with him, and the ONE TIME I didn't say 'I love you' as we hung up. Could've been the last time we ever spoke.. I remember pulling up to the hospital thinking 'this can't be real' 'it's not our Zach' 'this is just a dream Sarah, WAKE UP' I'd close my eyes really tight just to open them, I was still in the hospital emergency parking lot. I could still hear the ambulance sirens coming. It was all real.

The day our life's changed was definitely a test of faith. A test of how strong we were, as a family. I sat in that waiting room ready to see the damage that has been done to my sweet baby brother. Because at that point we had no idea how lucky he got. That glimpse of seeing Zach will haunt me forever. How helpless I felt in that exact moment frequently wakes me up from these horrific dreams I've been having ever since that day. That is a moment burned into my me and families brain forever.

You always hear about these things in the movies or on the news, a house being shot up, someone shooting another innocent person, not to care if they died on your watch. But we found ourselves on the news.. We have been confined to the hospital since that day. Running on barely any sleep, taking shifts of sleep so we don't make ourselves sick taking care of Zach. Watching him suffer. Undergoing surgeries, to repair the damage you did.

Before I proceed let me tell you a little something about the man you shot.

Zachary Keith Wright. A blonde hair blue eyed boy. Who could potentially be the most annoying human on the planet (possibly coming from his sister). A man who loves his God first, loves his family second. Perfect by no means, but almost perfect to me. A 19 year old who was to graduate high school this month. After graduation he was prepping to leave for Marine boot camp in the summer.. being in the military has been Zach's dream since he could talk. Literally. Running around, playing war with underwear on our heads, and finger guns. Some would say we looked like natural born assassins.. growing up he has been a country boy. Let me tell ya country to the core. He loves this country like he loves his family. He believes in helping people, taking charge in what's right, and never leaving a brother behind. He's lived by that his whole life. Until now....

The day you shot him. The day not only did you change my brothers life, you changed his families life too. The day you almost ripped my brother out of this world... for what? A misunderstanding? Because you've let something take ahold of your life that you can't let go you're willing to kill someone innocent over? Luckily for him, his guardian angels were protecting him in your time of cowardice. There were 3 times that day he should've died, the time you shot him, the time you tried to shoot him again as he stared you directly in the face, (even tho he couldn't talk I know you could read his eyes, and he still intimidated you. That's why you tried to pull the trigger again) and the time he was running out of the house. But he lived. A man who was shot in the face, didn't lay there helpless, didn't scream in agony. That MAN walked to the neighbors to get help. Why? Because he's a MAN, and because he's on this earth for a reason.

It's gonna sound a little strange not only to you, but the audience who is reading this. I must say thank you. Even in this situation, this was the best outcome we could get. He gets to live. He will make a full recovery. He will graduate. And he will go off into the Marines. You united my family together. Closer than ever. Thank you. You tested our faith and brought us closer to our God. Thank you. Because of your moment of weakness, you showed us what prayer could do. Heal anything. Thank you. This was a bump in the road, and a helluva way to kick off our year of 2019. But here we are.. all laying in the hospital. I'm looking around as mom is sleeping in her recliner chair exhasted but still here, Zach his awake playing his xbox all hooked up to machines, fighting to heal and get better. And of course I'm writing this letter to you.

See you in trial,

From the girl whose brother you shot.

'Fight the good fight' - 1 Tim 6:12 🤟🏼💙

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