Move Over 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before', 'Dumplin' Is The Netflix Original Movie Of The Year

Move Over 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before', 'Dumplin' Is The Netflix Original Movie Of The Year

Sweet southern accents, cute boy with dimples, women and self love empowerment. Need I say more?

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I don't think I'm alone when I say that Netflix blessed us with some pretty good movies this year. And in perfect Netflix fashion, we were graced with one more beautiful Netflix original movie before the new year.

"Dumplin."

This is a coming of age drama that touches the heart of girls of all ages. This movie is for the 8-year-old who doesn't feel confident enough to wear her dress out because she thinks she doesn't look as pretty as her other friends. This is for the 13-year-old girl whose confidence is completely destroyed and doesn't know how beautiful she is. And this is for the worn out college girl who is losing her confidence, it's for you, and it's for me.

The movie opens with the song "Dumb Blonde" by Dolly Parton. The monologue begins with the sweet southern accent of Willowdean Opal Dickson (the beautiful southern name I have EVER heard). As you begin to hear her speak about how her beloved aunt practically raised her, you can already feel yourself be pulled into this characters life. A series of flashbacks occur and at this point, you're fully invested in this little girl's life.

The plot continues with a teenage girl who is riddled with insecurity and disapproval of herself and learns how to look at her self with stars in her eyes. As Jennifer Aniston, one of the most important main characters of this movie so beautifully said in a recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel,

This movie is about Willowdean loving herself and redefining what beauty is.

After a plethora of movies that try to convey confidence in young plus size women, this movie gives a whole new meaning on what it means to live life confidently, beautifully, and how to find the right people who love you for you who are.

The friendships in this film takes a beautiful turn on what it means to be a friend that empowers, loves well, and supports each other through her circumstance.

The music in this movie will make you want to jump out of your bed and dance, and I'm only saying that because that is exactly what I did. Most of all, this is a movie that reminds young women everywhere that they are beautiful, brave, confident, powerful, and a full force of courage and determination.

So grab your mom, your little sister, your big sister, your aunt, cousin, any important women in your life, and watch this. It will make you redefine what beauty is in the most breathtaking way.

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43 SpongeBob Quotes To Use In Everyday Conversation

No context needed. We all remember these SpongeBob quotes.
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SpongeBob quotes are so universal that they never get old. That's because "SpongeBob SquarePants" is the one TV show that we are all guilty of watching and have absolutely no regrets every time we turn it on.

Most of us are no longer children, which is why our parents sometimes get that confused look on their faces when they see us watching "SpongeBob SquarePants." But you know what? "SpongeBob" is by far one of the funniest shows of our generation and the characters are some of the greatest. The best part about "SpongeBob," without a doubt, is the iconic quotes that we all still use in our daily language. With too many to count, here are some favorite "SpongeBob" quotes, from ones that all fans should know, to ones we use every day.

1. “Firmly grasp it in your hand.”

2. “Ha ha ha ha, it’s a giraffe.”

3. “CHOCOLATE!!!!”


4. “Well, it’s no secret that the best thing about a secret is secretly telling someone your secret, thereby, secretly adding another secret to their secret collection of secret, secretly.”

5. “Do you smell it? That smell, the kind of smelly smell. A smelly smell that smells... smelly.”

6. “Patrick, I don’t think Wumbo is a real word.”

"Come on. You know, I wumbo, you wumbo, he/she/me wumbo. Wombology, the study of wumbo! It’s first grade Spongebob!”

7. "I don't get it. I made my house a mess, which was making it clean, which made Squidward clean my yard, but that really means he's messing it up. But the opposite of clean is filth, which means filth is clean, that means Squidward is really making my yard a wreck, but I normally wreck my own yard which means, Squidward is being the opposite of Squidward which means he's Spongebob!"


8. “Is Mayonnaise an instrument?”

9. “F is for fire that burns down the whole town, U is for Uranium…bombs! N is for no survivors!”

10. “You don’t need a license to drive a sandwich.”

11. “The best time to wear a striped sweater…is all the time.”

12. “Once there was an ugly barnacle. He was so ugly that everyone died… the end.”

13. “My leg!”

14. “It took three days to make that potato salad…three days!!!”


15. “Can I be excused for the rest of my life?”

16. "Can I get some extra salt?"

“We're all out.”

Could you check?”

“…No.”

17. "Patrick, you're a genius!"

"Yeah, I get called that a lot."

"What? A genius?"

"No, Patrick."

18. "Oh, these aren't homemade. They were made in a factory... a bomb factory. They're bombs."


19. “You just CAN'T WAIT for me to die, can you?”

20. “Do instruments of torture count?”

21. “Hello, we’re with the pet hospital down the street, and I understand you have a dying animal on the premises."

22. “Hey Patrick, I thought of something funnier than 24… 25!”

23. “We should take Bikini Bottom and push it somewhere else!”

24. "Is this the Krusty Krab?"

"No! This is Patrick!"

25. “The Krusty Krab pizza is the pizza for you and me.”

26. “This is a load of barnacles…”


27. “Now he’s gonna kick my butt!”

28. "This is not your average, everyday darkness. This is... ADVANCED darkness."

29. “Too bad Spongebob isn't here to enjoy Spongebob not being here.”

30. “Remember, licking doorknobs is illegal on other planets."

31. “I’m not just ready, I’m ready Freddy!”

“It’s Larry…”


32. “I’ll have you know that I stubbed by toe last week and only cried for 20 minutes.”

33. “Hey Patrick what am I now?”

"Uh...stupid?"

“No! I’m Texas!"

"What's the difference?"

34. "Patrick, don’t you have to be stupid somewhere else?"

“Not until 4.”

35. “Are you Squidward now? ... That’s okay take your time.”


36. “Who are you people?!”

37. “Squidward that’s not the peace treaty, that’s a copy of the peace treaty.”

38. "What's your name son?"

"Name? Uhh, beef wellington."

"No your name."

"Uhh, fork on the left?"

39. "Ravioli Ravioli, give me the formuoli."

40. “Are you open?"

"Read the sign..."

“...l’ll have a Krabby Patty Deluxe and some double chili kelp fries.”

41. “HAHAHAHA THAT GUY GOT HIT IN THE HEAD WITH A COCONUT HAHAHA.”

42. “My sandwich tastes like a fried boot."

“My sandwich is a fried boot!”

43. “Too bad that didn’t kill me.”








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5 Movies To Watch If You Loved 'Bird Box'

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If you've been online for more than two minutes, I'm sure you've heard about "Bird Box," the paranormal suspense film released on Netflix in December of 2018. The film is an adaptation of Josh Malerman's best-selling 2014 novel of the same name, and it follows a mother named Malorie trying to navigate a world where an unknown creature is causing humans to go insane...just by being seen.

It's certainly been a polarizing movie, with many people loving it, and others absolutely despising it. If you're one of the people who liked "Bird Box," though, you may be looking for some more movies to watch. Here's a list of 5 movies with similar vibes, plot points, etc. to "Bird Box."

1. "Hold the Dark"

https://www.netflix.com/watch/80157072?trackId=13752289&tctx=0%2C0%2C49446ea8233bb3182d60c8e53ba972a1c0c14dda%3Acb1d95c1375555aec55861cb82790f2c87b87e75%2C%2C

I'll begin the list with the movie that has the least-overt similarities to "Bird Box." "Hold the Dark" is another Netflix original film, and like "Bird Box," it has heavy nature imagery and subliminal paranormal themes. Also, much like a lot of the other films I'm about to mention, this movie's main plot is driven by the idea of doing what's right by a child, and calls a lot into question about what blurs the lines between the monsters and humanity.

2. "The Road"

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0898367/mediaviewer/rm934120960

This post-apocalyptic movie is similar to "Bird Box" in a couple of ways. First, that it's super dark. Sure, most movies dealing with the apocalypse are, to an extent, but similarly to "Bird Box" the darkness just never seems to take a break in this film. Another similarity between the two films is that they're both about parents struggling to keep their children safe against all odds. That's the driving force for both Malorie ("Bird Box") and Man ("The Road").

Another bonus similarity is that they're both film adaptations of well-known novels, and the children in both are called only by their sex, as opposed to names (although, personally, I feel as though Josh Malerman's choice in naming the children "boy" and "girl" in his novel was in homage to Cormac McCarthy.)

3. "It Comes at Night"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YOYHCBQn9g

Not only is "It Comes at Night" another apocalyptic movie, but it also features a major similarity to "Bird Box" in the way that it portrays different families having to live together to ride out disaster. The disaster, in both movies, being a monster that, in the end, takes a few victims along the way.

4. "A Quiet Place"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR7cc5t7tv8

As soon as "Bird Box" dropped, people began to compare it to this 2018 release. Like "Bird Box," "A Quiet Place" features monsters that affect one of our senses; this time, instead of prohibiting us from seeing, these invaders prevent humans from making any sound. Out of all the films mentioned, it's likely the best movie to compare to "Bird Box," not only because of the aforementioned loss of senses but also because both movies heavily involve children as a driving force for the older characters (and both feature pregnant protagonists).

5. "It Follows"

https://www.netflix.com/watch/80013607?trackId=14277281&tctx=0%2C0%2Cb6422e8f-5d41-4d62-b703-a0bd98355876-56782438%2C%2C

Lastly, we have "It Follows," another horror film that heavily involves a monster you can't really see. Instead, much like "Bird Box," the issue is how this monster (of sorts) affects the humans around it. In "Bird Box," it punishes people for looking at it, but in "It Follows" it punishes people for their sexual encounters (seeming kind of like an std, of sorts). In both movies, these creatures will kill you if you encounter them, and in both films, we see characters meet their grisly ends at the hands of the monsters.

While "Bird Box" may be a pretty unique tale, there are still plenty of movies that have similarities to this new release. Whether it be the plotline you enjoyed or the dark atmosphere, these 5 movies will definitely help you get over that need-for-more that "Bird Box" leaves you with.

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