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Hi, I'm Chelsea! I’m on a mission to help you find joy and goodness in every day.
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I love movies. I love everything about them. I love going to the theatre and getting popcorn and watching previews. I love renting a movie and curling up on the couch. I love that you can become completely attached to characters and lost in a story that lasts only an hour or two. I just love movies.
Because of my love for movies, I have a lot of favorite movies. But there are three that you absolutely must love if we’re going to have any chance of being friends.
1. E L F .
Let’s just go ahead and get this one out of the way. Christmas and Will Ferrell. . .hello. What’s not to love? If you are able to let the Christmas season pass without watching this movie, I feel very sad for you and I’m sorry that you have a sad life. And if, for some insane reason, you haven’t seen it yet, don’t worry. I will be back the day after Thanksgiving to remind you that it’s time to watch it.
Best Quote: “You sit on a throne of lies. You don’t smell like Santa, you smell like beef and cheese.”
I actually think it’s impossible to pick a best quote with this movie, but that’s the one that makes me laugh the most.
2. R E M E M B E R T H E T I T A N S .
Oh, this movie. I think that everyone should have to watch this movie at least once. I’m not a football fan, but this isn’t just a movie about football. It’s about hard work and racism and teamwork and joy. It’s also the reason I cry every time I hear the song, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.
Don’t be tricked into not seeing this because you think it’s a movie about football. Because really, it’s not.
Best Quote: “People say that it can’t work, black and white. Here, we make it work every day. We still have our disagreements, of course, but before we reach for hate, always, always, we remember the Titans.”
3. E L I Z A B E T H T O W N .
This is my favorite movie of all time, ever ever ever. It’s a beautiful story about life and failure and death and love and pretty much everything else in-between. It also has the most incredible soundtrack of any movie I’ve ever seen.
It’s one of those things where I don’t even know how to begin telling you why you should watch this movie, because it’s so amazing that it blows my mind that you may not want to watch it. So please oh please do yourself a favor and watch it immediately. There is no time to waste here, people. It’s time for your life to truly begin.
Bonus: It’s on instant-watch on Netflix.
Best Quote: “No true fiasco ever began as a quest for mere adequacy. A motto of the British Special Air Force is: ‘Those who risk, win.’ A single vine shoot is able to grow through cement. The Pacific Northwestern salmon beats itself bloody on it’s quest to travel hundreds of miles upstream against the current, with a single purpose. Sex, of course, but also. . .life.”
What are your non-negotiable, must-watch movies?
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