I was going to simply start a blog post with an apology for the lack of contact on Shaunyland in the past week or so but I decided that I’d turn my excuse into a fun blog post. I haven’t been feeling all too good this week (I think I’ve been a little bit too stressed out if I’m honest with you) and because of my obsession with DVDs and movies, I’ve been re-watching some of my favourite feel-good ones. So, in case you’re feeling the same as I am at the moment or you’re simply on the hunt for some giggles, here are some of my favourite movies to make me feel a little bit better.
The most obvious choice would be a stand-up DVD and because I find him totally hilarious, I’ve been loving the Alan Carr Spexy Beast tour DVD. I’ve actually got this on in front of me for the third time in the past fortnight and I’m still having to stop what I’m doing to burst out into laughter every minute or so! It’s pretty difficult to find the kind of stand-up comedian you find funny, though. My personal favourites are Sarah Millican, Alan Carr and Shappi Khorsandi but I know that people like Abbie find Russell Brand funny who I find seriously irritating. I think you have to take a look at compilation stand-up shows first like Comedy Roadshow or Live At The Apollo but when you find the few that you like, their shows become a serious pick-me-up.
Another pretty obvious choice for a film to make you happy again are rom-com’s and a personal favourite has to be Bridget Jones’s Diary. With all the hype surrounding the new book coming in from left right and centre, I’ve really felt the need to go back and watch the first two movies to get into the spirit. I totally love these movies and there are scenes in both that I still find hilarious after having watched it a million and one times. Other favourites of mine include Juno, Love Actually and Confessions of a Shopaholic.
The third and final category for feel-good movies is the inspirational movies category. I chose Tangled as the face for this section even though I love a heck of a lot of movies from this category. I think heart-warming stories like Tangled (or any Disney movie for that matter) make me feel uplifted and motivated. It was pretty hard to choose between photographing a Disney DVD or an Audrey Hepburn movie (which I love just as much, if not more, than a good Disney movie) but the music of Tangled just makes me feel so happy, too. Other favourites include Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Funny Face, Roman Holiday, Pocahontas, Mulan and Lilo & Stitch.
Do you have any favourite feel-good movies?