Our eight favorite Feel Good Movies. Some very famous, others less so. And you, what is your favorite Feel Good Movie?
1. Garden State (Maximilien Pierrette)
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Some feature films should be reimbursed by Social Security. And Garden State is part of. Simple (but not simplistic), inventive, funny, touching and equipped with a soundtrack that fits perfectly with its bittersweet tone, it contains all the elements of a good feel-good movie. One of my favourite movies all timewhich we can easily identify with and, therefore, feel good when the end credits roll.
Social, family context… In Billy Elliot, all is far from rosy. Except Billy, being musically contagious, a pill of energy and talent who manages to spread his dream wherever his footsteps resonate. This is the magic of Stephen Daldry’s film: transporting us to the field of possibilities in a world where everything seemed limited, making us deeply happy while making us cry warmly.
THE IMPOSSIBLE MR. BABY
Don’t rely on black and white, The Impossible Mr. Baby has all the jewelry for the general public! Because he is taken by Katharine Hepburn -clumsy and stubborn- and Cary Grant -grumpy and out of phase-, aka THE most delirious and offbeat duo that comedy has so far carried (yes!). And because it’s full of wacky lines and improbable gags, all with impeccable comedic timing. A pure concentrate of happiness to ingest as soon as you feel the desire to die of laughter…
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
There’s nothing like the adventures of a dysfunctional family to lift our spirits: from little Olive who dreams of becoming a mini-miss, to the cocaine-addicted grandfather, to the brother who has taken a vow of silence, the he suicidal uncle, the father obsessed with his path to success and the mother who tries to make all these little people live together, the picture is colorful! We go from laughter to tears and we come out all the time Little Miss Sunshine heart full of love!
On paper, nothing predisposes a priori this Family Man to be more than honest year-end family entertainment. A film with a slightly corny pitch that would just be saved by its top-of-the-range cast (Nicholas Cage, Tea Leoni, Don Cheadle). Still, absolutely everything works in this fantasy comedy that makes you laugh, cry and even offers – dare I say it – a few moments of pure magic.
an endless day
When your everyday life turns imperceptibly into a routine, there’s nothing like going for a little walk around Phil’s. Condemned to relive the same horrible day for weeks, months, years, he alternately becomes a bit of a cheeky playboy, an odious asshole, a suicidal depressive, a superhero… himself. Because to hope to become the man of tomorrow, you sometimes have to start with the man of today. So stand up campers, and raise your hearts!
1960s. Beverly Donofrio, a 16-year-old teenager, dreams of becoming a novelist. But a trip with Ray will decide otherwise. Pregnant, the young girl is forced to marry this poor boy. With this union, her hopes crumble and her father Leonard rejects her… Forget the stupid French title. Signed by the late Penny Marshallcarried at arm’s length by an electrifying Drew Barrymore who radiates positive energy and has an unshakable faith in herself, helped by her best friend (the also late Britanny Murphy), here is a deeply moving nugget with truly euphoric virtues.
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Little Miss Sunshine, Family man, Garden State… 8 Feel Good Movies that we love