BY TIFFANY JOHNSON
This past year brought to the forefront so many emotions, so why not take it a step further and spend the day diving into romantic comedies? I mean, seriously. 2020 reminded us that we should spend our days doing what we want, because life is so unpredictable. I'm here to provide you with a short roundup of movie suggestions that will bring you joy, and might make you cry a tear or two.
These days movie trailers basically give away the whole movie, so here's your last chance to trust my recommendations by reading my brief movie synopsis before playing the trailers!
This is the cutest movie that will potentially distract you from all of your problems with this all-star cast. The main characters are Maya (Amber Stevens West) and Malcolm (Shamier Anderson) as Maya needs a fill-in fiancé to show off to her family and he plays the part. The only hiccup is . . . her fiancé is supposed to be African. Oh boy. You're in for a treat.
Whether or not you find this movie cute may be up to your personality. It follows the main character Nick (Damon Wayans Jr.) who hires Susan (Rachael Leigh Cook) as his lawyer to sue the dating app, Love Guaranteed, due to their claim that one is guaranteed to find love within 1000 dates. The film starts with him sharing that he'd gone on 986 dates and they were all a bust, so he embarks on the journey of preparing to sue the app with his newly hired, and single, workaholic attorney.
This is not your family friendly romantic comedy, and should probably, definitely, most likely be watched once the kids are put to bed. It follows two romantically linked characters Leilani (Issa Rae) and Jibran (Kumail Nanjiani) as they attempt to clear their names after Jibran's car runs over a bicyclist due to a presumed police officer commandeering the car to chase down a suspect.
Always a Bridesmaid
If you want to get straight into being in your feelings, this movie written by Yvette Nicole Brown will certainly get you there, with a quickness! It follows Corina (Javicia Leslie) throughout her young adult life, trying to balance finding her career passion, friends, and a lack of a relationship life. Like the title, she's always a bridesmaid to her friends, yet never the bride. What's special about this movie is that it follows her as she unpacks her own pain, hurt, and trauma to open herself up to love.
I discovered all these movies during quarantine, and they've been on repeat when I don't want to think about too much. Hopefully, they'll bring you joy as well.
Grab some popcorn, and some tissues if you watch the movies and circle back to the comments and let me know what you thought of them!
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