Friday, May 12, 2017

6 Flicks For The Chicks This Mother's Day

Share the love (and the popcorn) with Mum over the perfect movie. Here, 6 awesome chick flicks ideal this Mother's Day.


1. PRETTY WOMAN (1990)

Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) is successful, rich and handsome, but he doesn't have time for relationships. In need of an escort to accompany him at his upcoming work events, Edward cruises the Hollywood Boulevard where he spots the beautiful Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) working the streets. Vivian agrees to be Edward's escort for the week, occupying his high-rise New York apartment and adorning herself with lavish clothing, but as a mutual infatuation develops - this arrangement might not work.

Memorable Quote: "I'm gonna treat you so nice, you're never gonna let me go."

2. THE PROPOSAL (2009)

Editor Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) is an egotistical boss with no intention of promoting her committed assistant Andrew (Ryan Reynolds), but after the U.S. threaten to deport her, she's forced to make Andrew the ultimate proposal - marriage in exchange for a book deal. But first, that'll include a big weekend meeting his vivacious family. Hilarious, heart-warming and with an uproarious performance by Betty White.

Memorable Quote: "You can tell she's a good dancer by the way she drinks her soda pop."


Holly Golightly (an endearing Audrey Hepburn) is a solo socialite in Manhattan, whose visits to Tiffany's assert her longing for opulence and wealth. When Holly takes an interest in new neighbour Paul Varjak (George Peppard), a writer reminiscent of her far-away brother Fred, she starts to remember the life she's tried so hard to forget. Based on the best-selling novel by Truman Capote, Breakfast At Tiffany's is a must-see classic.

Memorable Quote: "I'm like cat here, a no-name slob. We belong to nobody, and nobody belongs to us. We don't even belong to each other."


Andy (Anne Hathaway) aspires to be a journalist, but in an industry with few job opportunities - she'll take what she can get. When employed as assistant to the formidable Miranda Priestly (an irreplaceable Meryl Streep), Editor-In-Chief of high fashion magazine Runway, Andy is forced into the fashion world where she fast learns that survival will take more than skill, it'll take style (and turning her life upside down).

Memorable Quote: "Let me know when your whole life goes up in smoke. Means it's time for a promotion."

5. HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS (2003)

Andie (Kate Hudson), a stunning writer at a fashion magazine, proposes the article 'How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days', while advertising executive Ben (Matthew McConaughey), swears he can make a woman love him in just 10 days. Ben's determined to win a diamond campaign and Andie wants her feature, but when meeting in a bar not long after the bets are made - the two, unaware of each others plans, become entangled in more than they bargained for. An overly-entertaining and humorous rom-com.

Memorable Quote: "You can't lose something you never had."


One thing's for sure, you'll have the time of your life watching Jennifer Grey and the belated Patrick Swayze in this all-time favourite. Daddy's little girl Frances, popularly known as "Baby" (Grey), travels to a Catskill Mountains' resort for a summer vacation with her family, but her quiet plans are led astray when she meets notorious spunk, dance teacher Johnny (Swayze). Emile Ardolino's award-winning Dirty Dancing is a romantic musical drama in a league of its own; featured in Empire's '500 Greatest Movies Of All Time'.

Memorable Quote: "Nobody puts Baby in a corner."

Now that you know what to watch, plan a movie mara Mum won't forget, with all the snacks and sweet treats you need from Clarendon's Coles, open 7 days a week.

Happy Mother's Day!

Photo Credit: Twentieth Century Fox.