Because some life lessons you’ve got to borrow from the big screens.
Here are 8 movies that will probably teach you a thing or two before you hit adulthood.
1. When Harry Met Sally
Not all male/female friendships are complicated, but some are. And it’s possible to hurt each other deeply and still bounce back.
2. Imagine Me And You
Luce and Rachel meet on Rachel’s wedding day, and a spark of friendship develops into a life-changing connection. It’s a feel-good movie about shirking expectations and loving who you love.
3. Legally Blonde
Elle Woods gets into law school and succeeds on her own merit, retains all the stereotypically feminine things she loves about herself, and makes great friends with the potential enemy who misjudged her. Getting the guy is a total afterthought.
Bridesmaids reminds you that your friends’ choices don’t invalidate yours, and that everyone deserves to be cut a little slack.
5. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Adulthood is compromise, especially for those of us with giant families.
Cheryl’s methods of reconnecting with herself are extreme, but Wild serves a reminder that stepping away from who you think you are can help you to actually get to know yourself.
7. My Best Friend’s Wedding
Ah, the romantic comedy where it just doesn’t work out. And guess what? The world doesn’t end. “There may not be marriage. There may not be sex. But by god, they’ll be dancing.”
8. 13 Going On 30
Basically, what 13 Going On 30 is saying is that it’s okay if your life doesn’t look like the one you pictured at 13. The life you pictured at 13 probably would have sucked anyway. Keep on doing you.