Thursday Movie Picks: Female Buddy Films

 

A weekly series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves

I started rewatching 28 Days earlier this month but I was so tired and unfocused I had to stop and, because of my Iñárritu marathon, didn’t have the time to finish it. So for this week’s Thursday Movie Picks, as we are asked to pick female buddy films, I’m going with three films starring Sandra Bullock.

PS. I'm sorry for writing absolutely nothing below but it's a miracle I joined this week. 

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)


The Heat (2013)


Oceans Eight (2018)

15 comments :

  1. You did a theme within a theme just like me but I chose Eve Arden. I actually have not seen your first or 3rd pick but I love The Heat and laugh out loud every time. They made a great team

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    1. I haven't seen my first pick either haha. But I've been meaning to and will watch it soon.

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  2. Sounds like you're up against it this week so glad you were able to join. Hope things get better.

    Love a theme within the theme! I'm a Sandra Bullock fan but could never bring myself to watch Ya-Ya Sisterhood despite her being in it as well as Maggie Smith since I loathed the book.

    The Heat was funny in spots but unnecessarily crass.

    It wasn't anywhere as good as the Clooney/Pitt Oceans Eleven but the all female Oceans Eight was a fun flick certainly better than the disappointing Oceans Twelve.

    I went with three older examples of female buddy films even if they weren't called that at the time.

    Stage Door (1937)-A group of aspiring actresses (including Lucille Ball, Eve Arden, Ann Miller and Gail Patrick) all live in a theatrical boarding house off Broadway as they pursue their dreams of success. When rich girl Terry Randall (Katharine Hepburn) arrives she at first doesn’t fit in and butts heads strongly with her roommate Jean Maitland (Ginger Rogers) but as time passes the women all pull together to support each other through their shared struggles, particularly those of sensitive and troubled Kay (Andrea Leeds who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress).

    How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)-Three models-pragmatic Schatze Page (Lauren Bacall) , ditzy Loco Dempsey (Betty Grable) and extremely myopic Pola Debevoise (Marilyn Monroe)-lease a luxury apartment with a mission in mind. They want to snag millionaire husbands! They scheme, plot and hock the contents of the apartment to achieve their goals all the while dressing fabulously and for the most part being there for each other.

    The Opposite Sex (1956)-Musicalized version of the classic ’39 film The Women looks at a circle of high society women friends (and some fremenies) as one of their number, Kay Hilliard’s (June Allyson) marriage hits the rocks when a gold digging showgirl Crystal Allen (Joan Collins) sets her sights on Kay’s husband Steven (Leslie Nielsen). Main differences from the first, the songs, color and men appear in this version.

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    1. I still haven't seen the Ya-Ya Sisterhood movie. I will eventually.

      I think I've seen How to Marry a Millionaire as the story is familiar but I could be wrong.

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  3. I'm 0 for 3 on your picks this week. I remember seeing so many previews for Ya Ya though. Those ads were everywhere.

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    1. I was basically a baby back then haha. I'm not even sure the film was ever released here since I was able to find the film only recently and in English.

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  4. The Heat was alright. I couldn't get into The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood while I did enjoy Ocean's 8. I'm waiting for the sequel as I think it should have the 8 plus some of the people from the other Ocean's films to come together for a super-duper heist. Plus, it's an excuse to have Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock to be in one scene together. Then again, it might be too much for some to handle.

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    1. I wasn't a big fan of Ocean's 8 but that cast!

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  5. I still need to watch Oceans 8!

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    1. It's not a great film but the cast makes it kinda worth it.

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  6. I've seen all. Remember nothing from the first one and not really a fan of the other two more recent watches.

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    1. I'm sorry to hear you weren't a fan of The Heat. I loved the film.

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