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Your Divorce Day Must-See Movies

Category : Movies

There’s nothing like relaxing in bed and watching movies on the weekends during winter. If you have recently gotten divorced I recommend watching a few funny divorce movies to look at things a bit lighter and brighter. Below are some of my faves (in no particular order).

THE FIRST WIVES CLUB: After years of helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success, three wives have been dumped for newer models. But the trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit their exes where it really hurts – in the wallet! My favorite line is, “Don’t get mad. Get everything.”

THE WAR OF THE ROSES: The films logline is right on point: “Once in a lifetime comes a motion picture that makes you feel like falling in love all over again. This is not that movie.” Barbara Rose (Kathleen Turner) begins to wonder what life would be like without her husband Oliver (Michael Douglas), and decides to go for a divorce. Both want to stay in the house, so they both try to force each other to leave. In the middle of all of the chaos is their divorce attorney (played by Danny DeVito), which definitely adds to the humor.

KRAMER VS. KRAMER: Ted Kramer (Dustin Hoffman) is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to divorce him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy. When he has learned to adjust his life to these new responsibilities, Joanna resurfaces and wants Billy back. Ted however refuses to give him up, so they go to court to fight for the custody of their son

ALONG CAME POLLY: While on his honeymoon, Reuben Feffer (Ben Stiller) finds his wife cheating on him with a scuba instructor. Reuben travels back home to New York City to get his life on track. During a night out, Reuben runs into an old friend, Polly Prince (Jennifer Aniston). Reuben feels a connection straight away, and tries constantly to get her to like him. Sometimes opposites don’t always attract, but Reuben doesn’t give up without a fight!

MRS. DOUBTFIRE: Daniel Hilliard (Robin Williams) suddenly finds himself jobless and divorced, without custody of his kids. He learns that his ex-wife (played by Sally Field) needs a housekeeper, so he applies for the gig and gets hired to be closer to his kids.. With the perfect wig, a little makeup and a dress for all occasions, he becomes Mrs. Doubtfire, a devoted British nanny. This movie proves that divorce can be a drag!

SHIRLEY VALENTINE: Shirley’s (Pauline Collins) a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who begins to wonder what happened to her life. As Shirley prepares dinner for her husband, she reflects on her marriage, her children and her past of what she used to be like and wonders where the years have all gone. However, when her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece for two, Shirley goes on the adventure of a lifetime and quickly realizes all of the things she is missing in life. I love the movie’s log line, “Everyone woman deserves her day in the sun.”