Last week, I wrote an article about great movie brothers. In the interest of not excluding half of the population and some more terrific movies, here is a follow-up article about great movie sisters. I hope you enjoy!
Dan in Real Life
After the death of his wife, Dan Burns (played by Steve Carell), a newspaper advice writer, is raising his three daughters (Jane, Cara and Lilly) by himself. While Burns deeply loves his children, he has trouble taking some of his own advice and becomes overprotective of his daughters. While his behaviors would be a problem for most children, his daughters are particularly strong-willed and push back against his attempts to protect them from everything.
The sisters are a hoot as Jane is the street-wise oldest sister, Cara is the emotional young teenager and Lily is the wise-beyond-her-years youngest child. One scene that almost all parents of teenage girls will be able to identify with is when Cara screams at her father “YOU ARE A MURDERER OF LOVE!” Grab your daughters and sisters and enjoy the humor of “Dan in Real Life.”
According to OK.com, "Dan in Real Life" is appropriate for audiences 13 and up and received a 90 percent "Worth Your Time" rating.
The Hunger Games
In “The Hunger Games,” young people from each district are forced to enter a draft to fight in a bloody battle to the death to remind them not to rebel against the all-powerful capitol. In each draft, a boy and a girl are selected. When Primrose Everdeen is selected to the death battle, her sister, Katniss (played by Jennifer Lawrence), intervenes and volunteers to take her sister’s place. Talk about sisterly love! While you have hopefully never had to enter a blood battle for your sister, check out “The Hunger Games” if you have had to make major sacrifices for a beloved sister.
According to OK.com, "The Hunger Games" is appropriate for audiences 14 and up and received an 89 percent "Worth Your Time" rating.
The Parent Trap
In interesting studies done about twins, researchers have found shocking similarities between twins who were separated at birth. While these findings were surprising, they are not nearly as surprising as meeting your exact duplicate at a summer camp. Such is the case in “The Parent Trap.” When Hallie Parker and Annie James meet up, they quickly make up for lost time and begin scheming a way to get their parents back together.
“The Parent Trap” proves that you should never underestimate the bond between twins. If you are someone lucky enough to have a doppelganger, you might want to check out “The Parent Trap.”
According to OK.com, "The Parent Trap" is appropriate for audiences 7 and up and received a 100 percent "Worth Your Time" rating.
Set during and directly after the Civil War, “Little Women” revolves around four sisters and their mother in Concord, Massachusetts. While their father is off fighting for the union, the sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy have to band together to protect each other physically and emotionally. The film spans many years and finds the sisters experiencing ups and downs from happy marriages, pleasantly distracting plays and profound loss. If you’re interested in watching a period piece about sisterhood, “Little Women” might be just for you, but make sure to have some tissues with you.
According to OK.com, "Little Women" is appropriate for audiences 8 and up and received a 100 percent "Worth Your Time" rating.
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