10 Movies You NEED to Watch After a Breakup
Even if it was the right thing, breakups are terrible. Whether you’re crying it out with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s or hitting the gym hard with revenge workouts, there’s a breakup movie that’s perfect for you. You don’t want a movie that reminds you of your ex, you need an escape and you want something that won’t make you depressed watching it alone. From planning the perfect revenge to indulging in some slapstick humor, we’ve found ten movies for every stage of relationship grief that will remind you that it’s okay to be on your own right now.
1. 500 Days of Summer: If you need convincing that there isn’t just one partner out there for you, you need Zooey to break it to you gently. Watching this bittersweet comedy will dispel the myth that there is only one person out there for you and bring back the hope that you will get through this. We promise.
2. The First Wives Club: Getting dumped isn’t fun, but this movie will affirm that all girlfriends (friends or frenemies) have your back. Plus you can imagine all the best revenge plans without ever having to leave your couch.
4. Side Effects: You might think a depressing movie isn’t what you need right now, but this movie is all about a wildly unexpected plot twist. Plus the whole movie is suspenseful enough to keep you distracted for 100 minutes, yet weirdly disturbing enough to keep you from thinking about anything else the rest of the night.
5. My Sister’s Keeper: Why should you watch this movie if it’s not even about a relationship? Exactly. Get ready to cry over something that’s not your ex. This heart-wrenching film will show you that there are bigger things in life than a failed relationship.
6. Girl, Interrupted: There is something weirdly therapeutic about watching people whose lives are worse than yours. And in this movie, probably much, much worse.
7. Forgetting Sarah Marshall: Sometimes it’s the cheesiest humor that works when we’re down and out. This ridiculous movie is absurd, funny and full of moments that really capture the pain of a breakup.
9. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: It may seem like the best option would be to forget everything you ever experienced with your ex, but this movie shows you why you wouldn’t actually want to erase all of your memories.
10. The Vow: To end things on a positive note… this incredible romance is actually based on a true story, proving that there are still good guys (and gals) in the world, even if you’re feeling like you got the worst.
What movies have gotten you through rough relationships? Share your recommendations with us in the comments below!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)