Last week, our three boys and my husband were out of town.
I had such high hopes of accomplishing so many projects every night after my girls went down to bed, but I admit, when my daughters came to me with those big blue eyes, and inquired, “Mom, it’s just the girls, can we please watch some Chick Flicks?,” there was nothing that sounded more delightful – mother/daughter cozy time over a cute wholesome movie.
Every year, my girlfriends and I have a girls get away. We sit, talk, giggle, eat and bring an endless supply of movies that are perfect just for the girls; those mindless romantic comedies that let you escape for a few hours and feel all good at the end.
I am typically the last girl standing and will watch them into the early morning hours. I remember the first time I saw Pride and Prejudice on one of those girls get-aways. It drew me in, and when my friends suggested splitting those six hours into two evenings, I just couldn’t’ do it. I stayed up till 3:00 am to find out what would finally happen with Mr. Darcy. That was my record – Pride and Prejudice in one sitting.
So I admit, I love my favorite mindless fun evenings. I don’t do that often, but every once in awhile, it’s just refreshing and relaxing.
So when I was contacted about viewing the Monte Carlo movie trailer, within the first few seconds, I was brought back to those fun girls movie nights.
The plot revolves around the typical “princess” fairytale.
Grace (Selena Gomez) is an ordinary girl who becomes an accidental heiress when a summer trip to Paris turns into the fantasy of a lifetime. On a dream vacation, Grace, along with her best friend and step-sister, discover that the greatest adventure is finding out who they really are.
Oh ladies – we’ve all dreamed about becoming that accidental heiress, haven’t we? And even though, I have no desire to actually live that lifestyle, it sure is fun to escape for just those few hours and dream. I know, mindless, superficial and oh, so fun! It’s looks like SUCH a cute movie.
Tomorrow, July 1st, our eldest daughter turns 12, so it’s only fitting that for her birthday, Monte Carlo opens in the theaters. We rarely go to a real theater, and when we do it’s a special, special treat. She can hardly wait for our Mother/Daughter Chick Flick Date night, but honestly, I don’t know who is more excited, mother or daughter.
If you are worried about your showing selling out, you can always purchase tickets through Fandango to reserve your time, and if your daughter likes to get the inside scoop, you can check out their Facebook page.
Ok, so ‘fess up. Am I the only adult woman admitting to enjoying these Chick Flicks as much as her daughter?
What are some of your favorite Chick Flicks?