By Tiffany Unscripted
There's nothing like a girl squad to make life worth living! I recently posted a poll to my Twitter feed (@TiffUnscripted), to see what makes the best girl squad. The choices were loyalty, liability, trust, and "always springs for pizza."
The top choice was trust. I must agree. Trust is very important in any relationship and if you can't trust your squad, then who can you trust? So, pull out your pom poms and get ready to cheer on the best girl squad movies on DVD Netflix!
When you need to commit a crime of the century, who are you going to rely on? Certainly not a stranger. No, you turn to a squad that's made up of ladies that are the best at what they do, whether they're a hacker, street con, suburban mom, or a fashion designer. After all, no one expects a group of women to steal a necklace worth $150 million.
Widowed after 40 years of marriage, Diane (Diane Keaton) is trying to rediscover herself. Vivian (Jane Fonda) is living the high life, like it is paved in gold. Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still navigating post-divorce. Their mutual friend, Carol (Mary Steenburgen), is in a marriage that has reached a stalemate, with no signs of a compromise. These four friend's relationships spans their lifetimes, so when they decided to read "50 Shades of Grey" for their book club, their entire world is flipped upside down.
Best friends are forever, and Ryan (Regina Hall), Sasha (Queen Latifa), Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith), and Dina (Tiffany Haddish) live that motto until they go their separate ways after college. Interested in rekindling their bond, they meet up in New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival and mix calamity, hilarity, and honesty with a good dose of alcohol.
Having it all doesn't mean you have an amazing life. You're often overworked, exhausted, and underpaid, like mom Amy (Mila Kunis), who has a fantastic husband, brilliant children, a gorgeous house, and a lucrative career. Yes, one would say she has it all, but we know appearances can be deceiving, especially when you're trying to keep it up. When it all starts to fall apart, Amy teams up with her squad and decided to live it up. Unbeknownst to them, their newfound freedom will lead them to a face-off when their arch nemesis, PTA queen bee Gwendolyn and her squad of follower bees.
Whom you are going to call when you must face the most bizarre and weird? Paranormal researcher Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) and physicist Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) get in way over their heads, trying to prove ghosts exist. Strange occurrences take place around New York City and the pair enlists the help of engineer Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon) and city dweller Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones). Are they prepared to battle over 1,000 ghosts and ghouls bent on causing destruction?
Have jeans? Will travel! That's about the gist of the movie. Of course, there's bonding, memories shared, and discovering what true friendship means, but it's the jeans that they can all fit into that keeps them together and connected. Personally, I rather share a bracelet than jeans. I just have this thing about sharing jeans. For me, that's up there with sharing underwear. 😆
Break ups are best when you do it with your squad. They're there to comfort, give advice, and drink copious amounts of wine with you, while talking crap about how men wronged them and declaring to only accept amazing men moving forward. OK, maybe that's not exactly how the story goes, but we've all downed a pint of ice cream at least once in our lifetime during a break up.
Tiffany Unscripted has been the Managing Editor of Your Film Review for over two years at Occhi Magazine. She manages a small team of writers that cover all genres of movies, including writing featured articles on trending topics. In addition to writing, they cover live events, such as film premieres and screenings in Cleveland, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, and Silver Springs.
She especially enjoys the opportunity to meet emerging talent who enjoy sharing their passion, journey, challenges, and success with our readers. You can learn more about Your Film Review at OcchiMagazine.com.