Quarantine has taken its toll on most of us, and while restrictions are loosening across the country, the days of close proximity indoor parties are in the past for the foreseeable future. As we come to terms with the new normal, it’s not uncommon to long for the way things were. So, in honor of the “night out” nostalgia, these chick flicks will have you partying hard from the comfort of your own home.
A little diversity here, a little party action there, and a whole bunch of female camaraderie sprinkled on top? Yes, please! Someone Great stars Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow and DeWanda Wise in an updated take on the power of female friendship in the wake of heartbreak.
Avoiding nearly all typical female drama tropes, this hidden gem boasts female empowerment throughout, opting for character development and introspection over petty arguments and overplayed “girl drama.” Plus, there’s nothing more likely to lift your spirits (as you drink them in) than a female-led chick flick that doesn’t hold back when it comes to partying hard.
What happens when you put Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer and Paula Pell (with a little Tina Fey) together? Heart, hilarity, and an overall entertaining watch.
Wine Country revolves around a group of women who set their personal lives aside (or not) for a 50th birthday celebration in Napa Valley. Each celebrity cast member brings their own unique humor to their wine-drunk characters for a delightful romp of a flick.
While it’s not off base to say Wine Country doesn’t meet the obscenely high standards these SNL alumni have set when it comes to ensemble comedies, the film is still a warm and inviting story of sisterhood with sprinkles of comedy throughout. Either way, the wine tasting extravaganza filled with gal pal fun is the type of event you’ll be able to get behind as you uncork another bottle!
Falling strictly in the “oldie but a goodie” category, Sleepover is a 2004 release starring Alexa PenaVega and featuring some well-known celebs (Steve Carell, Brie Larson and Jane Lynch).
The film is a tween coming-of-age story that’s best described as cute and fun, making it a fantastic watch if you’re simply looking for some light-hearted television to go with your cocktail. Remember when life was easy and your biggest concern was whether or not an attractive high schooler was interested in you?
Sure, the film’s not a deep, never-before-seen type of story, but will you have fun watching—and long for the days you could order a Sex on the Beach at a bar?
In truth, Magic Mike is the one film that you could watch again and again without ever needing to pay attention to the storyline…because let’s be honest, that’s not why we’re here.
If you’re looking for a party in a film, look no further. A movie entirely centered on male strippers is impossible to look away from, especially if those strippers include the likes of Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, and Joe Manganiello.
The music is great, the male leads are even better, and when this is the closest you’ve been to human interaction in the past few months, it’s easy to get a little caught up in the movie magic. So drink up, ladies! Oh, and “Alexa, play ‘Pony’ by Ginuwine.”
Uncork a bottle of wine, mix yourself a cocktail, or simply pour yourself a drink on the rocks, because these movies will fill that party void you’ve been repressing since the beginning of quarantine. So whatever your poison, drink up, get the viewing started, and party on!