Today, make sure to hold open a door for someone. Call a loved one you haven’t talked to in a while. Show the world your winning smile. Do something kind for a stranger.
You never know how one small act of kindness can be remembered fondly by the person who received it in the years to come. I have a dress that a stylish women complimented me on one year ago--and I still think of that small compliment whenever I wear it. It doesn’t take a great deal of effort to make someone’s day, but it often takes effort ruin it.
On today’s National Be Nice Day, check out one of our fave 5 films starring the meanest girls we know for a quick reminder on how not to treat people. (Spoiler--murder is definitely a no-no.)
Mean Girls (2004)
“On Wednesdays, we wear pink.”
Mean Girls is one of those movies you can throw on anytime and always expect to laugh. Young Lindsey Lohan rocks her role as good girl goes bad and then goes good again. Do you think that this role has impacted her own life in the same way? No matter what you think of Lindsey Lohan, Mean Girls is hilarious and emotional as it captures many of the feelings experienced in high school.
From crochet to accidentally going on a murder spree, Heathers is a dark comedy that never fails to make me laugh and question my sanity. Beginning as what I thought to be a typical mean girls movie from the 80’s turns rapidly dark, as Winona Ryder’s character joins up with the attractive bad-boy and accidentally kills her best friend/worst enemy. If you are looking to watch Mean Girls with more murder and less pink, then Heathers is the right film for you.
“Our best friend is dead! Do you have any idea what that means?!” “You’re a shoo-in for prom queen?” This 90’s dark comedy comes with a transformation from not-to-hot with a dash of murder to spice things up. Jawbreaker showcases the pitfalls of popularity and has many great examples on what not to do if you hope to be nice on National Be Nice Day.
Cruel Intentions (1999)
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Cruel Intentions is a twisted teenage romantic drama where seduction is the name of the game. The malicious Kathryn, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar, manipulates everyone in sight in order to get her way and maintain her pristine reputation. Watch as these wealthy New York socialites discover love and loss in this strangely classic film.
Easy A (2010)
We watch as Emma Stone’s character goes on an interesting journey of self-discovery when she embraces the rumor that she sleeps around. Easy A is a hilarious film that contains funny remarks from all characters (the dad is my favorite!) as well as sentimental moments that show the harm of bullying, and the joy found in staying true to yourself. Enjoy this modern retelling of The Scarlet Letter while sharing a bowl of popcorn with someone you care about.
What movies do you love to watch that are not sugar, spice, and everything nice? How will you celebrate National Be Nice Day?
Let me know in the comments below!
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