Thursday, September 24, 2009

Which movie...

...do you consider chicken soup for the soul?

yes Nathaniel is still crawling out from under the worst flu evah. I don't recommend catching it. Drink lots of fluids and get plenty of sleep and take vitamins and exercize! P.S. A big thank you to the reader who sent me an email consisting of a photo of chicken soup and a photo of Hugh Jackman from Australia. You are too kind / funny and you know who you are.

61 comments:

Becca said...

My Neighbour Totoro

NoNo said...

Mary Poppins

Cocoa Dior said...

Chocolat!

Cory Rivard said...

That Thing You Do!

Anonymous said...

Lately, Id' say Julie & Julia or Happy Go Lucky.
Vintage: Whenever I get sick I love watching Douglas Sirk, but I love watcching them in the fall. For late summer medicine I'd stick with classics like Annie Hall or Fellini's Amarcord. Get better!

Seeking Amy said...

Wonder Boys. Well probably most things with Frances McDormand actually.

adelutza said...

Frankie and Johnny

Wayne B. said...

I don't know why but Clueless always puts a smile on my face when I'm feeling sicky.

Rae Kasey said...

The Lion King has been my comfort movie since I was six years old. :)

Michiewah said...

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Jim T said...

Beauty and the Beast!

Pedro said...

Field of Dreams with Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones. Even though I loathe baseball, I love the magic of this movie.

Anonymous said...

Secrets & Lies

JA said...

I was gonna say Wonder Boys too; how odd. There's just something about it that makes me feel wonderful every single time though.

Feel better, Nat!

Victor S said...

Amélie!!!

CrazyCris said...

definitely The Princess Bride!

I've seen it lord knows how many times... but it's still the first thing I feel like sticking in the machine when I'm laid up on the sofa!

"aaaaaas you wiiiiiiiiiish"

:o)

feel better!

Nick M. said...

Wow, chalk up a third for Wonder Boys.

Michael Parsons said...

The Iron Giant, Ratatouille, Lilo and Stitch.
Cartoons get me

Pop Culture Nerd said...

Love Actually!

Casey said...

i have 2.
The Big Lebowski because theres no better way to work out problems than bowling and a white russian.
And
The Royal Tenenbaums, because more often than not my issues revolve around my crazy fucking family and so many of these characters remind me of my family member

steve said...

Hedwig

Deborah said...

My soul is always eased by TOP HAT, which teaches me all problems are merely mistaken identity, and feelings are best expressed by dancing.

Feathers! La!

Alison Flynn said...

Singing in the Rain. No matter my mood or if I'm well or sick, that movie is it.

Casablanca is a close second.

Anonymous said...

Clue.

Lena said...

Some Like it Hot

Namaste said...

WALL·E. So adorable.

Jude said...

Chicago!

Flosh said...

Harvey

Dr. S said...

Singin' in the Rain; Strictly Ballroom; Persuasion (the 1995 version)

(I just rewatched small parts of Persuasion today, and it is wonderful. Sigh.)

Christine said...

Ditto the suggestion for Top Hat, or Swing Time, or pretty much any Astaire/Rodgers film from this era. When I'm sick these films make me feel like I'm not full of phlegm and gross and am instead wearing a ball gown and hatching plots with Edward Everett Horton and Eric Blore.

Henry said...

Stranger Than Fiction.

Or Shawshank Redemption. Or Before Sunrise. Or (honestly) Forrest Gump. Or Juno.

Ooo, Annie Hall's a good choice.

Cameron said...

Without You I'm Nothing always. But mostly because I have one of those reaaally hard to believe faces.

Glendon said...

Wayne's World

Ms.Berkowitz said...

Without you, todays emotions would be the scurf of yesterday.

Henry said...

Ultimate one: Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Anna said...

I'd also have to strangely say the Star Wars movies because they always seem to be on when I'm sick and lying on the couch all day.

Sex and The City as well. Whenever I'm down or sick I just throw in some episodes and it's so comforting!

K said...

Groundhog Day.

daniel vincent john said...

the karate kid

Peg said...

Mean Girls
or
Troop Beverly Hills

Paul Outlaw said...

ALL ABOUT EVE, of course.

Joe K said...

Though they've been said before, they bear repeating: Singin' in the Rain, The Princess Bride, and WALL-E. These movies should be beatified for their healing prowess.

Hilary Swank said...

Mean Girls
easily one of the funniest films!

Alex said...

Last time I was sick, I watched Paul Thomas Anderson's "Magnolia." I think I got even sicker.

Sean said...

I like to watch 'The Third Man' when I'm sick. Or 'The Maltese Falcon'. Something about really thickly layered noir helps me heal.

NicksFlickPicks said...

The next movie up on my Favorites countdown, but that's all I'll say. :) Unless you want to play Hangman:

_ _ _ _ I _ _    _ _ _    T _ _ _ I _ _

Derreck said...

I'd go with Once. Sweet and filled with lovely music.

or The Color Purple. You can't not feel happy for Celie and Shug.

or any musical where you can sing along. :)

NicksFlickPicks said...

Oh, Once is such a great choice!

richard said...

moonstruck. olympia dukakis in general.

Lorenzo said...

The reluctant debutante (Minnelli), How to marry a millionaire, Disney's Robin Hood and if I'm in the mood for some drama, Written on the wind!

pomme said...

the movie with Susan sarandon,Kevin Costner and Tim Robins "bull durham" and "the ghost and mrs muir"

Catherine said...

Hannah and Her Sisters, no question.

Transvestitia Transvestitenstein said...

Mermaids
27 Dresses for hangovers

Karla said...

ET or The Wizard of Oz. Disney's Robin Hood was a good suggestion too!

Stella said...

And childhood movies/tv shows. God knows I get cravings for my VHS "The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" episodes when I get sick.

NATHANIEL R said...

Nick. you're killing me. i'm obviously bad at hangman

JA said...

Is it Walking and Talking, Nick?

NicksFlickPicks said...

Everyone on this site is insanely good at games. You got it, JA. When I check back in on that series, I'll be giving big bear-hugs to Catherine Keener and Anne Heche.

Carl said...

"E.T." - still Spielberg's greatest miracle on celluloid. Though I agree that "Field of Dreams" can go on a very short list.

JA said...

I'm a winner!

W&T is wonderful; can't wait to read it, Nick!

Tallsonofagun said...

The Awful Truth (1937) starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant. Perfection.

honduran said...

in america!