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What Do You Watch When You're In Your Worst Mood?

By Joanna Robinson | Comment Diversions | February 16, 2011 |

By Joanna Robinson | Comment Diversions | February 16, 2011 |

This is not a good day. Can you tell? Did the Sad Spackle splatter over the Pajiba Love earlier? I think it did. Tomorrow I’ll give you something like puppies to make up for it. So on days when you’re in a bad mood, what do you do? Drinking seems like an awesome ill-advised move, eating ALL the things sounds delicious even worse. I thought about going for a run, but then the heavens opened up and it started hailing. Being who I am, I usually end up watching a favorite movie. But if you’re like me, on days like this, days when you use the term “atomic fetal weeping” in an article title, the term “favorite” won’t cut it. You see, on my favorites list are films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Almost Famous. Apparently I prefer my films with a bit of an emotional wallop. Not today, my friends. Today the category we’re looking for is “feel good,” a sappy term that is usually reserved for trite romantic comedies and saccharine family fair. Also not what I need. Being talked down to by Hollywood makes me rage-stabby. So with careful thought, here are my four go-to “feel good whilst also holding on to the few brain cells I have remaining” movies. Pithy, no? Netflix should make it a category.

4) The Philadelphia Story
3) Amelie
2) The Princess Bride
1) O Brother, Where Art Thou?

So I’m curious, Pajiba Nation. What are yours? As I type the last sentences of this post, I’m already whistling “In The Jailhouse Now.” Clooney lies a-waitin’.


Joanna Robinson is already feeling a good deal better at the prospect of the Cloons so she’s about to R-U-N-N-O-F-T.