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Break ups can be hard. Getting over someone is never easy. You just want to eat junk food, drink gin, watch Netlix and wallow. Here are 5 picks to divert your mind and soothe your pain. So let the healing begin!

Begin Again

This movie stumbles across a low-life record producer Dan (Mark Ruffalo). He is canned from his own company, left by his journalist wife, and unappreciated by his daughter. Stars cross and he meets Greta (Keira Knightley), a novice songwriter, in a bar one night. They create beautiful music together and save each other from losing it all.

Love Actually

When you are hurting, nothing is better than bursting into laughter and lifting your spirits up. Love Actually is a rom-com filled with stars like Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson and many more. The story plots around the British Prime Minister who navigates his office and love life.

Bridget Jones’s Diary

Next on the list is this film full of brute, honest humour complemented with a glut of excellent performances. The Bridget Jones’s Diary is a cinematic adaption of Helen Fielding’s classic (better than the film in my opinion. Unrelated to the theme of this blog but recommended non the less!). The first person narration,  Zellweger’s acting and Maguire’s direction make it one of the greatest Brit rom-con of all times.

13 Going On 30

Do you believe in magic? 13 going on 30 is fantasy flick in which a 13-year-old teenager girl wishes to be a grown up. She gets her wish granted. Jennifer Garner is a delight to watch playing a 30 years old woman navigating adulthood with a teenage mind. I watched this film in the cinema as a teenager so this one holds a special place in my heart.

Punch-Drunk Love

The last film on the list is Adam Sandler’s Punch-Drunk-Love. This rom-com is a drama about a depressed Barry (Adam Sandler) and his seven overbearing sisters. In my opinion, this might be the best Adam Sandler movie of all time. To be fair that isn’t saying much, but it’s still good.

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