Post break-up period is the most difficult phase of life; to come out as a winner requires strong determination. Break-up model of handling grief can be divided into five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. This article will help you in overcoming the break-up pain by simply watching movies. There are different types of breakup movies: the ones that are actually about breakups and the ones that deal with the different stages of breakups metaphorically. Read on to see our picks of films that will aid you in getting through all stages of break-up.
Movies Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and (500) Days of Summer will make you way easier in denial stage. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a story of Joel Barrish whose wish is granted via a mysterious procedure in which the memories of his ex-girlfriend (Kate Winslet) are erased. It’s only then that he realizes the love they shared was worth the loss.
Movie Legally Blonde gives us major lesson that the best revenge is conviction to challenge yourself, meeting your goals, exploring new ventures, and not changing who you are in the process. So, you know, do that. Other movie which will help you in getting through to the anger phase are : She-Devil, Desperate Living and Heathers.
In movie Chasing Amy, Ben Affleck’s Holden ends the movie by actually bargaining with his best friend and his girlfriend, offering a pretty stupid solution for all of the tension between them. And, the thing is, you can’t persuade anyone, especially yourself, to accept the one you love. My Beat Friend’s Wedding, Forgetting Sarah Marshall are other similar movies worth watch.
The Hours, the best thing this Oscar-nominated film does so well is depict the complex, isolating nature of depression.The film is a deft reminder that, despite any perceived evidence to the contrary, no one is really alone. Chinatown and Blue Valentine addresses the same situation.
The First Wives Club does good in passing a message that, after a certain age, your husband will probably leave you for a younger woman. But, it also affirms the power of a womanly bond and what happens when determined, strong women focus on something other than men. An Unmarried Women, Postcards From The Edge and How Stella Got Her Groove Back are other movie worth watch.