Cozy up with one of these heart-warming summer movies featuring outstanding female talent from the writing and producing to acting and directing.
Under the Tuscan Sun
This 2003 romantic comedy is written, produced, and directed by Audrey Wells. Diane Lane plays the resilient writer, Frances who decides to start over in a “charming” villa in Tuscany. Frances is not only a survivor, but she learns to write and embrace her own story.
In the 1953 classic, Audrey Hepburn plays a princess on leave from her royal duties. A Cinderella story in reverse, the lovely Audrey is matched up with Gregory Peck for this frothy film.
In 2008, this highly acclaimed musical was made into a movie featuring Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfriend, and series of handsome suitors. The bride-to-be is trying to find her real father as told through ABBA songs. If you like musicals, you’ll love this one.
Thelma & Louise
Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon play Thelma and Louise in this blockbuster hit from the 90s. A two-day vacation turns into a series of misunderstandings and car chases. After the drama goes too far, the ladies decide to take back control. A true adventure buddy film to watch with your best friend. Written by Callie Khouri who earned an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Something’s Gotta Give
Nancy Meyers wrote, produced, and directed this smart 2003 comedy featuring Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson, and Amanda Peet. Keaton earned a Golden Globe and several nominations for her impeccable role as an uptight, but highly successful playwright. This film has great writing and incredible comedic performances.
Oh, by the way
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