She’s the one who knows you inside and out; the one you call when you are happy, sad, scared or angry; the one person who never judges you, but calls you out on your BS when your BS needs calling out on; the one who makes you laugh so hard it hurts; the one whose neurotic tendencies are in sync with yours, and the one who vows to hate all the same people you do for as long as you both shall live. She’s your best friend, and you just can’t live without her.
But what if someday, you had to?
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke and inspired by real stories, “Miss You Already” tells the story of Milly and Jess, two lifelong best friends faced with the ultimate battle when Milly is diagnosed with breast cancer. As they fight, they learn the true meaning of friendship, and just how important they are to one another.
A truly touching film, the movie is the quintessential BFF chick flick that meets all the requirements (a la “Beaches”), and to prove it, I’ve compiled this here listicle:
1. A stellar cast of kickass leading ladies including Toni Collette, Drew Barrymore and Jaqueline Bisset.
2. Hot man candy in the form of Dominic Cooper.
3. The BFFs having the night of their lives scene.
4. The mid-movie big BFF fight scene.
(and montage where they spend weeks/months/years not talking to each other)
5. The mid-movie big BFF make-up scene.
6. The laugh out loud moments.
It will make you turn to your BFF and go, “Oh my god that’s so us. We are so funny like that. That is so something I would say, omg!”
7. The tear jerker moments when you will want to turn to your BFF and just hug them forever.
8. And, of course, the bittersweet ending where happy things happen out of the sad thing because life goes on.
And now you’re not sure how you feel because you’re somewhere between a laugh and a cry, which is not supposed to be an emotion.
But in all seriousness, “Miss You Already” hits all the right notes and is an entertaining and honest story that plays beautifully on screen. You can catch it in theaters starting Thursday, November 6th and I highly recommend seeing it — you just might want to make sure to have some Kleenex on hand and “The Wind Beneath My Wings” on cue for when you leave.