Feel-Good Summer Films

Saturday, March 26 by Dr. Aleathea Wiggins

Watching feel-good summer films is the best way to add cheer to any season. We all like to feel good, and sometimes we need to live a little vicariously through those on the big screen. Enjoy the bliss you will experience by viewing a feel-good summer film.

  1. "Babies" Everyone is simply fascinated by cute, cuddly babies. The documentary "Babies" is a lovable, bundle of fun for the whole family. This creative and inspirational summer film is definitely a work of art. It is educational and teaches the audience about the first four years of a baby's life from four very different cultural perspectives. This feel-good summer film features a baby from San Francisco, Tokyo, Namibia, and Mongolia.
  2. "Shakespeare in Love" Who doesn't love a film starring Gwyneth Paltrow? "Shakespeare in Love" is a delightful and romantic feel-good film with the perfect blend of humor. The acting is outstanding ant the fill allows us to experience what life and love must have been like in the days of Shakespeare.
  3. "Under the Tuscan Sun" This feel-good summer film stars Diane Lane, a newly divorced writer, who buys a villa in Tuscany while on vacation. She hopes that her life will improve as she makes a new start in Italy. "Under the Tuscan Sun" is a breath of fresh air.
  4. "Pleasantville" Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon star in this feel-good summer comedy. Viewers experience the simple life of the good old days in a "Leave it to Beaver" type of town. Soon things become modernized with knowledge, and the town begins to lose its innocence.
  5. "Eat, Pray, Love" America's sweetheart Julia Roberts is back and reminding us to simply eat, pray and love. "Eat, Pray, Love" is a film that will definitely make you feel good. Its about real life, and the courage to live it. The story is about a divorced woman who travels around the world and experiences enlightenment along her journey of self-discovery.

Laugh, cry, and enjoy a feel-good summer film. Great acting and directing can never be over appreciated. These movies will inspire, delight, and entertain viewers for years to come.

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