• Amber Melissa

5 Films to watch when you’re feeling sorry for yourself

Okay, okay, calm down. You’re a blubbering mess. Get your shit together! So you’ve just broken up with the love of your fucking life? Getting a visit from Aunt Flow? Just lost your job? Suck it up – life moves on. Okay fine, you can cry for a little while but NO rocking back and forth! Pick yourself up off the bloody floor, roll yourself onto the couch because here are the top five movies to watch when you need to indulge in your own sadness.

Bridget Jones’ Diary

Big underpants. Big, fucking underpants. Watching someone else trying to get their life together is sure to make you crack a smile. Like seriously, how bad can your luck be that as soon as you're finally about to get laid you’re wearing your fucking granny panties? How much worse is your luck when you’re accident-prone and feeling blubby? Bridget’s story will have you riding the feels train all the way to happy ending. If Bridget can make her way through a 90 minute film (slightly) unscathed, you can get yourself off the couch.

Mrs Doubtfire

First off, Robin Williams. Secondly, Robin, fucking Williams! Mrs Doubtfire is a classic comedy. Even with the undertones of divorce and the effects it can have on family, you’re left feeling good by the end of this film. The weird and wonderful Mrs Doubtfire always has us laughing, singing and craving a bit of cream in our coffee. Watching as someone else hits rock bottom will cheer you the fuck up. Plus, Robin Williams.

The Hangover

It’s raunchy. It’s funny. It’s everything you need when you feel like shit. Honestly, if Zach Galifianakis’ character, Alan, doesn’t have you in tears from laughing so hard you almost shit yourself, do you even Hangover? In between all of the crazy situations the boys are in, there are also some pretty great life lessons to take away from this film too

  1. Don’t bring a fucking engagement ring to a nudie bar if you don’t intend on proposing.

  2. If you do end up proposing and you like a hooker more than your Mrs back home, well you’re shit out of luck hey.

  3. Learn how to sedate a tiger before sedating a tiger.


If someone legitimately shitting themselves in a bridal gown, in the middle of a busy street doesn’t make you feel better, you’re fucked mate. At the very least, you gain a key takeaway - always choose a better restaurant on your big day. This film has so many hilarious moments, it’d be hard to sum it up in a few sentences. The string of female comedians featured in this flick will surely help you stop crying for the wrong reasons and you can take out any pent-up rage on fucking Helen.


Who says you need a feel good movie or a comedy to make you feel better? Liam Neeson will look for you, he will find you and he will fucking stab ya mate if you don’t watch this movie! It’s so action packed with guns and bloody violence (literally), you’ll be so distracted from your shitty life sitch because you're too busy on the edge of your seat! You’ll also be left thinking the impossible is achievable. If you can chace a boat whilst you’re in a car driving down a small, European, one-way

street the wrong way, you can do anything! A feel-good movie alright!

Amber is the kind of girl who looks like she has her shit together but really doesn't. She's known for her potty mouth, being inappropriately funny and for her love of doughnuts. Although she's new to the writing game, she is going to say what 'drunk you' was already thinking.

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