Happy Movies for Moms

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I like a good tear-jerker on occassion, but mostly I like movies that either a) make me think b) are a celebration. Beliefnet's Movie Mom, Nell Minow put together a list of 12 Happy Movies--I've seen most and think she is on to something. So here are some of Nell's ideas for getting a smile going before school starts--many are kiddo appropriate. Click above for the full list.

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1. The Incredibles - Memorable line: "You keep trying to pick a fight, but I'm still just happy you're alive."
2. Some Like It Hot- Memorable line: "Well, nobody's perfect!"
3. Duck Soup- Memorable line: I suggest that we give him ten years in Leavenworth, or eleven years in Twelveworth." "I'll tell you what I'll do: I'll take five and ten in Woolworth."
4. Hairspray - Memorable line: "You can't stop my happiness, 'cuz I like the way I am."
5. The Court Jester- Memorable line: "Life could not better be..."

Let me know what you think of her list. I'd have to add Moonstruck("snap out of it!") and Working Girl ("5,000 and its not even leather")--two of my all-time favorites that always make me smile.

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