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Daughter's 14th birthday party - good film ideas please

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WhyDidNoOneWarnMe Thu 04-Feb-16 13:32:29

My daughter is having some friends over to our house for her 14th birthday. There will be pizza and cocktails (yes! - non-alcoholic, but with umbrellas etc). We need a really good film for after supper for them to watch.

Does anyone have any recommendations, please?

Also, any great ideas to make the party go really well? Thank you!

lucysnowe Thu 04-Feb-16 13:36:51

Whip It is a great film with a nice feminist angle smile A bit of implied sex though. It's a PG-13.

WileHallion Thu 04-Feb-16 13:39:08

Pitch Perfect.

slug Thu 04-Feb-16 13:45:22

Oooh...Pitch Perfect is a firm favourite with DD. For her 14th birthday, around Halloween, I showed them What We Do In the Shadows It went down rather well, and is currently available on Netflix if you have it.

notagiraffe Thu 04-Feb-16 13:51:04

Legally Blonde? Really great feelgood film with some funny moments and powerful female lead character.

WhyDidNoOneWarnMe Thu 04-Feb-16 14:21:11

Thanks so much for these suggestions. I will look up Whip It.

Perhaps I should have said, they are all girls and have all seen Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect2! Xxx

guitarguy2112 Thu 04-Feb-16 16:32:50

lucysnowe Just checked and Whip It is a 12 in the UK so it should be fine smile

lucysnowe Thu 04-Feb-16 19:20:47

That's cool. It's quite violent for a 12 but it's good violence IMO smile

TrinityForce Thu 04-Feb-16 21:56:56

The devil wears prada?

WhyDidNoOneWarnMe Thu 04-Feb-16 22:23:33

Great idea. Thank you.

CremeBrulee Thu 04-Feb-16 22:45:19

DD13 and friends watched 'Now You See Me' a couple of weeks ago and all loved it. It's about a group of street magicians who are brought together by a mysterious organisation bro pull off an increasingly elaborate series of shows including robbing a bank under the watchful eyes of the FBI.

PurpleWithRed Thu 04-Feb-16 22:51:11

National lampoons animal house. Was my teens favourites, although possibly a bit old-school here and there nowadays.

Finallyonboard Thu 04-Feb-16 22:52:27

Sweet Home Alabama or How to lose a guy in ten days?

Fairylea Thu 04-Feb-16 22:58:18

Panic room ? Dd saw that recently and loved it!

Sadmum19 Thu 04-Feb-16 23:02:24

Mean Girls and The Other Woman have been popular with our daughter and her friends. Both 12A.

Henna tattoo parties, pamper parties, hair and nails and make up have all been popular here. I wasn't so keen on the henna!

LilacSpunkMonkey Thu 04-Feb-16 23:06:28

YY to Mean Girls.

Can I suggest going back to the 80s and the amazing, and very overlooked, Some Kind of Wonderful by John Hughes? Fantastic film, great soundtrack, biting sarcasm and a happy ending.

Avebury Thu 04-Feb-16 23:15:59

13 going on 30
Dirty Dancing
Mamma Mia
Romy and Michelle's high school reunion

VivaDevaVegas Thu 04-Feb-16 23:21:37

The Breakfast Club my DD14 loves it

KimmySchmidtsSmile Thu 04-Feb-16 23:28:56

(Designated ugly fat friend) hmm is surprisingly good despite the title.
My teen liked it very much even though she is bigger than the lass in question.
It is a typical teen flick, funny and quite good at flaming the stereotypes and social media.
The only thing I would be wary of is if any of your dd's friends are obese: my DD enjoyed watching it with me but would have been self-conscious watching it with her peers.

LilacSpunkMonkey Thu 04-Feb-16 23:30:03

Ooh, The Lost Boys!

Awesome film.

WhyDidNoOneWarnMe Fri 05-Feb-16 08:04:45

Mums - I am really overwhelmed at being helped so much by these ideas. THANK YOU. Though please feel free to keep them coming. It's particularly good to have non-American films - the kind that unlikely to influence my previously very literate DD to write "gotten" rather than "got" in a thank you letter to her music teacher.

Feurata Fri 05-Feb-16 14:36:51

Yes, Sweet Home Alabama is good movie.

frangipani13 Fri 05-Feb-16 14:38:49

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants is amazing, Hairspray (original), Grease!

CremeBrulee Fri 05-Feb-16 17:16:16

Less American options, hmmm, how about:

Sunshine on Leith (if they like musicals)

Wild Child (US movie but mostly set in UK boarding school)

St Trinians (newish ones with Gemma Arterton)

CremeBrulee Fri 05-Feb-16 20:16:37

DD has just texted to say she's watching Chalet Girl with her friends. Forgot about that one - British movie too!

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