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6 Movies for when it doesn’t work out

Relationships are great! But sometimes they don’t work out the way we plan, so here are six movies to help get past the heartbreak. 

Someone Great 

Someone Great. 2019. IMDb. 20 February 2024

After a devastating break up on the eve of her cross-country move, Jenny enjoys one last NYC adventure with her two best pals. This romantic comedy is about love, loss, growth and the everlasting bond of female friendship. With a soundtrack including “Supercut” by Lorde, there’s no question this Netflix original is a tearjerker. 

Mamma Mia! 

Mamma Mia!. 2008. IMDb. 20 February 2024

20-year-old Sophie is preparing to marry at her mother’s hotel on a Greek island. She has a carefree life, a loving fiancée, and great friends. She is only missing one thing: a father. After discovering she has three possible fathers, Sophie secretly invites all three men to the wedding in a desperate bid to discover which of them is her father. Old loves re-kindle, new loves form, and Sophie risks everything to discover the identity of her father. This story of love, loss, and ABBA is perfect for when you’re feeling down in the dumps. 

Marriage Story 

Marriage Story. 2019. IMDb. 20 February 2024

A stage director (Adam Driver) and his actor wife (Scarlett Johansson) struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes. This film shows the depths of a marriage breaking up and a family trying to stay together.  

Celeste & Jesse Forever 

Celeste & Jesse Forever. 2012. Rotten Tomatoes. 20 February 2024

Celeste and Jesse have been best friends since they can remember. High school sweethearts, they eventually got married – and now they’re getting divorced. Their friends don’t think the couple can stay friends after the divorce, but Celeste and Jesse are determined to prove them wrong. When Jesse begins dating again, Celeste finds it harder to move on than she thought it would be. This film looks at “still being friends” and shows the hard parts of both sides. 

La La Land 

La La Land. 2016. IMDb. 20 February 2024

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars. But as success mounts, they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. If you’re looking for a film with a resolution that both warms and breaks your heart, this one’s for you. 

How to be Single 

How to be Single. 2016. IMDb. 20 February 2024

A group of women navigate love and relationships in New York City as they search for themselves and their perfect partner.  This light and funny romantic comedy shows that you can be happy on your own, but it doesn’t mean you can’t look for love.

Corinne Regan is in her third year at Indiana University studying Political Science and Communications. She has been working in Media Services for almost 3 years. In her freetime, Corinne enjoys cooking/baking, painting, and exploring Bloomington with her roommates.

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