Five Amusing Movies to Watch During Quarantine
By: Aadil Kherani
The Perks of Being A Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Coming Of Age
Follow a socially awkward teen, Charlie, as he navigates through high school. Charlie learns to find his passion, make friends, and find romance but struggles with mental illness. Will he be able to get through his hardships and come out a stronger person or will his inner demons destroy him? The Perks of Being A Wallflower is composed of charismatic characters, deep themes, and an entertaining plot that makes it worth a watch.
I Am Mother (2019)
A girl is raised alone by a robot mother in an isolated facility. But a mysterious stranger arrives and threatens everything she once knew. I Am Mother is carried by a uniquely interesting plot, in which you will never know what is going to happen next. It also has talented actors (Clara Rugaard and Hilary Swank) and intriguing character exploration.
Abominable is a family-friendly movie about a young girl, Yi, who has trouble fitting in. This all changes when she meets a Yeti named Everest that is hiding on her roof. Join Yi and a couple other kids as they find Everest a new home. This movie is enchanting and visually stunning. It is a fun adventure for all ages.
Troop Zero (2019)
A misfit girl living in rural Georgia during the late 70s is fascinated about space and discovers the chance to be recorded on NASA’s Golden Record by winning a girl scout’s talent competition. The only problem is that she does not meet the other girl scouts troupes’ high standards. Instead of joining, she makes her own troupe of outsiders to try and win the competition. Troop Zero includes highly entertaining characters and a sweet message to all those who feel as if they don’t fit in.
500 Days of Summer (2009)
A hopeless romantic, Tom, gets dumped by his girlfriend Summer, with who he was madly in love. He reflects on his time with her, to try and figure out why their relationship faded. Were they actually in love or was he just making it all up in his head? 500 Days of Summer includes talented actors such as, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, who have excellent character chemistry. This movie is an uncommon take on a classic love story filled with charm and delight.