Movies That Shaped Me

Movies have played a huge part in my childhood. Growing up, my brother and I would watch them on long car rides. We’d call dibs on a character and pretend that we were the actors behind the voices, which eventually led to my interest in theater. Besides giving me the confidence to audition, movies have taught me important life lessons that I reference frequently.

These are the ones I believe are the most important:

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

It is okay to have a self care day.

Legally Blonde

Don’t choose to spend your time with anyone that makes you feel less than you are.

The Little Women

No matter how hard it may be, try to forgive.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Some adventures have to happen alone.

Back to the Future

Know your limits and know when to walk away.

The Notebook

You shouldn’t have to convince someone to love you.

The Princess Diaries

Your manners will get you a long way.

Sweet Home Alabama

Remember where you came from.

The Goonies

Make time to tell someone you love them.

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Be excited about the little things.