October 9, 2013

So a few weeks ago our fabulous Style Pick blogger Jodie from Future Freaks Me asked us if we would like her to write a piece on Autumn nights in, with plenty of treats and your favourite films. Did we jump at the chance? Hell yeah! There is nothing we like better at Twenty Six People than to be super cosy as the dark nights draw in. Here Jodie shares with us her favourite Autumn films. Grab you duvet, hit the sofa with a tub of Ben & Jerrys and embrace Autumn…

After a few weeks of glorious (albeit unexpected) summer, the sun seems to have left us just as quickly as it arrived. As the nights begin to draw in there’s a definite chill in the air and every day I’m finding more signs that autumn is well and truly with us. Although the long hazy days in the sun made for the perfect summer, the thought of snuggling up with a hot chocolate (complete with marshmallows of course) and a good film is so inviting that I’m actually rather excited to wind down into the autumn months.

With a lot of long nights ahead of us, I thought I’d share some of my favourite films to curl up with as the weather takes a turn for the worse.

If you’re looking for a mouthing wateringly good film with a warm gooey centre then I couldn’t recommend Waitress any more highly. Filled with delicious desserts and a truly heart-warming story, Keri Russell is simply amazing throughout. For an added bonus, Nathan Fillion co-stars as possibly the most charming doctor you could imagine, creating a perfectly sweet film for a chilly autumn night.

Before the days of Glee and High School Musical there was Get Over It. Filled with big musical numbers and countless cringe-worthy teenage moments, this was one of my favourite films growing up. A twist on Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kirsten Stewart and a very young Mila Kunis take to the stage as boy band heart-throbs and eccentric drama teachers add to the everyday drama of high school in this coming of age comedy.

I’m a sucker for French films and wholeheartedly believe that every man is made more attractive if they can recreate the lift from Dirty Dancing, so needless to say Heart Breaker quickly became a favourite film of mine. A love story based around breaking up relationships, this film is filled with quirky characters and hilarious scenarios; although the gorgeous locations may leave you a little bitter about the blustery weather outside!

Being a Johnny Depp fan through and through, it seemed wrong not to include one of his films in this list. Finding Neverland is, in my opinion, one of Depp’s greatest films yet. Starring alongside Kate Winslet this film tells of the story of how J M Barrie created Peter Pan and the family that inspired him to do so. The contrast between the real world and Neverland captures the wonder of your childhood imagination and makes you believe in fairies again. Please note, this film will require tissues and lots of them!

There are so many autumn traditions I’m looking forward to reliving this year and spending quite nights in with a good film is probably one of my favourites, although having my first Pumpkin Spiced Latte of the year is a close second! From the falling leaving to the return of mulled cider and nights huddled around bonfires, this is one of my favourite times of the year.
What are you favourite things to do over the autumn months?


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