The Best Advice From Our Favorite Movie Moms

The Best Advice From Our Favorite Movie Moms
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We’re going to let you in on a little secret of ours: there’s nothing we love more than quoting movies. And, what better way to start the day than with a little advice from the moms we watch all the time – our fictional ones!

Who was there for us when we needed “a little hump day treat?” Who cheered us on when we wanted to be “superstars!”? We turn to our favorite silver screen mommas for some real talk.

On why we’re still a wee bit flat chested…

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Character: Rosemary Penderghast, “Easy A”

“We’re a family of late bloomers. I didn’t until I was 14 and nor did Olive.”


On staying safe…

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Character: Carol Brady, “The Brady Bunch”

Carol Brady: “Marcia, it looks like rain. You better take your shawl. How about you Doug? Do you have any protection?”

Doug: Oh, yes ma’am. Assorted colors and textures!


On running the world…

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Character: Elastigirl, “The Incredibles”

“Settle down, are you kidding? I’m at the top of my game! I’m right up there with the big dogs! Girls, come on. Leave the saving of the world to the men? I don’t think so.”

And on being yourself…

“Your identity is your most valuable possession. Protect it. And if anything goes wrong, use your powers.”


On being a hot mess (as we are from time to time)…

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Character: Kate McCallister, “Home Alone”

“There are 15 people in this house, and you’re the only one who has to make trouble.”


On who to call when babysitting goes awry…

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Character: Morticia Addams, “The Addams Family”

“All the important numbers: Police, Fire Department, Morgue.”


On life’s unpredictability, OR on embracing life’s ups and downs…

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Character: Mrs. Gump / Forest Gump’s Mama, “Forest Gump”

“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”


On missing our periods…

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Character: Mommie Dearest

“No more wire hangers.”


On relationships and marriage…

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Character: Jules (Julianne Moore), “The Kids Are All Right”

“Marriage is hard – just two people slogging through the shit, year after year, getting older, changing. It’s a fucking marathon, okay?”


On dreading our next visit to the doctor…

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Character: Bren, “Juno”

“Doctors are sadists who like to play God and watch lesser people scream.”

And, on finding the silver lining…

“Somebody else is going to find a precious blessing from Jesus in this garbage dump of a situation.”


On flashing our friends during Spring Break…

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Character: Mrs. Robinson, “The Graduate”

“Don’t be nervous.”


On the dangers of going out after dark…

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Character: Leigh Ann Tuohy, “The Blind Side”

“If you so much as set foot downtown, you will be sorry. I’m in a prayer group with the D.A., I’m a member of the NRA and I’m always packing.”


On taking our first sips…

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Character: Regina George’s Mom / Mrs. George, “Mean Girls”

“If you’re going to drink, only do it in the house.”


On career choices…

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Character: Erin Brockovich

“You know why everyone thinks that all lawyers are back-stabbing, blood sucking scumbags? ‘Cause they are.”

But, really…

“If you follow your heart, if you listen to your gut, and if you extend your hand to help another, not for any agenda, but for the sake of humanity, you are going to find the truth.”


On going to a Kaskade rave…

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Character: Louise Keeley, “The Birdcage”

“There’s always a first time.”


But, above all else…

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Character: Elizabeth James, “The Parent Trap”

“Oh darling, I’ve loved you your whole life.”

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Laura Argintar

Laura Argintar is a Senior Women's Editor at Elite Daily, comedienne and low-key science nerd. Listed among her achievements are performing stand-up throughout New York City, graduating with honors from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science and being the first woman in history to twerk at a 2 Chainz concert. LARG – as her friends call her – enjoys covering women’s topics, watching celebrities self-destruct and rising to any occasion.

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