The Best Advice From Our Favorite Movie Moms

The Best Advice From Our Favorite Movie Moms
Women
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

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…

911160 - EASY A

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…

635px-Carol-Brady-the-brady-bunch-10706627-793-599

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…

elastigirl

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)…

home-alone-24

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…

tumblr_mneq69dbUp1snsyqao1_500

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…

forrest-gump-mrs-gump-560-thumb-560xauto-304081

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…

MOMMIE DEAREST (1981)

Character: Mommie Dearest

“No more wire hangers.”


On relationships and marriage…

julianne-moore-mockingjay

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…

allison-janney

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…

tumblr_mi2y9bMg6E1qb4tzyo1_500

Character: Mrs. Robinson, “The Graduate”

“Don’t be nervous.”


On the dangers of going out after dark…

THE BLIND SIDE

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…

tumblr_m8x7x3KABf1rasttyo1_500

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

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


On career choices…

erin-brockovich-ellis

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…

MV5BMjE4NDYwNDMxNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjU5NjgwMw@@._V1._SX640_SY870_

Character: Louise Keeley, “The Birdcage”

“There’s always a first time.”


But, above all else…

The-Parent-Trap-the-parent-trap-1998-5578098-1280-720

Character: Elizabeth James, “The Parent Trap”

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

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

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.

More In Women

Women Emily Arata

Comic Perfectly Captures The Way Catcalling Affects Women In Today’s Society

Artist Ursa Eyer knows all too well the uncomfortable feeling that comes with being catcalled on the street. Whether whispers or full-out yells, sexual comments about women leave them feeling uncomfortable and violated. Eyer created a beautiful comic series depicting the way street harassment affects her. On Eyer’s blog, she notes that she even omitted […]

Women Kylie McConville

Why Anyone Who Clicked On Those Leaked Naked Pics Committed A Sex Crime

When the Internet caught wind of the celebrity photo leak heard ‘round the world, we all, again, breathed a collective sigh at the repeated objectification of women in the Hollywood realm and went back to our end-of-summer backyard barbecues. But grilled chicken skewers and crispy burgers smothered in cheese couldn’t undo or erase the unease […]

Women Lauren Martin

Why Women Are Allowed To Have Naked Pics

Just when we thought the feminist movement was picking up speed, some hackers have gone and thrown a wrench in it again. In a twisted way of celebrating the return of fall, some 423 naked photos surfaced to turn our attention from hot dogs and hamburgers to tits and ass… as if our minds weren’t […]

Also On Elite

Wellness

4 Ways To Change Your Habits And Simply Lead A Healthier Life

Change does not happen overnight; it requires a lot of time and dedication and the results are limitless! The learning and health modifications that happen when you set a goal, make a plan and decide to change your eating and health habits will be worth it.  The reason life is so important is because how […]

Food

This Device Is A Game-Changer Because It Fills Bananas With Any Flavor You Want

When you bite into a banana, it’s easy to feel like something is missing. Well, I’m sure not everyone feels that way, but clearly the inventors of Destapa Banana did. Destapa Banana promises to enhance your banana-eating experience. It’s a device with a small tube that removes the core of a banana and allows you […]

World

Man With Dwarfism Makes Hidden Camera Video To Show People’s Insensitivity

Jonathan Novick is a 22-year-old who was born with a kind of dwarfism called achondroplasia. Because of his height, he’s often the butt of cruel jokes and obviously gets stared at on the New York City subway system. Novick believes that people just don’t have the vocabulary to talk about dwarfism correctly. In an effort to make […]