@Miss You Already, starring Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore is a modern day “Beaches” for the Millennials. A love story of everlasting female friendship; navigating from adolescence to adulthood. Through the teenage years, an unexpected pregnancy, marriage, infertility and ultimately cancer. In the movie, Toni Colette plays Milly a married PR executive with a sexy husband and a charmed life. Jess, played by Drew Barrymore, married to a blue-collar worker living on a house-boat and dealing with infertility.
The two have been thru it all and when Milly is diagnosed with cancer they face it head on together. There is something really reassuring about knowing that you have someone by your side through the good and even the bad times. Cancer can take away so much, your vitality, your self worth and your appearance. This movie shows us cancer can destroy but but it doesn’t have to destroy your soul.
Don’t worry the movie isn’t all about the cancer. The movie is thankfully pitted with humor. Don’t feel badly. Go ahead, laugh at the cancer. It was one of my favorite parts. Milly laughs at the hard issue in the movie and I admired that in her character. Not just the cancer, her kids, her husband, even her mom making her crazy she find a way to find humor in the situation. Especially when Milly and Jess are together, they are laughing, not to make light of their situation but to get through it easier and with hope.
The relationship between the main characters is reminiscent to my life. I am very lucky to have two old and dear friends. We know each other’s deep dark secrets and have been through it all together: first boyfriends, first loves, first everything’s. As long as I can remember I have them both in my back pocket. No one knows you like someone who has seen you at your worst and been witness to you growing up. I can’t imagine not having them and watching this movie made me appreciate them even more.
The witty sarcasm and excessive ribbing made “Miss You Already” even more real for me. That’s how friends can act together and I only wish for everyone to have someone to stand by their side at the hard times as well as the happy. Bring tissues and definitely see this film with your best friend.
Thank you to #Themoms for inviting me to the screening. #shortenyourcold #ColdeezeMOMS #mamarazzi