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"Lolly had always said..."

A sentence from the book I'm reading...

Lolly had always said that a Meryl Streep movie was as good as chicken soup, a best friend, a therapist, and a stiff drink."

I get the first three but... a stiff drink? That's debatable though I might place Plenty (1985) in that category.

So which of Meryl's movies are chicken soups, therapists, friends, and stiff drinks? Divvy them up in the comments or add your own simile.

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Death Becomes Her: best friend made out of chicken soup.

September 10, 2012 | Registered CommenterAndreas

For chicken soup I would ladle up some warm "Silkwood," "Marvin's Room" and oh so metaphorically "Julie & Julia"; "One True Thing" and "Mama Mia" for the best friend thing; "Kramer vs. Kramer," "Heartburn" and "Postcards From the Edge" get inside your head; and "Out of Africa" would make more than one stiff drink necessary. That's a rough one.

This book sounds like a good read!

September 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

andreas -- lol

September 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternathanielr

I think Plenty fits nicely in the "stiff drink" category...:)

September 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

The Deer Hunter, Sophie's Choice, The Hours and Iron Lady are all stiff drink movies to me.

September 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbrandz

omg. this is how you know everyone is feeling Streep Fatigue. The first Streep post in at least a year not be flooded with comments ;)

September 11, 2012 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

I'm saving all my Streep energy for "August: Osage County."

September 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

Death Becomes Her is a really great pal.

Prada is probably a nice lentils soup.

Doubt is a therapist.

September 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJames T

Chicken Soup: It's Complicated, Postcards From The Edge, The Devil Wears Prada, Heartburn and Julie & Julia
A Best Friend: Death Becomes Her, Out Of Africa, She-Devil, The Bridges of Madison County and Manhattan
A Therapist: The French Lieutenant's Woman, Adaptation, One True Thing, Kramer vs Kramer, Doubt and The Iron lady
A Stiff Drink: The Deer Hunter, Ironweed, The Hours, Plenty, A Cry In The Dark and Sophie's Choice

September 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTallsonofagun

Tallsonofagun: Yeah, Streep's part of Julie & Julia is awesome. The Amy Adams half? I like Amy Adams, but that half was like being trapped in the complaints of people who hate Amy Adams for an hour.

September 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

Adaptation is most definitely my stiff drink. My therapist would be Manhattan, of course. My chicken soup is Silkwood and my best friend is Sophie's Choice.

September 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPatryk

I have news for you but I don't think it's Streep fatigue at all If you check on your last few weeks of blogs, you have very few comments ...however your subs generated quite a few!?!

September 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRick

yeah. maybe people are sick of ME? *sniffle*

September 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNathaniel R

Mamma mia, It's Complicated and Prada are chicken soup for me.

September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJilll
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