Remember the days you’d pack up your pyjamas, your Dream Phone and the 90’s Irish equivalent of a Slam Book and head en masse to your friend’s house for a night of R&R, sex talk and movies?
The R&R ended because no one had the patience to ‘manicure’ more than two nails, the sex chat would stop because no one knew what the hell they were talking about, but the movies never failed us. Thank God.
So here ladies are five classic flicks for when sleeping in your own house was just not an option.
Never Been Kissed
Chances are the majority of pyjama clad girls in the living room hadn’t been either, so Drew managed to make all of us feel better about our glasses, braces and training bras. AAA cup, anyone?
If Josie Grossie managed to snag a hottie like him in the end, then there’s no stopping the rest of us, right?! Ah, the innocence of youth.
10 Things I Hate About You
Whether you were Team Bianca or Team Kat, fancied Cameron or lusted after Patrick there was definitely a little something for everyone in this 90’s classic.
We cringed alongside Kat when she read her poem aloud, we discovered a new-found respect for our parent’s music with Patrick's version of ‘Cant Take My Eyes Off You’ and we learned a little something about black underwear we never knew before. Thanks for the info, Bianca.
I Know What You Did Last Summer
No slumber party was complete without a pee-your-pants inducing horror flick. Scream was so passé by the time we hit we hit our stride and did some serious slumber party’ing (OK fine we couldn’t handle Ghostface, but no one needed to know that) so we went for the next best thing.
1997 slasher flick, I Know What You Did Last Summer packed a serious punch and having eye candy like Freddie Prinze Jnr and Ryan Phillipe as leads didn’t hurt either. Christ, what was that noise?
Much like a horror is a given at any sleepover, so too is any flick including Julia Roberts and bonus points if you cry like a baby behind a frilled, floral couch cushion. Yep, Stepmom had it all.
Julia, tears and snowblowing. Oh we know ALL about snowblowing now! High five!
Woah, woah, woah! Evan Rachel Wood’s portrayal of troubled 13-year-old Tracy Freeland in this 2002 drama made us feel thankful our lives were as vanilla as they were. We wanted to press the film into our parent’s hands, admit we bunked off PE and tell them to watch this before they went ballistic on us.
Jeez, we thought ditching afternoon classes to watch Loose Women was living dangerously.