Today marks the release of several buzz-worthy films across the GCC, including comedian Will Ferrell’s Daddy’s Home and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Revenant. Meanwhile, already in theaters, Jennifer Lawrence is receiving major attention for her performance in Joy, and The Big Short continues to educate the world on the collapse of the financial market.
With so many types of films out there right now, you should decide what to see this weekend based on what you hope to achieve, whether that’s inspiration or just a good laugh. Read on to discover the right movie to see by mood.
For motivation: Go see Joy
This film tells the story of Joy (Jennifer Lawrence) who founds a business dynasty. The story follows her triumphs and many obstacles as she rises from misery to matriarch. Have an idea you haven’t quite kick started yet? Check out Joy for that extra boost of professional and personal inspiration.
To laugh out loud: Go see Daddy’s Home
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg team up for Daddy’s Home, a comedy that highlights the challenges of being a stepfather. Watch as Ferrell and Wahlberg duel it out for their kids’ affection. Hint: Hilarity ensues.
To learn something new: Go see The Big Short
The Big Short is a comedy-drama that breaks down the housing and credit bubble that has forever changed the world’s financial market. Major swoon-worthy actors including Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt star in the film, but the overall mood is somber and requires your attention and deep concentration.
To muster up courage: Go see Revenant
The question on everyone’s minds is whether or not Leo will finally get an Oscar for his performance in Revenant. To join the conversation, go see this film, which follows the story of a huntsman in the 1800s on his quest for survival after he is mauled by a bear. Dark, we know.
To feel good: Go see The Good Dinosaur
This 3-D computer-animated film chronicles the story of a little boy and his dinosaur as they embark on an adventure together. Think: How to Train Your Dragon, but for dinosaurs.