Though I'm currently experiencing regret about going home for spring break rather than to a vacation hotspot, I know I can still create my own fun by watching cool and exciting movies. If you are like me and were either too broke, too lazy, or too homesick (ha ha) to travel during spring break, here are a few movies that will distract you from the fact that you're not going on an all-inclusive Bahamas resort paid for by your loving parents (I’m not bitter or anything, I swear):
1. 10 Things I Hate About You
Hands down one of the best party movies of all time. Not only do you get to watch that smile of Heath Ledger appear in every other scene, but also experience the modern day version of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.
Hopefully this version will prompt you to grab the friends who are home (and are, like you, inevitably doing the "don’t leave your house all day" routine) and crash a Bogey Lowenstein high school party! May as well reinforce your lame status of being at home and relive a high school house party with broken windows, cheap vodka and that one girl that gets to drunk and decides to dance on a table to Biggie. It’s a good way to see whether or not your tolerance has increased since your high school years.
2. Mean Girls
Ah, a classic of our generation. Easily the most quoted movie of the decade, and with reason. Mean Girls gives you a chance to reminisce over the atrocities of high school years, allowing you to feel better about something (the fact you’re not in high school anymore) other than currently not lounging on the beach. You and some girlfriends can laugh over those slutty Halloween costumes you had to sneak out of the house in, or snide at those girls who were indeed like Regina George and company. Either way, Mean Girls brings back Kelis’s “Milkshake” and Blondie’s “One Way or Another,” so it’s bound to make for a fun film to pass the time.
3. Dazed and Confused
Being at home over break allows you to go the woods in the back of your house, build a bonfire, and do whatever it is you did back there every Saturday night in high school. It’s low cost, filled with memories, and good enough weather that you can get away without wearing that heavy coat you've been carrying around all winter. You might even encounter a thrilling run from the fuzz. Either way, it might be worth it to find the tree you and your high school beau carved your initials on. And sulking about being home for spring break is “nothing a few beers can’t take care of.”
Even if you are home from college and still too young to drink, McLovin’s measures to get alcohol still make for a great laugh. Go back to that local liquor store and see if the intimidating man behind the desk noticed that you got a little older, heck maybe you’re so mature now after these past few years that you don’t even get ID'd.
5. Project X
So, when your parents plan a trip to go somewhere tropical, not realizing it is the week you will be home in March, throw a massive pool party, jump off the roof, set things on fire, and rage to show them that you didn't need their funds after all to enjoy your spring break at home.