11 Movie Mom Squads We Wish We Could Join
There are some movies I can watch no matter what mood I’m in. You know those movies, right? The ones that makes us so ridiculously happy, we wish we could be a part of it. And I don't mean as an actor, but as a character. Whether you're lusting after the hot lead, envying the leading lady's career, or wishing to join a movie mom squad, everyone has that movie they want to be a part of.
That doesn't mean our real lives aren't worth holding on to, by the way. Especially when it comes to our mom squads. We all have those friends who would do anything for us or our kids, but wouldn't it be fun to combine our real life squad with our favorite movie mom squads? Having our kids learn spells from the aunts in Practical Magic or knowing that if we die, our actress BFF will sweep our daughter away to help put her life back together. And c'mon. Who doesn't want Tina Fey and Amy Poheler in their mom squad? You probably have your favorites, but I'm willing to bet that you'd love to be a part of these 11 movie mom squads, and not just because Kirstie Alley can seriously rock an ‘80s headwrap.
1. Mollie and Rona From 'Look Who's Talking'
Rona doesn't have any children, but as a single mom, Mollie definitely needed her friendship to get through new motherhood. Rona's that friend that will help you build a crib, snuggle your kid like he's their own, and beat up your crappy boyfriend. We all need a Rona.
2. Karen and The Wives, 'Goodfellas'
So their husbands may be terrible, but that's exactly what makes Karen and the wives so great in Goodfellas. Who else are you going to talk to when your kids are screaming for their daddy in prison? Besides, none of them take any sh*t, which is a great confidence booster in your squad.
3. Aibileen and Minny From 'The Help'
The way Aibileen loves Mae Mobley, a child that isn't even hers, makes my chest hurt when watching The Help. Add in Minny's love for her children and her no-nonsense attitude, and you've got a ridiculously powerful mom squad.
4. C. C. And Hillary From 'Beaches'
I just read the title Beaches and started crying. Your mom squad should be there for you no matter what, and that includes a serious tragedy that requires your squad to step up and raise your daughter. Pass the tissues please.
5. Angie and Kate From 'Baby Mama'
So their friendship didn't start out on the right foot, but with Angie keeping things light and wild and Kate being the one that reminds you that hot dogs are a major choking hazard, they're the exact ones you want in your mom squad.
6. Brenda, Elise, and Annie From 'The First Wives Club'
Going through a divorce is no joke. Going through one while you have children? Even worse. That's where the ladies of The First Wives Club come in. You need people who understand your venting and you need a squad that welcomes your child with open arms, especially when they help plot your revenge.
7. Jackie and Isabel From 'Stepmom'
Nobody intends for their child to have a stepmom in their lives, but if the situation arises, all we can hope for is that they'll love our children as much as Isabel loves her stepchildren in Stepmom. When Jackie becomes sick, she relies on Isabel to raise her children once she's gone, and oh god I'm crying again.
8. Truvy, M'Lynn, Ouiser, Annelle, and Clairee From 'Steel Magnolias'
More death, I know, but the ladies of Steel Magnolias are too good to leave out of this round-up. With M'Lynn's daughter, Shelby, being sick, the ladies rally together and go above and beyond the call of duty to make their friend's life easier. #Squadgoals for real.
9. Vannah, Bernie, Robin, and Glo From 'Waiting To Exhale'
Being a mom is hard enough, but going through relationship troubles and divorces makes it even harder. Waiting to Exhale features an incredibly strong mom squad, and all of them are determined to better themselves for their children and each other.
10. Vivi, Caro, Teensy, and Necie From 'Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood'
You're going to have problems with your kid, especially the older they get. You'll butt heads, you'll argue over little things, and you'll disagree again and again. Enter the Ya-Ya Sisterhood moms. They'll set things straight for you, promise.
11. Frances and Jet From 'Practical Magic'
OK, so neither one of them are actually mothers or have children of their own, but they raise Sally and Gillian. They give kids chocolate cake for breakfast, skip homework, and teach them how to be witches. Done. My kid and I are moving in, too.