Valentine’s Day always seems to be about couples, but what if you’re not boo’d up, and neither are your girls? Celebrating this romantic day doesn’t have to be a drag. If you’re up for going out on February 14, then Taraji P. Henson‘s new film will definitely be a cute flick to see.
Let’s be real, will we ever know what men really want? But “What Men Want” might give you some insight into this question (because you definitely want to know the answer). After being passed up for a promotion, sports agent Ali Davis (played by Henson) wonders what she has to do to thrive in the sports realm. She then goes to a psychic to get some answers and ends up drinking a weird concoction that suddenly allows her to hear what men are thinking. Check out the trailer:
If you want to be more low-key, having a cozy night in with some wine, snacks, tons of stories about dodging the wrong one, and movies galore would make for a great Galentine’s Day with your squad, too. Here are a few choices to watch:
Two Can Play That Game
Have you ever been so caught up in your friends’ businesses that you neglect your own situation? Shanté Smith (played by Vivica A. Fox) catches boyfriend Keith (Morris Chestnut) cheating on her with the last person she would’ve ever thought, archrival Conny (Gabrielle Union). After that, she puts into action a ten-day plan to get him all the way together!
Love And Basketball
When two childhood friends, Monica Wright (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy McCall (Omar Epps) fall in love after years of constantly holding each other down, their love for the game threatens to pull them apart. But could it be what they need to return to each other?
The Best Man
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? After writing a soon-to-be bestselling novel, Harper Stewart (Taye Diggs) attempts to leave out a very important detail — it’s loosely based on the lives and loves of his group of friends. When an advance copy of the book makes its way into the hands of his ex-lover, Jordan Armstrong (Nia Long), Harper does everything to keep it a secret.
Hip-hop is love, and love is hip-hop in the eyes of this film. Sidney (Sanaa Lathan) and Dre (Taye Diggs) can attribute their friendship and their careers to witnessing the birth of the genre as children on a New York street corner. Years later and well into their careers, both of them realize that their true life passions can only be fulfilled in one way.
Beyond The Lights
She’s been in the spotlight her whole life, but now, singer Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is having trouble dealing with her fame to the point where she attempts to kill herself. Luckily Kaz (Nate Parker), a police officer assigned to be her bodyguard, stops it all, and there instantly becomes a spark between the two.
Sometimes it’s not about being with a significant other because being around the ones who hold you down might be a whole lot better, even if it’s just for this one specific day.
TELL US: Which one would you watch with your girls?