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Featured Movies of the Month


Sometimes, watching fictional characters, or even biographies of non-fictional people, and how they suffered a loss in their own life, can give us comfort knowing that we don’t have to go through our loss alone.

Look for this section each month, as we will focus on sharing with you some helpful fictional and non-fictional TV shows, movies, and documentaries we have come across to help our grieving community cope. If you have any suggestions, feel free to email Michelle at michelles@griefresourcenetwork.com. 

27 Dresses, starring Katherine Heigl and James Marsden (2008)

Jane, played by Katherine Heigl, lost her mother when she was a little girl. She took over the caretaker role of her father and younger sister. Now that she is an adult, Jane has carried her caretaker role into all aspects of her relationships—her friendships, family relationships, her job and co-workers, and even a potential love interest with a man named Kevin, played by James Marsden. This movie takes you on a journey to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the caretaker role Jane took on subconsciously after her mother died.

P.S. I Love You, starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler (2007)

Holly, played by Hilary Swank, loses her husband Gerry, played by Gerard Butler. As she now finds herself as a young widow, she struggles with figuring out how to move on with her life now that Gerry is no longer there. Gerry sensed this would happen to Holly before he died, and so he constructed a unique way to help Holly cope with his death afterwards. Gerry got their closest friends and family members on board to help with this grieving journey for Holly, and Holly learns a lot along the way. This movie comforts those who long for a connection to their lost loved one well after they have left, but also provides a mutual understanding to the pain they feel of losing their spouse to that of Holly’s from the movie.

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