Estate planning and selecting a guardian can be a gloomy and existential topic, but here are 10 awesome movies that make estate planning funny, loving, quirky, and sweet. Which is your favorite?
1. The Big Chill:
“Amazing tradition. They throw a great party for you on the one day they know you can’t come.”
2. Harold and Maude:
“A lot of people enjoy being dead. But they are not dead, really. They’re just backing away from life. *Reach* out. Take a *chance*. Get *hurt* even. But play as well as you can. Go team, go! Give me an L. Give me an I. Give me a V. Give me an E. L-I-V-E. LIVE! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.”
3. The Royal Tenenbaums:
“Royal O’Reilly Tenenbaum 1932-2001 Died Tragically Rescuing His Family From The Wreckage Of A Destroyed Sinking Battleship”
4. The Grand Budapest:
“You’re looking so well darling, you really are. I don’t know what sort of cream they put on you down at the morgue but, I want some.”
5. The Big Lebowski:
“This is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, a lotta outs, a lotta what-have-yous. And, uh, a lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder’s head.”
6. The Descendants:
“I don’t want my daughters growing up entitled and spoiled. And I agree with my father – you give your children enough money to do something but not enough to do nothing.”
“Scrappy Holmes: So why did you leave the body there? It would seem to me that if you didn’t want to get caught, you’d find some way to dispose of it.
Bernie Tiede: Oh, no, no. No, I could never do that. That was never my intention. Everyone deserves a proper burial. And I was… I was just waiting for my chance to give her one.”
8. Mr. Deeds:
” I promise to love you for fifty years more / Even when your bosoms sag down to the floor.”
9. Life as we know it:
“They love Sophie more than anything in they entire world, and out of everyone, Messer, they picked us.”
10. Big Daddy:
“You can be scared that I might get pickpocketed in a bad neighborhood or break my legs skiing. But don’t be scared about me being a dad, because I will not fail. I love this kid too much. I love him as much as you love me, Dad. I’m gonna give him advice and I’m gonna guide him and I’ll be there whenever he needs me. I’ll fly to New York to be at his court case even if I disagree with why he’s there.”
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