5 Films I’d Love A Sequel To

I am a sucker for a good movie, I always have been, and there’s nothing more exciting than a sequel to a fantastic film. Here’s a bunch of films I’d love to see a sequel to, and what I think the plot might be!

‘Bride Wars’ (2009)

THE ORIGINAL FILM: In Manhattan, New York, lawyer Liv (Kate Hudson) and school teacher Emma (Anne Hathaway) have been best friends since they were kids. They are both proposed to by their boyfriends on the same day and they plan their wedding parties in Plaza Hotel, using the services of the famous wedding planner, Marion St. Claire. However, due to Marion’s secretary’s mistake, their weddings are scheduled for the same day. Neither of them agrees to change the date and they turn from friends into enemies, each trying to sabotage the wedding party of the other.

THE SEQUEL: This could be called ‘Baby Wars’ – a look into what happened next with Emma and Liv’s friendship once they’re well into the toddler stage. I mean, who doesn’t love seeing cute kids doing funny things? Is Emma still loving life with her best friend’s brother? Is Liv still wearing the trousers and ‘dealing with a crisis’? There’s so many questions I’d like to see answered.

‘Bridesmaids’ (2011)

THE ORIGINAL FILM: Annie (Kristen Wiig)’s life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian (Maya Rudolph)’s Maid of Honour. Though depressed and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals of wedding planning with a group of bridesmaids. With one chance to get it perfect, and another bridesmaid, Helen (Rose Byrne), eyeing up the Maid of Honour position, Annie is determined to show Lillian just how far she’ll go for someone she loves.

THE SEQUEL: After all the drama with her best friends wedding planning, it’s finally Annie’s turn! She’s marrying her Irish policeman, Rhodes (Chris O’Dowd) who just can’t get enough of her baking. She’s relaunching the business, and the girls are in tow. What’s one last big girls celebration before the big day? Will it all go to plan? Will her ex flat mate and his sister ruin their plans? There’s so much I want to know.

‘I Give It A Year’ (2013)

THE ORIGINAL FILM: After less than a year of dating, thirty-something Londoners Nat (Rose Byrne) and Josh (Rafe Spall) get married. Nat, a marketing company manager, is professional and controlled. Josh, a struggling novelist, is more carefree and immature. But what may be the biggest threat to a happily-ever-after for them as a couple may be temptations with others to who, at least on paper, each is more well suited. For Nat, that temptation is a work client, Guy (Simon Baker). For Josh, that temptation is his old girlfriend Chloe (Anna Faris).

THE SEQUEL: The first film saw us finish with two new couples… but how are they getting on? Josh and Chloe are married, Nat and Guy are still just dating. Can Josh and Chloe keep the spark alive in their marriage, especially with a baby on the way and all the hormones and changes that come with a baby on the way? Can Nat and Guy survive long distance work schedules, commitment issues and keeping the spark alive? I’d run, not walk, to the cinema to see this.

‘Sisters’ (2015)

THE ORIGINAL FILM: Sisters Kate (Tina Fey) and Maura (Amy Poehler) Ellis are summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house, much to their dismay. Looking to recapture their party days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their ex-classmates. It’s an out of control night that everyone lets their hair down for, with serious consequences for their lives moving forwards.

THE SEQUEL: In this sequel, Kate and Maura would be back with more comedy action as they plan a major high school reunion… house party. Never ones too learn their lessons the first time round, it’s chaos and drama round 2. But can Kate still prove to her daughter she can be a responsible mum aswell as a party girl? Is Maura dating that hottie from the first film? Is she back to being the party mom? Did he ever fully recover from the trauma of the ballet dancer music box incident? How are their parents getting on in the retirement community? So many questions.

‘Girls Trip’ (2017)

THE ORIGINAL FILM: Four best friends, the “Flossy Posse”, have grown distant over the years. When lifestyle guru Ryan (Regina Hall), who is dubbed “the next Oprah”, is offered an opportunity to be the keynote speaker at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, she decides to bring along her friends to turn her work vacation into a girls trip away. Joining Ryan is gossip blogger Sasha (Queen Latifah), uptight mom and nurse Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Dina (Tiffany Haddish), a happy-go-lucky party animal. While on the trip, Sasha is sent a tip that shows a picture of a black man’s head kissing an Instagram model, presumed to be Ryan’s husband, Stewart (Mike Colter). The friends are reluctant to tell Ryan, but she shocks them by telling them she is already aware of the situation. But will this stand in the way of her of a fantastic opportunity for her and her seemingly ‘perfect’ marriage?

THE SEQUEL: This follow up feature film would focus on the Flossy Posse’s next adventure together. Sasha has launched a fully new blog, not about celeb gossip, but all about inclusive fashion. The girls are on a road trip with her for her first major fashion show, with a few celeb appearances, parties and some drama on the way. But can Sasha’s buxom ladies stand out in a notoriously skinny industry? Can she give the industry the shake up it so desperately needs?

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