Top 3 Tuesday - movie sisters

I am very fortunate to have a wonderful sister and I cherish our relationship. When I watch sisters in the movies I'm always drawn to those that share a deep connection, especially when the two women understand each other completely. I love it when the sisters' relationship is powerful enough to shape their lives and create an unbreakable bond.

So here are my three favourite movie sisters -

3)  Sally and Gillian in 'Practical Magic' - this is a cute little film featuring three generations of sisters, but the main focus is on Sally and Gillian played by Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. Not only are these two women connected through sisterhood, they are also witches who share an intuitive bond. They are able to call on each other when needed, and even when things get tricky they are always there for one another. In one scene they talk about growing old together and for me this just about sums up why I love sisters so much - how great to be able to plan a future with your closest confidant!

2) Rose and Maggie in 'In Her Shoes' - in this film there is the straight-laced sister (Rose played by Toni Collette) and the wild sister (Maggie played by Cameron Diaz) who of course clash at every turn. And yet underneath it all is a love that can never really die. Maggie tests Rose's patience and her selfishness inevitably hurts Rose, but the pair are able to come together again and connect to that love. I loved the scene at the end where Maggie reads the E.E. Cummings poem 'i carry your heart with me' to Rose. Sure the moment is Hollywood soppiness at its finest, but I adore it nonetheless.

1) Celie and Nettie in 'The Color Purple' - one of the most tragic, heartbreaking scenes ever put on film is when these two sisters are torn apart. Neither sister can imagine life without the other and their forced separation makes no sense to them - as we see when Nettie screams 'Why? Why?' When they are finally reunited years later we see that no matter how much time they've been apart their bond is as strong as ever and their love for one another is as powerful as any love that ever was. It's beautiful.

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