Hope Breakfast Movie Challenge: Black Friday – Hope 103.2

Hope Breakfast Movie Challenge: Black Friday

Movies to help you feel in the Black Friday mood, but also a collection that is recommended for a weekend indoors.

Listen: Russ Matthews chats to Hope Breakfast's Ally Barnes about films for Black Friday

By Ally BarnesFriday 26 Nov 2021Hope BreakfastMoviesReading Time: 1 minute

Shopping can be retail therapy for some, and an arduous task for others. Either way, after shopping for all your Christmas presents, you might need to put your feet up and enjoy a good film.

This week Reel Dialogue’s Russ Matthews has created a list of films that take place in stores.

Department stores

  • Mannequin, 1987
  • Elf
  • Miracle on 34th Street, 1947

Reel Dialogue pick: Ladies in Black (Netflix)

Synopsis: Adapted from the bestselling novel by Madeleine St John, Ladies in Black is an alluring and tender-hearted comedy-drama about the lives of a group of department store employees in 1959 Sydney.


Small business

  • High Fidelity
  • You’ve Got Mail, 1998
  • Empire Records
  • Notting Hill

Reel Dialogue pick: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Amazon Prime)

Synopsis: A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way. Truman Capote’s novel.


Unique shopping options

  • Clerks
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Cruella

Reel Dialogue pick: Be Kind, Rewind (Stan)

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Synopsis: Two bumbling store clerks inadvertently erase the footage from all of the tapes in their video rental store. In order to keep the business running, they reshoot every film in the store with their own camera, with a budget of zero dollars.


Get more great movie recommendations and reviews here.

Listen to the full review chat on Hope Breakfast in the player above.