Our Happy Place   by

Now more than ever, everyone seems to get a lot of bad news on a daily basis. Our jobs are hard, the news is bleak and there just always seems to be something ready to drag us down. So this week, as we try to send happy thoughts to all of Boston, we thought it would be a good time to take a few deep breaths and try to reconnect with our happy place.

Everyone’s got a different happy place and a different way to get there, but here at TiVo we know that sometimes the right movie can take you from the worst day ever to giggles on the couch with someone you love. In that spirit, we’ve put together a list of our favorite movies that help us get to that happy, smiley place.

Some of them are pretty obvious, like Julia Roberts looking for true enlightenment in “Eat, Pray, Love” or Will Smith actually pursuing happiness in “The Pursuit of Happyness“. But some of our favorites are a bit more obscure. How can you not be happy when Wayne and Garth go for the mega happy ending in “Wayne’s World“? Is it possible not to smile when Pee-wee saves all the animals from the burning pet store in “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure“? And even though you know the band can’t last, doesn’t the “Tiny Dancer” scene on the bus in “Almost Famous” make you want to break out into song?

Movies can transport you to a different place, even if only for an hour or two and this week we could all use a little escape. Check out the movies that take us to our happy place by going to TiVo Central, selecting “Find TV, Movies & Videos”, then choosing “Browse TV & Movies”. There you’ll also find our “Just Off Screen” collection highlighting some of our favorite rarely seen TV characters.

What movie takes you to your happy place? Tweet us using the hashtag #TiVoHappyPlace!

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