Don't ask me how it happened, but last week, in the middle of a heat wave here in New York City, I came down with a bizarre flu-like virus. I'm talking coughing 'round the clock, sweating at random hours of the the work day, having absolutely no appetite -- all of the horrible things that are usually reserved for the cold days of winter.

Luckily, I was able to catch up on my sleep, and by the end of the week, I had enough energy to take care of the important things in life -- like, you know, prepare to move out of my apartment.

Of course, I didn't do any of that. Instead, as if I were in middle school all over again, I decided to stay in bed, avoid my real friends, and hang out with my true BFF, Instant Netflix. img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" align="right" alt="" id="vimage_3164709" src="http://www.blogcdn.com/blog.moviefone.com/media/2010/07/my-best-friends-wedding-200fp071210-1278946870.jpg" />Don't ask me how it happened, but last week, in the middle of a heat wave here in New York City, I came down with a bizarre flu-like virus. I'm talking coughing 'round the clock, sweating at random hours of the the work day, having absolutely no appetite -- all of the horrible things that are usually reserved for the cold days of winter.

Luckily, I was able to catch up on my sleep, and by the end of the week, I had enough energy to take care of the important things in life -- like, you know, prepare to move out of my apartment.

Of course, I didn't do any of that. Instead, as if I were in middle school all over again, I decided to stay in bed, avoid my real friends, and hang out with my true BFF, Instant Netflix.

And in between marathons of 'Law & Order: SVU,' I saved time to watch at least one movie. My choice was 'My Best Friend's Wedding.' It was an easy one to make, because, having seen it so many times, I knew it had all of the same comfort elements contained in one of those surprisingly large DayQuil pills I had been popping all week.

The effects, of course, were instantaneous: As soon as the opening credits played, I was hooked, and by the time Julia Roberts appeared on camera with her red hair and expert food criticisms, my cough was nowhere to be found. (Yes, she's that powerful.) I even found the strength (via foot swaying) to dance along to the now-classic 'I Say a Little Prayer' scene. It was just what the doctor ordered.


But what about you, Moviefone readers? Is a good romantic comedy your ultimate get-well-soon remedy, or do you prefer to watch something else when you're sick? Post your picks below.

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