Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by classical_hero, Aug 13, 2014.
Easy A was pretty cool.
genres blend together, so a strict chick-flick definition is gonna be tricky. For example, Easy A and several others are more 'coming of age' tales than anything romantic, so a genre-based qualification alone just won't do, though the generalizations are, of course, easy.
I agree with the earlier suggestion by warpus and wiki.
Do Buffy and Angel count? I love them.
A lot of them, really. More than I care to admit, but not as enough to make it a thing.
The only reason I watch that movie is for the scene of her singing, "Baby, It's Cold Outside".
I remember enjoying the music of The Notebook. I don't know that I've seen many movies that qualify as a chick flick, but I am partial to romantic comedies if they have a lead I like -- I've seen The Lakehouse several times, for instance, but I first watched it because of Sandra Bullock. She's also the reason I watched Sleepless in Seattle.
She's probably the best thing in Sleepless in Seattle.
Sleepless in Seattle was Meg Ryan, not Sandra Bullock. Don't feel bad, though, I totally botched another Meg Ryan film earlier... Still, though, terrible movie.
I guess I haven't really seen many chick flicks. Or, at least, ones that are particularly worth noting.
best romcom is romantics anonymous though. As a 'murican, I feel saying "french rom com" would make some call it a chick flick, even if it isn't really. Same with amelie.
Oh, right! I always get that and While You Were Sleeping mixed up.
I hope I did not already post this, I am a big fan of Roxane with Steve Martin and Dara Hanna.
Movies that have been mentioned here that are mentionable again:
Heathers - More of a teenager flick than directed at girls, but it is a pretty intense film with great writing and characters (not necessary morally/ethically good but interesting).
Mean Girls - directed by Heathers writer's brother, the Heathers 2.0 for kids born in the 90's and later. Tina Fey is magic, and so is the rest of the SNL cast involved and even Lohan is always great to see in her "golden age" [maybe she'll have a platinum age...]
The Notebook - I haven't seen this because I remember being at the theatre waiting in line for other films to be seated and seeing viewers being let out of Notebook screenings all sobby and soaked with tears. I'll experience it one day but not today or tomorrow.
Romancing the Stone - a movie that was often rented in the "7 movies for 7 days for 7 dollars" rental situation. I only saw it as a child and doubt I picked up on what was going on - I remember a lot of action and Kathleen Turner's voice
10 Things I Hate About You - Alex Mack loses her powers and Heath Ledger's character is Australian isn't he? Not often you hear his real voice.
Easy A - Emma Stone is a cute lil comedienne and I enjoy her singing Natasha Bedingfield ad nauseam via a greeting card. I remember being entertained - and Phoebe is there.
"Don't recall name, Portman gave birth in Wal-Mart" - that'd be Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith - I think Plinkett explained Star Wars better than I can
Enchanted - a live action Disney-princess movie. Good acting by the squirrel.
Movies-aimed-at-a-female-demographic that I enjoy:
Get Over It - Martin Short steals scenes left and right while students put on a Shakespeare musical
Never Been Kissed - Drew Barrymore is awkward and it has John C. Reilly being a mean boss, not sure what else a movie requires - and Molly Shannon is funny (she should've been in Mean Girls somewhere)
Saved! - Macaulay Culkin is back (in a wheelchair!) and Mandy Moore is suddenly in movies, and everything is blasphemous
I love the 2005 Pride and Prejudice
And When Harry Met Sally is an absolute classic.
Is The Thomas Crown Affair a chick flick?
Just about any Tom Hanks movie is a chick flick and also watchable.
I like Mean Girls.
If you don't have any feelings then you won't get a chick, which is why seeing such films is needed. Not every film aimed at women won't b boring for men to watch.
Does Roxanne even count? It's a modernized Cyrano de Bergerac. Still a great movie nonetheless.
I'd classify it as a caper film. It'd only be a chick flick of the Thomas Crown character was female, being hunted by a hunky insurance investigator.
I really enjoyed Hitch.
Not sure how much of that is due to Eva Mendes wearing tight dresses mind, but I did enjoy it.
I have a weak spot for chick flicks. I'd vote for a lot of the above [including anything with Zooey in it. e.g. The Tin Man and also:
One Fine Day
Fools Rush In
Gone With the Wind
Bringing Up Baby
The King & I
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
My Super Ex-Girlfriend
The Truth about Cats & Dogs except for the ending
On Golden Pond
My Best Friend's Wedding
Postcards from the Edge
While You Were Sleeping
The Color Purple
10 Things I Hate About You was good too. I enjoyed that. It's sort of like Taming of the Shrew, only better. I also like Clueless, which was sort of like Emma, but funnier.
I'm pretty sure I only like these films because the female lead is super sexy.
EDIT: Actually I genuinely liked 500 Days of Summer, and would have enjoyed it even if Zoey Deschanel wasn't outrageously fit. That was a really good film. I think what you have to realise with that film is that, IMO, you're supposed to hate the male character. He is obnoxious and clearly doesn't understand Summer. You're seeing the entire film through his eyes -- and Summer appears one dimensional, shallow, and nothing but a sum of her good looks and shared interests. You're supposed to hate the male character because he really doesn't see her for a whole entire complete human being. I think as the film goes on, you stop feeling any sympathy towards him (Tom? was that his name?) cos you realise he's a pretentious, arrogant, condescending dick. Anyway, it was a good film, and I really enjoyed it.
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