In between manis and pedis at the local spa (kidding) I was thinking about movies that really made me “feel” and while I’m emotionally rocked by Rudy and The Shawshank Redemption I pondered “what are some chick flicks that I actually enjoyed?” Maybe there is a heart in this big ole cavity I call a chest! Check it.
The Notebook (2004) – I just wanted to go ahead and get this one out of the way first and foremost. It’s super girlie but you know what? I DON”T CARE. This movie makes me believe in a thing called love and warms my heart and soul. Backstory: I’d never seen it but heard it was good. I saw this in the $5 used bin at Blockbuster back in 2005 and discreetly made my purchase with a shamed face. I went home and watched it by myself…Want in on a little secret??? I literally cried during this movie. As a man I’m man enough to admit, I love The Notebook.
Pretty Woman (1990) – Is it just me or does Julia Roberts still pretty much look the same 20 years later? Ahhhh the miracles of plastic surgery and nerve killing Botox. While a great film with a great soundtrack I still find it kind of weird that a movie about a prostitute and a millionaire was this successful. Oh well, I guess everyone deserves a second chance!
Mean Girls (2004) – Pre-coke/alcohol monitoring bracelet/DUI/general problems Lindsay Lohan stars in the Tiny Fey written tale of high school bitchdom. Hilarity ensues. Great supporting actress in Rachel McAdams and whoever played Gretchen Wieners. Lindsay can you forgo Inferno and work with Fey on a Mean Girls followup? Pleeeeeeaaaassssseeee!?!?
Sleepless in Seattle (1993) – Only mildly creepy and a testament to the “Love know’s no boundaries” mantra. As always Tom Hanks delivers and Meg Ryan really digs her feet in as the character she’ll be playing in every single other movie of her entire career. Ever wonder what happened to the kid’s acting career? Ross Malinger (Jonah Baldwin) was in an episode of Without a Trace in 2006. Not sure where he’s been since then.
Shakespeare in Love (1998) – Oscar winner for Best Picture that year Shakespeare in Love proves a story of life, love and loss. In case you missed it, it’s on tv all the time now so make sure you catch it for nice good cry.
Never Been Kissed (1999) – This movie has a bunch of positives and one big negative. Positives: The word “Rufus” came out of this movie. David Arquette is enjoyable in this movie. Hot young Jessica Alba is in this movie. And, I may be mistaken but I remember a choreographed dance at the prom (I could be wrong.) Anyway the negative? Drew Barrymore. Yuck!
She’s All That (1999) – Laney Boggs IS all that. Not sure why but my sister has also had a perpetual crush on Freddie Prinze Jr. since before I can remember. I’m pretty sure that this movie definitely has a choreographed Prom dance but even better…Freddie Prinze Jr. defends Laney’s younger brother by making the school bully eat his own pubes off a pizza slice with a declaration of…HOOVER IT! P.s. Anyone remember Freddie’s CLASSIC Hack….E…..Sack…. interpretive poetry in motion performance piece?
The Princess Bride (1987) – The definition of a great chick flick. I’ve seen this movie probably about 15-20 times and it never gets old. I mean, c’mon it’s a chick flick and it’s got Andre the Giant in it! What more could you ask for? Well how about a young Fred Savage kickin’ ass and takin names as “The Grandson” who loves Nintendo and doesn’t want good ole grandpa to read the kissy parts. If you’ve ever accused a 6 fingered person of killing Inigo Montoya’s father as a joke and they took it personally you’d understand. The Princess Bride ain’t just meant for the ladies fellas!
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