Sunday, 30 January 2011

Chick Flicks and Why I Like Them

Ah, the chick flick. The bane of any straight man who claims to possess a functioning set of organic minerals in between his legs.These are the movies we wouldn't be caught dead within a 10 foot radius of, or we usually respond to in the following manner when asked if we have seen them by women: "Sex and the City 2?what?!!!Hell No!!!How!!!That movie sucks donkey balls!Inception,baby!!!"

Well, confession time. I do like to dabble in the occasional chick flick (translation: I totally love dat shit) and though most don't like to admit it, so do a lot of men. Ever watched a Bollywood movie with a group of guys and when it comes to the sad part, theres this long unbearable silence? I have!Very friggin uncomfortable feeling!

So,anyway,I have decided to compile a list of these chick flicks that have totally done it for me.I have also decided to give up my Man-card at the end of this post as I have totally broken one of the cardinal rules of The Man Club: We Don't Talk About Chick Flicks! 

So, in no particular order, here we go!!!

*(500) Days of Summer
The classic tale of Boy Meets Girl,Girl Meets Boy,Boy Likes Girl,Girl Dumps Boy and leaves Boy heartbroken never to love or trust again!Not your regular romantic comedy movie cliche, is it? Maybe thats why I identify with this movie so much,because it is relateable.No, Boy doesn't get Girl in the end but its still a happy ending for all involved. As the tag-line says,its not a love story,its a story about Love. (I totally hope Girl gets hit by a bus,the bitch!!!)

In this movie,we don't just get one love story.No no no,we get like five or more different ones, about different sorts of love:regular love,forbidden love,sibling love (no, I don't mean incest), underage love (no,potential pedophiles,it's not that kind of movie), loving thyself (not masturbation) and just about any sort of love you can imagine.I got that lump in your throat you get when you're sad but you don't want to cry in front of dudes cause you will be labelled a wuss!

A star falls in love with an underachieving nobody.And not Hollywood kinda star, I mean an actual star in the sky!That enough is worth the cost of admission.Oh,and for fans of sword and sorcery aka NERDSSSS!!!, thats in the movie too.

*Notting Hill
Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts are in this movie.Do I really need to describe the pure chick-flickyness of this movie?

*Kal Ho Na Ho
Bollywood movie.Shahrukh Khan,you bastard,I hate you for making me feel,with your quivering lips (no homo) and your big sad eyes (still,no homo) and your stupid crying bobble-head!Why?Why did you have to die?!!! (Another throat lump inducing movie)

*Jerry Maguire
"You complete me".This line could be in The Expendables and turn it into a chick flick.

It's a musical.With singing and dancing about feelings.Nuff said!

I'm sure there's more but I admitting I liked these was a big step for me, being the manly man that I am.But hey,please, y'all are free to write your own list in the comments below so I can know what else to watch, I mean, totally warn people about!

1 comment:

  1. EWWWWW! (manly tone not like gays pronounce bluewwwwww)
    lolz. cuz seriously.... to much of that shit wud see u straight to the abyss!