"Would my boyfriend ever pick that movie of his own free will?" If the answer is a loud and clear, no-thinking-twice NO then you're in the chick-flick area which happens to be my "movie comfort food" or "comfort food for the eyes".
The past few days I watched five of them (3 in a row on Sunday---I love work-free Sundays!). Here they are in a top-5 list (number 5 being the worst-in my humble opinion).
5. One For The Money (2012)-the action chick-flick
aka The Bounty Hunter. Oops sorry, that's a different movie. It came out in 2010. I like Katherine Heigl a lot but playing a role that has already been played (by Gerald Butler) is bizarre (to say the least). It was boring and I was browsing the web at the same time.
4. What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)-the comedy chick-flick
Just watched it at the movie theater. I laughed a lot but I got a little bored at the same time. It was fun to see five women dealing with their pregnancies in different ways. I felt it was lagging towards the end though. I remember enjoying The Back-Up Plan (2010) a little more.
3. I Don't Know How She Does It (2011)-the feel good chick-flick
This one was the perfect choice for a Saturday night at home. I got absorbed watching it and it was kind of fun seeing Greg Kinnear play a dad just after seeing him play JFK. Sarah Jessica Parker is one of the actresses I like. She's the right person for this kind of movies! Loved the part where she tried to make a store-bought pie look like a home made one!
2. Heartburn (1986)-the sad chick-flick
This would be number 1, but it was a little depressing. I must admit I heard all about it when Nora Ephron passed. I've seen most of her work but this one had escaped me. What can I say about the killer duo? Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson! Also, pure original '80s style, fashion, music! What a hidden gem!
1. Wanderlust (2012)-the really funny chick-flick
I laughed so much and I enjoyed the way this movie subtly (or not so subtly) mocked both extremes: the overworked capitalist and the pretentious hippie. It's number 1 here because it was highly entertaining despite Paul Rudd (he's not my type, but Parks and Recreation helped me get used to his style). Perfect for a summer night!