Chick Flicks That Don’t Suck

This weekend I went to see the re-release of Titanic in 3D. Other than the obnoxious Celine Dion theme song, and some of the cheesier lines, and a terribly done Italian accent, I’ve always liked that movie, and always get sucked into it when it shows up on cable somewhere. Contrary to what you may have heard (SPOILER ALERT), Jack still freezes to death in the end.

It somewhat damages my credibility as a hater of chick flicks and most romantic comedies. I’ve written in the past (Not Just Bad Movies, I Mean Flaming Pile Of Crap Movies) about how I have friends who invite me to movies, and I just cringe when I hear what they want to go see. Failure to Launch, The Vow, The Wedding Planner, Valentine’s Day, You’ve Got Mail, The Bodyguard, P.S. I Love You, The English Patient. I could go on.

But there are some that transcend the genre. Here are ten other girly movies (Not that kind of *girlie* movie. Get your heads out of the gutter, people.) that have my seal of approval. Some of them are terribly bad, but still better than forking over  $10 to see 27 Dresses, or anything having to do with traveling pants, or Kate Hudson.

“It’s called civil rights. This is the 90’s.”

Four Weddings and a Funeral
 “In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Goat. Eh…Ghost.”

Dirty Dancing
“I carried a watermelon?”

“You can’t just blurt it out like that! And quit moving around because you’re starting to make me dizzy. I’ll just tell her in my own way. Molly, you in danger, girl.”

“Regarde la bella luna!”

Say Anything
“I got a question. If you guys know so much about women, how come you’re here at, like, the Gas ‘n Sip on a Saturday night completely alone drinking beers with no women anywhere?”

“Just me and the moron twins.”
“We’re not twins!”

Steel Magnolias
“I’m pleasant! Dammit! I just saw Drum Eatenton this morning’ at the Piggly Wiggly, and I smiled at the sonofabitch ‘fore I could even help myself.”

The Sure Thing
“Then what the hell did you pick me up for??? You think I got nothing better to do with MY life than to sit here and pass the time with you…SHHHIT BRAAIIIN!!! I don’t think I want this ride after all.”

When Harry Met Sally
“But I’d like the pie heated, and I don’t want the ice cream on top, I want it on the side, and I’d like strawberry instead of vanilla if you have it, if not then no ice cream, just whipped cream, but only if it’s real; if it’s out of a can then nothing.”

© Jennifer Alys Windholz, 2012


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