Film Friday – Chick Flicks
Welcome back to another Film Friday. I will stop saying that after this post as you obviously know now that it’s Friday and with that brings a film blog. This week is all about Chick Flicks. I love having a girly night in, curling up on the couch in my comfies and putting on a classic chick flick. There are so many out there to choose from, so this list was tough. But these are the movies that I could watch over and over again and never get tired of.
Excitingly, this post is a little collaboration with Lyd, from What Lyd Did. She reached out to me on Instagram, when I put up the question of what to include next on my Film Friday. Lyd suggested Chick Flicks are she was also writing a post on what her favourites are. Let me tell you that these are some top picks for a girly night in. If you want to see what she chose, then click here. So let’s get in to sharing mine.
“You got in to Harvard Law?” “What like it’s hard!!”
No Chick Flick list would be complete without Legally Blonde. I remember when this first came out and I was completely obsessed. That obsession has never gone away. On a chick flick scale, it’s off the charts with pinkness, girlyness, cute dogs, make up, and girl power.
Elle Woods is a serious life role model, I’m not even kidding. The amount of Girl Power that is in this movie is amazing. Although she sets out to just win her ex boyfriend back, she ends up proving everyone wrong in the fact she isn’t just a “blonde with big boobs”, she’s got class and brains.
Despite all the judgement that is thrown her way, she never lets it get the better of her, and she remains a kind hearted and classy girl. I just love her.
Plus, the movie is a total feel good one. The last scene where it rounds off with how all the main characters lives have panned out makes me smile every time. Oh, and Legally Blonde 2 is just as good!
Crazy Stupid Love
“David Lindhagen cock-holded me!”
This is the most recent movie out of all my Chick Flick picks, and is probably the one you can watch with your boyfriend/husband/chick flick hating partner/friend, without them hating it so much.
I find this film hilarious and no matter how many time I watch it I still laugh. It’s definitely a chick flick to me, as opposed to a Rom-Com. Would you like to see some Rom Com recommendations? The story is kind of split 3 ways, and each story focusses on different stages of love – young love, ending love, and finding love.
It stars my favourite actress, Emma Stone, total dreamboat Ryan Gosling and the guy who never fails to make me laugh, Steve Carell (amongst many other great names).
The relationship that gets me the most in this film is between Steve Carell’s character and Ryan Gosling’s. It is so funny, and this is why your fella’s will I think enjoy it.
I’m also crazy, stupidly, in love with these 2 (when they’re on screen together!)
My Best Friend’s Wedding
“The misery, the exquisite tragedy. The Susan Hayward of it all. I can just picture you there, sitting alone at your table in your lavender gown.”
What an absolute classic. I love this film, even though I can’t remember when I first watched it, which I usually can with films. I’m guessing it was with my mum, as movies from around this era will of definitely been introduced to me at home.
This film is the tale of 2 best friends, but one eventually falls for the other, leaving them heartbroken with unrequited love. The characters are so loveable, and even though I route for Julia Roberts winning his heart, I still like Cameron Diaz’s character. They really do tug at your heart strings.
Rupert Everet is brilliant in this and provides us with the best scene at the restaurant when everyone breaks out in to the song “Say A Little Prayer For You”. If you’ve never seen this film, then definitely watch it, just for the build up to this scene. You’ll be laughing and maybe getting teary eyed.
Never Been Kissed
“I’m not Josie Grossie anymore!”
Where to start with my love for this film? Drew Barrymore, the guy who plays Mr Coulson, David Arquette’s whole time in the movie, the clothes, the stereotypes. It all just creates the perfect chick flick with the scenario of Geek to Chic-failing at love-high school drama-but everything will work out ok plot.
It’s about Josie, a journalist reporter who goes undercover as a high school student, back at her old high school. She wasn’t the most popular girl in school, so she sees this as a chance to live out the high school dream she’d dreamt of.
Her new high school journey shows her how life hasn’t changed. The same clique’s still exist, the kind hearted students aren’t who you’d expect, and that there is always one hot teacher you try not to fall for. But hey, she’s allowed to as she’s actually old enough (undercover remember).
Grab the popcorn, and some tissues, and press play. You’ll love it.
10 Things I Hate About You
“I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?”
If you haven’t seen this movie, then where have you been? Like, seriously. I could be one of those annoying people that says every line of this film when watching it (I do this with Legally Blonde too), but I wouldn’t, don’t worry.
It’s all about high school life of 2 totally opposite sisters. One is the prom queen, boy mad style gal, and the other is your grungy, studious, do not talk to me gal. They don’t get along, typical sister spats, until they eventually unite over a mutual hatred of a boy.
Heath Ledger makes this film for me, especially in the scene where he embarrasses himself in front of the whole school singing “You’re just to good to be true”, just to “win” the affections of Cat.
It’s a cult classic Chick Flick, and it will have you feeling all the emotions. Oh, and Joseph Gordon Levitt is adorable in it! Winner.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this weeks film round up of some of my favourite Chick Flicks. Make sure you check out Lyd’s post too. Let me know what ones you love, or which are your favourites too.
*film images are from google search and imdb