Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Good Chick Flick can do the Trick

The following blog is meant for women only (and possibly a few of my very close gay men friends).

There was some sort of harmonic convergence tonight as I discovered that more than one of my dear friends of the female persuasion was able to have a reduced testosterone environment for a few hours and release a few antsy hormones by watching a chick flick.

Chick flicks (CFs) are one of the few places women can let their eggs hang out. Crying is almost mandatory as is laughing like a banshee. Food of the non-dieting variety is a must and no one leaves without having shared one extremely personal story with their fellow chick flick viewer.

Tonight we indulged in the classic CF - "Steel Magnolia's". I have personally watched this movie at least 20 times and never fail sobbing like 2 year old each time I see it. My dear friend Lisa, who had somehow made it this far in life having never see it, was almost comatose by the end. Mission Accomplished.

Another CF that is in the same emotional league as Magnolias is "The Joy Luck Club". Kleenex brand tissues owes much of their success as a product to multiple screenings of this tear-jerker.

For the uninitiated I will share some of my other CF favorites. Not all are meant to make you cry uncontrollably. Some are just so romantic you get utterly depressed for not finding anything like that in real life. Again, Mission Accomplished.
  • Pride and Prejudice - Keira Knightly version
  • Return to Me
  • Hope Floats
  • Shall We Dance
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Murphy's Romance
  • Moonstruck
  • Chocolat
  • Under the Tuscan Sun
  • Something to Talk About]
  • Beauty Shop
  • Where the Heart Is
  • French Kiss
  • Like Water from Chocolate]
  • Twilight
  • Quigley Down Under
  • Crossing Delancy
  • Parenthood
So, all you woman and SBs out there, if you have a night where you can truly let the estrogen run wild I'd suggest going to my list here and sitting down to watch one of these with a close friend or two. Poor some wine, have something salty and the tissues are on me.

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