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Old 02-23-2012, 07:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was reading an especially ignorant piece by Gloria Steinem the other day entitled, "In Defense of the Chick Flick." (I'd be happy to elaborate on my adjectival choice...)

I skipped to the last paragraph and read that first before reading the article in its entirety because I agree with her conclusions much more often than I agree with her arguments.

She said:
"But if you really think about it, I'm hope-a-holic enough to think you might like to watch a chick flick after all."

To be absolutely honest, there are some 'chick flicks' I can watch and some I actually enjoy. I'm curious what the other men think:
Do you ever watch 'chick flicks' with your wife?

Are there any that you actually enjoyed?
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It depends on the flick. If it is just another formulaic plot using the same cliches heading to the same predictable ending, and there is nothing clever or new to redeem itself then I will get bored.

It depends on the writing.

For example, I have seen enough episodes of sex and the city, not a flick but a tv show, and it was good writing and clever.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ok, I admit it; I am a hopeless romantic and I LOVE watching chick flicks with my wife. We usually cuddle up on the couch naked and make passionate love after it is over. The last one was “The Other Bolyn Girl.” There was a scene in that that made her really horny!!

My favorites? There are many. The Notebook, Sense and Sensibility, The Count of Monte Cristo, How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, While You Were Sleeping, The Young Victoria, Julie and Julia, What Women Want, and Hitch. Those are a few off the top of my head.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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My wife doesn't like chick flicks. I think she's enjoyed two of them, though she felt embarrassed afterwards. I can't remember ever watching one together. I don't watch a lot of movies, anyways--maybe three a year.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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My husband likes good movies, period. I'm more into the action stuff than he is, actually.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Movies from this genre I've enjoyed: The Lake House, (Despite Keanu Reeves) Breakfast at Tiffany's, Casablanca, Shall We Dance, Music and Lyrics.

Others I couldn't even force myself to watch: Much Ado About Nothing and Yentl.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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if my wife wanted me to watch one with her, i would. i have fallen asleep at a few of them in the past (beaches) but i also fell asleep the first time i watched unforgiven (clint)
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I like chick flicks if she carries a large caliber weapon and blows **** up.

Recently went to see a chick flick with my wife and another couple. I was under heavy protest and tried to get the other guy to go have beers while the wives went, but alas, no.

I believe I would rather gouge my eyes out with a stick than endure that movie again.

When we went to Hawaii the in flight movie was Kathrine Heigel and some guy raising a baby because the parents got killed.

Thank God for free drinks in first class. I now understand why some people would want to open the cabin door mid-flight. It's because of the movie.
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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DW and I have pretty different tastes but enough patience to where we can usually find something enjoyable.

I tolerate some chick flicks here and there.. we follow Glee and it is becoming a guilty pleasure of sorts. DW is more into fast cars and explosions than I am; also Bollywood theater and old musicals which I can take or leave.

I lean towards indie comedies/dramas, dumb "guy" comedies, epic scifi/fantasy, Game of Thrones, or the occasional awful horror movie. Troll II anyone??

But really I think we watch more TV.. Lately Modern Family, New Girl, Parks & Rec and Up All Night are some of our 'common ground' staples.
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:58 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I just asked this same question days ago....... The Hopeless Romantic Male...do you enjoy sappy movies with your wife or GAG & run?

I've come to the conclusion... the Hopeless Romantic males are the ones who enjoy the Chick flicks ---like "Romantic guy" says in his post.... my husband included, he has never given even a hint he didn't like them in 30 yrs of us being together. Pretty near every romance I ever set my eyes on was with him right beside me, holding my hand, twirling my hair while I laid on his lap or cuddling close togehter in bed. ...... In the past a hot romance fired my jets- every time, so he was a happy boy watching those with me. I seem to enjoy the R rated & unrated ones the best.

It is one of the many things I dearly love about my husband, but I know this is not the norm for most men.

My sappy whirlwindish 'tame" favorites are all of those old time courting English movies like a "Pride & Prejudice"...now if they could make something like that - and show more skin (like some porn), I'd be in High Heaven, I'm sure he wouldn't mind either.
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I just asked this same question days ago....... The Hopeless Romantic Male...do you enjoy sappy movies with your wife or GAG & run?

I've come to the conclusion... the Hopeless Romantic males are the ones who enjoy the Chick flicks ---like "Romantic guy" says in his post.... my husband included, he has never given even a hint he didn't like them in 30 yrs of us being together. Pretty near every romance I ever set my eyes on was with him right beside me, holding my hand, twirling my hair while I laid on his lap or cuddling close togehter in bed. ...... In the past a hot romance fired my jets- every time, so he was a happy boy watching those with me. I seem to enjoy the R rated & unrated ones the best.

It is one of the many things I dearly love about my husband, but I know this is not the norm for most men.

My sappy whirlwindish 'tame" favorites are all of those old time courting English movies like a "Pride & Prejudice"...now if they could make something like that - and show more skin (like some porn), I'd be in High Heaven, I'm sure he wouldn't mind either.
Hun..is that you?? For a minute there I thought you were my wife!! She loves the period flicks like the one you mentioned. Pride and Prejudice is one I left off my list.

And, like you, some of the most passionate, hottest sex we have had was after one of those flicks.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:48 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Hun..is that you?? For a minute there I thought you were my wife!! She loves the period flicks like the one you mentioned. Pride and Prejudice is one I left off my list.

And, like you, some of the most passionate, hottest sex we have had was after one of those flicks.
Isn't that the truth ! I do wonder who has watched more Chick Flicks, my husband or you, I would near bet he would beat any man on this forum ..... I used to rent from Netflix... I specifically searched for the HOT romances....always topping my list, if I hadn't seen it and it sounded steamy... in the queue it went! I would even go to Amazon & read reviews to find new ones to choose.

If your wife has not seen this Period drama rent it >>> North & South: Daniela Denby-ashe, Richard Armitage The women viewers went so crazy over this British actor (this was orignally just a mini series)- the women crashed the BBC website over him! so they put it on DVD....I felt the same as those crazy women.

Wuthering Heights : Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier

The Notebook: Ryan Gosling

Masterpiece Theatre: Jane Eyre: Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens

Music From Another Room: Jude Law

Old forgotten classic : East of Eden :Julie Harris, James Dean

(about a Nympho who finds love )
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Reckless: Aidan Quinn, Daryl Hannah

My ultimate favorite but only on VHS : Return to Two Moon Junction [VHS]:

Two Moon Junction: Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Tyson

A Walk in the Clouds: Keanu Reeves

Letters to Juliet

Sweet Home Alabama: Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey

The Magic of Ordinary Days - Hallmark

Love's Enduring Promise:

Old classic !! A Place in the Sun: Montgomery Clift, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Taylor

This was before "Psycho "- or Perkins could have been a ladies man .. Desire Under the Elms: Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins

I could go on & on & on but I will stop....
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My husband loves Indie films...as do I...and lots of them are quirky love stories.



Then we go out to the garage and kill Zombies in Dead Island!
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My sappy whirlwindish 'tame" favorites are all of those old time courting English movies like a "Pride & Prejudice"...now if they could make something like that - and show more skin (like some porn), I'd be in High Heaven, I'm sure he wouldn't mind either.
I guess 'chick flicks' fall flat for me at the point where any other movie or book does. --When plausibility and accuracy are sacrificed for the sake of the story.
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