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Guilty Pleasures...time to come clean boys

Posted on: March 12, 2008 1:59 pm
 

Now I have to be honest.  I love a good action flick.  And I even like a good horror movie every now and again (different kind of movie, Spitzer!).  But is there anything better than a good ol' fashioned chick flick, filled with Kleenex moments, a plot so thin it makes Kate Moss look bloated, and every stereotype of homely girl meets Prince Charming and they live happiliy ever after as a result of one single longing stare, followed by a searingly  hot kiss that would melt any ice princesses heart, cue the music, and this baby is almost in the can... and cut!!

For me, I love tear jerkers, sad and happy endings, passionate kisses before the credits, cute guys dumping the beauty and the bee itch for the proper girl with the morals (even if the starlet playing the role is on her 3 stint in rehab - this is fantasy here).  I would name the following as some of my favorites:

  1. Titanic
  2. Terms of Endearment
  3. PS I Love You
  4. Pearl Harbor
  5. Hope Floats
  6. Pretty Woman
  7. Unfaithfully Yours
  8. and many more....

Now I want to know from you real men on this board.  Are you closet chick flick lovers or do you just go along so we ladies will think you have a soft underbelly?  I am betting there are some guys who secretly love chick flicks.....sort of a chick flick Rick so to speak.

So what are your favorites boys....don't be bashful....I know you have a soft underbelly.....

tell AV all about it.....

 

Comments

Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: March 20, 2008 4:06 am
 

Guilty Pleasures...time to come clean boys

I'll be the first to admit that I'm a sucker for a tear jerker, not necessarily a chick flick.  There  have been two mentions of recent movies that have left me emotionally drained, "The Notebook" and "Bridge to Terabithia".  Both left my whole family in tears.  "Forrest Gump" still chokes me up.  But this started young.  My parents quit letting me watch "Snoopy Come Home" as a child cause I cried everytime it was on.



Since: Feb 1, 2008
Posted on: March 20, 2008 2:02 am
 

Guilty Pleasures...time to come clean boys

AV I must admit you have great blogs!  So good I'm sure a lot of men are squirming. Except the honest ones. LOL. I must say I've only seen 1,4,and 6 on your list. Also many more not listed. I'm just here to say I get tired of the same old stuff continuously, so I tend to change up my flavors every now and then. I highly recommend The Notebook with Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, and Gena Rowlands. I'm embarrassed to say I watched it by myself one night without my wife. I could see it making any woman cry and some men. I don't think I came to tears , but had one huge lump in my throat more than once.  What a story!  I loved it! I'm telling you it's a must see AV!



Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: March 18, 2008 10:44 pm
 

Guilty Pleasures...time to come clean boys

AV- great question! 

Chick flicks are not my style... unless you count Rudy (still makes me cry to this day!  Gotta love the golden dome...).  Some of the worst movies I ever saw were chickies - Out of Africa by far the worst.  Heck, even my wife hated that one!  As a teeny-bopper, I remember watching If Ever I See You Again - that should be on your list.  Or Love Story!  That is a classic CF!

Pearl Harbor was a chick flick?  Cool!  I liked that one.  Pretty Woman was cute, but not a realistic reflection of the World's Oldest Profession.  Where is Bridges of Madison County?  I can't watch a movie that glorifies extramarital affairs, so never saw that one or most of the ones on your list.  Sorry...




Since: Feb 6, 2008
Posted on: March 14, 2008 10:05 am
 

Guilty Pleasures...time to come clean boys

AV,

I'll give you Pearl Harbor.  I also have to admit that "Never Been Kissed" with Drew Barrymore and Micahel Varton draws my attention when I'm channel surfing.  I think your list mimicked Al Gore's Top 7 (the ultimate beta male) but as an Alpha male, I struggle sitting through most on your list.  Pretty Woman was so cheesy (dental floss to go after the strawberry seeds?....the limo and roses at the end of the movie?) that Ken Russell determined to film a charitable response ("Whore") starring Theresa Russell to show the....um....less glamorous side of the world's oldest profession.

I admit I go along with the chick flicks to win points, but isn't that what anyone does for love?

(kudos for the food discussion and 9 1/2 Weeks eroticism a few days ago !)

 




Since: Feb 7, 2008
Posted on: March 13, 2008 3:55 pm
 

Guilty Pleasures...time to come clean boys

The only chick flick I would cop to enjoying is "Jerry McGwire," and there's debate on whether that is a chick flick or sports flick.  My vote has always been that it's a chick flick if no other reason then Tom Cruise is in it.

Worst chick flick I've been drug to: tie between Hope Floats and Serindipity.  Both HORRIBLE

 

Of course, I took my wife to see "White men can't jump" for our first ever date, so I guess I still owe her.




Since: Dec 31, 2007
Posted on: March 13, 2008 1:22 pm
 

Guilty Pleasures...time to come clean boys

I'm suprised that Officer and a Gentleman wasn't on here...fer realz.

 

I haven't really sat down and watched any really true to heart chick flicks in ages.  For a good guy/girl action romance film you can't beat "True Romance"  or the recently updated Romeo and Juliet.....big desert eagles and fancy english always go hand in hand.

 

The only real chick flick that I've enjoyed watching but can't remember the name of is with Neve Campbell and that dude from friends.....Matt someone.  Well anyways the dude from friends pretends he's gay for half the movie and naturally his secret is out or whatever........god why can't I remember the name of this movie!?!

 

oh well.




Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: March 13, 2008 11:37 am
 

Guilty Pleasures...time to come clean boys

My Girl - cried on a date, lol

Bridge to Terabithia- kid movie, but hit me like a ton of bricks when the girl died

the only 2 other movies I got chocked on were "guy movies" and that was Armageddon and Deep Impact... oh yeah, I forgot, Forest Gump.




Since: Feb 28, 2007
Posted on: March 13, 2008 10:10 am
 

Guilty Pleasures...time to come clean boys

Sorry, I didn't mean to come off as judgemental, but I cannot stand it when women complain about their man being emotional. For too many years, women-kind said "men need to be more in touch with their feelings... they need to get in touch with their feminine side...they need to let their guard down and not act so tough... it's ok for a man to cry", and then they turn around and make the comment you did about your husband being a "sucker" and sniffling. You can't ask for something, ladies, and then complain when you get it.

Well, Ok, I figured you weren't talking to me but about something else you associated with my comments.

There was no complaining about my husband there.  I just told the way it is.  What's wrong with saying he is more into tearjerkers than me?  Guys can say that but girls can't?  Huh? We have a strong marriage, thank you very much, and I very much appreciate that he feels confident and doesn't feel the need to prove his machoness all the time like many other men do.  

I don't understand why I need to defend my marriage to someone who doesn't know me just because I posted a comment about.... movies????

There was a thread recently about "Sex And The City" where guys felt the need to jump in and say that they don't like chick flicks.  I kind of flipped that guys were passing judgements on that show without ever having seen it.  That show is in no way a traditional "chick flick", just because it is about women, but their "machoness" will prevent them from ever knowing that or even listening to someone who says otherwise.

Again, I didn't mean to come off as judgemental to you, personally. I just can't stand it when women pull the "searching for real love and commitment issue" card. If people are honest with themselves about their life and their shortcomings, they can develop the tools to live out a happy life.

Well, you seem to have a hotbutton issue with "searching for real love and commitment issue" that obviously has nothing to do with me.

You know, from what you just said in your post, it is pretty clear that "Sex" is indeed a good show, because it is showing women with their insecurities and how they deal with them, and they aren't hanging it on men at all.  Yes, there is a great guy who treats her like a queen, and she pushes him away, but the one she wants is the bad boy, etc, etc.  And guess what, the point of that show is exactly to be honest about those shortcomings.  I have dealt with them, thank you very much, and that is why I can relate to them well.

How can something Not be realistic but NOT fake?

I explained what I meant.  Don't get hung up on dictionary meanings (which aren't opposites, BTW, either).  Go back and read.



Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: March 13, 2008 8:00 am
 

Guilty Pleasures...time to come clean boys

Geze,

How can something Not be realistic but NOT fake?

Sorry, I didn't mean to come off as judgemental, but I cannot stand it when women complain about their man being emotional. For too many years, women-kind said "men need to be more in touch with their feelings... they need to get in touch with their feminine side...they need to let their guard down and not act so tough... it's ok for a man to cry", and then they turn around and make the comment you did about your husband being a "sucker" and sniffling. You can't ask for something, ladies, and then complain when you get it.

It bothers me almost as much as the girls that are always attracted to the "bad boys" and then cry their little hearts out when the bad boy hurts them. Gee, I wonder why the "bad boy" went and did something to break your little heart? Maybe because he's the "bad boy"?!?!?!

As far as Carrie, and her struggles for real love and commitment phobia, but I am willing to bet (keep in mind you've seen the show ALOT more than me) that she's had a great guy on the show that would treat her like a queen, and ran away or pushed him away. I would also bet that she has some SERIOUS insecurities that she projects onto men who have nothing to do with them, and I would also bet that she complains about said phobias/onsecurities and uses them as a crutch instead of DEALING with them and coming out stronger for it. Am I warm at all?

I k now alot of women have gotten a bum deal out of life that they never deserved and isn't their fault (my wife included), but until they start standing up and start dealing with their past instead of running from it and continuously going through the same self-destructing cycle, they will never find what they call "real love".

Until you deal with your past and discover what "real love" actually is (which most women are in an endless search for it because they don't understand what "real love" really is), you'll never find it.

It's like spending your life looking for a car when you've never seen one and nobody's ever shown you what a car is. You can walk around with it right in your face and not even realize it's been there the whole time.

Again, I didn't mean to come off as judgemental to you, personally. I just can't stand it when women pull the "searching for real love and commitment issue" card. If people are honest with themselves about their life and their shortcomings, they can develop the tools to live out a happy life.




Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: March 13, 2008 12:40 am
 

Guilty Pleasures...time to come clean boys

Does Braveheart count?  It's my favorite movie.  I cry like a baby with the love story between Mel Gibson and Sophie Marceau.  I think it balances itself out with the heavy action scenes though.  Whew, looks like I avoided a 2nd hole punched into my mancard :-).

Beautiful avatar by the way AV :-).


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