For someone whose list of favorite movies include 'The Godfather' and 'The Shawshank Redemption', chick flicks are an eye sore. Yeah, that's me. I am a big movie buff and I have to watch at least a couple of movies in the theater every month. I also like to go back to my hard disk and pick some from my movie collection during weekends and watch it over a glass of wine. But no matter what the situation is, I would never "want" to watch a chick flick. Being a girl some people are shocked when I tell them I do not like to watch movies like 'Miss Congeniality' and '27 Dresses'. But that's the truth. I find these movies to be really stupid and hard to digest at times.
To start with, I hate the term 'chicks'. I think it is offensive to women. And to chicks. Likewise, I hate being called 'babe' too. When someone used this word I have an image of a cute little pink pig on my mind and not a curvaceous woman. I know of a lot of women who watch chick flicks to get advice on their life and love life. My advice to them would be to get a life. Having said that, I have watched quite a few chick flicks. Only because they were on TV! I have not watched 'Sex and the city', 'The princess diaries' or more movies like this. The idea of romance in such movies are flawed. Or maybe there is too much of romance in them that ruins it.
I have always been a realist and even though I did read a few Mills and Boons while growing up, I have always had a practical approach to love and relationships. I do not like fantasy stuff or the happily ever afters. Most of them are too good to be true. Most chick flicks are really silly and at times I end up feeling so stupid after watching them. 'The devil wears Prada' is a movie I liked because it showed fashion and the concept of following your dreams at the same time. Plus, Meryl Streep! Today I read the IMDB list of the top 100 chick flicks of all time. I barely had heard about twenty and had hardly watched five of them.
I like movies that tell a story. A nice strong story. Movies like 'Rainman', 'The blind side', 'The pursuit of happyness', 'Dead poet's society' strike a chord within me and I can watch them as many times as possible. These may not be my ultimate favorite movies, but they surely are on the list. Chick flicks are something I watch to pass time. A no brainer and they clearly do not stay with me after I've finished watching the movie. But I know a few girls who go crazy about chick flicks. I do agree that some movies have drool worthy men, but some girls look at such movies as their own life! I've heard of couples fighting because the man did not want to watch a chick flick but the girl insisted on one. I find such things super silly.
I do agree that it is a matter of choice. But for me, chick flicks will always be the last choice. Too much mush, too much candy floss is definitely not my cup of tea.