Thursday, January 04, 2007

Chick Flick reviews

Unlike most guys I seem to like what are commonly called chick flicks.

The newest ultimate chick flick I have seen is In Her Shoes. Highly recommended - 3.5 out of 4 stars. A film about family and sisters and love and betrayal and forgiveness fit for a long rainy afternoon. Amy is a bit less kind giving it 2.5 out of 4:
In Her Shoes is not one but many movies: the first a tale of two angry sisters riven by the folly of one; the second a tale of mythic quests for forgiveness, helped by shopping; the third a tale of courtly love and eros triumphant among lawyers; the fourth a tale of winsome coots cavorting; the last a tale of family secrets revealed, and then healed, by the white mist of estrogen that lies upon the land. All ye who crave dysfunction in your movies will be sated.

Some poets will call In Her Shoes epic, though others might claim it need be shorter, perchance some 20 minutes.

Never lurked a Chick Flick that looked fairer on the urge to talk things out. Never lurked one with a smarter cast or a more cluttered screenplay, full of mirth and sorrow. These be loquacious womenfolk. And that, I swear, 'tis true.
I also liked Rumor Has It much more than most critics. I was a huge fan of The Graduate upon which this film is based. Supposedly set 30 years after The Graduate novel and later movie was released Jennifer Aniston's character finds that her mother and grandmother and another Pasadena California young man were the real-life inspiration for the author. She takes off to find what could be her possible real father played by Dustin Hoffman in the original. The movie has some clever or charming moments but never takes-off, no magic. It is possible another sequel not connected to this movie may appear. I give it 2.5 out of 4 stars.

Lastly Date Movie. For those who want to know what Willow from Buffy has been doing in movies. Alyson Hannigan puts on a brave game effort to save an unfunny spoof of chick flick and date movies. It attempts to mock much much funnier movies : 0 out of 4 stars. One of the lowest ratings ever at Rotten Tomatoes, do not attempt to watch sober.

The Graduate:
Mr. McGuire: I want to say one word to you. Just one word.
Benjamin: Yes, sir.
Mr. McGuire: Are you listening?
Benjamin: Yes, I am.
Mr. McGuire: Plastics.
Rumor Has It:
Sarah: Maybe every girl in my family has to sleep with you.
Beau Burroughs: I don't know if they have to, but they certainly have.
Date Movie:
Hitch: Yo fellas, time to pimp her out! [As they move Julia Jones into the liposuction and beauty makeover garage.]
Galdalf: [Gandlaf is hit in the crotch] My precious!

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