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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 11:33 AM
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Not all "chick flicks" suck -- post some that don't
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One of my favorite movies is "How to Make An American Quilt", the ultimate chick flick.

But even though it's 100% a "women's movie", it's the exact opposite of romantic - it's about how women live with and accept or don't accept the results of the choices they make - it basically says "honey, there's no happily ever after, just ever after". Men aren't demonized, but they're sure as hell not portrayed as "saviors" - just as potential partners on the road through life (and maybe as diversions...)

I went with 4 long-time girlfriends, all women with high-powered careers (well, except me) and we were all sobbing at the end. And none of us cry at movies. It is just a beautiful picture about being female.

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  -Not all "chick flicks" suck -- post some that don't Patiod  Aug-24-05 11:33 AM   #0 
  - Sense and Sensibility  politicat   Aug-24-05 06:43 PM   #1 
  - It's been awhile  hippywife   Oct-01-08 10:58 AM   #36 
  - My list of fav "chick flicks" off the top of my head  Beaverhausen   Aug-25-05 01:27 PM   #2 
  - I agree with TCP and T&L  Mad_Dem_X   Sep-21-05 02:44 PM   #8 
  - Real Women have Curves  DawgHouse   Aug-26-05 09:24 PM   #3 
  - I love that movie too.  flamingyouth   Aug-28-05 01:11 AM   #4 
  - I bought this on your recommendation- LOVED IT!  Beaverhausen   Sep-20-05 12:37 PM   #7 
  - Betty's first movie!  AZBlue   Mar-29-07 10:38 PM   #31 
  - Muriel's Wedding  u4ic   Aug-28-05 11:56 PM   #5 
  - Total sobfest, but...  fudge stripe cookays   Sep-20-05 10:56 AM   #6 
  - Bagdad Cafe  AZDemDist6   Oct-08-05 09:21 AM   #9 
  - Oh my god. I love that movie  Beaverhausen   Oct-12-05 04:16 PM   #11 
  - Enchanted April  madaboutharry   Oct-08-05 03:44 PM   #10 
  - I love this thread!  intheflow   Oct-20-05 04:27 PM   #12 
  - I saw the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants on a plane last week  flamingyouth   Nov-06-05 05:55 PM   #13 
  - I don't regard "chick flicks" as inherently in need of defense.  CBHagman   Mar-11-06 12:34 PM   #14 
  - I just saw "In her shoes" with Toni Collette and Cameron diaz  chimpsrsmarter   Mar-17-06 03:16 PM   #15 
  - That's a great book  flamingyouth   Mar-17-06 03:37 PM   #16 
     - i know many times the movie version of a wonderful book can be oh so  chimpsrsmarter   Mar-17-06 06:35 PM   #17 
        - I loved the book and the movie!  AZBlue   Mar-29-07 10:38 PM   #32 
  - Pure fluff, but I think "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion"  blondeatlast   Jun-22-06 07:10 PM   #18 
  - I love that movie  dist22dem   Nov-09-06 07:25 PM   #26 
  - I cry everytime I see "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe"  DemExpat   Jun-25-06 07:38 AM   #19 
  - Tank Girl  Dora   Jun-26-06 09:46 AM   #20 
  - Steel Magnolias is one of my favorites, n/t  Contrary1   Jun-27-06 11:24 PM   #21 
  - The American President...  catabryna   Jul-03-06 11:59 PM   #22 
  - Saw "The Devil wears Prada" this weekend, thought it was a  LiberalinNC   Jul-17-06 02:53 PM   #23 
  - In Her Shoes was pretty good  Beaverhausen   Jul-17-06 06:14 PM   #24 
  - Under the Tuscan Sun  hippiechick   Nov-09-06 12:41 PM   #25 
  - Just dropped by to see if a link was posted here. My wife loves that flick.  alfredo   Sep-01-08 01:39 PM   #33 
  - Steel Magnolias  pagandem4justice   Dec-20-06 11:08 PM   #27 
  - Just saw La Buche. Perfect for the holidays.  CBHagman   Dec-27-06 12:38 PM   #28 
  - The Notebook  sandnsea   Jan-06-07 02:43 PM   #29 
  - Thelma & Louise  AZBlue   Mar-29-07 10:36 PM   #30 
  - "Puberty Blues," the best girl's coming of age movie I've seen.  notmyprez   Sep-10-08 10:05 PM   #34 
  - Something's Gotta Give and  lavenderdiva   Sep-11-08 09:46 PM   #35 
  - Boys on the Side. Chocolat.. Hannah & Her Sisters--  japple   Oct-14-08 08:48 PM   #37 
  - Stage Door with Hepburn and Rogers. nt  MookieWilson   Dec-13-08 10:26 AM   #38 
  - Antonia's Line!!!  Treclo   Mar-17-09 12:59 AM   #39 
  - Romancing the Stone. nt.  Strong Atheist   Mar-24-09 07:20 AM   #40 
  - I know it's a matter of opinion only, but...  pipi_k   May-24-09 12:25 PM   #41 
  - Almost 4 years later, some other recommendations.  politicat   Jun-23-09 06:08 AM   #42 
  - I thought "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day"  blueraven95   Oct-09-09 02:10 PM   #43 

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