occasionally i’ll spend some quality time with google. if facebook were defining our relationship, it would say “it’s complicated”. google and i go back and forth between long bouts of warm fuzzies and wanting to hire a hit on whoever introduced us.
today, google gave me a…not a gift really, but more like a double you tee eff….
the whole point of the article is that guys should watch chick flicks to figure out how to treat women. ummmm. okay. there might be a lesson or two, but seriously, chick flicks?
my break down of their stellar commentary is in blue…
What Women Want
This flick kind of speaks for itself, but men could figure stuff out just by carefully listening to a woman (which Mel Gibson is doing without even trying), and asking her what she wants (and paying attention to the answers!)
what guys will take from this movie: “i wish i had super powers.”
A Walk to Remember
This might seem like a silly teeny bopper movie at first but then it gets better as Shane West’s character starts to wake up and see what a great girl Mandy Moore’s character is. He really sees her and goes beyond the superficial stuff.
what guys will take from this movie: “
find a dying girl and build her a telescope. mandy moore is hot.”
The Bridges of Madison County (Full Screen Edition)
Now this is how you treat a woman! Clint Eastwood’s character, Robert, does nice things for Meryl Streep’s character, Francesca; he helps her in the kitchen, he doesn’t bang the screen door, he picks her a bouquet of flowers, he tells her she is beautiful. Who knows if the relationship would have survived if Francesca had ditched her husband and two bratty teenagers and headed back to Seattle with Robert, but it was great while it lasted. A good chick flick for learning how to be a sensitive guy.
what guys will take from this movie: “why doesn’t clint eastwood have a gun and when did he become such a wuss?”
Hitch (Widescreen Edition)
Will Smith actually has some pretty good advice for men, although it’s mostly about how to get a woman, and not so much how to keep her. He figures it’s up to the guy to deal with that stuff once he’s done his job getting them together.
what guys will take from this movie: “being anything other than me is the key to getting the hot rich girl. done.”
Groundhog Day – 15th Anniversary Edition
Bill Murray starts out glib and manipulative, falls on his face over and over, but gets a million chances to get it right. How many of us get that many chances? Anyway, he finally figures it out: be sincere, be honest, speak from your heart, pay attention, be kind, etc. and he finally gets the girl.
what guys will take from this movie: “repeating the same day is wicked cool.”
Kate & Leopold
There is a great scene where Hugh Jackman’s character Leopold arranges a dinner on the roof of the building where Meg Ryan’s character Kate lives. He hires a violin player, has candles burning, etc. What woman wouldn’t love that? He also sends her a spectacular apology note. He treats her like a woman and an intelligent person. He makes breakfast for her!
what guys will take from this movie: “hugh jackman is gay.”
what guys will also take from this movie: “if i’m gay, i can get meg ryan to jump off a bridge into a time vortex.”
50 First Dates (Widescreen Special Edition)
This is a sweet movie similar to Ground Hog day in that the leading man shows persistence. In Ground Hog Day, Bill Murray’s character was, at first, persistently manipulative. In this movie, Adam Sandler’s character keeps trying to woo a woman who always forgets who he is because she suffers from short-term memory loss after an accident. If men would put this much effort into maintaining a relationship, the world would be a better place!
what guys will take from this movie: “whatever i have to do to get drew barrymore is fine.”
Titanic (10th Anniversary Edition)
Jack is a sensitive guy who’s got Rose pegged and isn’t intimidated by her elevated social status. He connects with her right away and makes her feel special and worthwhile. What’s cool about this movie is how focused he is on her up until the very last minute of his life.
what guys will take from this movie: “steaming up an old Ford with kate winslet – good. freezing to death for kate winselt – bad.”
On Golden Pond
Henry Fonda treats everyone like dirt except his wife, played by the graceful Katherine Hepburn. They are both in their 70s but still act like they are teenagers in love.
what guys will take from this movie: “two shots to the arm for having seen On Golden Pond.”
the moral of the story? guys don’t go to movies to get advice on anything. they go to movies to watch things explode or to see a naked chinaman jump out of the trunk of a car. if they want to learn something, they’ll watch Pawn Stars or documentaries about Bansky.
okay guys. you’re turn. am i wrong? have you ever learned something from a chick flick.
chicks ladies, is there a chick flick you think the guys should see?