My Guilty Pleasure- Your average American Chick Flicks!

Obviously, this is something unconventional of me telling everyone but I do watch chick flicks. C’mon, I do have a personal life and these films nonetheless reflect a hell lot on our practical being. Good to watch for an entertaining ride, but also these films are a great stressbuster when really low. I personally think it is a shameful abomination for many when they come to know they also have a soft spot for these guilty pleasures apart from their minimalistic interest in cinema. That’s undeniably false and doesn’t make sense at all. My experience in the month of May was a turmoil of miscellaneous stuff as I went through almost every genre. Sharing a list of all the guilty pleasures I devoured watching this month below, and please be excited as this is the first and only time you’ll be hearing from me doing something quite like this.

We’re The Millers (2013)

Alright, so this was some exciting stuff. I’ve always loved Jason Sudeikis as a suitable choice when it comes to cheap thrill comedies, and plus he totally digs with Jennifer Aniston. The film is endlessly hilarious with vulgarity and profanity throttling down, and has a bunch of extreme comic scenes which would make you laugh your ass off. (Apologies for the language but please look what post I’m doing) You’ll be in for a real fun time, please don’t miss out on this one.

VERDICT- 3/5

Horrible Bosses (2011)

Incessant fun, even vulgar and hellbent on rough language, the film gets all its praise because of those underlying factors. It might showcase itself as a tribute to “The Hangover”, and thanks for doing that too, it certainly was a great piece of time killer. With Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, and Charlie Day on lead, it becomes interesting with time as not only it has die-hard comedy but it never gets tedious and keeps on getting better with a charming screenplay. Riveting stuff!

VERDICT- 3/5

He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)

It might have given me a troublesome self-loathing time with myself as I was asking questions why I was watching this while this one was playing in front of me. I’ve always adored intertwining tales but this was annoying from A-Z. A film on girl and boy issues, relationship loopholes, and whatnot, I was expecting some kickass entertainment which it failed to deliver. Except some good acting performances, it sucks big time.

VERDICT- 1.5/5

Eat Pray Love (2010)

Based on an international bestseller, this Julia Roberts starrer is both influential and refreshing. It might be tedious and dragging because of its duration but still is a delight for many. I had a good time relishing Italian food, the beautiful locations across Asia, and thanks for shooting here in India too. A film which is lovely and irritating like an average girlfriend, but it does portray things like self exploration and solitude quite well.

VERDICT- 2.5/5

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Calling this a chick flick would be a shame and I certainly shouldn’t, as this one just encapsulates one of the best romantic comedies of 1990s. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan form an endearing chemistry as if they are M.F.E.O and is hilarious too in every frame. One of the most heartwarming and beautiful films ever, it just elevates me everytime when I watch it. And also, it was my parents who did appreciate watching it too. One of the best screenplays ever. One of the best romantic comedies ever.

VERDICT- 3.5/5

My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)

Well, it’s shockingly true to witness Julia Roberts as a manipulative bitch in this film, she just makes it look even better. As the name may not suggest anything better, it is Julia’s riveting performance whuch makes an appallingly pathetic script look better here. This film is pointless at times and also has a sickeningly bad Cameron Diaz in it, what else could have saved it from a disastor. Quite interesting in some frames, but was a major disappointment for me.

VERDICT- 1.5/5

Rumor Has It (2005)

The most intriguing part about this film was its loose-based inspiration from the classic epitome of comedy, “The Graduate”. It is shocking for people to listen and plus shocking of me to say, but it was a pointless bloated mess. Kevin Costner would have felt distasteful after being casted in this film which is annoying till the very end, I am deadly serious here. Jennifer Aniston seems to be getting roles of her lifetime, and she does look cute here.

VERDICT- 1/5

Mother’s Day (2016)

All thanks to Netflix as I could help myself into exploring chick flicks and some interesting comedies, and this one was plain sailing fun. As I get pleasured watching intertwining tales, this one is sweet and beautiful in ways. Loose and bland on script and direction, but who cares when it comes to guilty pleasures. Amazing fun, I somehow had a good time glimpsing this mild comedy which is star-studded with such great actors.

VERDICT- 2/5

Two Weeks Notice (2002)

Okay, I admit Hugh Grant is cute. But Sandra Bullock is way ahead. She was so adorable in this and I adored watching her play a witty and smart lawyer in this one. This film may be loose on romance and lacks certain other filmmaking elements but is good one though. I remember watching it on a silent night and my loud laughter had my parents awake as a consequence.

VERDICT- 1.5/5

Julie and Julia (2009)

Nora Ephron is a great director. Her inquisitiveness towards studying screenplays and later adapting them on silver screen, helps her get attention from general audience and critics both. This film was fervently delicious and has great acting performances from both Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. It was a delightful watch and I am sure my mom would have loved it even more. Keep it up, Nora. I want you back on track please!

VERDICT- 3/5

Easy A (2010)

With a sprinkle of teen splendour and cheap thrill, this Emma Stone starrer is an easy favorite for any teen. How excited are people about rumors, gossips amd relationships, and this film satisfies all our lust by highlighting an excess of these activities in this. It’s hilarious with relatable references and the script is shockingly intersting. The film also doesn’t disappoint and Emma Stone wins our heart here.

VERDICT- 2.5/5

How Do You Know (2010)

Probably one of the reasons why we don’t hear from our beloved Jack Nicholson anymore, this film was an epic disaster on silver screen. It may sound sweet and hilarious on paper but was too loose and deviating on screen, but Reese Witherspoon was cute though. It doesn’t explore love, relationships and career properly, and just like that it also slips from its storyline and gets short of certain things.

VERDICT- 1/5

The Break-Up (2006)

The thing which bugged me the most was the shortcoming of handsome dudes in this film. Vince Vaughan is excellent at comic roles but having him alongside Jennifer was a bad idea of course. (Lol I ain’t jealous OMG!) The director here tries to do a Annie Hall on many occasions but fails to deliver. Of course, it’s nowhere close to the masterpiece “Annie Hall” but it has a great display of hysterics too. A mild entertainment though!

VERDICT- 1.5/5

Please let me know what do you guys think about guilty pleasures and have they ever impacted your taste in cinema? Share all of your favorites too and please I’d love more recommendations coming in.

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