Chick Flicks Even Guys Can Dig

Chick Flicks Even Guys Can Dig

Molly Vincent, Features Editor

(500) Days of Summer
This film stars Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon- Levitt as two young co-workers who begin the have feelings for each other. Tom (Gordon- Levitt) has strong feelings for Summer (Deschanel), but she doesn’t return his feelings to the same extent. The story is told out-of-order, covering all 500 days Tom was involved with Summer. The movie is funny, sad, and “adorkable”. Why it’s for everyone: The movie’s so well done, so it doesn’t resemble a typical chick flick. It portrays a more realistic relationship and break-up.

Bridesmaids
“Bridesmaids” is more of a comedy than a chick flick, but it’s centered around five bridesmaids and one bride. The film stars Kristen Wiig & Friends as women who must go through hilariously awful obstacles just to get Lillian (Maya Rudolph) to the altar. Annie (Kristen) deals with the pressures of being maid-of- honor while trying to get her own life in order. Her two British roommates also evict her from the apartment they share, and she is fired from her job. She manages to hit rock bottom, while her best friend is only concerned about the wedding. Why it’s for everyone: “Bridesmaids” incorporates the guy humor of the hangover, but it replaces the main characters with women.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
“How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” starts like every romantic comedy ever made. It’s about a writer in New York City, and Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson are in it. However, it isn’t as sappy as most. Kate Hudson plays a writer for Composure magazine, writing “How- To’s” for every issue. She is set up on a task to find a man and drive him away in ten days. Matthew McConaughey plays a man who must get a girl to fall in love with him in ten days. Andie (Hudson) pretends to become borderline obsessed with Ben (McConaughey), calling him constantly, acting clingy, taking him to a Celine Dion concert, and buying him the ugliest dog you’ve ever seen. However, Andie can never lose Ben. It’s because they truly fell in love, or it’s because Kate Hudson has probably never been dumped in her life. Why it’s for everyone: “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” is a movie for everyone to enjoy because it sort of satirizes the overdone romantic comedy that comes out every year. It makes fun of the overly clingy girl, who probably watches romantic comedies.

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