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Chick Flicks can actually be a broad term to describe what ladies love to watch the most. It could be a teenage drama, a romantic comedy, a movie with a strong female lead, a movie that empowers women. It doesn't really have to cater to a certain age of woman either. Everyone, young or elderly can enjoy a set of movies and they are usuallly portayed by media as films that are too cheesy for men to watch. I would like to think that's not true at all in the present day and there are plenty of men that seem to enjoy them as well. So it's not much of a female centric genre anymore, just a genre of movies based mainly on women or love stories. I've noticed that most of the good Rom-Coms are usually based on books and you'll notice that in my list below too. I just gravitate more towards those films.
This British Rom-Com starring Lilly Collins and Sam Claflin is based on the novel of the same name by Cecelia Ahern. You might know her as the famous writer of ‘P.S I Love You’ – the critically acclaimed film and loved by every Rom-Com lover. I have actually read this book before I watched the movie and I wasn’t the biggest fan of the book. It is probably because I don’t read Chick Lit anymore. This is the first time I’ve experienced this but the movie surprised me with some great performances by the actors and I ended up loving it a lot. It was also quite an emotional ride as these two best friends grow up together and are separated by time, distance and often by other partners but they belong together. A really nice, simple movie if you’re in for a slow movie for the night. It will surprise you too.
Imdb Rating – 7.2/10
The Other Woman
This one’s quite a comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton and who doesn’t love a Cameron Diaz Rom Com? It is a funny, silly, annoying but hilarious story about how three women get the better of a man found cheating on them. It is more comedy than romance, a lighthearted film that I really enjoyed. It has been a hit or miss with the critics but I personally found it quite funny and entertaining. It has a mostly predictable story line but it does have it’s major funny moments which are worth it. I last saw Leslie Mann in ’17 Again’ ( Remember when Zac Efron tried to kiss his friend's mom?) and she was so different and a total laugh riot in this one. Kate Upton has more of a cameo than a full-fledged role but she is good eye candy for the film.
Imdb Rating – 6/10
I have to be honest, I jumped to the thought of watching this because of major ’50 First Dates’ feels. It stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore once again in a Rom-Com which is reason enough for me and I’m sure quite a few people would agree. This one is about two people who had been on a bad blind date. They accidentally get stuck on the same holiday and both are single parents and are holidaying with their kids. This is a hate-to-love kind of film, and very heartwarming too. Adam Sandler is hilarious as usual with some slapstick comedy thrown in. Drew Barrymore’s kind character is so cute and likeable. The kids are adorable and funny too. A very sweet film and something everyone will enjoy watching. The film is predominantly shot in Africa so there are quite a few animal encounters and adventures that they go on which were so exciting.
IMDb Rating – 6.5/10