Chick flicks: are they good or bad? It all depends on what kind of film genres you’re into. I personally love this genre. For those who don’t know, a chick flick is a type of movie that is mainly adored by women (and men, too!) with a very unrealistic happy ending.
Chick flicks are mostly catered to women’s interests and they are usually clichés. The stories are either set in famous places like New York, Los Angeles, or London and there’s always a female lead that falls in love with a guy. The girl and the guy are faced with many obstacles and misunderstandings before they finally get together. It is a cliché after all!
Notting Hill is a love story between British bookstore owner, William (played by the very famous Hugh Grant) and American actress, Anna (played by the talented Julia Roberts). His life is turned upside down when he meets the woman. They are very different: one leads an ordinary life while the other leads a chaotic life.
They first meet in William’s bookstore, which is located in the Notting Hill district of London. Anna buys a book from the store and William gives her an extra one. After the well-known actress leaves the store, William is still in disbelief because of his encounter with the beautiful movie star.
One would think their love story ends here. That’s definitely not the case! The two meet again on the same day when William, who decides to go out to buy himself some juice, bumps into Anna and accidentally spills it on her clothes. William offers to go to his place so Anna can clean up and get changed. Right before she has to leave, the two stare into each other’s eyes and share a kiss. From that moment on, the future of their relationship is uncertain and filled with obstacles. Will the two become a couple, even if they live in different worlds? (the answer is yes, but I don’t want to give away any more spoilers!)
10 Things I Hate About You: the pinnacle of chick flicks
10 Things I Hate About You is one of the few movies that I’ll never get tired of rewatching. It’s a modern version of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”. The movie uses some of the names from the play, while also following its original plot: Bianca can’t get married unless her older sister Katherine gets married first. In the movie, their father says that Bianca can’t date anyone unless Kat dates someone first.
The situation is quite complicated. Kat and Bianca are total opposites. Kat is intimidating and doesn’t show any interest in dating, while Bianca is dying to finally date someone. The two boys who want to date Bianca (Joey, an amateur rich model, who Bianca has a crush on, and Cameron, another guy who’s crushing hard on Bianca while she doesn’t know it) come up with a plan in order to finally get Kat to date somebody. Joey pays Patrick Verona, a.k.a the school’s rebellious bad boy, to woo Kat and to take her on a date.
At first, Kat is not impressed by Patrick’s affections. As Patrick quits his rebellious habits and puts on an act in order to win Kat’s heart, it’s impossible for them to not fall for each other. So, what happens when Kat finds out that Patrick was paid to date her?
I don’t want to give away any more spoilers, so I decided to summarize the main ideas of these two movies and let you guys find out what happens next. I can assure you that these iconic chick flicks are worth watching.