Friday, June 5, 2009

Chick Flicks

My sister is in town visiting me which means shopping, homemade spa nights, and of course, chick flicks. I have a lot of favorite chick flicks but I think my all time favorites are:

Pride & Prejudice

I like both the A&E 6 hour version and the Keira Knightley version. Right now I lean towards the Keira Knightley because I simply don't have the time to sit down and watch the six hour version, and the six hour version is enjoyed the most when you are able to watch it all the way through.

The other one I absolutely love is Mostly Martha.

Seriously, one of the best movies of all time.

My sister, who's 15, loves Twilight...

And let's face it, we all have to admit we've drooled over Robert Pattinson at one point and are equally excited to see Jacob in New Moon.

What is it about chick flicks that make us all gooey inside? Even those of us married and with children. My heart still skips a beat every time Mr. Darcy walks into the scene and the soup tasting scene in Mostly Martha just makes me melt. It could have something to do with the smile I can't wipe off my face every time my husband comes home from work. I guess I'm a romantic who just loves my romantic chick flicks. So, I ask, what are your favorite chick flicks? Any recommendations for me?


  1. Oooh, I love chick flicks! Love Pride and Prejudice...have you seen North & South? Another fav of mine (courtesy of my Auntie Stacy). I think I am in love with Mr. Darcy. I, too, am a romantic at heart. Practical on the outside, gooey on the inside.

  2. I actually commented yesterday, but realize now it didn't post :P

    Let's see...I love all the ones you posted about. I'm also a HUGE fan of The Notebook. *sigh* Such a beautiful story. I also really like Legally Blonde and Mona Lisa smile as my Girl Power picks. As for newer fun one, 27 dresses is always fun too.

    I might post again if I come up with more...I'm kinda drawing a blank right now.

  3. I'll totally have to watch Mostly Martha!! How did I miss this one?!! I too, luuuuv chick flicks!!! They are one of life's true pleasures. The Notebook is one of my all time fav, too. I love The Cutting Edge as an oldie but a goodie. You can never go wrong w/ a Julie Roberts chick flick...Runaway Bride, My Best Friend's Wedding. I love Serendipity, too. I'll have to re-comment if I come up with more...

  4. Oh - all good ones. I haven't seen North & South but I will put it on my Netflix (love Netflix by the way). Oh yes, I LOVE Mona Lisa Smile, the only reason I didn't list is because I was going with romantic comedies and didn't know if people would consider it a chick flick. But really, one of my all time favorite movies. And Serendipity is just beautiful.

    Another suggestion - Just Like Heaven, and it's one my husband will watch over and over with me. :)

  5. Ooo, I love Just Like Heaven! I'm w/Steph-Julia Roberts films always make my heart skip a beat. I also love Meg Ryan and Sandra Bullock stuff b/c they're both just such "girl next door" types, which is refreshing.

    I'm currently updating my Netflix account (it was getting a little stale, anyway)...

  6. Ooh, thought of one of my favs-Fools Rush In! L.O.V.E. it!

  7. I just thought of another one - While You Were Sleeping, funniest movie ever.

  8. I love Pride and Prejudice too, the Keira Knightly version, I own it, and it seems no matter how many times I watch it, I never get sick of it. I also love Emma with Gwyneth Paltrow and Sense and Sensibility with Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet. I love the movies based off of Jane Austen novels.

    Is Mostly Martha another version of No Reservations with Catherine Zeta Jones, because I really liked that movie?