Monday, June 8, 2009

Skewering the Chick Flicks

Yesterday I had to confess to my good friend and film lover/writer/major Ben that B and I have an embarrassing desire to see the new movie The Hangover. My reasons for wanting to see it are very complicated and they go something like this: I have a huge crush on Bradley Cooper. Ed Helms, who plays Andy on The Office, really cracks me up.

Until I actually Googled the movie and watched the trailer, I basically didn't even know what the movie was about. After watching the trailer I can see how someone who doesn't have a crush on Bradley Cooper - AKA: My husband - would also want to see it. I mean, don't get me wrong, I don't expect it to be "good" per se, and it's weird that I even want to see it because B and I average one movie in the theater per year, so why it would be this one, I can't explain.

So once I started my Google search it led to related Googling, as is often the case, and I ran across this spoof video. Last February the movie He's Just Not That Into You came out, and in a ploy to get men to agree to see the movie with their girlfriends the three leading men of the movie made a video detailing the 10 cliches usually seen in chick flicks that are NOT in the movie. And while I definitely enjoy a good chick flick from time to time, I agree that the a LOT of the horrible cliches (spontaneous dance scene, anyone?) need to go.

So for the chick flick lovers out there, here's a funny spoof video for you...


5 comments:

Ouiser said...

this has cracked me up. as for the hangover, it's supposed to be REALLY funny. i even want to see it...

oh, and bradley cooper? really? he always plays such a dipshit.

Scarlet Lily said...

Re: Bradley Cooper - I know! Ben and I had a long Facebook discussion about this when he said that he hated him on a personal level that was totally unfair and not warranted for any actor b/c of HOW MUCH of a loser he played in Wedding Crashers. And I totally agreed until I started seeing the real person in interviews and then my crush began :)

Anonymous said...

Go see The Hangover!! I saw it on Sunday, it was hysterical. Especially the ending, I think B would be dying at the end.

Heather <3

die Frau said...

T and I want to see it, too. Our friend told us it was pretty damn funny.

My favorite cliche was that nobody cried while sliding down a wall. Perfect.

feather nester said...

Bradley Cooper, huh? I can kind of see that.

My new one is Ryan Gosling. Out of nowhere.

I keep hearing great things about The Hangover, too. Let us know if you end up seeing it!

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