chaps, it's that dreaded month with the Hallmark holiday in it,
innit? The one in which you're expected to do something romantic:
buy her flowers, take samba lessons together, stroll among the bluebells
Sheesh! All the things that girls should just do together, but for
some reason want us to join in with.
fact they darn right demand it. And worst of all is the potential
sacrificing of masculinity and street cred by taking her to one
of those, shudder, chick flicks.
So, boldly going where no man should even consider, I recently checked
out some chick flicks in the vain attempt of finding one to recommend
that was tolerable. Or at best, the least offensive"
then is my guide to the worst and the best of the worst.
the way, annoyingly, most women know the difference between the
film 'Calendar Girls' and the one called 'Girls of the Playmate
About A Boy
- Hugh Grant and dorky hippie teenager form lasting friendship;
- Irritating musical numbers too loud to allow me to sleep through
Down With Love
- If the cutesy poster doesn't want to make you gag, you're a woman.
Friday - Oh goody, another remake of an already rubbish
Married - So, romance over then. Ha!
2 - ...Legally Boring, Legally Braindead...and that's just
- No thanks, actually. Next.
Maid in Manhattan
- J-Lo using all her singing skills to, erm, act. Sorta like a jockey
using his riding skills to be tall.
Alabama - Boy meets girl, falls in love, yadda yadda. What
a refreshing change!
Thing - Bridget Jones meets Sex & The City meets me running
in the opposite direction. Screaming.
Springs - Moreover, hope that there's no sequel.
Notice - Hugh Grant. Sandra Bullock. Do you really need
a third reason?
What a Girl
Wants - But not what I want.
Eric Von Spielhaus
Romantic Film Critic