It’s easy to trash chick flicks, like Marisa Meltzer did this week at The Daily Beast. They set false expectations for women. The actresses are capable of more serious work. Blah blah blah blah blah….
But formulaic as the genre is known to be, you’ll still find us front row at the latest “He’s Just Not That Into Your Confessions Of 27 Dresses Bride Wars In The City” release. Chick flicks—gasp!—have redeeming value and we’re not afraid to say it.
After the jump, 10 things we lurve about the lady flicks. Keep reading »
As I’ve written before, I’ve never been a bridesmaid, though I almost was one until my friend’s wedding got canceled on account of the groom being a total d-bag. But, so far, I have three bridesmaids for my totally-unplanned wedding next summer (maybe, you know, if we get our crap together) and I am already wondering if they secretly resent me for choosing them. I just watched 27 Dresses (begrudgingly, at first, but then I loved it) and realized that being a bridesmaid can really, really suck and that bridesmaids’ dresses are never worn again, no matter what anyone says — my favorite line in the movie is when every bride tells Katherine Heigl’s character, “You can shorten it and wear it again!”, to which she always sarcastically replies, “So true.” Anyway, I decided to poll some ladies about their experience as bridesmaids and asked for a final verdict — does being a bridesmaid rule or suck? Their responses after the jump…. Keep reading »
Do you get excited when one of your closest friends gushes, â€œIâ€™m engaged!â€? Because you shouldnâ€™t. Not because you shouldn’t be happy for her, but because there is a strong possibility that the dress you will be asked to wear as her bridesmaid will cost more than $200 and be utterly hideous. Luckily, â€œre-wearableâ€ dresses are the big thing now. In a few years, when all brides choose their underlingsâ€™ ensembles wisely, the movie 27 Dresses will be completely unrelatable. But that wonâ€™t happen until these hideous ‘fits go away — check them out, after the jump! Keep reading »