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We See Chick Flicks: 21

21
Starring Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, Jim Sturgess
Based on the book by Ben Mezrich

The Lowdown: Okay, so I am not sure if 21 totally qualifies as a “chick flick,” but it’s got most of the variables: Kate Bosworth + hot up-and-comer Jim Sturgess + one somewhat tame, but still sexy love scene=good enough for me. Based on the true story and best-selling book, Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich, 21 is about six MIT students who are led by their professor (Kevin Spacey) to become experts in card counting. Through the use of fun disguises, fake ID’s and fancy hand signals, they manage to take the Vegas casinos for millions. Keep reading »

We See Chick Flicks: The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl
Starring Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana
Based on the book by Philippa Gregory
The Lowdown: Based on the bestselling historical fiction/chick-lit novel by Philippa Gregory, The Other Boleyn Sister is the story of two sisters who bed and wed Henry VIII (a brooding Eric Bana), in an effort to secure their family’s social rank and fortune. There’s Anne (Natalie Portman), the older, wilder and modern-ahead-her-time sister, and there’s Mary (Scarlett), A.K.A “The Other Sister,” who is more servile and caring. Mary’s nurturing, sweet nature eventually lures the King in and the two have a passionate, but brief love affair that results in a son. Keep reading »

We See Chick Flicks: Definitely, Maybe

DEFINITELY, MAYBE
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Abigail Breslin, Isla Fisher
The Lowdown: Ryan Reynolds stars as a recently separated father, who gets suckered into telling his daughter (Little Miss Sunshine‘s Abigail Breslin) the twisted tale of how he met her mother in the form of a bedtime story. “Gag!” may be your first reaction, but give it a chance. As Reynolds tells his love story, he changes names and some facts and Breslin (and hence, the audience) must try to figure out who her mother is like a big ol’ love puzzle. There’s Emily (Elizabeth Banks), his blond Wisconsin college sweetheart, Summer (Rachel Weisz), the sexy, intellectual brunette, and April (Isla Fisher), the redheaded free spirit. Now, Reynolds is hot, we all know it, and usually quite entertaining, but his usual quit-witted charm is absent as he tries to tackle the role of responsible “father” figure. He is utterly flat and dull throughout most of the film (but still nice to look at), therefore letting the ladies shine — and they do, especially the always-intriguing Weisz and the almost too-cute Fisher. Now as much as you must be dying to find out who Reynolds’ ends up with (and who lil’ Breslin’s mommy is), I beseech you to save your $12.50, and wait for the DVD, the results will still be the same.
The Verdict: Don’t even think of bringing your man to this ultimate chick-flick. He will certainly end up vomiting in his popcorn bucket, or resenting you for at least a week. Men have no place in that theater! Save it for a rainy-day girl-fest with your sappiest friend. [Definitely, Maybe] Keep reading »

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