Friday, July 29, 2005

Battle of the Sexes: Thelma and Louise vs. Reservoir Dogs

E and I got in an argument tonight about, of all things, chick flicks. I was saying he probably wouldn't like The Sound of Music because it's pretty cheesy and he got surprisingly mad. He said that he likes some cheesy stuff and why does a movie with emotional content have to be a chick flick anyway?

I guess I hit a nerve or something, because I already told him earlier this week that I didn't think he would like Mona Lisa Smile for basically the same reason. But I really don't see him liking either movie. Anyway, I get slightly embarassed by even asking him to watch a girly movie because when he doesn't like a movie, he makes a really big deal about it. Then I would feel bad for making him watch it.

He brought up a good point, though. What exactly makes a "chick flick"? I guess in a way he's right, if a movie is a drama, I tend to categorize it as a chick flick. Or a romantic comedy. That's a chick flick, right there. I guess it also depends on the main characters--if it's a drama about 2 dudes, it's not a chick flick. Case in point: Field of Dreams. God, I hated that movie. But generally, when I think of movies men like I think of comedies, action films, horror or maybe suspense.

Okay, I was going to list a bunch of movies and classify them as guy vs. girl, but it turned out to be harder than I thought. So I guess my classifications aren't so well defined. But I'm determined to make a list of movies, so here are some romantic-ish movies that dudes like: The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, The Saint, There's Something About Mary...uh...dang, I can't think of any more!

Anyway, I don't know why E's making such a big deal about it. After all, does he really want to see Mona Lisa Smile or The Sound of Music that bad?


Andrea said...

My boy added Mona Lisa Smile to our Netflix queue and I gave him SO MUCH crap about it. :)

Andrea said...

(this is quarkie, btw)