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    Edit: I fixed my typo in my op title. Thank you Nat for showing me how!

    For me though, I don't know if I have a favourite romance/chick flick. I loved "The Notebook" and "The Princess Bride" was great. I also liked "10 things I hate about you" and others I can't remember.

    I watch them sometime because the happy endings do make me feel good. I'm not in touch with my emotions and this is the little bit of sap that I like to fulfill that part of me. Sometimes, even this INTJ needs a good cry (from a movie). I heard that crying is good for you - every once in awhile. These chick flicks are usually the only time I really let loose and cry (if it's happy tears or sad tears for the characters in the movie).

    And Recoleta, I totally agree, in Titanic, I think Rose could have moved over for Jack (or at least tried to) so that he didn't have to freeze to death. I actually hated how "stupid" Rose was in the movie - but maybe that's just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Recoleta View Post
    I'm not gonna lie, I thought Titanic was totally lame! Yeah, Rose loved Jack so much she just let him freeze to death in the water while she's floating on like an entire door or something. Move your butt over so your man doesn't die, Rose! (If I'm totally off here please correct me, I haven't seen the movie in years, but I distincly remember thinking, "why doesn't she just move over a bit?").
    She tried, but the bed's headboard she was floating on did not have enough buoyancy to hold both her weight and Jack's and flipped over when he tried to clamber up. So technically, this is a bad reason to hate the movie (IMO).

    The technical aspects of the movie were actually logical, in true Te fashion. Where the movie suffered was in the emotional aspects at time; Cameron is not quite as good with those as some other directors. (I would guess him to be xNTJ, but I'm not sure on the E/I divide.)

    So I'd hate it just because diCaprio's line delivery was SOOO bad for much of the dialog, and because so many love-struck women just went to see it over and over and over and over and over and....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    She tried, but the bed's headboard she was floating on did not have enough buoyancy to hold both her weight and Jack's and flipped over when he tried to clamber up. So technically, this is a bad reason to hate the movie (IMO).
    I totally forgot that part where they tried to both get on the headboard. Shows how much I watched that movie.

    Just wondering, did you like the movie Jennifer? You remember it so clearly.

    The technical aspects of the movie were actually logical, in true Te fashion. Where the movie suffered was in the emotional aspects at time; Cameron is not quite as good with those as some other directors. (I would guess him to be xNTJ, but I'm not sure on the E/I divide.)
    I didn't like the movie because it was long and drawn out. Both Rose and Jack irritated me because I didn't like how they handled the situations they were faced with - but that's probably me. It has been so long since I watched it, I don't know what irritated me about the characters, it just did.
    So I'd hate it just because diCaprio's line delivery was SOOO bad for much of the dialog, and because so many love-struck women just went to see it over and over and over and over and over and....
    I, for one am not one of those love-struck women that want to see that movie over and over...Titanic was not my number one for chick flicks.
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    I haven't seen Titanic. I don't ever plan to. I'd much rather watch a documentary on about the Titanic.
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    Yeah, I agree with everything Non said. It wasn't that part alone that made me dislike the movie...it was just the final kicker. The movie was too long, and like Non said, I found the characters to be irritating as well. I never saw the movie in theaters, and I think I only watched it once all the way through. All my other attempts (maybe 2-3 other times) ended up with me falling asleep at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nonpareil View Post
    Just wondering, did you like the movie Jennifer? You remember it so clearly.
    I liked the idea of it, but some of the execution of it was too melodramatic or emotionally naive.

    Still, the whole metaphor of Rose being trapped in her role in life and Jack being her liberator and essentially dying so that she could be free was a powerful metaphor. (I love the whole "corset" scene with Rose and her mother... a simple visual analogy, but very powerful.) When I put myself in her head and empathized with her situation, that did move me.

    I didn't like the movie because it was long and drawn out. Both Rose and Jack irritated me because I didn't like how they handled the situations they were faced with - but that's probably me. It has been so long since I watched it, I don't know what irritated me about the characters, it just did.
    Well, I liked Rose... but Jack seemed very clumsy in his lines. I think this was an acting/direction issue.

    I, for one am not one of those love-struck women that want to see that movie over and over...Titanic was not my number one for chick flicks.
    The movie had enough dramatic flaws to annoy me, but the technical execution (which enabled us to empathize even more with the people on-board) helped make up for it.

    The current-day cut scenes were also clumsily written/acted, and "Old Rose" was not very well-acted at all.
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    Quality Chick flicks but not necessarily romance:
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    I find the term "chick flick" ghettoizes some otherwise fine movies, so I'll just call these romances.

    "Four Weddings And A Funeral" - My favorite film of this type and notable for managing to be unrelentingly charming enough to hide the atrocious acting of Andie MacDowell.

    "Love Actually" - Richard Curtis, the guy who wrote many of the Hugh Grant romantic comedies gets his shot to direct one. Taken as a whole, it's best described as an amiable mess, but several of the individual stories are witty, charming and even have gravity.

    "When Harry Met Sally" - I can't stand Billy Crystal, but I love this movie. Well written and acted, and unlike many movies of this type, the situations are very realistic.

    "Before Sunset"/"Before Sunrise" - These two movies have to be taken as a whole. Again, I can't stand Ethan Hawke, but I like these anyway. They have a very European feel in their walky/talky-ness and emphasis on conversation, despite having been written and directed by a Texan. The effect of these movies is the same as sitting in a coffee shop and eavesdropping on the most interesting conversation ever.

    "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" - It's not a movie most people will jump at...it's old, every line of dialogue is sung, it's in French, and it doesn't have a happy ending. But it's great. Technicolor never looked so good, and there are worse things to do than look at a 23-year-old Catherine Deneuve for an hour and a half.

    Some others I like:
    Jerry Maguire, Clueless, Strictly Ballroom, High Fidelity, Bridget Jones' Diary, The Wedding Singer

    Two that I just don't like no matter how good people say they are:
    The Princess Bride, Say Anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonpareil
    I just want to know from you:

    What is the best romance movie/chick flick you watched? And why?

    What is the worse romance movie/chick flick you watched? And why?

    Or why do you watch chick flicks/romance movies? How often do you watch them?
    I am not sure how many of these are true chick flicks...most are like romantic comedies.
    Favorites:
    The Painted Veil (it ended well, was very sad & it had Edward Norton*swoon*)
    The Illusionist ( It had a story that kept you guessing about what was going to happen next Oh & Edward Norton need I say more?)
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding (this movie wasn't about a 'pretty princess' who gets married and lives happily ever after...those kind make me . I liked it because it had people/story that seemed realistic. Hanover likes this one)
    Just Married (Several parts of this movie had me in tears laughing...the roach in the bed definitely!)
    Dirty Dancing: the original (this is probably my most embarrassing one. "Nobody puts Baby in the corner!!!")

    Worst movie:
    Pretty Woman (Gag fest. Why I watched it more then once is beyond me.)

    Unless it is in the comedy genre I am unlikely to watch them. I sometimes rent movies that I don't know are going to be romance movies though. My ESTJ mom loves romance movies and novels. You would think as an F I would like them more.
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    I like very few classic chick flicks, but of the few I do like, I recommend the following three:

    * The Notebook
    * A Walk to Remember
    * Sommersby

    Note that two of these are Nick Sparks stories...and I find that I write much like Nick Sparks does.

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