Many times, my friends and I get together, grab some dinner, catch up on the latest, and round off the nice evening with a movie.
But We Always Agree On A Chick Flick. Every Time
And so, I have been through Bridget Jones' Diary more times than I am proud to admit, and every scene from The Devil Wears Prada is seared into my memory.
But there is a problem.
And today I am here to discuss it. My friends have me wrong. When I say I want to watch a chick flick, I am exclusively referring to movies with chickens in them.
And when I say movies with chickens in them, I am referring to Chicken Run.
Ergo, when I say chick flick, I mean Chicken Run. Simple!
The movie is certified fresh by the way, for the lot of you that cares about ratings. The moving tale reveals how Ginger and her fellow hens try to leave a life of servitude on Tweedy's Farm.
I Don't Think There Are Many Cinematic Narratives This Gripping
And my friends are pretty crazy about Pitch Perfect because you can join in and have fun singing. But no, this animated masterpiece is the real deal in my books.
It gets me every time. The story and the artistic rendering of this film is beyond anything I can mention. There are many unforgettable characters in this movie, right from Bunty, Babs, Mac, and everyone else.
What better chick flick is there?
In Chicken Run, The Women Are Killing It
They are motivated and willing to go out there and take it.
Then the hips. They are aplenty. Maid in Manhattan, Monster-in-Law and others don't even come close.
I don't mean to ruffle any feathers, but if there is a movie that addresses feminine body issues squarely, Chicken Run is that movie.
And Don't Tell Me About Heathers. It's Good, Yes. But So Is This Astounding Classic
Sometimes I wonder... Is it true what people say? Are chick flicks a guilty pleasure for many of us? Personally, I stand guilty as charged.
Chicken Run has one problem for me, and it has nothing to do with the quality of its production or some gaping plot holes.
It's Mel Gibson.
It's haunting to imagine that this man, with all his issues, takes the lead role in this movie I love. Consider the socio-cultural significance it carries for many irredeemable Chicken Run fans.
But I will still make this appeal, the next time you sit down to watch a chick flick, let it be Chicken Run or The Princess Diary. But definitely make Chicken Run your first choice.