Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Chick Flick - Guy Movie Rating Guide

In the case of couples who often attend the cinema, it becomes apparent that they should develop some concept of reciprocity unless one is content to have a gender-atypical or androgynous boy friend or girl friend.  Ask yourself, ladies: are you really that into Clay Aiken? Since we have rough sex-typing in movies, this should be worked out in some kind of sharing relationship. Also, one's willingness to mutally accomodate the other person increases the mutual stock of good will.

I occasionally like a chick flick such as American Beauty. Yes. I know that reduces my Gal Pal Quota. I'll even watch some guy movies; even with pleasure. But the charms of Die Hard and that television perennial, The Dirty Dozen, escape me.

Anyway, I propose a scale, with a few examples:

Chick Flicks (CF)  -- high score end

10 -- The Bridges of Madison County, The Devil Wears Prada, Chicago

9 -- American Beauty, The Blue Lagoon, La Vie en Rose, The Other Boelyn Girl

8 -- Sex in the City (some nudity keeps the score down), Dirty Dancing, The Holiday, Julie and Julia

7 -- Sixteen Candles, Bring It On, Bend It Like Beckham, In Her Shoes, Dreamgirls, Midnight in Paris

6 -- She's the Man, The Kingdom of Heaven, Erin Brockovitch, Dance With Me, Failure to Launch, Pride and Prejudice (my favorite!), Bridesmaids

5 -- The Unforgiven, Juno, Wedding Crashers, The Sweetest Thing

4 -- Knocked Up, The Bucket List, Borat

3 -- Dirty Harry, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Borat

2 -- The Boondock Saints (Yes! I watched that turkey!), There Will Be Blood, No Country for Old Men

1 -- Die Hard, The Dirty Dozen, Jackass: The Movie, Rambo

Guy Movies (GM) -- low score end

Or, look at it this way: a movie's GM score = 11 - CF

I propose, that long term, a thoughtful couple should try to keep GM = CF


Grand Crapaud said...

A useful set of examples, and good advice. Thanks.

Grenouille Fille said...

I suggest that watching a chick flick is good for improving the sensitivity of guys. I've seen most of the higher number ones.

Bilbo said...

So, would "Aliens," in which Sigourney Weaver single-handedly fought off a horde of murderous alien creatures, qualify as a chick flick or a guy flick?

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Grenouille Fille, you might be right. But few are willing.

Bilbo, that's a guy flick, without a doubt! Anything sci-fi.