Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Movie Meme - Chick Flick

A little bit of a tough one this week from Hannah at Metal Mummy.  It's the dreaded chick flick.

I'm not a girly girl at all.  I'm not saying I'm a tom boy but I hate all that pink fluffy sparkly fairy crap.  I also prefer a pint of cider to a fancy cocktail any day.

My idea of hell in a movie?  Mamma Mia *shudders* I still can't believe a couple of my friends made me watch that film.  I'll never get 108 minutes of my life back.

Despite this, I can appreciate a good old chick flick.  There have been some great ones: Bridget Jones, Ghost, Pretty Woman, Love Actually, Notting Hill, Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Notebook and so on.

I was going to go with Memoirs Of A Geisha but I wasn't sure if it could be classed as a proper chick flick?

However, I'll stick with my first choice.

Source - Wikipedia
Dirty Dancing.

Ah, what a classic.

I've always loved this film and have loved it as long as I can remember.  I remember my friend had it on VHS when it first came out back in the 80's and the bit when Penny is in bed after her 'op' and Johnny walks in and she gasps "Johnny"....we would sit and rewind it and all shout "Rubber" right before she said it.  Ah good childish times!

I'm a complete sucker for 80's films as you already know.  This is one of those films that you can sit and recite all the amazing lines (looks around...just me then?)...

"I carried a watermelon"
"Nobody puts Baby in the corner"
"I think she gets this from me"
"Go back to your play pen, Baby"
"You just put your pickle on everybodys plate college boy and leave the hard stuff to me"

What's not to love about this movie?  Classic lines, brilliant soundtrack and what's more the late, great Patrick Swayze.  Sir, you are a legend.

What's your favourite?  Head over to Hannah's blog and link up...


Looking for Blue Sky said...

Yep, loved this too, but it did result in lots of really bad dancing ... since most of us can't move like Patrick Swayze!

Metal Mummy said...

Awesome film.

I loved the watermelons.

Sorry I evoked girlyness on you - believe me, I felt ILL writing it. x

Mummy Mishaps aka Jenny Paulin said...

It is the ultimate chick flick! Great choice :) xx

Vickie Ford said...

It is a fab choice, G now knows all the words to 'Time of your life', hmmm lol!

TheBoyandMe said...

Damn now I can't do this one!

I adore this film, it has to be one of my all time favourites for every single reason that you have listed. Excellent choice!

Inside the Wendy House said...

Classic choice. The Notebook is beautiful too. I nearly did both. Totally agree with you on Mama Mia...whoever thought that was a good idea???

mum in meltdown said...

Great choice I love anything 80's too but this always tops the list!

Lady Estrogen said...

Would you be at all surprised that I had a t-shirt that said: "I carried a watermelon?" LOL.

Anonymous said...

Great quote selection!

I'm still stuck - The Notebook wouls also be a great choice though x

Bloggomy said...

The man could dance and no-body put Baby in the corner - classic! Great film x

jennie said...

A fabulous film that just makes me wish I could dance!!

Liska said...

I love Dirty Dancing.
You must see The Time Traveller's Wife - it is one of only few films that does justice to the book.
Liska x

Mummy and the Beastie said...

Yes damn it you took the best! nothing more needs to be said...besides poor Patrick :-( xx

One Rich Mother said...

Warm memories abound when I think of that movie. :)
I am looking forward to sharing it with my daughters in a few years.

Mrs M said...

I can't imagine there are many people out there who haven't enjoyed this film at one time or another!

multiplemummy said...

One you can just watch again and again! I wish the Dad said sorry at the end, rather than he was just wrong! x

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