Wednesday, October 15, 2008

International Chick Flick Week

What's that? You say that you've never heard of International Chick Flick Week? That's not surprising because I just made it up.

The Secret Life of Bees will be released on Friday and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity for each of us to grab a friend and have a chick flick date. You could have lunch and catch a bargain matinee or meet up with a friend after work. I'm looking forward to this movie although I have to admit that I'm probably the only person on the planet who didn't read the book.

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If you decide to participate, write an entry about your chick flick date on your blog, let me know and I'll have an update post which will link to all the stories.

My daughter gave me a subscription to Netflix for my birthday and I plan to catch up on all the chick flicks I missed because the Farmer refused to go.

So please.....give me suggestions on good chick movies, and don't forget to call a friend to see The Secret Life of Bees.

14 comments:

Mary said...

if the movie is half as good as the book it will be stunning. Thanks for the heads up about the movie. Enjoy your movie date

J'Ollie Primitives said...

I'm way behind on movies, but these are some old favorites, both in book and movies:

Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Pride and Prejudice (PBS series with Colin Firth, yum!)
The Devil Wears Prada ~ a vicarious shoe addict favorite.
Sense and Sensibility
See? Way behind.

Molly said...

Ok - we must be on the same wavelength. I put one of my favorites on my blog this week: Cinema Paradiso. It's magical, about a little boy in Italy after WWII and his fascination with movies. The last chick flick movie I went to was Mamma Mia (you just gotta go!), and of course Steel Magnolias is always a good girls night movie. I saw Miss Potter last week and really enjoyed it. I second Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth. I usually prefer reading, but work has been so demanding, I've escaped to Netflix. It's a beautiful thing.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Oh this one does look good. Hmmm, wonder if it's time to break down and call my sister? :D (John would never go for it.)

I'm so far behind on the movies that I'll never get ahead. What about "Nights in Rodanthe"? What's anyone heard about that one?

Anonymous said...

"How to make an American Quilt", "Howard's End", "Serendipity", "Return to Me","Gosford Park", "De Lovely", "The Matchmaker" and what the others recommend, I would think keep you busy for awhile.

Donna

Chris said...

Oh if you want to see a good Chick Flick Rent Saawariya. Its a Bollywood movie, alot of singing and dancing. A beautiful, romantic movie and also has the handsome Salman Khan. My Chick date was with my Pug Lucy we watched this on a Saturday afternoon while my husband was at the football game.
Dogs are such great companions she didn't complain at all.

Cindy L said...

Oh Suzanne, I hope you do get to read the book first, and then tell us what you think. I love Sue Monk Kidd -- she's a writer of richly textured characters and sentences. I loved her memoir, "When the Heart Waits," about her midlife crisis and call to faith.

There are some wonderful movie recommendations from your fans here -- you'll be busy for a while!

lifeinredshoes said...

Oh Suzanne, read the book. I'm so afraid that the movie will disappoint!

Anonymous said...

Chicks Rule, good idea.
Some good ones are:
Devil Wears Prada, Dream Girls, Resident Evil #3 or 2 or 1, (the protagonist is a female with attitude).
I read the Bee's book and it is good, the original work is always better than any movie though. Avoid at all cost: Sex and the City Movie, reeeeeaaaaalllly bad.

Anonymous said...

Steel Magnolias is my all time favorite. I've lost count of how many times I've watched.

First time ever I went from sobs to hilarity in 30 seconds flat.

Molly said...

You made me spend the day thinking about movies or shows I liked-and this one is my blog post for tomorrow. Given the name of your blog, I can't believe I didn't think of it first thing: The Farmer's Wife. It was documentary on Frontline/PBS. You can get it on Netflix. It is real reality tv before "reality" tv.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

What an absolutely great girl date idea!

EMBELLISHER said...

I heard about the movie on Jay Leno last night and there was a teeny tiny clip because Dakota Fanning who acts in the movie was being interviewed.It promises to be a beautiful movie, to get to see it in India will take a while but i have a copy of the book, absolutely loved it.

Louise said...

I've never heard of the book OR the movie. A new one for Prince Charming and I to see. (He's very tolerant.)

Lately my favorite Chic Flick is An Ideal Husband.

I have a huge collection, however, and that rotates.