Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Best Worst Movies (pt.2) The Girlie Edition

Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!
Details: 2004, USA, Cert PG, 96 mins
With: Josh Duhamel, Kate Bosworth, Topher Grace

Summary: A girl (Bosworth) wins a date with her favorite film star Tad Hamilton (Duhamel) as part of a publicity stunt. Her best friend (Grace), who is secretly in love with her, is not impressed. She has to decide whether Hamilton is the man of her dreams or if her friend is more than she first believed.

This is one of those movies where you know what’s going to happen but it’s so incredibly sweet, you really don’t care. Like all these movies, don’t go into it thinking it’s the greatest movie in the world. Bosworth is charming and quite frankly this is her best performance, in my opinion. Duhamel and Grace are all kinds of pretty. Definitely perfect for a girl’s night in. And it has a Piggily Wiggily, which always equals comic gold.

Sweet Home Alabama
Details: 2002, USA, Cert PG-13, 108 mins
With: Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey

Summary: New York fashion designer Melanie Carmichael suddenly finds herself engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. But Melanie's past holds many secrets, including Jake, the redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce her. Bound and determined to end their contentious relationship once and for all, Melanie sneaks back home to Alabama to confront her past, only to discover that you can take the girl out of the South, but you can never take the South out of the girl. (found on IMDB)

I’m not sure if this is considered a “bad” movie but I thought I’d include it anyway since we had a couple of suggestions of this. It was a pretty big blockbuster when it came out (but I guess that doesn’t make it good, High School Musical 3 was also a blockbuster). This movie is a classic girly movie. Witherspoon is adorable and this was also Dempsey’s big comeback. The beginning is SO over the top. When Melanie is presented the whole store of jewelry, it makes every other guy in the world seem inadequate. Guy inadequacy—the makings of a perfect girlie movie.

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