You can't sweat out . . .

But I’m still holding out hope that John Cusack is in the bullpen

In What? This isn't a documentary? on February 6, 2009 at 1:27 am

We (ok, this is a one man operation) at the JSF headquarters (my roommate’s laptop on the couch) are unabashed fans of a good chick flick every now and then.  While laughing through The Office tonight (setting a world record and then watching virtuoso performances by Kobe and LeBron in person left me so tapped that I took a pass on any Thursday shenanigans), I was bombarded by commercials for chick flicks.   Confessions of a Shopaholic and He’s Just Not That Into You (henceforth HJNTIY), while both chick flicks, at first glance, appear very different.

The difference is, one looks absolutely abysmal.

Obviously it is not the one that I am going to see tomorrow, its opening day.  Sadly, I haven’t seen a single one of the appear-to-be-dominating movies nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, but I am seeing a major chick flick tomorrow.  Which one is that?  Oh, probably the one that is basically a slow pitch softball lineup of  stars who have already dropped off their chick flick V card at the studio in exchange for box office gold.  I mean, this cast is good.  You probably recognize every one.  Test yourself.  If you can’t picture at least 7 of these, I’m fairly certain you are immune to John Stamos Fever.

RF: Rachel from Friends

CF: E from Entourage

3B: Chuckie from Good Will Hunting, who has somehow managed to trick the hot chick from Alias into bearing his children

LF: Elliot’s little sister from E.T.

P: The reporter from Blood Diamond, who took that job when her marriage to John Nash and his beautiful mind dissolved

SS: Sac from Wedding Crashers

2B: Mac

C: The beautiful girl who somehow made an honest man of Van Wilder (in real life)

1B: The “liberal” Mormon wife on Big Love

Apparently there was no spot for John Stamos?

Apparently there was no spot for John Stamos?

The casting directors of this movie are hoping a star studded cast can overshadow the one glaring omission, the king of chick flicks, the man who played Lloyd Dobler, Rob Gordon and Jonathan Trager to perfection, the one, the only, John Cusack.

Top 5 chick flicks? Love Actually, Titanic, Say Anything, Serendipity and Pretty Woman. Big shout outs to High Fidelity and Clueless, which ultimately I don’t classify as chick flicks.  Also, I liked The Notebook. And How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. And Legally Blonde. And When Harry Met Sally. And What Women Want. And Never Been Kissed.

And Gladiator (After all, I am still a man.  Rawr.)

  1. great post, it does look a little woop doesnt it, thought i’d watch it but not sure when i thinl about it.


  2. I didn’t even know it was a possibility for High Fidelity to be classified as a chick flick

  3. Dude,

    No “Can’t Hardly Wait”?

  4. Sean, Sean…I can only assume those are YOUR top 5 chick flicks, because there’s a distinct lack of Meg Ryan, the John Cusack of female CF roles, whose very presence on a movie poster (with rare exception) clues you in to the entire plot of the film.

    Also, yes. High Fidelity is a chick flick. There are many of these “disguised for guys” chick flicks. Good job on recognizing one!

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