Safe Chick Flicks for Men
There comes a point in a man's life when he is forced to watch a romantic comedy, known by many as the chick flick. As the name implies, the genre is meant for women and women only (I mean, do you see the words "manly" or "action-packed" in there?) While watching these "films" may be quite difficult and can even be regarded by some as an agonizing pass-time, it is unfortunately a necessity for those willing to start relationships... especially for those of us who are perpetually stuck in a never-ending fight. If you ask me, I don't know why watching chick flicks helps. I'm no Doctor Phil. I've just seen the results. From one guy to another, here are a list of chick flicks that I believe either have an intriguing storyline (yes, they exist) or are just plain funny for both sexes. And if you already like chick flicks for some reason, well, these will definitely reinvent the way you view them.
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Meet Joe Black
I have three words to describe this film: "grim," "reaper" and "death." Now, before you get ahead of yourself, there isn't a cloaked skeleton running around, slicing people's heads off with its scythe. Although I wish that were the case, it's not. In fact, you never see the grim reaper's actual form because it's busy possessing bodies. Ooh! A little interested now? Here's the premise: the story follows the grim reaper who gives billionaire media mogul Bill Parrish a heart attack but fails to finish the job because of a speech he heard Parrish give his daughter. In the speech, Parrish had told his daughter to enjoy life to the fullest because at any moment "lightning could strike." Both impressed by Parrish's wisdom and now fully aware of his own infinite boredom, the grim reaper decides to make a deal with Pharrish. In return for a few more days on Earth with his family, Parrish is only required to show the grim reaper everything there is to know about living. Well, as you might have realized, in order to successfully do this, the grim reaper needs a body. And he finds one by making a man walk out in traffic (an accident which we see in full detail, by the way). Oh, and did I mention that the man he kills is not only played by Brad Pitt but is someone who had just recently taken part in a very romantic encounter with Parrish's daughter moments before his death? Oh boy! Awkward confrontations! So, we have a grim reaper walking around in a disguise who obviously doesn't know how to act to things properly, who is being chauffeured around by a man who undeniably hates him and whose newly acquired body had originally belonged to a man who had stolen the heart of a woman, a woman whom he must come in contact with constantly. Phew! We got ourselves a story!