Originally Posted by Ivan Kipling
All of the films I've listed, are considered to be 'women's movies.' Very few men, enjoy them. These films are highly melodramatic, with deeply emotional scenes. For the most part, the men in these movies, are rotten. Sometimes, they're stupid. I've never minded seeing men manipulated by women. It's an everyday occurrence. For me, it's fun to see the women acquiring masculine traits, in order to beat down the men, who are pursuing them. These men, in turn, become emasculated little cuckolds.
SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER is another blockbuster of a woman's picture. This one may take all awards, for weirdness. Tennessee Williams melodrama about a rich woman who procured for her son, in order to keep him closeby. Liz Taylor knows the secret to Cousin Sebastian's existence; Katharine Hepburn tries to lobotomize Liz, to keep her quiet. That's only the beginning. The last twenty minutes of this film, grandly directed by Joseph Mankiewiecz, simply cannot be described.
This still isn't a chick flick. A chick flick involves ... shall we say ... very woman-friendly men, non-scary men, and a romantic fairy tale plot of some kind. The ironic thing is that, for the most part, the men in these movies are so nice that no woman would actually like them and would dump them in seconds for a man with a backbone.
What about that one with Keanu Reeves and the woman (Charlize?) where she is going to die soon, and the one with Winona Ryder and the older guy or something... there are millions, it's just hard to remember the names because they're all so similar.