Tales of Rejection and Complication: The Seminal Chick Flicks of 2009

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Let’s be honest here: 2009 wasn’t the greatest year for chick flicks. But the true aficionado can appreciate even the less classic of her genre. Nonetheless, choosing a top 5 was easy. Let’s review, shall we?
Tales of Rejection and Complication: The Seminal Chick Flicks of 2009

2The Proposal

This follows the classic “guy and girl hate each other but have to pretend to be a couple and then fall in love” rom-com format. This one involves an unlikely deportation to Canada, a complicated and ridiculous ruse followed by a dramatic reveal and then an even more ridiculous ruse. It may not sound great so far but did we mention that it stars Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds? As we saw in 2000’s Miss Congeniality, Bullock is great at playing essentially independent and socially awkward people, so she plays the character well and comes off believably less smooth when interacting with others. Whether or not that was on purpose is up for debate however. Of course the real redeeming factor for this mediocre chick flick is that we get to see Ryan Reynolds without a shirt.
Honorable Mention

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This animated movie is not a chick flick. It is a whimsical adventure about finding friendship in unexpected places. However, the back-story, which provides the motivation for the action is possibly the sweetest, most romantic ten minutes in all of movie-dom. We can think of no more genuine and straightforward portrayal of everyday true-love between everyday people and so we feel that it deserves to some recognition.


Think you know of a chick flick that can bring 2009 some credit? Let‘s hear it!


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