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What makes a good chick flick a great chick flick?

What is it that makes us watch them over and over?

We know every line, we can sing along to all the songs. We all wanted to be Baby Houseman and do ‘the lift’ with Patrick Swayze! Who didn’t want to be Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman with unlimited credit cards to use in Beverley Hills? O.k. maybe without the being a prostitute bit!!

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It’s not just the fantastic scenery, the gorgeous leading man (this does help enormously), or the heroine we can all see a little bit of ourselves in but maybe it’s that good feeling we get after watching them. That feeling of hope, that feeling of ‘that could be me’ and it’s those feelings that makes us watch them over and over. For ninety or so minutes, we forget everything going on in our daily lives and laugh, cry and sing and live for the romance!

So this is my list in no particular order:-

  1. Dirty Dancing
  2. Notting Hill
  3. A Good Year
  4. Sweet Home Alabama
  5. Four Weddings & A Funeral
  6. Pretty Woman
  7. Pearl Harbour
  8. Bridesmaids
  9. Only You
  10. Sleepless in Seattle

This list was really difficult to compile and the ten changed quite often before I was happy with it.

I hope some of these, if not your favourites, make you smile.

What is your favourite?

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