Thursday, February 10, 2011

Remember Me Rated Top 10 Chick Flick

Screen has listed Remember Me as one of the top 10 "chick flicks" of 2010.
Remember Me – Featuring career-defining performances by Emilie de Ravin and Twilight star Robert Pattinson, this film about two tortured college students who find love and comfort in one another while enduring painful losses remains one of the ten best chick flicks of 2010, despite its lukewarm reception by critics and audiences.

Do you agree that Remember Me was a chick flick? Or do you think that the other relationships in Tyler's life make the film appeal to a much larger audience?

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WhyIstheRumAlwaysGone said...

To me "chick flick" has always sounded a bit condescending and also too restrictive, as if it were necessary to label films or books in specific genres... I don't think it's a chick flick, it can appeal to both men and women, as the character study is equally balanced between Tyler and Ally, and the other characters are all strongly delineated and very interesting. RM cannot be reduced to a love story. It's a story about family, loss and pain, and also about love, in all its forms. Romantic love is only one of its components and is not treated as a fluffy romance, as is so often the case in the "chick flick" category (for those who really want to classify and categorize...).

InstantKarmaGirl said...

I agree, the term is condescending as if to say that the film has nothing to offer men (implied: people who know good films...)

I went to see this with my husband and he loved it. It moved him as much as it did me. Often times we sit around and he turns to me and says, "You know what movie we need to watch? Remember Me." Out of the blue he says this, a year after our first time.

I don't think it's a chick flick. I think it's an incredibly complex and emotional film experience. I think it call it a chick flick demeans the scope and purpose of the film.

jessegirl said...

Rum, Karma, *hugs*
I think most people, like you, know what I think. You have both said it so well. Oh Karma, your husband is an example of what we all know. It is too bad that our society is so sexist that terms like 'chick flick' are even used. Putting down women and the film all at if fanboys know better. ;-)

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