Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Dirty Secret: Rom-coms, weepies & teenage flicks

It's been a while since I shared a dirty little secret with you, the first and last one being the horrifying truth that I like country music. (Spooky, just noticed that one was posted 21st Feb, must be something about this time of year that makes me want to share with you all...)  In this edition I admit to my terrible taste in films and I'm not going to apologise for it.

I love a rom-com.  I really do. I don't care how predictable, cheesy or naff it is, I am practically guaranteed to love it. Same goes for films that make me blub like a baby and teenage American high school movies.  Yes. I am the blogger that taste forgot.

I'd love to be all high-brow about films but really? I just don't care.  When I sit down to watch a film I want to be entertained, not educated.  It's no wonder then that some of these film clips coming up should come with a "cheese-warning" because some of them may seriously honk.

Please note, none of these films are actually my favourite film, in fact my favourite film doesn't come under any of the aforementioned genres but does contain a good soundtrack. In fact, as you will see here - music in a film definitely captures me and changes the way I feel about films.

Okay, here goes. Some of my favourite scenes from my favourite cheesy films. (Not all links will be work/kiddy safe!)

The Bennie & the Jets scene from 27 Dresses. Mainly because this is a kick-ass song.

Heath Ledger singing in 10 Things I Hate About You

The sycnronised dance at the prom in She's All That

The end of 50 First Dates (although the song is now over-played to death)

The last brownie in Notting Hill

It's not over in The Notebook...

Mean Girls, being erm, mean

The dance-off in American Pie: The Wedding. This is pure class.

The First Wives Club. Every time I watch this scene I look at Goldie Hawn's arse.

I still talk about the "chipper chicken" in Father of the Bride

Is that enough bad taste for you? 

Your turn to share, c'mon!

love & kisses
Mrs M x


  1. Shameful movie favourites of mine include:
    Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
    Independance Day
    Never Been Kissed
    Little Women

    I also LOVE Notting Hill and 27 Dresses :)

  2. This is mine

    Wish he would sing it for me!

  3. Okay, so I've posted already but now I'm being a sheep (ie following you) and shared my best cheesy songs with you!
    Have a look - www.barenakedmummy.blogspot.com

  4. Ahh, Heath Ledger. Such a shame he's gone.

    I am a big fan of cheesy films. Beaches, My Best Friends Wedding etc etc. I think the lamest film I love is Dude, Where's my car?

  5. @ Ms C Love Heath Ledger in that film. Beaches & My Best Friends Wedding made the list but I thought I had better stop with the clips already. We still say "and theeeeeeen" every time we go through a drive-thru.

    @BNM I love that film too, that almost made the cut as well. Will check out your blogpost!

    @Lauren All good films!

  6. Oh shoot, I forgot one of my all-time favourites - Jerry Maguire!

  7. With the exception of the films I have not seen, I think all of these are great. I really like the Wedding Date and that one is irredeemably bad.

  8. Bad taste?! Pfft, you have impeccable taste, i love these kinda movies too ;).

    Sadie x

  9. I think of the 27 dresses scene every time I hear that song - love it.

    I also rekindled my love for First Wives Club and Father of the Bride when they were on tele over christmas.

    I love a good romcom - I'm out and proud. I'm also out and proud regarding country music (current love being Lady Antebellum).

    Please note:- I also love very high brow foreign films and the latest in slow-core ;)

  10. Ladylike Post. This record helped me in my university assignment. Thanks Alot


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