These Chick Flicks taught me major lessons on how to be a better man

Jun 2, 2021 0 comments


For the longest time, guys like me have judged chick flicks. We’ve often seen them as corny, unfunny, and the punishment we get for letting our sisters or girlfriends take charge of movie night, despite seeing only a few, or none of them at all.

But everything changed when I became a fan of Reese Witherspoon after watching her in This Means War in a family reunion. So naturally, I found out about arguably her most famous movie: Legally Blonde. Seeing that chick flicks, despite being mostly unrelatable to a guy, have some great life lessons to teach everyone. So, I asked my sister for more suggestions. 

Below are these suggestions, and the five things I’ve learned from each of them.


Legally Blonde: Self-Respect

Despite working hard, and making a lot of sacrifices for her ambition to be a lawyer, Elle Woods has been treated as the stereotypical “dumb blonde” by her colleagues. Not letting their opinions stop her, Elle works even harder, proves her worth, and becomes one of the best lawyers in her class.


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13 Going On 30: Live in the moment

Discontent with her life, 13-year old Jenna Rink wishes to be 30, and flirty, and thriving. With her wish granted, she wakes up as a 30-year old woman. But with many broken relationships as the result of too much focus on her career, Jenna wishes to be 13 again and fixes what was broken in her “future”. 


How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days: Integrity

With the editor’s promise of letting her write whatever she wants, writer Andie Anderson has to make a man fall in, and out of love with her in 10 days and write about her findings in an article. But after building a real bond with him during their visit to his family’s home, she followed her heart and framed her article in a way that didn’t ruin the reputation of the man she fell in love with.   


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Bridesmaids: Failure doesn’t make you unworthy

After the crushing failure of her bakery, Annie Walker finds herself frequently making bad decisions. Hoping to finally win at something, she tries to outdo another bridesmaid on her best friend’s bachelorette party, thereby causing a rift between her, and her best friend. But after an odd, but helpful advice from one of the other bridesmaids, she’s inspired to fix her life. Starting by apologizing to her best friend. 


You’ve Got Mail: Acceptance

Kathleen Kelly is the owner of a small business that’s about to go under thanks to mega-corporation, Fox Books. Wanting to save the store she inherited from her mother, she “goes to the mattresses” (war), with Fox Books. But after a long, and hard battle to save her store, she realizes, and accepts, that it’s time to finally close it down. That it’s now time for her to move on, and do something new with her life.


━━ Written By  Alec Luigi Fernandez


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