The Hitman's Bodyguard
While Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds provided plenty of action, there can be no doubt that this is a love story. Jackson and Reynolds are utterly charming together, but their love interests are the primary motives for all the car chases and explosions. And though it was hard to imagine Jackson as a romantic lead, his scenes with Salma Hayak are notable for their sexiness.
While there are things for dudes to enjoy – like fast airplanes – the movie features numerous scenes of shirtless men playing volleyball on the beach and the oh-so-intense sex scene while Take My Breath Away swells and the light plays over sweaty skin make this a definite chick flick.
A sports agent who has lost everything except one client, an average NFL player, seems like the setup for a great buddy movie. But it isn't. Renee Zellwegger, his one time co-worker who becomes his assistant, makes this one of the ultimate chick flicks. Over-the-top lines like "you complete me" and "you had me at hello" nearly erase all the sporty stuff and make this a tender love story.
Seth MacFarlane's movie debut was funnier than most everyone thought it would be, with a trash talking teddy bear that comes to life and basically is your basic average single-dude nightmare. But trouble comes when John (Mark Wahlberg) decides to ask his girlfriend Lori (Mila Kunis) to marry him. Lori likes Ted but she's concerned that their antics are immature and dumb, and they're preventing John from progressing in life. When Lori saves Ted's life she realizes they can all three live happily ever after. Perfect chick flick.
A bad-ass Woody Harrelson as a zombie-annihilating, gun-weilding man on a mission to find a Twinkie seems like story where there would be little room for love - but you would be wrong. Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone, as part of the group of misfits trying to avoid the zombies and get to California, steal the show with their moony looks and the lovely slow-dance scene.
So much baseball, and then the lovey-dovey stuff with Susan Sarandon make this a chick flick dressed up like a dude movie. A successful one too; any woman who has seen it can recite the "I believe in…" speech.