Memorable and Great
'Chick Flicks'


Memorable and Great "Chick" Flicks
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Film Title/Year, Tagline(s) and Memorable Quote(s)

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

Mothers. Daughters. The never-ending story of good vs. evil.

"There are people in the world who are here to save you when you need saving, cover your ass when it needs covering, and are always there when you need someone to lean on. We are the mighty Ya-Ya priestesses. Let no man put us under. Now our blood flows through each other as it has for all eternity. Loyal forever. We raise our voices in the words of mumbo gumbo. - Ya-Ya!"

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

Love is here to stay... so is her family.

-- "You'd better get married soon. You're starting to look old."
-- "My Dad's been saying that to me since I was fifteen, 'cause nice Greek girls are supposed to do three things in life: marry Greek boys, make Greek babies, and feed everyone until the day we die. When I was growing up, I knew I was different. The other girls were blonde and delicate, and I was a swarthy six-year-old with sideburns. I so badly wanted to be like the popular girls all sitting together, talking, eating their Wonder Bread sandwiches...and while the pretty girls got to go to Brownies, I had to go to Greek School...At Greek School, I learned valuable lessons like: 'If Nick has one goat and Maria has nine, how soon will they marry?'"

"Nice Greek girls who don't find a husband work in the family restaurant. So here I am, day after day, year after year, 30 and way past my expiration date."

-- "I'm not leaving you. Don't you want me to do something with my life?"
-- "Yes, get married, make babies. You look so old."

A Walk to Remember (2002)

It all comes down to who's by your side.

-- "One condition though, Carter."
-- "What's that?"
-- "You have to promise you won't fall in love with me."
-- "That's not a problem."
-- "Okay, I'll see you this afternoon after school."

-- ""Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful."
-- "You know what I figured out today?"
-- "What?"
-- "Maybe God has a bigger plan for me than I had for myself. Like this journey never ends. Like you were sent to me because I'm sick. To help me through all this. You're my angel."

-- "Jamie saved my life. She taught me everything. About life, hope and the long journey ahead. I'll always miss her. But our love is like the wind. I can't see it, but I can feel it."

Love Actually (2003, UK/US)

Love actually is all around.

"Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around."

"Life is full of interruptions and complications."

-- (delivered in Portuguese) "Beautiful Aurelia, I've come here with a view to asking you to marriage me. I know I seems an insane person - because I hardly knows you - but sometimes things are so transparency, they don't need evidential proof. And I will inhabit here, or you can inhabit with me in England....Of course, I don't expecting you to be as foolish as me, and of course I prediction you say 'no' but it's Christmas and I just wanted to check..."
-- "Thank you. That will be nice. Yes is being my answer. Easy question...Yes, of course."

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

In a world that told them how to think, she showed them how to live.

"All her life, she had wanted to teach at Wellesley College. So when a position opened in the Art History department, she pursued it single-mindedly until she was hired. It was whispered that Katherine Watson, a first-year teacher from Oakland State, made up in brains what she lacked in pedigree. Which was why this bohemian from California was on her way to the most conservative college in the nation. But Katherine Watson didn't come to Wellesley to fit in. She came to Wellesley because she wanted to make a difference."

-- "This isn't what I think it is. Is it?" (a birth control pill case)
-- "Where'd you get it?"
-- "From the school nurse."
-- "It's against the law."
-- "Oh, honey. It's a girl's best friend."
-- "A certain kind of girl."
-- "Meet the last virgin bride."
-- "Spencer is a gentleman."
-- "And even gentlemen have dicks."
-- "Maybe I'll get one."
-- "What? A dick?"
-- "Don't be stupid, Connie."
-- "Someone, somewhere, someday might be interested. Just in case. Just in case, I'll be prepared."
-- "Was that necessary?"
-- "I was taught it's best to speak honestly."
-- "Okay. You're a bitch."

"My teacher, Katherine Watson, lived by her own definition and would not compromise that, not even for Wellesley. I dedicate this, my last editorial, to an extraordinary woman, who lived by example and compelled us all to see the world through new eyes. By the time you read this, she'll be sailing to Europe, where I know she'll find new walls to break down, and new ideas to replace them with."

What A Girl Wants (2003)

Trying to fit in. Born to stand out.

"My name is Daphne Reynolds, and I was born in New York City. I've lived my whole life with my Mom in a fifth-floor walkup in Chinatown. It's always been just the two of us, me and Libby. But every year on my birthday, I'd make a wish. Make a wish, baby! That someone else could be there, too. And every year when he didn't come, I'd ask my Mom to tell me the same story..."

"No hugs, dear. I'm British. We only show affection to dogs and horses."

"You know what I still don't get? Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you're born to stand out?"

50 First Dates (2004)

Imagine having to win over the girl of your dreams... every friggin' day.

"So tell me. How was Hawaii?"
"It was unbelievable."
"Oh, yeah? Well, what happened?"
"I met this guy."
"It was the best week of my life."
"It was just a little vacation romance."
"But he was so sweet."
"He took me to all these cool local places."
"We went scuba diving"
"Mountain climbing."
"...Well, we got a little drunk."
"He gave me"
"A back rub."
"We slow danced"
"In the rain."
"But it wasn't just about the sex..."
"It ended kind of weird, though."
"When l asked for his number, he told me he's..."
"Entering the priesthood"
"He doesn't believe in phones."
"He just kind of ran away."
"You know, it was just a little fling, but"
"l will never forget my week"
"with Henry Roth"
"Henry Roth"
"Harry. Harry Paratesticles"
"Henry Roth"
"Henry Roth"
"Henry Roth"
"Henry Roth..."

-- "You're so lucky you're a professional cliff diver in Hawaii."
-- "Yeah, well, it's a living."
-- "l'm a tax attorney. We never get to have any fun....l'd like to do something extra fun tonight."
-- "Uh, oh."
-- "...I think I'm getting kinda drunk...What are you thinking?"
-- "...Actually, l'm not drunk at all, Noreen, and neither are you because there's no alcohol in these drinks. Sadly, l've used this technique many times. It helps lovely tourists, such as yourself, loosen up without impairing your ability to stay awake all night and have guiIt-free vigorous sex with me."
-- "Wow."
-- "I'm sorry. l'm not a cliff diver, either. l-I'm afraid of heights."
-- "Well, since it's my last night in town, can l pretend you didn't just say that and still have sex with you anyway?"
-- "l can't do it. l'm sorry."
-- "Well, can you at least point me in the direction of someone who can?"

-- "I don't know who you are, Henry, but I dream about you almost every night. (pause) Why?"
-- "What would you say if I told you that notebook you read every day used to have a lot of stuff about me in it?"
-- "I would say that that makes a lot of sense."
-- "You erased me from your memories because you thought you were holding me back from having a full and happy life. But you made a mistake. Being with you is the only way I could have a full and happy life. You're the girl of my dreams, and apparently, I'm the man of yours."
-- (she shakes his hand) "Henry. It's nice to meet you."
-- "Lucy, it's nice to meet you too."

Mean Girls (2004)

Welcome to Girl World.

Watch Your Back

-- "Of course, all of the Plastics are in the same gym class."
-- "Who are the Plastics?"
-- "They're teen royalty. If North Shore was US Weekly, they'd always be on the cover."
-- "That one there, that's Karen Smith. She is one of the dumbest girls you will ever meet. Damien sat next to her in English last year."
-- "She asked me how to spell 'orange'."
-- "That little one, that's Gretchen Wieners."
-- "She's totally rich because her dad invented Toaster Streudel."
-- "Gretchen Wieners knows everybody's business. She knows everything about everyone."
-- "That's why her hair is so big, it's full of secrets."
-- "And evil takes a human form in Regina George. Don't be fooled 'cause she may seem like your typical selfish, back-stabbing slut-faced ho-bag, but in reality, she's so much more than that."
-- "She's the queen bee - the star. Those other two are just her little workers."

-- "Regina George. How do I even begin to explain Regina George?"
-- "Regina George is flawless."
-- "She has two Fendi purses and a silver Lexus."
-- "I hear her hair's insured for ten thousand dollars."
-- "
I hear she does car commercials. In Japan."
-- "Her favorite movie is Varsity Blues."
-- "One time, she met John Stamos on a plane."
-- "And he told her she was pretty."
-- "One time, she punched me in the face. It was awesome."
-- "She always looks fierce. She always wins Spring Fling Queen."

"Here, this map is gonna be your guide to North Shore. Now, where you sit in the cafeteria is crucial, because you got everybody there. You got your Freshmen, ROTC Guys, Preps, J.V. Jocks, Asian Nerds, Cool Asians, Varsity Jocks, Unfriendly Black Hotties, Girls who eat their feelings, Girls who don't eat anything, Desperate Wannabes, Burnouts, Sexually-active Band Geeks, the Greatest People you will ever meet (referring to herself and Damien), and the Worst. Beware of the Plastics."

The Notebook (2004)

Behind every great love is a great story.

"Summer romances end for all kinds of reasons. But, when all is said and done, they have one thing in common: they are shooting stars, a spectacular moment of light in the heavens, a fleeting glimpse of eternity, and in a flash, they're gone. Noah was desperate. He wrote to Allie that he was sorry and stupid for breaking up with her. He wrote to tell her that he still loved her, and he wanted to see her, and if she would write back, he would come to wherever she was. He wrote one letter a day for a year. 365 letters, but they all went unanswered...Finally, after a year of silence, he decided to put it all behind him and start a new life. So he wrote a farewell letter..."

-- "Why didn't you write me? Why!? It wasn't over for me. I waited for you for seven years and now it's too late."
-- "I wrote you 365 letters. I wrote you every day for a year."
-- "You wrote me?"
-- "Yes. It wasn't over. It still isn't over." (They kiss)

Memorable and Great "Chick" Flicks (chronological, by film title, illustrated)
| 1934-1967 | 1968-1983 | 1984-1988 | 1989-1991 | 1992-1994
1995 | 1996-1998 | 1999-2001 | 2002-2004 | 2005-now

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