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Two chick flicks I watched in the last few days

August 15, 2015

I don’t know if these two movies are actually classified as chick flicks, but I’m going to call them that anyway. I suppose they are romantic comedies (which are often considered chick flicks anyway).

I usually love these types of movies, but unfortunately I wasn’t a huge fan of these. Here are my thoughts.

A case of you (2013)

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Main actors: Justin Long, Evan Rachel Wood
Storyline: A young writer tries to impress a girl he meets by studying her Facebook profile in an attempt to become her dream guy. He finds himself in a real mess when she falls for him and he has to keep up the act.

My thoughts: I watched the trailer and I thought it looked like a movie that could be quite funny. I’m also a fan of Justin Long, and if I’m a fan of an actor, I’ll usually give the movie a shot. Unfortunately I wasn’t impressed by the movie at all.

I thought the acting was poor, the storyline got way too cheesy, and some things just didn’t make sense. I don’t know, I just don’t think either of them played their characters very well in this one. Perhaps they were just not right for the parts. It also sort of seemed like a movie from the 90s in a way, even though the movie was only released in 2013.


Playing it cool (2014)

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Main actors: Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan
Storyline: A screenwriter working on a script for a romantic comedy is having a hard time. He’s never been in love and he spends his time ruining every relationship he has. He then meets a girl who captures his heart. Problem is that she’s already engaged.

My thoughts: This one was definitely not as bad as ‘A case of you’, but it still wasn’t great. I quite liked Chris Evans in this movie, but I felt like there was too much random stuff happening. It’s hard to explain without ruining the movie, but his heart was portrayed by a smoking man for example. I thought that was just a bit strange.

Topher Grace played Chris’ best friend. I like Topher Grace, so he made the movie a bit better in my eyes. There were a few giggle moments, but no laughing out loud or anything. So I’d give this movie a pass.


Have you seen either of these movies? If so, did you like them?


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  • Cindy @ In A Stitch

    Thanks for the reviews. Now I know what not to watch.

    August 16, 2015 at 3:53 am Reply
  • GeekKate

    I haven’t seen either of these movies, but after hearing how mediocre they are I won’t waste the little time I have on them, so thanks! lol

    I also wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award! You can check it out here:

    <3 and harp strings,

    August 16, 2015 at 4:01 am Reply
    • The Swedish Kiwi

      Haha yeah I wouldn’t waste my time with them if I were you! Thanks for nominating me! I normally don’t take part in those awards but this one seems quite fun seeing as you answer questions about yourself 🙂 thanks heaps for the nomination and your kind words on your post! I’ll write something up today or tomorrow! 🙂

      August 16, 2015 at 9:03 am Reply
  • Create to Enchant

    Hahahaha loved this post! Definitely not watching these movies. Really like your blog! 🙂

    Popping over from

    August 16, 2015 at 7:09 pm Reply
    • The Swedish Kiwi

      Glad to hear you like my blog! Will check your blog out right now! 🙂

      August 16, 2015 at 7:46 pm Reply
      • Create to Enchant

        Absolutely love it! 🙂 Thank you Sophie I really appreciate it!

        August 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm Reply

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