Ronovan Writes Weekend Mick Flick. Grab some lamb & some olives. We’re going Greek.

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I suppose you might want to know what a Mick Flick is. Well every man fears, actually dreads two words; Chick Flick. That’s right, we know what it means. Romance, tears and we are deemed as failures either because we are men or because we aren’t the men in that, dare I say it, RomCom.

Instead of Chick Flicks, men need an alternative. And this is something we men need to embrace and women, you should as well and you may find date nights become a whole new experience.

The alternative? Rooster Flicks? No. I don’t even like saying Chick Flicks so giving it some form of relevance by actually calling the alternative as Rooster doesn’t work for me. And with the various possible definitions one could give to Rooster based ones mindset and locale, I am just not going there. No, Male Chick Flick. That’s right, the Mick Flick.

What constitutes a Mick Flick?

  • It needs a touch of humor if it doesn’t have action.
  • It needs to tug the heartstrings in some way, with a message or something.
  • And yeah, an attractive female lead might work out, but it’s not completely necessary. Oh, you don’t believe me on this one? I shall prove you wrong, although attractiveness is in the eye of the beholder. For me it is the eye of the personality. Pretty lady, ugly personality equals scary run the other way. Yeah, NOT attractive.

Today’s Mick Flick is:

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

A somewhat introverted woman who is basically stuck in the family Greek restaurant breaks out, reinvents herself, and meets a man along the way that isn’t anywhere close to her Greek father’s idea of the traditional young man. Some good humor shows up as the vegetarian Corbett gets a crash cross in culture shock with Vardalos’ big Greek family.

Oh, I can hear some people out there now with deep voices say, “No way is that happening.” Ladies, it’s okay, men will watch this movie.

Why? Why will men watch this movie?

Let me speak in the language of my brothers for a moment.

Dude, this has got some funny stuff in it. The father of Nia Vardalos’ character tries to solve every possible medical problem with Windex and all the male relative’s threaten to kill John Corbett’s character.

The hilarious member of N’SYNC is in there with Joey Fatone. No, he doesn’t sing, at least I don’t think so.

No, this is not a RomCom. Full body shivers there, guys. It’s  a Cromedy. That’s right. We’re making a stand in the world of movie type naming. Yes, it’s a type of movie not a genre.

You get a great message from this as well, really two of them. One you can work to make something of yourself that you are proud of and two you won’t let things get in your way of of love.

Now in a way I see there is a draw back to it. Nia Vardalos’ character goes through a dramatic change in the movie and it isn’t until that change does she feel as though she is something or maybe worthy of the John Corbett character. So maybe the message is overall not quite as good as it could be. Yeah, I know it’s a self image thing but still, it stands out to me a little.

Now to the ranking of the movie:

I like a movie with good acting, no matter the type, see, type, not genre, type. Yes, I like a lot of commas. Even commas that aren’t supposed to be there.

Good actingYes

Attractive Female Lead-I have to say no to this. Simply, well maybe because she just didn’t do it for me. Too much work going on there. I think things could have been simpler. And to be honest I just didn’t like her personality. Personality goes a long way in regards to being attractive. I think maybe if her personality had been better this would have been a yes because it’s not that she wasn’t kind of almost pretty, it’s that she was annoying.

Insane Characters: Oh yeah. Her whole family pretty much.

Humor: It’s got it. I mean, Windex for every ailment and a house that looks like a Greek temple.

Bodily Harm: Yes. Nia’s character almost gets whiplash and there are threats of violence.

Food Humor: Yep. Bunt cake. Don’t ask, just watch.

Action: No.

Good Message: Well, I will have to say no based on my comments. I know it’s a 2-1 for the Good Message but that last one just seems to take away something for me.

Tear Moment: I don’t really recall one that really does touch me. I want to say there is something with the father so I will say yes for a tug at the heart strings. It’s like that father-daughter thing that just hits a man. Stick those moments in a movie Hollywood and you got suckers sitting in the seats sobbing in their sodas.

Male Lead is Not Made Out to Be Stupid: Corbett’s character doesn’t come off dumb at all. He actually handles the crazy family well and rolls with the punches.

So on the Taco Scale of 10 Tacos being awesome  and 1 being like tacos without the meat, cheese or sauce,today’s Mick Flick receives:

 7 out of 10 Tacos.

That’s my Cromedy Recommendation for this weekend. What movie can you think of that meets the Mick Flick requirements? I already have future movies in a list so don’t be surprised if you end up seeing your idea in a future post.

(This was supposed to be my Friday post but apparently the brain isn’t quite doing as well as it should be. Hope you enjoy anyway.)

Much Respect and Much Cuddling for you This Weekend,







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8 thoughts on “Ronovan Writes Weekend Mick Flick. Grab some lamb & some olives. We’re going Greek.

  1. This is one of my favorite movies… and there are 2 other females who deserve mentioning. The wickedly talented Andrea Martin (SCTV original cast member) who plays the Aunt and the always remarkable Lanie Kazan (plays the wise wife to the Windex wielding Michael Constantine). These two women are the reason the “bunt” scene is so darn funny… I actually think that we could nudge this up to 8 tacos but that is only because I grew up around Greek families and this IS the somewhat exaggerated version of my friend’s traditions. Oh and the grandmother… she is a scene stealer


  2. Oh my, I love that movie and have seen it more than once…it is a Laugh out Loud movie and adore Corbett ’cause he’s so adorable; reading your post I burst out laughing being reminding of Constantine’s Windex…too funny…I know several men who found it quite hilarious too:) I first watched it because the movie was filmed in Toronto when I was living there and we went to check out the house.


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