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:
Nicole Kidman (Satine)
Ewan McGregor (Christian)
John Leguizamo (Toulouse-Lautrec)
IMDB 7.7/10 over 202,000 users.
Obi Wan isn’t feeling the Force in this movie. No, nor does Norma Jean got any Happy Feet. We gots us a shocker here folks. Who knew a Jedi could sing and a Top Gun Ex could either?
McGregor as Christian shows up in Paris around the year 1900. He’s a writer wanting to write and has come to the artsy place of the world to do it in. Being Paris it of course doesn’t take him long to find a woman to fall for.
Enter Kidman as Satine, cabaret star and all around gorgeous woman. A case of mistaken identity throws the two together and it’s love and fireworks. But problems arise with a rich nobleman wants Satine for himself or he wants fund a musical that could make Satine a star or worse yet he’ll have Christian killed.
Of course there is a final twist on the whole thing that I won’t mention.
What did it for me? Guys, these two can full on sing. There is some serious performances here that should have won Oscars. McGregor wasn’t even nominated for an Oscar, and Denzel Washington won it for Training Day while Kidman was nominated but lost to Halle Berry for Monster’s Ball.
The acting, the set designs, the atmosphere, everything was perfect with this film. How will it hold up to the Taco Rating? I’m not sure but it is one dang good movie, guys.
Now time for the BroJo to get going.
Men, why you need to watch this movie.
Nicole Kidman. Girls in cabaret costumes. Some seriously awesome looking sets make this whole film look cool. It’s almost like another world.
Now to the ranking of the movie:
Good acting – No doubt here guys. Seriously some of the best.Yes.
Attractive Female Lead – Nicole Kidman. Duh. Yes.
Insane Characters – Toulouse. Kinda weird. Just saying. Plus the Baron is a little nuts. Yes.
Humor – There is humor built in but I’m not really seeing it as much of a thing here. I’m going with a No.
Bodily Harm – There is some murder attempts. Threats. Yes.
Food Humor – Not that I remember. No.
Action – The whole attempted murder thing. Yes.
Good Message – Love is for real and it conquers all. You believe in it and put it before materialistic things and even your own life. Yes.
Tear Moment – A serious Yes.
Male Lead is Not Made Out to Be Stupid: – Correct. Christian is a smart guy. Yes.
Cuddle Taco Bonus (CTB) – Oh yeah. Musical. Romance. You got it, Dudes. Yes.
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:
9 out of 10 Tacos.
Feast is on. Eat up, Dudes. You gonna need your strength with that CTB this week.
9 out of 10? How did that happen? I seriously was not expecting that at all. You might would even take 1 Taco away for it being a Musical and it still would be an 8. Wow.
That’s my Dramancical Recommendation for this weekend. What movie can you think of that meets the Mick Flick requirements?
Much Respect and Much Cuddling for you This Weekend.
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