Monday, April 14, 2008

The Votes Are In!

The poll has closed and the votes are in.

The movie with the most votes was:



Somewhere In Time with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour


Then there was a three-way tie. I called my hubby to see how he felt about watching four movies instead of three. His reply: "I'm 33.33% more put out than I was before. Sure. Why not?" Not very enthusiastic, but it works for me.

The other three movies are:



Ever After with Drew Barrymore and Dougray Scott



Miss Potter with Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor



While You Were Sleeping with Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman

I'm not certain what date the results will be in - but my goal is that one week from today, John will have watched all the movies and have made his choice. Let the Chick Flick Fest begin!

P.S. - Just out of curiosity, what chick flick do you think will win? Post your thoughts in the comments section.

16 comments:

Bre Bell said...

I'm shocked that Miss Potter was so popular! That movie was so depressing! Very Very tough call with the others. I love the other 3 (so much, in fact, that i own them!) I would guess it would be Somewhere in Time, but knowing John, I could see him pick "While You Were Sleeping."

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Hmm . . . I haven't seen Miss Potter. I honestly don't know which one John will pick. I was surprised that My Big Fat Greek Wedding didn't make it. I really like that movie - it's so funny!

Amy said...

Amy M. - I found Miss Potter inspiring. It's a beautiful story about a woman who, in spite of society and her mother, dares to believe in herself and her dream. She finds love, endures heartache, but rises above it to live a fulfilling life, and make a wonderful contribution to society, not only by her books, but also by her life.
Then again, as a 30 year old single woman, I personally love to know life can still be lived happily when it doesn't turn out as you or the culture you come from think it should.

"Stories don't always end where their authors intended. But there is joy in following them, wherever they take us." - Beatrix Potter

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Ooh, Amy. I loved your comments and the quote. I'm very intrigued to watch the movie now. Do I have to wait for John first . . . or can I watch it on my own?

themeese2 said...

I've only seen the ending of Somewhere in Time, and it struck me as kind of weird. I've never had much of a desire to see the rest of it, although the music is lovely. I've also never seen Miss Potter, but it sounds fairly deep. I'm thinking that will appeal to John. I'm very interested in reading his reviews on all the shows! He just may be pleasantly surprised that some "chick flicks" are darned good movies!

BTW, when it comes out on DVD, check out "27 Dresses." It's cute!

Christine Bryant said...

YEAH! I LOVE "Somewhere in Time". If you haven't seen the whole thing, you really need to. I saw it years ago and all I have to do is hear the music and I get all weepy. I love it!!

G. Parker said...

Somewhere in Time used to be my favorite movie -- but of course it would be picked because it's really a tragedy!! grin. I don't like to watch it any more. I've become too critical of morality now...sigh. We LOVE Everafter...so that would be good. Miss Potter is another sad ending, but a lovely story. We totally watch While You WEre Sleeping...my hubby even likes that one alot. So, it would be a hard choice for us...grin. obviously my choices didn't make it...although I think I voted for While You WEre Sleeping...

Danyelle Ferguson said...

I think it's interesting there are so many Somewhere in Time fans. I saw the movie once cause one of my friends kept telling me to watch it. I thought it was okay, but it didn't make it to my favorites list.

Gaynell - You're so cute. You didn't vote for one of your nominations? :)

Kim - 27 Dresses? I haven't heard of it (not surprising since we only watch PBS at our house!) I'll have to check it out. Thanks!

gsd4de said...

I'm hoping for While You Were Sleeping--mainly because that was my suggestion. ;)
But we also own Ever After (love it) and my dh has always been a fan of Somewhere in Time--mainly because he likes Jane Seymour. I actually have never seen Miss Potter, and hadn't heard enough about it so I was surprised it made the cut. I guess I'll have to rent that one now. :)

Danyelle Ferguson said...

De - So your hubby is a Jane Seymour fan, eh? I don't think my hubby has a particular actress he favors. But I could be wrong.

One interesting fact about the finalists - all of them except Somewhere In Time had multiple people nominate them. So there's more than one name to be drawn from a hat if Somewhere In Time doesn't win.

Mandi said...

Wuwho! I voted for While you were sleeping! My favorite movie! I hope it wins...

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Mandi

We just watched While You Were Sleeping last night. I haven't had a chance to review John's thoughts on it yet. But he said he's going to post blogs out here as he finishes each movie - you know, his thoughts, etc. It should be interesting.

Annette Lyon said...

I have yet to meet a guy who likes Somewhere in Time. I'm betting he'll like Ever After best, with While You Were Sleeping a close second.

Then again, I haven't seen Miss Potter, so I can't really say there, but another period piece doesn't strike me as something most guys would really enjoy--sort of like Pride & Prejudice or something.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Well, I will say John isn't like most guys. He has the A&E Pride & Prejudice version on his ipod. Not that he watches it very often. I think he actually downloaded it for while we were on vacation in Utah and he hasn't taken it off yet. :)

So far, we've only watched While You Were Sleeping. Hopefully this weekend, we'll get in at least one, hopefully two, movies.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Amy M. The movie is inspiring. It has a childlike innocence to it, but yet give you a good handfull of "grown-up" life. It is sad, but she rises above it all and never gives up her dreams- no matter what. Its a beautiful romance and inspiration. im so excited it was among the chosen films. I think Renee did an amazing job. -Robin T-

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Hey Robin

John and I just watched Miss Potter - and I really enjoyed it! Of course, it kind of mystified John. He said something like, "That's a chick flick?" :) I had to explain that yes, sometimes we girls like to cry - and it's even better when we know it's a true story!

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