Chick Flick Fix

Chick Flick Fix
Love is a many splendored thing, but the stories about it aren’t always as splendid. AJ Knox and Julia Skott try to figure out if they can make chick flicks and romcoms better - or make them weird.

13: Dirty Dancing
Aug 3 • 49 min
A Greek chorus and a Swiss watch are obviously things that come up when you talk about one of the greatest movies of all time, right? Spoiler: One of us had never seen Dirty Dancing before….
12: Pitch Perfect
Jul 28 • 51 min
Aca-awesome, you guys. We discover some unexpected personal connections to this competition-movie staple - and neither of us sings, we promise….
11: Beaches
Jul 20 • 52 min
Schmaltz! But it has to be good schmaltz. We go looking for the wind beneath our wings and some truly wonderful art direction….
10: My Life In Ruins
Jul 13 • 50 min
Also NOT known as My Big Fat Greek Vacation. But it could be. We take a fantasy vacation to explore ruins and romance. And souvlaki….
9: 27 Dresses
Jul 6 • 48 min
A wardrobe montage! A jukebox sing-along! Judy Greer! Witty quips! This movie has all the components for a great romcom, but does it make the most of them? Spoiler: This episode contains quite a bit of sighing and grumbling….
8: Kissing Jessica Stein
Jun 29 • 52 min
When a special girlfriend, meets a special girlfriend… Julia is worried that this favorite from her teens will not have aged well. Has it? And what scene still gives her goosebumps just talking about it?…
7: His Girl Friday
Jun 22 • 52 min
Rapid-fire dialogue, very big hats, and a LOT of plot. Is “It’s In The Blood” a better title? Who does Julia think deserves a kick in the nads? And what does this classic screwball comedy have in common with Sleepless in Seattle? We dive into one of the…
6: Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion
Jun 15 • 48 min
But who IS the Mary, and who’s the Rhoda? We go back to the nineties - and the eighties - to see how well this technicolor romp holds up. (The explicit rating here is primarily because of some word choices in a BLM statement before the start of the show.)…
5: Boomerang
May 25 • 45 min
Eddy Murphy is a horndog, men and women are hilariously different, and Eartha Kitt and Grace Jones are divine blessings. (Heads up for some explicit language here, so if you don’t want your kids to ask you for instance what an O face is, maybe use head…
4: Pretty in Pink
May 18 • 54 min
Let’s go back to Wealthy White People High and hang out with Andie, Ducky, and Blaine. You won’t want to miss the expert fashion research!…
3: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
May 11 • 45 min
Fake relationships, precocious meddling pre-teens, and ski-trips. It’s a classic recipe for a teen rom com, and we have a big bite and discuss the results….
2: Love Potion no. 9
May 4 • 53 min
(Content note: We discuss issues of magic and consent, but nothing too graphic. And this may be my favorite content note ever.) Sandra Bullock and Tate Donovan are simply irresistible, thanks to Madame Ruth. Yes, it’s based way too closely on the song. Or…
1: Sleepless in Seattle
Apr 26 • 37 min
“You don’t want to be in love. You want to be in love in a movie.” We take on one of the great classics, Nora Ephron’s Sleepless in Seattle. Is it what we remember - and does it need fixing? (And then, of course, we make it WEIRD.)…