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HollyMiamiFLA Sat 15-Feb-14 16:31:34

James Bond - just his casual sexism and his treatment of women.

I'm watching Ice Cold in Alex. The first female became "hysterical" and got shot.

The second female is all sympathetic. But she "couldn't understand wha they were doing" and now she lets out the clutch and the truck goes down the hill. She bursts into tears.

Cheers - Sam being so charming around women and most of them falling for it. Just hits on every women in the bar.

Drives me mad.

EddieBlizzard Sat 15-Feb-14 16:44:28

Alfie - With Jude Law - Ugh
Most Rom-coms - rom-con more like

Xfirefly Sat 15-Feb-14 16:45:09

I agree, James bond

legoplayingmumsunite Sat 15-Feb-14 20:13:05

Marley and Me.

I'd read good reviews and was so annoyed that the Jennifer Anniston character was just there to be supportive and loving of her husband, the bloody dog had more character development. I think I was even more affronted because it was a 'female friendly' film about a marriage and there was a good opportunity to really show a real relationship but didn't consider anything from the female viewpoint at all.

At least James Bond is openly admitting it's a male centred film (albeit with some gratuitous naked shots of Daniel Craig), but I want a family focused film to have at least some female viewpoints.

Wishyouwould Sat 15-Feb-14 20:15:42

Pretty Woman makes me teeth itch.

Wishyouwould Sat 15-Feb-14 20:16:14


Ballsballsballs Sat 15-Feb-14 20:29:39

My Fair Lady. 'I made you'. Keep chucking those shoes at him, Eliza, and LTB pronto.

MrsWolowitz Sat 15-Feb-14 20:32:16

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RedPencils Sat 15-Feb-14 20:38:44

I watched James Bond this afternoon with DS for the first time. The treatment of women was shocking! I've probably seen the most if the films loads of times, but watching with DS put a new perspective on it.

Greythorne Sat 15-Feb-14 20:43:24

Pretty Woman. So wrong. Has done so much to perpetuate the tart with a heart who just needs the love if a good man to rescue her myth.

I hate the scene where she goes back to the high end boutique and goads the shop assistants about not serving her. Because women earning an honest living in a shop obviously deserve to be mocked.

RedPencils Sat 15-Feb-14 20:51:56

Oh yes Pretty Woman. 'I never treated you like a prostitute'. Er, you're paying her to shag you.
That said, I loved it in my teens.

mathanxiety Sat 15-Feb-14 20:52:50

Mrs Doubtfire.

It makes a mockery of custody and issues women have with unfit fathers when they divorce. The Robin Williams character stalks his ex wife and family, and breaches the court order awarding contact times. The cunning and arrogance and self absorption involved is all 'funny' of course, and perfectly understandable -- after all he is just a father who loves his kids gosh darn it. There is secret keeping by the children when Mrs D is found out. This is ok too. Finally, the Sally Field character is portrayed as an uptight, fun-killing feminist (working mother committed to her career) but underneath her tough surface she is a fool who doesn't really know what she wants and who is forced to admit her judgement about her husband was way off.

Fairylea Sat 15-Feb-14 20:58:07

Pretty woman makes me feel sick now. I really hate the cringe worthy smugness of Richard gere's character. It's like he takes ownership of her, and she's grateful for it. Actually makes me so angry!

<watched it very recently so probably overreacting!

Ballsballsballs Sat 15-Feb-14 20:59:54

^^ Agreed.

Any film which features a woman and her ex e.g. Liar, Liar. Her new partner is invariably portrayed as wimpish and deeply flawed, and is only there to act as comparision to the woman's One True Love, the ex. Who she always goes back to, no matter how badly he treated her. She is not allowed to move on.

minniebar Sat 15-Feb-14 21:00:14

Love fucking Actually.

Just for everything

quirrelquarrel Sat 15-Feb-14 21:02:01

what a perfect thread grin I just watched Bridget Jones today and as you do, asked myself the essential question- what would MN think? can't remember anything specific except vaguely that people don't like it. Does anyone have any thoughts?

I can't get myself to be too wound up about this, but Notes on a Scandal. The woman we're supposed to hate more progressively is very poorly developed so that when it comes to the end and we start getting really disgusted with her, we're not interested in anything but blaming her. So, at least IMHO, she doesn't evoke genuine, compassionate, patient interest or sympathy. And the other woman is beautiful, blonde, gentle and completely taken in by her, suggesting that it must be very hard indeed to spot these people when actually, we should probably all be trusting our gut reactions more when it comes to feeling a bit wary at the first sign of something off. It's not encouraging towards women I find.

southeastastra Sat 15-Feb-14 21:05:07

i saw some of the disney frozen the other day, that's bloody awful. bug eyed female characters singing about meeting the 'one'

generally i disklike most hollywood films these days

EverythingCounts Sat 15-Feb-14 21:07:42

Indecent Proposal. The whole proposal bit where RR says 'If I offered you $1m for one night with your wife....' to the husband, who looks at Demi Moore who says 'He'd tell you to go to hell'; husband quickly says 'I'd tell you to go to hell'. Where to begin? The whole notion of her body being there to be traded between two men, and she doesn't even say 'Ask me if you want to have sex with me, it's my choice!' angry

Ballsballsballs Sat 15-Feb-14 21:11:32

Anything by Quentin Tarantino. I've come to realise that male on female violence is filmed at length, and somewhat lovingly, particularly the scene where a woman is murdered in Inglourious Bastards. Very nasty stuff.

And fucking Richard Curtis films. All of them. Notting Hill cleansed of non-white people. Love Actually with one working-class character for decorative purposes. Ugh, ugh, ugh.

History Boys. Paedophilia presented as 'Aw, shucks'; indiscretions committed by a lovable character.

VoyageDeVerity Sat 15-Feb-14 21:12:12

Fatal attraction

Not a one night stand but an emotionally vulnerable woman he shags, chills out with, cooks dinner, cuddles and spends nights with falls in love with him. He threatens her, beats her up, and humiliates her. Yet the positioning of the empathy in the film is totally and utterly in his favour.

I fucking hate that film it makes me sick.

Frankie and Jonny

Mixed feelings about this as the last scenes are v moving but he really stalks her for months before she goes out with him. He is really obsessive and scary. Of course she is eventually v grateful a man wants her hmm

Greythorne Sat 15-Feb-14 21:13:23

The scene in Pretty Woman where Gere is all Big Business Deal whilst Roberts can't figure out which cutlery to use is horrible.

Greythorne Sat 15-Feb-14 21:15:41

Frankie and Jonny...the film where the homely, unattractive waitress is played by...wait for it, one of the most beautiful women ever, Pfeiffer.

VoyageDeVerity Sat 15-Feb-14 21:16:07

Pretty woman is indeed horrendous. The girl that ended up dead in a dumpster they talk about at the beginning was because she was " a total fuck up".

The piano scene ( vom)

quirrelquarrel Sat 15-Feb-14 21:21:57

Voyage but if HE was emotionally vulnerable, would the tables be turned? She is a scary woman- ill but just because she's ill doesn't mean she's driven by a force she can't control.

VoyageDeVerity Sat 15-Feb-14 21:25:47

No she is not without blame if course. But it was they way he was positioned as the "Everyman who slipped up " when he was horribly abusive himself. The public response to the film was that she was an evil whore and poor him for stumbling upon her.

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