Do Chick Flicks Have Anything Real to Teach Us?
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Plot: Sensible, engaged Vicky (Rebecca Hall) has a lusty affair with a Lothario artist (Javier Bardem—can you blame her?) but chooses married life with her dull fiancé. Her free-spirited friend, Cristina (Scarlett Johansson), has a wild fling (also with Bardem) but remains happily single.
First-take message: Have a fling—even if it leads nowhere, it's worth it.
On second thought... Better not to know what you're missing.
We wonder: Did Vicky make the right choice?
Judith Sills says: "This may not be the movie ending we want, but security is grossly underrated. A woman like Vicky might be miserable sometimes, but she'll also be cozy."