Could you possibly admit to liking chick flicks? This was the topic of discussion this morning with relationship expert Steve Santagati and psychotherapist Robi Ludwig, moderated by Lester and Meredith. The catalyst for this story was a recent study by Psychology Professor Richard Harris of Kansas State University, who found that men actually DO like and cry at so-called chick flicks.
Steve and Robi sparked quite a debate. Robi feels that it's ok for guys to like and cry at movies sometimes. She approached the topic from a more psychological perspective, examining the inherent contradictions that come from expecting men to be sensitive, yet macho at the same time. She also mentioned that if girls can go with guys to action movies, then why can't the reciprocal be true as well? On the other hand, Steve was emphatic about not crying or liking any of these movies. Guys in the movies can cry, but guys watching them cannot. Chatting in the green room, he said it's only OK for guys to cry at the birth of a child, a death, or if the Red Sox win the World Series again. Now, I certainly agree with him on that last point. The 2004 Red Sox World Series box set gets me going every time.
But what do you all think about this? What's the most common chick flick that gets you going? Girls and guys? Is it OK for guys to cry? Jim Bell, our executive producer, said he got a little weepy after the segment was over. Lester turned on the waterworks during "Rocky Balboa." Matt previously admitted on the air that he teared up in "The Notebook." One of our associate producers (who shall remain nameless for his protection) just admitted to crying during "Jerry Maguire," "When a Man Loves a Woman," "Thirteen Going on Thirty," and several others... What about you? Read more on this story HERE.