By examining the film we can see the use of all these to illustrate the narrative of one woman’s journey of falling in love. This film is directed by Anne Fletcher who has done romantic comedies before, such as The Proposal which makes this film better since Fletcher helps balance the comedy and romance in it. She has also been a choreographer for other romantic comedies, for example She’s All That, which also gives her behind the scenes experience in creating a romantic comedy film. Jane Nichols, the main character (Katherine Heigl), is the woman that is always taking care of other people and is in love with weddings; so much that she has been a bridesmaid and astounding twenty seven times. The male protagonist is Kevin Doyle (James Marsden) a newspaper reporter assigned to cover all weddings in the city of New York.
“Today, when I take my graduation pictures, my nose will look just like Terri’s and then I’ll have the best picture in the year-book (Serros 33).” She sees that Terri is popular and has the perfect face and she wants that also to hopefully be popular like she is. It becomes a competition between girls to see who can get the higher status in school or in general. In
NOW explains that their endorsements are intelligent, well-rounded authentic women, but Fazzone wants to know if they are really women who bask in the sex object role, and what are the shows NOW endorses are really about? Felicity was the third-most feminist show in NOW’s “Feminist Primetime Report,” yet the women would do anything for the crush she followed to college. For example, in the show, once a week, Felicity would revolve her life around the same guy. The other shows that were ranked high in NOW were heroines they stated as one’s who “broke out of the sex object role,” but Fazzone explains that instead these “heroines” are empowered only because they’ve decided that what really drives female power is sex. How authentic are these actresses that NOW endorses, Fazzone questions.
Cher and her friends spent all their time shopping, doing makeovers and chasing after guys. One scene of the movie showed Cher sending flowers to herself and dressing "in her cutest outfits" in an attempt to impress a crush. Cher was ditzy, superficial, and, to make things worse, she was a lousy driver. This was a very popular movie, and a television series was later based on it. Many girls watched this movie and emulated Cher, not realizing that they were buying in to this
A comedy about growing up... and the bumps along the way. Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child. She embarks on a search to find the "perfect couple" to take on parenting responsibilities only to find life isn't quite so simple. Fresh, original, and ceaselessly entertaining Jason Reitman's Juno is one of the brightest and funniest comedies of the decade. With scathingly sharp dialogue and intangible character chemistry, Junois a coming-of-age film that is consistently funny and effortlessly cool.
For example I recently saw the phenomenal film Their Eyes Were Watching God. Halle Berry stars in this version of Zora Neale Hurston's novel, adapted for television and produced by Oprah Winfrey. The story centers on Janie Crawford (Berry), a free-spirited woman who lives her life on her own terms. Refusing to accept her place as a black woman in the 1920s, Janie lives life to its fullest and experiences a journey filled with great joy and unbearable heartache. I enjoyed the casting choices because the actors and scenery joined to convey a part of the movies theme.
As a teenager there will be a time where breaking the bonds of childhood, entering a world of rebellion, and being obsessed with popularity will be normal. For teenage girls, in order to acquire this popularity they need to be thin, busty, and wear revealing clothing while gossiping about peers and spending time worrying about boys and parties rather than their academics. But, where did this image of how to be a popular teenage girl come from? For decades, teen films have portrayed popular teenage girls this way and the film Mean Girls is no exception. This film not only displays how the world expects teenage girls to act, but also how difficult it is for teenage girls to resist acting this way.
The younger generation think that is what they should do since that is what they see on TV and the internet. Divinecaroline.com state “Reality shows have become very popular and teens have begun to realize that you can become famous just by being a bad girl, teen mom, or a crazy party animal who likes to do nothing but drink and “smush,” like the cast members on Jersey Shore.” Shows like this are giving teens the wrong idea. Why should the cast be paid so much for setting a bad example? This country is supposed to be looked up to as a great clean country. With shows like this on air for the world to see it is a disgrace.
There were many inspirational women during the 1950’s but the one woman that struck me the most was the beautiful Marilyn Monroe. If I ever had the opportunity to travel back in time to be someone else, I would choose to be her. She was an inspiration to young girls everywhere because she was so comfortable in her skin. She also took her talents to the top and became a mega star. Regardless if it’s 2012 or 1950, young girls struggle with self-confidence issues.
The Wonderful Life of Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus is such an inspiration for young teen girls. She is still a teen Phenomenon, being nominated for three categories in the Kids Choice Awards, Favorite TV actress, Favorite Movie actress, and Favorite female singer. She is liked world wide, but what makes her so perfect? She has constant accountable mistakes that she apologizes for, but then turns around and does something worse. She is easily forgiven for anything she does wrong just like any other celebrity.