Because Steel Magnolias Was Too Butch
Look, I'm all for chick flicks. Some of my favorite films are chick flicks. But watching the maudlin, overheated trailer for The Jane Austen Book Club (opening this Friday), I could almost feel my testicles shrinking. It makes Beaches look like Rambo. It's so maudlin and overbaked, I can't believe it would appeal to anyone who doesn't read Harlequin romance novels, much less Jane Austen fans.