Damaging Message: Neurotic Overanalyzing Is Totally Normal!
The entire premise of Bridget Jones’s Diary is how Bridget chronicles her need to find Mr. Right, and her struggles between two men, Mark and Daniel. Her life has almost no other meaning beyond losing weight and finding the right guy, and so all she does is obsess about how to figure out who Mr. Right is and then land him.
Women tend to overanalyze anyway, but chick flicks take it to a whole other level. In Hollywood, women have no other interests, passions, stresses, worries, nothing. Not only are men the only thing they think about, they obsess over it every second of the day. Time spent with friends is only to hash out every last detail of whatever hookup, relationship, or argument they happen to be going through. And everything is critiqued — what he says, how he says it, what his actions mean, when he’ll propose… just thinking about it all is stressful, not to mention insulting.
It may blow a lot of minds, but believe it or not, women should have more going on in their lives than just obsessing about men 24/7.