This week’s episode is on the 2001 French film Amélie, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. We discuss the film’s intriguing cast of characters, infusing Jeunet’s stylistic sense of fantasy into the romantic comedy genre, and Amelie’s strange moral code. Though we all first loved this film when we were teenagers, we now marvel at whether, as baggage-ridden adults, we really care if Amélie gets the guy.
Monthly Archives: March 2013
On our latest episode, we discuss Pretty in Pink, the 1986 film and third collaboration between John Hughes and the legendary Molly Ringwald. We discuss the film’s attempt at high school realism, the John Hughes class divide, our prom experiences, Blane vs. Duckie and Jenna and Lisa’s crush on a young James Spader in a white suit, no socks. We also can’t have a serious examination of the film without discussing the famous prom dress.
P.S. We also think there is something wrong with Alia that she didn’t like this movie.
This week we discuss the 2009 ensemble He’s Just Not That Into You. A movie based on the best-selling book of the same title, dares to set women straight about “the truth to understanding guys”. So how do you navigate these important questions and keep up with Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Connelly, Ginnifer Goodwin, Justin Long, Guy from Entourage, some other people, Luis Guzman… ? Yeah, we’re not sure either.
This week we also welcome our first special guest J.M. McNab, from the very funny weekly podcast Rewatchability.
In this episode we discuss the 1987 film Moonstruck, perhaps one of the best romantic comedies ever made. We chat about the amazing ensemble cast, do bad impressions of our favourite lines, share our love of John Mahoney and examine the lost art of men literally sweeping women off their feet.