As we round out September and our back-to-school movie pics, we take a moment to reflect on all the hair-brushing, the flashy video essays and the sequin bikinis of our time as undergraduates… or, wait, that was definitely the movie we just watched. Check out our latest episode as we discuss the 2001 film Legally Blonde, where Reese Witherspoon gets to show off her comedic chops in a vehicle that subverts the straight-up girly rom-com to become a surprisingly legit message to young women about ambition, confidence and taking yourself seriously… even if you’re wearing a shiny pink bunny costume… or, especially if you’re wearing a shiny pink bunny costume.
Monthly Archives: September 2013
Join us for the latest episode where we discuss the 2007 film Juno. We love the complex romantic comedies that subvert the normal romantic through-line, add in a little coming of age tale, family drama, a sweet first love, and a couple of cautionary tales for good measure. You know which romantic lead we’re not rooting for? The one who’s romancin’ the pregnant teenage girl… with his 90s rock music…
We still love you Jason Bateman.
Join us this week as we discuss the 1988 film Heathers. A cult classic about the twisted realities of high school social life, taking the age-old adage of ‘just trying to fit in’ to some pretty dark places. We also see the origins of some of the most hilarious and terrifying teen colloquialisms, dare we say in high school movie history? Truly a cautionary tale against falling for any high school boys that act like Jack Nicholson circa The Shining.
September is here, and for many that means it’s time to go back to school. So put on your new cords , pack up your pencil case, and climb on board the big yellow bus as we journey back to school for the month of September!
First up is 1999’s Never Been Kissed starring the ever youthful, Drew Barrymore. We discuss the amazing ensemble cast (is that James Franco we see?), the heartbreaking high school pranks (bless Leelee Sobieski and her blue blue bodysuit), and most importantly, we debate just how grossie is Josie.