Check out our latest episode as we take a look at a growing sub-genre, the “bromance” (or “bromantic comedy”, if you will), with perhaps one of the earliest of its kind, the 2004 film Sideways. Featuring unlikeable characters doing unlikeable things, with a hint of road-trip, male-bonding, budding romance, this wine-fest/character study maintains a gentle, thoughtful air… and even with all that drunk driving. So much drunk driving.
Also, do you remember that Paul Giamatti was in Private Parts? We sure do.
This week we welcome back special guest Rob Laronde from Rewatchability.
Episode 39 – SIDEWAYS
Join us for our latest episode where we discuss the 1940 film The Philadelphia Story, that boasts vintage Hollywood cache with the likes of Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, and the very funny Katharine Hepburn. While the film revived Hepburn’s career in Hollywood, it is still to this day a top ranking film on many major lists of the all-time best romantic comedies… which shows that a lot of people are surprisingly okay with some light domestic abuse. That aside, Jimmy Stewart as a romantic interest (and playing drunk) is delightful– and he didn’t sock anyone. Just sayin’.
Episode 38 – THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
Note: Please try to ignore the intermittent clanging during the podcast, unfortunately it’s the heater in the apartment we record in– it’s getting cold in Toronto.
Which romantic comedy made the ladies of What She’s Having collectively lose faith in humanity and give up on life? THIS ONE.
This week we discuss 2002’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which still holds the title of highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time. While the film was a phenomenon in its heyday ten years ago, we dare to ask the question, “2002, what were you thinking?!”
So, yeah, Opa, or whatever….
Episode 37 – MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING
Join us this week as we venture into contemporary rom-com, and also our first 18A flick, with 2013’s Don Jon. Written, directed and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the film refreshingly address some weighty relationship issues in our media-saturated culture. While it didn’t totally win us over, it offers Scarlett Johanssen as a Jersey, gel-nailed villain, Julianne Moore as the second-oldest MPDG ever seen, and also Tony Danza… What more could you ask for?
Episode 36 – DON JON