For the Sweeties, Forrest Gump is the perfect film! It hits all the notes - we've got some tears, we got laughter, we got a somewhat scary Vietnam war sequence, we got SHRIMP and fried shrimp, coconut shrimp, a shrimp sandwich, shrimp salad, lemon shrimp, shrimp bisque ... and we got TOM HANKS and ROBERT ZEMECKIS, who could ask for anything more! Let's face it, Forrest Gump is a classic from our childhood that we'll never forget! Tune in as we chat about what Jenny is our favorite (disco Jenny!) and Sweety suggests a Jenny inspired Halloween costume that might be perfect for some of you listeners out there, Sweetie will give a brief history lesson on Nixon and Watergate and talk about her random attraction to Lieutenant Dan. Also we'll go into what we think Jenny's mystery illness was and a couple serious example of Sweetie confusion. You don't wanna miss this. Run, listeners, run and download this episode today!
It's time for the Sweeties to tackle another John Hughes film. This week, Pretty in Pink or as we like to call it Pretty in a Really Ugly Pink Dress! Pretty in Pink written by John Hughes yet directed by some other fella stars 80s teen movie muse Molly Ringwald as Andie, a girl too cool for her lame high school that's run by yuppies who wear linen suits and drive BMWs. Her and her bff Duckie constantly make fun of the yuppies, until one such yuppie Blaine (yuppiest name EVER) asks her out and then she realizes she has a huge crush on him, and fuck all her prejudice about rich people, she's going to prom! Pretty in Pink is probably the most tame John Hughes movie of the bunch, and also one with a pretty controversial ending. I mean are you Team Blaine or Team Duckie? That's all we want to know! We'll talk about Andie's love for florals and the color pink and how despite some good effort, she makes the ugliest prom dress in the history of the world, the terrible ending that made no sense at all, why Andrew McCarthy wears a really unfortunate wig in the final scene PLUS we'll rehash some of our own prom stories and high school crush stories! Let's plow!
The Sweeties are back from Ireland, we just bought a new car, and BONUS we decided to watch probably your 22nd favorite Tom Hanks movie .... Joe Versus The Volcano! From 1990 and starring Meg Ryan, times three, this is an oddball of a film that is hopelessly quirky yet funny and romantic in an off beat sort of way. Joe Banks is a hypochondriac with a shittay job until he finds out he has a brain cloud and only five months to live so he quits! Some rich old man cons him into jumping into a volcano to soothe the spirits of the island of Wampani Woo somewhere in the South Pacific. But with this death sentence, Joe Banks gets a new lease on life, even if he is to believe it's just a short lease, and finds himself on an adventure of a lifetime! As kids we thought this movie was funny and kinda neato -- but it actually has some really deep parts to it! We'll talk about our eternal love for Tom Hanks and his amazing gift of physical comedy, try to remember all the randoms stars that are in this film, talk about our own hypochondriac stories and try to get to the bottom of all the massive symbolism in this film. Come jump into the volcano with us!
The Sweeties can't get enough of ghosts! Or more specifically ghosts that look like Pat Swayze! We love 1990's Ghost - it's a triple threat. Part romance, part comedy, part thriller. As kids, this movie scared the bleep out of us, and honestly as 30 year old ladies, it's still pretty freaky! Whoopie Goldberg steals this movie (and won an Oscar to boot!) for her portrayal of psychic Oda Mae Brown. Pat and Demi have great chemistry! And Carl aka Tony Goldwyn is the the creepiest third wheel/stalker/friend who coordinates your murder you've ever met! We'll talk about all the famous scenes (sexy pottery making!), what spooked us the most, share some of our own personal ghost stories AND Sweetie shares her new business plan called Pants Less Pottery Classes for Single Ladies! DITTO!!!