The only Thanksgiving movie you'll ever need - Trains, Planes and Automobiles from 1987 is an often forgotten John Hughes masterpiece. Steve Martin stars as Neal Page, a guy just trying to get home to his family during Thanksgiving week. Along the way he meets Del Griffith, a shower curtain ring salesman slash really nice guy con artist and they both have to navigate every travel delay, breakdown, and calamity known to mankind! If you have ever rode in a plane, train or automobile, you will relate to this film because let's face it, travel is a BITCH. We'll talk about what the hell is a Diner's Club card, why we love John Candy so much, and why it's always important to have several extra towels so you don't have to dry your body off with a wash cloth! We'll also tell you our worst travel stories ever - but just remember ... those aren't pillows!!!
Fan favorite this week guys! Some of our biggest fans have been telling us to watch Drop Dead Gorgeous for a couple years now and today is the day we finally decided to give this dark comedy a whirl. Well Jesus Christ on the cross was it good! The Sweeties are a big fan of beauty pageants so this is right in our wheel house. Also, this cast is bananas! Kirstie Alley, Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Allison Janey, Ellen Barkin, Brittany Murphy, and the skinniest Amy Adams you ever did see! We'll talk about our love of anything beauty pageant related and how being from Massachusetts we were always kinda bummed she almost never made the final cut in Miss Teen USA, how Allison Janey is a goddess and best portrayer of rude, crude women out there, and how we feel about the mockumentary genre.
With the release of the new streaming service from Disney, it was time to celebrate that we'll never have to watch scratched up DVDs from the library for any of their films again by watching Sleeping Beauty! One of our older Disney favorites, Sleeping Beauty is the ultimate hot girl gets rescued by a handsome prince story, but in the Disney version it's the three good fairies Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather that save the day time and time again! We'll talk about how this movie gets wicked dark at the end and Maleficent truly gave us nightmares for years, if we prefer the pink or blue dress, and what gifts we think the fairies should have bestowed on Aurora. Ability to speak in public? A master's degree in physics? Yes, please!
Back in 1996, The Sweeties went on a family vacation with their cousins to New Hampshire. During a trip to the video rental store, the OG Sweetie, Ron Dumas, thought it would be a great idea, instead of picking a family friendly pick, to make everyone watch Outbreak! It's supposed to be great, guys! And then we were all scarred for life trying to eat pepperoni pizza while people are bleeding out of their eyeballs! So you could say Outbreak holds a special place in the Sweetie Canon. Starring a plethora of worthy 90s start, Dustin Hoffman, Cuba Gooding Jr., Rene Russo, Kevin Spacey, Donald Sutherland and Morgan Freeman, Outbreak teaches us a couple key lessons, mostly about governmental shadiness when it comes to biological warfare but our big take aways were do not kiss your boyfriend if they come off a plane bleeding from every orifice of their body! We'll talk about the sadness of joint custody for dogs, how there was quite a bit of disaster movies in the 90s that made us all terrified that a asteroid or pandemic was going to kill us at any second (now that's entertainment!), and how the scariest version of Donald Sutherland is definitely the clean shaven one! Bonus, Sweetie confuses the words antidote and anecdote AGAIN! Will she ever learn?
Happy Halloween you horny little devils! Tonight, in honor of All Hallow's Eve, we have a witchy film for you, 1987's The Witches of Eastwick! Based off the John Updike classic about three single ladies living in a small puritanical New England town, The Witches of Eastwick has a killer cast - Jack Nicholson as Daryl the Devil, Cher (yes!), Susan Sarandon, and Michelle Pfeiffer and lots of talk about penises! The three ladies talk about their dream man and lo and behold, the devil himself shows up and woos them all, while also creating havoc in the small town. But the moral of this story is chicks before dicks, and soon they are busting out a voodoo doll and trying to get rid of the devil for good. We'll talk about the famous cherry pit puking scene, how if you sleep with a devil you suddenly get like insanely gorgeous voluminous curly hair, and what is so damn alluring about Jack Nicholson?!!