Our lil Sweetie is engaged! In honor of the big news, we did Father of the Bride which is the cautionary tale about planning your daughter's wedding in your backyard! Father of the Bride is another vehicle for Steve Martin where he is part sweetie part spazzed out angry curmudgeon. Diane Keaton plays his wife Nina who keeps him in line, and Martin Short has a hilarious turn as Franc the wedding planner! We'll talk about our favorite parts of a wedding, ugly 90's wedding dresses, and how all those wedding traditions seems kiiiiinda bull shit and patriarchal from where we are at in 2020!
Happy Christmas! This year we're watching the third movie in the National Lampoon's movie canon - Christmas Vacation! From 1989, starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, and Randy Quaid and ... the woman who voices Betty Boop?! Christmas Vacation has become a classic in terms of Christmas movie watching and there's a good reason why - the movie deals with all the common headaches associated with the holidays! Dealing with in laws! Lack of Christmas bonus! Picking out the Christmas Tree! Stringing up Xmas lights! We'll talk about how Sweety has never really seen this movie (blasphemy!), how Clark Griswold is kind of a skeeze, who are favorite Audrey and Rusty are, and see if we can name all 12 of the jams and jellies in the Jelly of the Month Club! BONUS we'll talk about our favorite Dumas Family Christmas memories!
If you ignore the somewhat sketchy plot of 1999's Never Been Kissed (teacher falls in love with 17 year old student - but she's really 25 so it's ok!), it's a pretty sweet movie with a nice message about not giving a shit about high school because it's a tiny dot in the time line of your life and popularity means shit in the real world! Drew Barrymore is her usual cute as a button self as Josie "Grossie" Gellar and there are tons of pretty famous people in this! Molly Shannon! David Arquette! John C. Reilly! James Franco! Jessica Alba! We laughed, we cried, and we talked about our first kiss stories and pondered the question ... should everyone wait till their 25 for their first kiss? NAH.