Time for a stalker flick! Swimfan, from 2002, tells the story of a hot shot swim team star, Ben, who makes the mistake of a having a one time bone with the new girl in town because ... we're not sure even why! Dude has a GF! But boy huge mistake - as she turns out to be a nut bar and a half and makes his life a living hell. Stalker flicks are like the happy medium between drama and horror movie, and a theme Hollywood just won't let go of. Whether it's crazy female on male(Fatal Attraction style), male on male friend sitch (Cable Guy), or female on female roommate sitch (Single White Female), who doesn't love an entertaining bit of stalking? We'll talk about unexpected lead Erika Christenson, how Sweetie knows someone who was once Jesse Bradford's ballroom dancing partner, and all the fun early 2000-ish things that make an appearance in this movie!
1983's Risky Business is a weird ass film, but it found its way into the 80s pop culture Hall of the Fame with one slide across the floor from a pants less kid wearing sunglasses! Starring a baby Tom Cruise, Rebecca DeMornay and Balki (!), Risky Business is like a combination Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Skin-a-Max. Yuppy Soft Core Porn! It may also have something to say about 80s consumerism culture, prostitution, and the lengths men go to have sex! This movie is a tad too old for the Sweeties as it came out the year elder Sweetie was born, but we certainly see its contribution to film culture and the career of Tom Cruise and at the very least its role in popularizing Wayfarer sunglasses. We'll talk about our on going favorite theme - hooker with a heart of gold, how someone thought they could get into Princeton with crappy SAT scores and a B average, and if this movie is in fact one long wet dream slash nightmare of an 18 year old boy? Just take those old records off the shelf!
Week four of quarantine finds us covering a great early 2000s time capsule, Josie and the Pussycats from 2001! In honor of the late, great Adam Schlesinger, who wrote the bopping title track Pretend to Be Nice, we dipped our toes into this satire about corporate greed and the power of girl and boy teen pop groups of the late 90s/early 2000s. This movie plops us right back to our own high school days and we've never been happier! We talk about how popular TRL and Delia's was at the time, how one lick of a power chord/sight of a hip hugger jeans sends us right back to the year 2000, and now that streaming killed the video star, what is the next big trend in music going to be?!!
Week four in quarantine and we're doing the first movie in our favorite action franchise ... Mission Impossible! From 1996 and starring the one, the only Tom Cruise, Mission Impossible is a reboot of the classic TV show that spawned the never forgotten phrase, "This message will self destruct in 5 seconds ... kabloom!". While it took about 20 years to figure out the plot of this film (NOC list, Job 3:14, the "mole"), it's a pretty fun film with some excellent spy gadgets and a Jon Voight mask to boot! We'll talk about why we love this franchise so much and why the role of Ethan Hunt is perfect for Tom Cruise, the famous dangling scene, and well lots o'spy stuff! Hope you're "hanging" in there just like Tom Cruise in this movie!