Today's the day! Sweetie and Sweeti Jimi are getting married! To mark the occasion, Sweety and Sweetie (man there's a lot of Sweeties!) decided to watch a J. Lo classic. The Wedding Planner from 2001 marks a staple in the Wedding Rom Com sub-genre. While the plot of the movie is bonkers and most of what happens is pretty dumb/unrealistic, we can't deny that the movie is extremely watchable and fun. Although let's be honest--Dr. Steve is trash and also pretty dumb. So come celebrate with the Sweeties, and wish Jimi and Emily all the best!
That's right everyone, an NC-17 movie made the cut in terms of movies that have shaped our childhood! Showgirls, from 1995, starring Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon, and Kyle MacLachlan is a steaming bowl of tits soup and was the naughty, I shouldn't see it but I want to see it movie of the 90s! Elizabeth Berkley, a few years out from her Jesse Spano days, plays Nomi Malone, a rough around the edges, potentially bi-polar dancer who is trying her luck in Vegas. She gets into a showgirls type show at the Stardust casino, and will do whatever it takes to win the top spot. Showgirls is famous for winning the most Razzies of any film, and it's pretty well deserved, but it doesn't mean this movie isn't really fun to watch and hey, the choreography albeit with boobs flying everywhere is actually not half bad. We'll talk about why we think this movie tanked so bad, who else maybe could have played Nomi Malone, and try to figure out why Elizabeth Berkley has sex like a wounded dying fish!
Time for another body swap movie! Wish Upon a Star was a TV movie from 1996 that was oft played on the Disney Channel in the early 2000s and hooked Sweety for life! Two arch enemy sisters find themselves body swapped after one sister wishes on a shooting star one night that she'd rather be her hot sister, than her brainy science fair loving self. Chaos ensues, but also a deep dive into sibling relationships, the role of confidence in making someone hot/popular, and the popularity of frosty lipstick and eye shadow! We'll talk about our own trials and tribulations with sisterhood and go through a list of our favorite body swap movies and bring back our favorite segment, "That's So 90's!"
We did it! We finally watched Cocoon! It's been a labor of love to try to cover this movie (as you can't stream it anywhere and the only copies available to buy are either $200 or come from a foreign land), but we did it for you guys by buying a copy from the UK and then a DVD that would play it! You're welcome! From 1985 and directed by Ron Howard, Cocoon follows a trio of old timers living in a retirement community who stumble upon on some alien cocoons being housed in a pool they love to trespass in. The movie is a lot deeper than we imagined it would be, as it delves into talking about loss of life, but also loss of your youth and will to live as you become an older person. With a tremendous cast and the return of our favorite 80s movie addition, Steve Guttenberg, we loved the take on aliens in this one. We talk about whether or not we'd have sex with an alien, would we take the Cocoon live forever in a foreign galaxy deal, and we'll play our own version of the Wilfred Brimley line as I make Sweety guess what celebrities and musicians have crossed the 18,530 year threshold!