Happy Thanksgiving week guys! While not a "Thanksgiving movie", Funny Farm was our choice to get you through this turkey and stuffing eating, Black Friday shopping, Zooming with everyone you know week! From 1988, Chevy Chase plays a slightly smarter, albeit possibly even more narcissistic version of Clark Griswold in the sports writer turned wannabe action adventure author Andy Farmer. When Andy and his wife Elizabeth leave their New York City life for the country dreams of Vermont, they get more then they bargained for, including an honest look at their marriage! We'll talk about how psycho Andy Farmer is and agree to disagree if Elizabeth is equally as bad, if the proper way to drive over a rickety as f covered bridge, and what exactly are rocky mountain oysters? Cue the deer!
From 1953, Disney's Peter Pan is an older cartoon that we grew to love fondly as children. The boy who would never grow up, Captain Hook and cute little Tinkerbelle were certainly a big part of our childhood. However viewing this movie now, as mid 30s women, we're somewhat troubled by its misogynistic overtones and racist portrayal of Native Americans! Nearly 70 years later, Disney has realized that the movie is pretty racist in its depiction of Native Americans, and has a nice little disclaimer to note this when the film begins, which is all well and good, but where does that leave us with Peter Pan? We sure enjoyed the nostalgic jolt to our system and Nana will always be the best character in the movie. We'll talk about how Wendy gets treated like crapola the entire movie but is still pretty bad ass, what exactly is the relationship between Tink and Peter, and why the hell that crocodile can never finally swallow Captain Hook?
Welp, we made it through the election relatively unscathed and certainly happier than the 2016 election! So we thought it was apropos to do a political comedy and we picked Dave! From 1993, directed by Ivan Reitman (of Ghostbusters fame) and starring Kevin Kline as presidential look-a-like Dave Kovic. Dave impersonates the president and then finds himself the actual president after real President Bill Mitchell has a heart attack and falls into a coma after an aggressive boning sesh with his secretary! While the president's chief of staff think he's just a dopey gooder, turns out Dave actually makes a much better president and intends to really use this new platform he has to better the country. This one has a great cast and is super clever and fun and while it may capture a very sunny, optimistic politics is mostly good side of things, we'll take it, especially in this crazy political world we have now. We'll talk about how great we think Kevin Kline is, how we'd decorate the Oval Office if we were president, and Sweetie gives us all a history lesson about the time that Woodrow Wilson was basically incapacitated just like Bill Mitchell!