Mike and Anthony's Soda Pop Culture Club: Celebrating movies of the 80's, 90's and beyond

Benny and Joon

August 09, 2021 Mike and Anthony
Mike and Anthony's Soda Pop Culture Club: Celebrating movies of the 80's, 90's and beyond
Benny and Joon
Show Notes Transcript

Growing up, there were 3 historic BJ's. Bartles & Jaymes, Ben & Jerry's, and Benny & Joon. Today the guys are diving into the latter of the 3. Although, there may have been some of the other 2 mixed into those smoothies that Joon made in that blender. Either way, fire up the iron to make some grilled cheese, and kick back and relax to the new episode. Also give the guys your opinion on how many soaps on a rope (slightly used) are actually needed in a poker game to justify betting what amounts to indentured servitude. This is 1993's Benny & Joon, which also spawned one of the best one hit wonders ever, "I'm Gonna Be (500 miles)" by The Proclaimers. Da Da Da Da! DA DA DA DA!!!!

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Michael:

You don't think so? Those are amazement wonderment. What else could he do? Find out Oh my god. Oh my god. Do you love the movies of the 80s and 90s? Did you enjoy the search for the perfect rental on the new release wall? Were you nervous about the late fees and forgetting to rewind, then you are in the right place. Welcome to Mike and Anthony Soda Pop Culture Club me Mike along with my co host Anthony,

Anthony:

I raise you one soap on the rope slightly used.

Michael:

Slightly use Thank you bring our take on TV, movies and all pop culture from the 80s 90s and beyond. If you want all things Soda Pop Culture Club, go to Soda Pop Culture Club calm. There, you can see our episode schedule, contact us and make movie suggestions. We also encourage you to become a subscriber or follow the podcast and please, we implore you to share with your friends. So they too can revel in the movies of the past. Additionally, it would be super awesome. If you follow us on our Instagram at Mike and Anthony. Plus, don't forget to rate the show and leave us some comments on whatever platform it is that you may be listening to us. Because that would be great. Now, Anthony, I'm going to tell him about one more thing we're doing. Do you remember what we're doing?

Anthony:

I think it's the contest. Am I right? Am I right? Yes,

Michael:

I'm right. Yeah, yeah, you know, you're right. To celebrate one year of the podcast, we are going to run a contest. And whoever wins gets a T shirt from our new merch store, which you can visit on our website. By hitting the merch link, it is pretty easy to enter, all you have to do is go to the website and suggest a movie, which you can do on the home page. Basically, on the front page, the first thing you see, you can go down there and suggest a movie, make sure you let us know that you're doing it for the contest in there as well. So that way, we get that all done. And what we're going to do is we're just going to pick the best suggestion or suggestions were prepared to give up to three, three shirts away. So you know, if you want one you got to all you got to do is going to give suggestion. That's all you got to do. Now, right?

Anthony:

That's right. Good job. And we got to like it. Yeah, we don't have to.

Michael:

I guess not. Um, and if you're capable, and you have the ability to Willie Mae Mae, let you be on that episode that you suggest. And Anthony has one more thing for you. Give me a reason. Give me one reason to stay here.

Anthony:

And I'll turn right back around. Give me some motivation to keep doing the show with num dots here and I'll send you a fanny pack.

Michael:

Yes. I'm like, I'm gonna get in on that action. That's my that's the contest I want.

Unknown:

I don't want to know what you'd put in your fanny pack. I got a good idea though. Oh,

Anthony:

lip balm and lube. Six let's let's you filled out fucker with sixlets little chocolate balls in your fanny pack.

Michael:

They're tasty. Tasty. I know everybody everybody who's on a certain age knows about going trick or treating getting sixlets so Okay, so now without further ado, we want to tell them what we're doing today. What awesomeness? Yes Is firming down the pipe.

Anthony:

Everybody that just fast forwarded through the first six and a half minutes of that bullshit and what's actually here what we're doing. Yes, we are doing a 1993 masterpiece dealing with family relationships, quirkiness and true love. This is Benny and Joon.

Michael:

True love you think it's true love?

Anthony:

I do. Yes. All right, when you find that, hey, when you find that person that you can iron a grilled cheese sandwich with that's true love.

Michael:

or accept the fact that you did iron a grilled cheese sandwich and then eat it. Yes, that would be I don't eat grilled cheese. So if I eat your grilled cheese, it has to be true love.

Anthony:

Yeah, you don't like cheese? You fucking weirdo.

Michael:

I'm not It's not that I don't like cheese. I just don't like actually. Here's the thing. If you made me a grilled cheese with like mozzarella, and parmesan, and then you had a nice marondera to dip it in. You know I do that.

Anthony:

So you want a fucking pizza sandwich? That's not grilled cheese. That's a pizza sandwich.

Michael:

No, it's grilled cheese. We put it between two breads and grill it and I'll just put a Mariner sandwich. All right, whatever. So you want to fucking whatever the synopsis of this as just or do you just give one was that a quick synopsis? I told him what it was about. I'll call it

Anthony:

we're gonna we're Gonna do the open gate whatever the synopsis anyways a little bit. Alright, so I'll start off. Oh yeah, so we start we have Benjamin Benny perlan is mentally ill sister Juniper June pearl living together following the accidental death of their parents. June joins in a poker game at the house belonging to a friend of Benny's named Mike and loses a bet that involved a lot of shit retooling my socket set self on the rope slightly used What the fuck? Yeah, yeah. What was it paint resigned my house So anyways, yeah, I'm like yeah replayed in your sockets at that replayed socket set. She loses a bat that commits Mike's cousin Sam to live with the pearls. Initially Benny is angry. But after an evening with Sam at the local diner there and then coming home the next day to Find Sam has cleaned the house. He's warming up to a little bit and decided Sam can stay.

Michael:

Yeah. So basically from there mayhem ensues. Yes. That's it. Okay. Yeah. But that's also our first rundown on this. You skipped ahead a little. We didn't get to do Rotten Tomatoes yet. But hey, we can do that now. Okay, but basically, that's how that's how you what what, basically that first thing is how you get introduced to what's going to happen in this movie. I mean, basically, a dude who doesn't belong there ends up being there and a lot happens, right? Yep. Yeah, then then logging it towards him from not belonging to longing, right. All right, so I'm gonna go to the rotten tomatoes and no, I can see you so no fucking cheating. And jack like usual. All right. Yes. And check. Okay, give me one moment. All right. So the first thing we do is I want you to know that I'm not going to ask you what the budget is because it doesn't have 140 $7 but 47 right. How much do you think though? This grossed? Oh,

Anthony:

so I don't get a budget. I just have to guess how much it made. Thanks. Um, yeah. 93 This wasn't like a box office Smash. I know that. But I do. No. 500 miles by the Proclaimers was fucking huge. Because of that movie.

Michael:

That this, the soundtrack sold a lot.

Anthony:

Yes. So I got to think that helped. But again, I don't think this was like, you know, hundreds of millions of dollars. I'm just gonna say shit. 62 million.

Michael:

You know, if I just said to you the budget was 6 million. What would you have thought 62 million, then you'd be way off. It's only 30 million man. Okay. That's crazy. To me. That's crazy. To me like it. It was way more popular than that budget tells you.

Anthony:

Well, this isn't Johnny Depp is jack Sparrow. Okay, so this is, you know what I mean? No, this is like, what this is one of those movies. It fits kind of a target audience. You know, this is not like, people that won't go out and see action movies all the time. You know, it doesn't fit into that category. It's you know, it's its own kind of like, indie offbeat kind of movie. You know, those aren't? Those aren't breaking box office records. So

Michael:

yeah, but this has way more of a pop cultural impact than then, you know, it's like, I think this started his little run of characters like you know, you have Edward Edwards, right? Scissorhands? jack Sparrow? Yeah. So knowing the that the What do you think the critics thought of this movie?

Anthony:

I want to say I want to hope they liked it. I'm gonna say 74%

Michael:

and you you promise you're not cheating.

Anthony:

Look, hand check. I have no phone. What is it? It's 76 I do your mind clothes. Get this shit. Okay, this is just an inherent gift apparently that I didn't know I fucking had.

Michael:

And you have a gift. You have a gift? What is what? No one that then what do you think the audiences What do you think it is?

Anthony:

Well, it did half of what I guessed it did the box office so I don't know. But I feel like I gotta say audiences like it too. I'm gonna actually just guess that it's Ah shit. I don't know, man. So go low lower miss a 73

Michael:

you'd be wrong. A tire is a okay. 8508 I mean, that's so it's well liked.

Anthony:

Yep. as it should be.

Michael:

Yeah, this is. This is a well like movie. Now there's a couple reviews here. Have a positive one, of course, by Richard probes of the Independent Film critic calm. He says this film is blessed with a wonderful use of color and cinematography, stellar costume design and simple but effective set design that's as positive. And I'd say he's right. I didn't find anything interesting in any of the positives. I was about as good as it got.

Anthony:

I would like to know what qualifies is stellar costume design though. A snorkel and a ping pong paddle. Buster Keaton look alike. Benny with his fucking flannel shirt, overalls,

Michael:

their overalls at the car repair shop.

Anthony:

And yeah, Ruthie and a waitress outfit job. She was just like a waitress made excellent costume design.

Michael:

Maybe. Maybe it was William H. Macy, his yuppie outfit that did it.

Anthony:

Well, Johnny Depp's outfit was spot on. That was badass. Yeah, it was great

Michael:

with the hat. So maybe they're judging on a one thing. One thing is all the judgment. So I've got you a second review. But this one as you know, is always the negative one. It's by I don't know if it's dessiner decent D SSO and I won't say desain Thompson.

Anthony:

I'm gonna say this in the Washington Post.

Michael:

He is about to diss it. All right. He said it's riddled with. He says it's riddled with insufferably contrived zaniness. It deals as deeply with mental illness, as the sound of music explored the genocidal advance of the Third Reich. And right before we got on, I gave you a little thoughts on that. Yeah, if every movie we made that involved, certain elements was only about dealing with that element and getting so deep on it, that we had to, to work through the issues of it, we would never have a good movie, everything would be sad, and we'd only be talking about how Nazis were bad. And how mentals is the worst thing and it is, but there are different levels, every story, some people's experiences are different. And sometimes we just want Escape is we want a movie that says, hey, yeah, I know these things exist. But let's have some fun.

Anthony:

You know? And that's what I hate reviews like that, where you focus on what the movie didn't do? No, it's it's a fucking no hour and 40 minute movie, or whatever we know. It's not going to be able to tackle certain things. Or maybe they just don't want to, but just accept it for what it is and what it does do.

Michael:

Yeah, yeah. It tells you that there is someone who struggles these things, and somehow find out found a way to live with it and find love at the same time. That's her story. Can't you have that story? She's allowed to she's allowed to Yeah, so I'm saying she's allowed. So you already did the first thing. Like you said, kind of gave the synopsis. What's great about that opening that you were talking about is there's so much to me like there's the the soundtrack we get the right off the bat. I would say that song. I don't know if you remember how huge it was. Oh, yeah. Got it. I think you want more Lone Ranger there. I love ironic. Ironic, don't you think? Yeah, I did. I did. But no, that was a That's ironic, because later on, you know who plays Tonto? Yes. infamously I think that was it. Yeah, I

Anthony:

can't and don't ever can watch that movie.

Michael:

I have watched it because my mother wanted to see it. Because you know, she grew up in the 50s of the cowboy generation so yeah. Oh,

Anthony:

yeah. I watched that. I watched the show as a kid all the time. I just can't watch the movie now got panned way too bad.

Michael:

I watched it because like I said I had to but like I said the the soundtrack huge. Even has a great song have a little faith in me. When the way that was used later in the love scene. The music score is excellent. The lady who did that has done a bunch of other great movies, too. So it's crazy. Like when it's funny if you and I don't want to the thing is I don't want to list their filmography. Because there's just so many Yeah, these people that do these, it seems like they can pump them out, man. That just in a lot of good movies. It's not like they're john Williams or, you know, James Horner or Danny Elfman. But they've done a lot of movies like, you know, and you're like, Oh, I know that movie. Oh, I know that movie. Oh, I know that movie. And it's like, Yeah, that's a good that was good movie. I just think it's great. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So that Yeah, yeah. So the, the poker, the poker game. What I mean, what is I want to know how you value an object in that game.

Anthony:

It's whatever you value it at, I guess I mean, I'm assuming, like during during the game you say no, that's not enough. You gotta bring more. You know, so

Michael:

I say I want to open up with a slightly used microSD card that I have here. Yeah, what would you say? Would that be good enough ante for you?

Anthony:

For me? Yeah, cuz I bet you it's enough to get you arrested. So I could use that.

Michael:

You don't know what's on there.

Unknown:

Exactly. But I got a pretty good idea. It ain't all legal. Okay. Yeah.

Michael:

Yeah. And in the beginning of this movie, a couple things that we did learn. I we found that June while mentally ill. And like we said she has some complications. She seems to be very smart. Yes. Very smart. Very, very smart. Like, it seems like Benny is doing to you if she

Anthony:

knows how to play poker.

Michael:

Oh, yeah, matter of fact, she did have a hand she had a straight That was excellent. She had a straight flush. I mean, what what's the what's the odds you're gonna get beat mean? Well, usually

Anthony:

about as good as honeymoon in Vegas. When he I'm straight flush to to the jack. You got beat. James Caan saying the odds though.

Michael:

You've always got to think that the odds that another person has that same hand unless you you know the especially in draw poker. I was just gonna say

Anthony:

they're playing draw too. So yeah, this isn't Texas Hold'em. This is like you're getting the cards, they're getting the cards. Very, very unlikely you're getting beat with a straight flush.

Michael:

That's like you're not sharing cards in the center. So yeah, it's so sad. It's very rare. Because usually you could see two straight flushes in hold'em because there might be three in the center and then you might have just a better way and and you can usually read that based on how Barrett how someone bet, but no, she did the right thing. She did the right thing. I mean, that's, that's that's what you gotta do. What you gotta do, you gotta go all in. And this and then also when we when he when Sam. The one of the first things they do is they go to the diner and that's when we get probably to me back then it was a big scene. You barely hear about this now but the dancing buns and the plate juggle and all that.

Anthony:

Yeah, that was good stuff.

Michael:

Did you did you enjoy that? Then that was big time?

Anthony:

I did. I still will do that the restaurant. Yeah. When they bring the rolls out, you dance with your buns. Get the forks in there. get jiggy with it.

Michael:

I want you to will you make a video that I can put a loop of it on our Instagram and then maybe next time you go to the restaurant? We can put that in you just just doing the little hand things and doing the kicks. Yeah, that's good times. But yeah, that's now I will say he he cleaned the house. He did it look great. I thought I thought he was your hero of the movie. Oh, he

Anthony:

was. He knows how to clean.

Michael:

Okay, let's say cuz that's I know that's your thing. That's me having to clean his house around.

Anthony:

That makes me happy.

Michael:

Yeah. So yeah, I mean, just you know, we got Benny just doing too much like I said, taking care of June they get Sam. Sam is strange. Weird likes to clean the house dances of bonds. I mean, it just seems like a you know, very strange pairing of people. Sometimes you wonder if some of these people are in the same movie as the other people. You know, like Betty seems like totally like not in tune with his sister. Like so somewhere else

Anthony:

a little bit. strive to live his own life he

Michael:

needs he needs well actually wants to live his own life but he just doesn't do it just doesn't do it. So are you ready to move on? Are you ready to get ready? Are you ready to do the next one? Do you want me to read it or Yeah, I'm ready. You can okay. June aids and illiterate Sam when he is struggling with writing to his mother and the to start spending more time together. After running some errands with Ruthie Ruthie stays for dinner. Her car won't start and Betty drives her home where they set a dinner date. Whoo. Meanwhile, left alone June and Sam kiss. Betty and Ruthie have a fun date. But Binney abruptly ends it because he wants to get home to June. Sam goes to the video store to try to apply for a job there. Vinnie in June is Sam go to the park where Sam starts doing tricks with his hat, attracting an appreciative crowd. But he stays at the park to reflect and sends June home with Sam where they make love. Sam then tells June he loves her which June reciprocates there's a lot that goes on. And that section a lot because this movie actually isn't that long now as No it's not. So like we said June very smart. Very I said she's literally I find it strange that Sam's alliterate though. Why? Well, I mean, he had to go to school somewhere right? Or do you think he just fell through the cracks? Or he? Yeah,

Anthony:

he could have fallen through the cracks or, you know, just stopped after fifth grade. You never know. Don't no worries from what's going on?

Michael:

I don't know. I never you know, the funny thing is, you know, when you grow up, and maybe we just didn't see it. I never met anybody like that in my school, right? Like, they couldn't read like then. Yeah, they couldn't read or write well,

Anthony:

I still know people that can't read or write well, we talked about I've seen I've seen your friend all seeing your show notes. You can't write well, way, way, way, way, way way. I'd actually say you can't write Are you

Michael:

talking about right like as a compose, composing something and actually literally writing some words and not knowing how to do it?

Anthony:

Oh, yeah, I'd never seen you do that. I don't think you can. Because I've never seen it.

Michael:

You've never it's right there. I there's words on this card right here. But yeah, that looks like shit. Well, I didn't say it was good penmanship. But it looks like chicken scratch done by an actual chicken. Yeah. It is. It is my chicken scratch though, and I can read it and as long as it's in chicken speak. Your Um, I think it's excellent though that Benny does find time to put the charm on Ruthie. Like, he does actually kind of dial it up a little done a little bit. Yeah. But why does he do it with her and not that hot piece?

Unknown:

If I fucking know dude, I do not know. And that's still me.

Anthony:

I'm sorry. me. Look. No offense to Ruthie. Okay. Yeah, played by a very beautiful actress. But what the fuck Benny? Hot sex on a platter. Right there. Yeah, fix their car.

Unknown:

bladder. bladder. great deal. She wants to thank you. Really? Thank you. And you know, like, Really? Thank you. Really? Yeah. Oh, man.

Michael:

That's funny.

Anthony:

So I would, Yes, I would. I would rename this movie to Benny's folly. Because he messed up.

Michael:

They have been he's falling he he passed on the piece. He passed the piece. But no, he but but I'll give him this you know, Julianne Moore's a got a girl next door type of quality.

Anthony:

She's Yes. She's hot. No doubt. But I'm just saying. So was the other girl.

Michael:

Yeah, she's smoking. Her name, actually I believe is Lynette Walden is the name of the actress. Yeah, doesn't that it just says female customers. So there you go. So there you go. He passed on that. Now I thought when I watch this movie was like, Hey, I figured out you might be Sam. Because he's sitting there reciting that whole movie. Of course he acts it out. You don't like have the chops? He has to. Oh, no. Oh, no. You don't know that motherfucker. Oh, well. Next time we do lines. please, by all means get a feeling all right.

Anthony:

When we did lines we want to see when we played that fucking blockbuster game. I gave you the lines and you just couldn't get the damn movies.

Michael:

Oh fuck don't don't say it. Don't say this. Don't Don't air this dirty laundry sucker. Do you know what I just learned? There's a study that says that people with the with the khandha COVID it's affecting some of their memory centers. And so I think it's that that's bullshit. This was way before COVID No, no, no, not the not the blockbuster game.

Anthony:

No, I know. But you remembering shit. You've been a big dum dum since Weibo. Well, no, no, no, no, I'm

Michael:

not a big dub dub. You know, I would bring that up. You know, somebody listens to our podcast that I know, of course. And they said you're very passive aggressive with me. And I need to point it out to you.

Anthony:

I'm passive aggressive with you.

Unknown:

Yeah. What the fuck show are they listening to? No, it ain't. It ain't this one. Last episode I was hung over for I don't know. It could be it might have been that there has to be which

Michael:

we have over 50 which of the 30 that you were hung over?

Anthony:

was really hung over. The one that started too early that day. Yeah, I would love to know anyways, on whether I am passive aggressive towards Dingle cheese here because I don't see it.

Michael:

It See, it's right there. It's you call me dangle cheese.

Anthony:

That's not passive aggressive, that's aggressive. You fuck not Goddamn cheese hating Horace kopecks pizza sandwich eating motherfucker. Yes, you're right. Okay. See, that's aggressive now.

Michael:

Now my feelings are hurt now. My feelings are hurt. Okay? passive aggressive. No more there. Now I'm not gonna make pizza dough I planned on

Anthony:

Okay, rub some dirt on it get back in the game. You can't make pizza dough. Are you talking about? I had to fucking fix that shit for you.

Michael:

I am going to make pizza dough tonight. Watch me.

Anthony:

Oh, let me tell you. Let's just get that story out. I don't you know, let's take a little tangent here. Well, I can I can come visit numbnuts few weeks back who gets the fucking ooni pizza oven to use gets up that day.

Michael:

Placement that's his daughter

Anthony:

make all this fucking dough. We go out to see a movie. Come back. The dough has not risen. Because somebody doesn't know how to fucking make dough for a several $100 pizza oven that they bought specifically to make pizzas. would have been better off Papa some pizza rolls in that sumbitch because I had to fucking then make dough. 30 minutes later, we had pizza dough. Seven hours later, you had a warm oven. It still wouldn't rise. I am

Michael:

going to make it and it's going to work tonight.

Anthony:

Okay, can you record that shit. So we have proof

Michael:

because I actually have made pizza dough that has risen in the past that was just has been a long while it's been like 10 years.

Anthony:

Like that. Oh, no needed, you know, crushed viagara in it. And it still wasn't gonna rise.

Michael:

You know what we call that batch? The Anthony? Because it couldn't get it up. Okay. Oh my God. Oh, my dough was the shit. That's why we call that batch the mic. Cuz I

Anthony:

know. My dog was a straight hard on.

Michael:

Alright, so let's get back to the movie. I want to go over a few things. She's obviously infatuated of Sam and why would you not be? Because to me one of the one of the other like this, this movie is full of what I call quirky scenes. Yes, they're just fun. And like the one where he takes the little balloon and plays a song. Yes, that is good. Ah, but, but I'm still worried because you know, like she does have mental illness. I don't know how it affects all of our emotional states. And Sam, while he can't read or write, and he's quirky, he seems to have some wisdom to the world. Is he? I wondered if he was taking advantage of her in some way. But No, I guess not.

Anthony:

I don't think at all. I think Sam has a level of understanding that most people don't have. He sees the good in people. He's not looking for the bad shit. And Pete Yeah, that's what Sam is in this movie. Ben is just fucking tired. Yeah, out and doing the best he can. But he doesn't know what to do half the time. So Sam, is Yeah, it's a different entity for her. He comforts her he gets her. You know, but we do have you know, when she has her breakdown, you know with him. He doesn't know what to do either. So

Michael:

it's because it's because I think everyone needs each other in some way. Right?

Anthony:

I don't need you. See, you won't call that passive aggressive. I don't. I tell you, I'm gonna be on this for a while now, this passive aggressive thing. Because I'm like, what else do I have to do actually slap you in the dick? Like, what makes this passive aggressive? assault you.

Michael:

choke you with a faint? Oh, no, no, you just keep being who? You want passive aggressive. Just keep being who you are. And trust me, it'll come through. Okay. That's passive aggressive. No.

Anthony:

See, I think what? Now I get it. The passive aggressive coming for me is when I just stopped listening to you and I don't give a shit. Because it's not worth arguing with. That comes out. Would you? Would you just call that we got to move on with the movie. Oh. Well, I am going.

Michael:

I'm a let's see what we talked about. We talked about him. Oh, taking advantage of her like you said Not really. Um, a couple other things. Another quirky scene by Sam where he's making the mash taters

Anthony:

with the tennis racket.

Michael:

Yes. Yeah, I wrote a stupid line. I said he makes a lot of racket when he makes mashed potatoes. That's really bad.

Anthony:

Really bad. Is

Michael:

that dad joke level.

Anthony:

It's right there. Yeah. Now mad at it. All right. Okay, now I can think of it. So I got the tennis racket. Now. This is what bugs me in the movie. The tennis racket, the grilled cheese. Have these items been used before? Like if this is a brand new tennis racket, okay. But if you've actually had this in the garage and used to play tennis, I'm not eating those mashed potatoes.

Michael:

Oh, see? See you're worried about the food grade quality of the racket. Yes. On a clean freak, I don't. Okay. Um, I think you need to ignore that stuff and just assume he cleaned it before he cuz remember he's a clean freak too. That's true. But I do want to tell you since you brought it up, in addition to the iron grilled cheese sandwiches and the tennis racket mashed potatoes, there was a scene where Sam made crab in the dishwasher, but it was cut for time. Oh, man, that would been good. So there you go. So yeah, well, I mean, I've seen that.

Anthony:

I've seen that like different things where people actually cook in the dishwasher. Like the things you can cook, you pretty much consume feed stuff in the dishwasher.

Michael:

I don't want to do that. I just give me a sous vide machine if you don't want to, I'm just saying you can. And I just want to say I do have a note about this on the thing. I think you're right about Sam. I just don't think he had support with for him or anybody to help him. And so I think that's why they had that great relationship. Just that I just noticed. I did put a note there now. Benny really likes to fuck things up. He went he he's twice has told Ruthie know, when she's asked him to come back to her place, right? Yeah. But here's my thing on that second one. She goes, it's not like um, you know, this, you know, whatever. I'm just offering you a beer. But do you really think like, she she acts like I'm not offering you sex here are not asking for a relationship just offering you a beer. But it to me if you asked me back to your place twice. I'm thinking it's more than just saying, hey, let's have a beer. Don't you think that?

Anthony:

Yeah, twice, twice. It's gonna lead to sex.

Michael:

That's not to say that, but but she played it off that second time. Like, Oh, no, I you know, just to be here, man. Come on, you know, like, like, whatever. And I get it if he's if I if he he should have went in there. My personal opinion. But hey, what do I know?

Anthony:

I don't think so. I think you don't think you should know cuz I think he should already be dating the other girl. Oh, he should

Michael:

be with that. Yeah. Okay. Well, yeah, if he's doing what he should have done from the beginning, Ruth, he's not in this movie. Other than the fact that he's she still might be friends with Sam because he'll still recognizer, right. I think that's about as deep as that would go. And yeah, so yeah, that's what that now Sam getting back to him. And now in the park. So when they have the park performance, he's just natural, isn't he? He's just really good.

Anthony:

Yes. And props to Johnny Depp too, for like, I mean, the actual physical comedy there, too.

Michael:

I wonder, you know, he did study. I wonder how hard that was? For him to do that. I, I just know that that's when that was the biggest, most famous thing from that movie at the time. I don't know if you remember how huge that was. That's why it surprises me. It only did 30 million. Like your estimation is what I would have said before knowing. Yeah, because it's a big, it was a big scene. And that movie was really popular at that time. That's why it's like really strange sometimes. Well, there's movies like that, that were really popular at the time. And for some reason. We knew everything that happened in them, but no one watched them. Well,

Anthony:

and I don't know. We didn't look this up. You gotta wonder what else was going up against two was in the box office so that that might have played a role?

Michael:

Yeah. Now when he was doing his thing, did you notice how June had that look? that look? The fuck me eyes. She did. She gave me that look like oh my gosh, like she was. We remember I told you that Tao of Steve thing. That those do something excellent.

Anthony:

Yes. Those are not fuck me eyes.

Michael:

You don't think so? Those are amazement wonderment. What else could he do? Find out Oh my god. Oh my god.

Anthony:

Ah, see, this is what's wrong. My passive aggressiveness is gonna kick in here. I gotta tune you out. Just let you say what you're going to say.

Michael:

Well, I'm going to say is this June is a grown woman. Right? I have it on here the notes and she struggles with that mental illness. Yeah, but I think she still has but see the thing with neutral people. It's not that the it rules one part of the life but they still have all the other parts they want to. And I think she has all the fields and she wants to be in love with someone just like anyone else. And I think her brother like we say I think he's so controlling that she kind of in this relationship. He definitely infringes a little on that freedom for her to fall in love. You know? Well, not. He's been more supportive, less controlling.

Anthony:

Yeah, but he's been in this situation for as long as he has He's seen what? Yeah, can happen, okay? She's out in the fucking parking lot in a snorkel with ping pong paddle, directing traffic,

Michael:

telling people to move out in the parking lot. She was actually in the intersection

Anthony:

or in the error section. Okay? So he knows directing your ass. He knows she can go off the rails. So I don't know. I mean, I think it's controlling but in his mind for her own good, because he's worried about her well being

Michael:

kind of like how your passive aggressive from my well being okay.

Anthony:

Oh, I want you to eat the biggest fucking cheese ball in the world right now. You thought I was gonna say dick didn't

Michael:

know. Anyway, cuz you never know. So, uh, so you ready? Are you gonna do this next one, man? Yeah, let's do the next.

Anthony:

Alright, yo for man. After all this. Benny makes suggestions to Sam about his comedy routines. June gets agitated and makes Sam explain that he and June are romantically involved. And angry Benny throw Sam out yells at June shows her a pamphlet about a group home. That would be a better home for June starts hidden the shit out of Betty and screaming and he pushes her away, feeling bad Benny leaves to get her some tapioca. While Benny is away, Sam attempts to run away with June However, she struggles with the voices in her head and gets agitated, has a breakdown. Sam tries to soothe her but she gets more agitated. Then she's taken to a local hospital. Then he gets to the hospital doctor tells him June doesn't want to see him. He finds Sam in the waiting room and they argue Sam goes to stay with Ruthie. Meanwhile, Benny begins to feel guilty about his treatment of June as he should.

Michael:

Yeah. So basically there's a lot that happens or obviously the she hits the fan this is this is the the shit hits the fan part of the movie, right? Like where all the shoes have to drop, and then we have to be built back up to the positive experience. Right? Because that's kind of what happened. I do like it that Sam works in the video store now cuz he seems to be a natural fit for that. Yeah, he can't read or write well, he knows movies.

Anthony:

He does, man. He's a savant. He knows them better than you. Oh, I don't know about that. Shut your face. That's, that's well,

Michael:

I guess. I guess nobody could be better than Anthony at any Exactly. passive aggressive. No, that sucks the whole situation on the bus? Yeah, that's in. But you know, he did overreact, you know, threatening somebody with the home. I always thought that's like threatening somebody with an irreconcilable situation like you. You can't just tell people Oh, well, I'm just gonna put you in what you would think is your jail. Go fuck yourself. You know, that doesn't really help. You got to make it. If they got to want to do it. If they don't want to do it, they're always going to hate you for it. That's what it is.

Anthony:

Yeah. But again, he doesn't know what to do. Best thing for them. That's his answer. And now he feels like Sam was taking advantage of her even though he wasn't. You know, that's what's going on in his mind. So,

Michael:

yeah. You know, that's like I said, just like in the last section, I said, he needs to remember that. It's just it's a woman. She's a grown woman. Yes. With a mental illness, not not a child. So she's got to do one or two grown woman things. Sometimes. That's one of them.

Anthony:

Well, that is but at the same time, it's his little sister, and she's always going to be his little sister in his eyes. You know, you have that that too. It's just like parents with their kids. You're always going to be you know,

Michael:

yeah, yeah, you are. You're always gonna be my kid. He can't. He

Anthony:

can't, you know, it's hard to differentiate that.

Michael:

Got to get out of his own way. You know it. I guess that's the best. I guess the best thing was that she did go to the hospital because allowed her to be away from him, and him to reflect on his decisions. And seeing how he felt when she doesn't want that when he doesn't get access to her. Yep. Now, the the one thing that the doctor did talk about and told him was that her episodes are, are bigger and triggered with the stress and I think that's why ultimately, she did get into hospitals because while she probably did want to be with Sam, the stress of that whole situation is what triggered her I think to have her her episode in the in the in the bus. Yeah, I think that's what happened.

Anthony:

Well, it's, you know, at this point, I mean, she's already been taken out of our comfort zone. Yeah, getting up. Make making captain crunch and peanut butter smoothies in the morning. Play low ping pong, breaking a couple laps like that's it. No painting. That's the routine. That's the comfort level. Yeah, she's out of that now.

Michael:

She needs the routine. She's out of that. Yeah. And you know, the the it, Sam, I don't know if he should have tried to take her away. I mean, maybe he should have tried to find a way to reconcile it. Because maybe, I don't know. See, I don't know how you would get to the point where Bernie would find out, in his own way, what's right for him to do? Without doing that? I don't know if it would happen. Well, I

Anthony:

don't know. Sam, at this point now has been kicked out of the house by both of them. So always gonna reconcile them. She kicked him out. Now he's kicked him out.

Michael:

Yeah, but she didn't. She didn't kick him out as much as she just doesn't want to see anybody. Oh, and not because I think she loves him. I think she's angry at Benny. Like she's mad at Benny love, Sam. But just it's feeling shamed. I think with him, I think. I think there's different emotions for different people.

Anthony:

I'm saying when she kicked him out for cleaning the house. Oh, now, I don't know how, you know, to reconcile. Yeah, but

Michael:

but she got over the house cleaning thing. Oh, and I'm just gonna say, at this point, because she can choose who can go in. We have to assume she chose to hospitalized herself. Right. Like they it wasn't like the state said, Nope, we're holding you. I think No, I don't think she did.

Anthony:

Yeah, she had to be held at that point.

Michael:

But then how can she choose who can visit her if she can't make choices on our own? That's what I'm trying to say. I don't know how that works.

Anthony:

Oh, no, I think you're allowed to say no, I don't want a visitor's.

Unknown:

Okay. But yeah, okay. Just saying, but this is more or less. Oh, no,

Anthony:

I don't either. But I'm just assuming that. You know, cuz the social worker already talked to Benny, you know about. Yeah, having her go to the facility. So I think at this point, it's, you know, there's there's been instances before, you know, her in the intersection, things like that that have happened before. So you've got, you've got case history built up for it. To keeper. Yeah, at that point.

Michael:

Yeah, you do. Yeah, you do. He's he. I know Benny Benny was a tough one, though. Like, like, he doesn't want to be there. You know, he doesn't want to do it. And he would like to he could soak it. But I don't know if it's because he's controlling or, you know, it's it's tough. It's a tough one to know. I don't think it is. It's all hypothetical.

Anthony:

I don't think it's controlling. I think it's controlling what he can control. But not controlling for him once he lost the control controlling her. But just trying. He's just trying to do what's best for her. In his mind.

Michael:

Yeah. I would agree. I agree. But you know, I think he and once you've lost that control, that's the moment he realizes, oh, I'm a big dick. Yeah, I treated everybody like a dick. I have a note here. I guess I guess in this movie, you go walking in the rail yard to do your heaviest thinking. Did you notice that like he's walking on the train. He's gonna get sideswiped by a train and he's never gonna see her again.

Anthony:

Saying that was his son kind of be in the hospital. That was some kind of wonderful moment. Oh, he gets if he gets hit by the train. It's a stand by me moment.

Michael:

And we find out here's what we do find out the salmon. Ruth. Sam lives with Ruthie now. Yeah, and I think they would make fast friends and great roommates. I mean, they both don't like the same people right now.

Anthony:

I would watch that show. That'd be great sitcom.

Michael:

Sam, Sam and Ruthie. Yeah, to be great. Yeah, I don't know what they would call that yet Two's Company. Yeah, that's that's hilarious. Oh, I want to tell you something. I just got an alert. Do you know that the Cleveland Indians will be the Cleveland Indians? No more. Do you know what they're gonna be now? I don't. What did they change now be the Cleveland guardians. The Guardians. Okay. Just that I tell you that was just came in while I'm sitting here talking to you. random shit. That's crazy. Anyways, random shit. But it was news. And I was like, Hey, man, I gotta tell you this. Hey, um, so do you want to do this next one, or is it me? Is it me? It's me. Is that you? Yeah, it's you. Yeah, it's me. Beneath fine set out. You interrupted me. Take two. Take two take everything for me. Especially beginning

Anthony:

mumble mouth here can't get through a fucking opening that he's done 50 times. It's like every single God. Yes, you stumble over it. You need to practice or just can it and I did.

Michael:

I'm not canning it. I'm Benny Find Sam now working at the video store and asks for his help. They go to the hospital Benny apologizes to June and persuades her to consider getting her own apartment and tells her that Sam has come back to her. June tells the doctor that she would like to try living in her own apartment. The siblings reconcile and Sam and June are reunited reunited. Later Betty brings roses to Ruthie, he takes another bouquet to June's apartment, but leaves the flowers in the doorway when he sees Sam and June are busy making grilled cheese sandwiches with the clothing iron. Probably on the wool setting, I'm guessing

Anthony:

Yeah, there you go. Cotton would burn it.

Michael:

Well, yeah. What did he say? He said wool setting or what was the one that he said would be too wet? linen? Yeah, yeah, then too soggy. I think it was. Yeah, yeah, too soggy. soggy. I think that's funny. I think it's interesting how Sam and Benny come together because they both want the same things. They both want June this one wants to be with their one way and one wants to have a relationship that's not based on them being a parent anymore. I guess. You know? Yeah. That's kind of how it is. Now, there's not a lot that goes on here. But but the the quirkiness of Sam happens to have like the like how he breaks into the thing with the hat. The hat trick? Yeah, man, the guy is so good. He just sees the world differently. That's James Bond shit this season. That was but here's my thing. How did that must be a firm fucking hat? Cuz it like once I have you will get crushed by that heavy. Yeah, that must be fucking firm. As I'm saying. Keep an open once he got in that thing, a rabbit. A titanium ring. Oh, I love it. Now, the other iconic scene in this movie that when we were when it first came out was the swinging outside the window. Do you remember that on the scaffolding? Yes. Yeah, that that was super iconic. I just remember that being a big deal as well like, and they played it up for this movie to have these moments that were just excellent.

Anthony:

Yes, that was good one he just as well could then holding a boombox up. It was that iconic?

Michael:

Do you think it's the Do you think though that that's kind of the model that it came from? A little bit. Instead, instead of holding a boombox he's Yep. Swinging swinging from the from the from the roof. Yep.

Anthony:

Outside the window.

Michael:

Oh, yeah. Oh, so I guess and then we just get the whole reconciling and then they just have an apartment. It kind of moves quick. They're like he comes in says his piece. And next thing you know they're together. Here's my thing. After they get back together. Why is Ruthie still DTF with him? After he?

Unknown:

like kind of a dick? Well, chicks dig assholes. We know this.

Michael:

explains why you're married. I'm married to so I guess I'm someone's asshole. If I got married right now.

Anthony:

You're just passive aggressive.

Michael:

No, no, I'm not. But you're pathetic. Now the I just noticed that this is the Sam's apartment that he was living with Ruthie. So they pretty much live with Ruthie then don't they? Yeah. Do you think that Ruthie will become become controlling or do you think she'll go?

Anthony:

They don't live with her. They have their own apartment.

Michael:

It's connected to Ruthie though it's like your house.

Anthony:

Right? It's a separate apartment, though. I mean,

Michael:

I'm just saying no, you think that maybe she might after being around them for a while be like a little controlling. Now like Benny. Now? I don't know, man, other than anything would be like, you know,

Anthony:

that she would be responsible for especially with some of the shit that they're pulling with the grilled cheese and whatnot. Who knows what they're gonna try?

Michael:

Oh, yeah. Tomato sauce in the toaster. Yeah, probably next. That's next. But no, there's not much to the ending. But it's a wonderful ending. You know, you get to reconcile. You get the classic scene. Everybody ends up happy. Everybody gets a bouquet of flowers and, and it's a wonderful day. I mean, that's it. That's the movie. Um, not much to it. And I would say that, like I said, it's not a long movie, then the Proclaimers take us out. Yeah, they brought us in to take us out. That song was so huge, man. It's huge. So huge. So do you want to go into your six pack? hells Yes. All right, that I will hit the thing.

Anthony:

My first one is going to be the grilled cheese. Because yes, it's an awesome scene but it because it's like the precursor to tick tock. Oh, now everybody's down on fucking everybody's doing all this shit anything. They're all inventive steaks in the fucking toaster, weird shit, different ways to cook stuff and do stuff. So yes, you have prehistoric Tick Tock with the grilled cheese. So that's my first one. It

Michael:

Yeah, so basically people who are on Tick Tock thinking they're so inventive and doing something so, you know, strange. It's been done 30 years ago,

Anthony:

years ago, and they did it better

Michael:

than done. Yep, they did. So, yeah. So I'll give you my my first one. Here we go. All right. So the diner sequence the first one, I think that that is pretty awesome. I like it. And you know, the, from the dancing bonds to the plate juggling to the horror movie sequence. You know, reading I think that whole section of the movie. Yeah, that one right. There was pretty brilliant.

Anthony:

very entertaining.

Michael:

That's my thoughts on that. Agreed. And that's all I got to say about that. are out there. Roger. Are you ready?

Anthony:

Ready. We interrupt this broadcast. To bring you a promo from our sponsor, Snake guard condoms. If the snake stays wrapped, the venom stays trapped. Alright, second one is Sam playing the song on the balloon. It was quirky it was I liked it. It was cool. I can't do it. I tried. I can't play music. So I chose hockey. Oh on a balloon.

Michael:

I bet I could I know I've done it before. I know I have you got to hold it with your two hands. And you got to it isn't as easy as he makes it look but you got to hold it and then you got to like kind of move it to do it.

Anthony:

I know that I'm just saying I can't do a whole song.

Michael:

Oh well I don't know about a whole song but you know couple notes like

Anthony:

sound like one squeaky fart the whole time. Long squeaky so

Michael:

some people that's kind of what people feel about your performance on these shows episodes do so

Anthony:

that's my fucking performance on the shows. What are you talking about? page with passive aggressive. You're not a squeaky fart. You're a I'm a passive aggressive squeaky voice syndrome.

Unknown:

I am fine with that. least I know me. I know who I am. I apologize for shit. And I'm

Michael:

and I am perfectly fine. Okay, let me do the next one. All right. The Proclaimers I'm just gonna say it 500 miles. Well, I would walk 500 miles and I would walk 500 mer just to beat up barn to walk up 1000 miles to stand right at your door.

Unknown:

out at your door. You can't even get song lyrics right? Yeah. You fucking do the Lone Ranger. Dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun da da da da da da da da da

Michael:

actually, you can't hear tone very well. So I'll give you a pass there.

Unknown:

Oh. You can't do rhythm now you're doing the Lone Ranger when you do that.

Michael:

London London London London. I can do it in pitch perfect. I mean, I don't know what you want for me. So your your third one Are you ready?

Anthony:

I am You son of a pitch All right, I'm Sam cleaning the house. I love me a clean house. And I also just loved him going back and forth on the ladder. Oh the ceiling and just all that.

Michael:

That that's work. Yeah, cuz you said what was that a stool or what was that that he was

Anthony:

like rolling ladder or something?

Michael:

Yeah, something like that. He was Yeah, that's another quirky moment from the movie.

Anthony:

That's how you clean Um,

Michael:

I'll give you that you know and another one we forgot to mention remember when he did the hubcap thing he took apart? I

Anthony:

guys I was gonna say that too. Yes, that was great. But like where the hell that hubcap going? Yeah.

Michael:

Yeah, I don't know. He just went up and then veered. I want to know where it landed though. Probably Ruby's basement

Anthony:

fucking kill somebody though. comes down there head.

Michael:

Are you ready? I got my last one. I'm ready. And I'm just gonna say because I think without this, this movie is nothing And that is Johnny Depp and his performance just in general. I know I picked one of his sequences, but in all this movie, what I don't know if you could find anyone else you could tell me and say they were going to do it, I would say, yeah, that's the guy from that time that you like a big time guy that would be able to do this,

Anthony:

even though this is obviously not nearly as big of a movie. But yeah, he is that character as much as he is jack Sparrow. Yeah, you know, same thing. JACK Sparrow there. Nobody ever could do that. Other than him. So

Michael:

yeah, there's not. There's not many actors at that time about that age. I mean, you had what Michael J. Fox was still pretty big at that time, and you didn't have many others. I mean, Brad Pitt wasn't on the scene yet. Yeah. So I don't know.

Anthony:

Nobody could have pulled that off. Like

Michael:

Jerry Stoltz. Eric Stoltz was pretty big at the time for things so. But yeah, that's it. But since I said that, I'm going to add I'm going to throw out my top five DEP roles. The top 505 Johnny Depp roles, so I'll go with number five. First, I'll go cry baby. Number four is Ed Wood. Number three, Edward Scissorhands number two, Sam and number one, obviously jack Sparrow? That's my five.

Anthony:

Good for you. You think crybaby is top five.

Michael:

Oh, fuck yeah. It's great roll.

Anthony:

All right, top five in no particular order again. JACK Sparrow, you always put me on the spot. You dig? You come up with this shit. I love him. You're an asshole. Anyway, I'm Nightmare on Elm Street. You're perfect. Good. You can get blood shot out of a bed like that. And that was epic. And also him wear that. sissy cut off. football shirt. And waist mid midriff shirt, George and blow. Who's fucking awesome.

Michael:

Blow is good. I didn't put it on there because I didn't think you know that movie. Okay, Fuck

Anthony:

you. Fuck you in a very passive aggressive way.

Michael:

But that's a that's a real character. That's like a autobiographical movie. So I kind of thought,

Anthony:

great. You didn't mean just like original characters, or what? Is that? what you're talking about? No, no,

Michael:

that's good. No, I still like it. No, no, no, it's good. I was just,

Anthony:

I didn't think of it though. Okay. Um, let's see. Yeah, I probably have to put Betty in June in there. Cuz he was just awesome in that. I'd

Michael:

say Sam, the name of the character said.

Anthony:

Yeah, as Sam. He was good. He would have been good as any of those characters though. He could have played them all. Oh, no. I gotta think of a fifth one. Let's do our generic All right. I gave you a loving you. You're on the spot. And we have to think of the guy's fucking catalog. Jesus. Oh, all right. No, I'll tell you what, actually, I really love him and yoga. hosers would you probably never seen?

Michael:

No. Why would I? That's like, that sounds like trash.

Anthony:

I think was it yoga? hosers we're seeing both of them using But anyways, pocket Go ahead. Generic. No,

Michael:

that's a movie by Kevin Smith, isn't it? Yes. I probably should watch it though. If it's that. Are you ready for your generic? I'm ready. Alright, here you go.

Anthony:

Alright, my generic moment. Is Benny picking the wrong fucking girl? Yeah, just sorry. But dude, cup of coffee. At least. God she wants to buy you dinner. That means more in the car behind the shop. That's the thing. offering you in twice for a beer means sex buying you dinner mean sex? Not really well still.

Michael:

Do you? Say Do you think that's our education of our women work? saying that. That's the way we perceived it back then. And when we look at it now, it's like, they said they would buy you something. So you get to have sex? Yeah, maybe pizza.

Anthony:

Now, but seriously, I'm not saying though. Honestly, watching that when I was younger, and like, why did he go out with her? What the fuck is wrong with you? Man?

Michael:

That's a good question. I agree, man

Anthony:

fighter over for you. If nothing else.

Michael:

I have a ping pong table. That's right. Although June cheats. So there's that. All right. Let's see I got my next my first one. And I'm going to put it here just because there's some people that would like it to be here. I'm gonna say the mental illness portrayal. So basically what that means is we understand I understand that this could be but here's the thing. I think for the people who think it should be a little deeper. This could be a generic That's why I picked it. But to me, I feel there's different experiences for different people have different levels. Yeah, like, not everybody. It's a spectrum on the mental illness thing. So you know, if it doesn't fit, if yours is on a further end of the spectrum that's worse. This can look too rosy. And then for some people, yours might be way easier. And you might look at that and go, Wow, they had it hard. So you know, so I get it because you can never get it right for everyone. So that's why I put it on there.

Anthony:

Oh, you're never it's not possible. It's not

Michael:

possible. Alright, so I've got facts. Are you ready for phase?

Anthony:

Give me some facts.

Michael:

You already knew this. Johnny Depp did all the stunts for his physical, physical comedy sequence in the park himself. When Johnny Depp tastes the paint, that was improvised when he was tasting the paint and Jr. thing. So he literally tasted that that was his thing. In order to make it paints him as if he is an inexperienced. What? You paint liquor. Yeah, in order to make it seem as if he is an inexperienced writer, Johnny Depp used his left hand in the writing sequence. Being right handed himself, using his left hand gave off the squiggly impressions of a child's writing. Good idea. He's all method. Here's something for you. We didn't talk about her much, Mary Stuart Masterson. Yeah, June, she did a lot of the paintings herself. So she's a talented actress, and it looks like she can paint a little. So there you go. Go June. Although the song I'm going to be 500 miles, by the Proclaimers, was known to American audiences, including airplay on MTV this movie, and a modified music video propelled the song to number three in the US. It was almost five years. Yep. after its initial release that that happened. So that song had already been out.

Anthony:

I know. I did remember that. One of those. Nobody heard.

Michael:

Because it's from Scotland. And it wasn't big over here. Yeah. And you wonder how what kind of cool person was like, I knew that song five years ago.

Anthony:

Plenty of those.

Michael:

So you knew when it wasn't cool. I get it.

Anthony:

No, I'm saying there's plenty of people. Right? So

Michael:

they're like, Oh, yeah, I knew they knew it. Yeah, I knew I knew Green Day before dukey. Yeah, we there was those people back then Trust me. I know. I used to work in music. You know that. Wynonna writer was set to play June, and at the time was dating Johnny Depp writer dropped out of the project upon her breakup with DEP. So this could have been a Wynonna writer Johnny Depp movie. And that would work too. I think it would I think she had that vibe.

Anthony:

It would. Because they've already they did Edward Scissorhands. So you know what would have worked? But you know what, at the same time, I think it would have worked, but it would just have been on top of that, you know, when you get those movies where you see the same two actors is love interest. So yeah, it's that it's like it takes away from the movie sometimes because it's like, oh, it's another bennifer kind of thing. You know, oh, seeing that already.

Michael:

Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Kind of like what happened with in the was it? When do was date Alec Baldwin was with Kim Basinger. Yes. And they made that movie. What was it? I forget? Yeah, Rain Man. Air gamers. I forget it was called marrying man. Yeah. Is that what it was? Marry me? Yeah. And it was just like it was too on the nose. You know, people didn't like it. So um, now I'll give you some casting bullshit that you're gonna love. Okay, first choice for the leads were first choice for the leads were Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, followed by Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon. Eventually, MGM had their dream casting in place Johnny Depp, Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern. Harris's contract would have given him top billing, when during a recent Oscar nominee found out that she would have be third build, she quit the picture. Well, Harris Harrelson followed soon after having landed the young male lead and decent proposal, and GM promptly slapped him with a $5 million lawsuit for breach of contract which was ultimately settled out of court. So there you go. So that's that movie. What How would that would have worked with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.

Anthony:

So that makes sense that he would let Robert Redford sleep with his wife for a million dollars because he was already on the hook for 5 million because he was getting sued. Yeah, I get it. Well, what if I give her to you from Sunday to Thursday, so I can make up this bill here.

Michael:

What was the name of Rudy's movie?

Anthony:

Huh? What was that Revenge of the prom queen? What was it?

Michael:

Oh, I know what it is. I'm just asking you do you try remember what these movie was called Prom Queen, Prom Queen, Prom Queen mutilator noodle and it only took 45 minutes. Only took 45 minutes to shoot.

Anthony:

You know, I always wonder too, obviously, cuz that's, you know, in the movie seemed like such she's like you saw that, you know, where did they find that movie? You know, they come home with grocery bag and Ruth's movie, like where did you go to get that? Where's where was it selling out?

Michael:

It's her hometown. They probably have it everywhere. She's famous. You think so? Well, thanks. And yeah,

Anthony:

that's why she's famous and waitressing is she made?

Michael:

She made sure that everyone in town knows it. Because if she says, hey, it's over here, she might get a royalty every time it gets rented. That's why. All right. Y'all ready? You ready? I'm ready. Originally, originally in the script, Sam was supposed to leave dried flowers on the porch. after June threw him out an hour before shooting the scene. Jeremiah s chechik changed it to Sam leaving the jack in the box instead. So another quirky scene we didn't talk about earlier jackin the buyer he leaves as a when she kicks him out, right? Yeah, as an apology, he gives her a jack in the box, and it amuses her and lets him back in. So there's a lot of quirky moments in this thing that go for every one of them.

Anthony:

I never tried that. But just leaving that as a apology. I'll give that shot next time.

Michael:

Technically, I have I've ordered a meal at jack in the box and given it to my wife as an apology. Or you've just ordered Java. I don't know what I'm always apologizing for something. So if I wear a jacket box and hand it to her, you know?

Anthony:

Yeah, this is saying sorry for

Michael:

what I'm pick while you ready for the next one ready? June's comment. June's comment to Sam having a Boo Radley moment are we is a reference to the character Boo Radley. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. A Boo Radley moment is when a person is astonished at the sight of something or someone excessively strange and or rare. Conveniently in Spokane, Washington, the city which this film takes place, there actually is a gift shop called boo radleys. So Interesting. Interesting little thing there. Okay, now here's a good one for you love this. Benny and June's house in the movie was rented for filming. The owners of the house were paid to stay in a hotel and exchange for the use of their fully furnished house. That's cool. That's I didn't know they did that to people. Hey, want to be displaced? Here you go. I'm sure they do. Yeah, fine. Do you want to use Okay,

Anthony:

everybody's got a price. A lot of people would be all over anyways. Oh, my house is gonna be in a movie. That's cool. But that same time, I then your house is in a movie then your house is in a fucking movie. And you're gonna have people on your lawn every fucking day want to take pictures?

Michael:

Yeah, cuz I'm one of my favorite movies is Notting Hill and the house with the blue door. Like people are always it's owned by a private owner. And they hate it because everybody comes and takes pictures of their house all the time. But yeah, no. I mean, like in Nevada, if you didn't have attention,

Anthony:

people would have decency and use a drone. Get your pictures that way.

Michael:

Not allowed to in cities. So that goes that. So I've got another one for you. The two restaurants used in the movie. The milk bottle cafe and Ferguson's were heavily damaged in a fire on September 25 2011, Ferguson's cafe was lot a total loss but the milk bottle one of two such Spokane, Washington icons survive the milk bottle and Ferguson's cafe reopened in 2012. Ferguson still features the counter which Sam danced the rolls. Oh, that's cool. So there you go. That would be cool to say. Yes. Interesting. Spokane has two restaurants shaped like milk bottles. But that was the thing at some at one point. There's used to be a lot of tea pots as well across the country. Yeah. And the reason that came about if you I'll give a little history lesson, there was a thing called the Teapot Dome scandal. It was a basically an insider trading scandal of some sort, where people were profiting in a bad way. And part of the fascination with across the country people open Little Teapot dinars to never forget the scandal of weird. There you go. I know it's weird. Interesting, too. If so, if you're in the United States, and you're especially out west, especially out west, and you see a teapot shaped restaurant, probably is where it came from. Never forget. Sam emulates Yeah, never forget Sam emulates Buster Keaton often in the movie. However, Charlie Chaplin originally performed the dancing roll scene in the Gold Rush 1925 during a dream sequence to impress the dancehall girls. So, while he's Buster Keaton esque, he also borrows from Charlie Chaplin. So that's it. Are you ready to rate this shit? I am ready. All right, here we go. hit the bell hit today, hit the thing.

Anthony:

All right. So as we talked about, we both enjoy this movie. It's quirky. It's interesting. And what I like about it is it's not a formula, which gets really old with a lot of movies that you see, you know, especially whether it's action, romantic comedy, whatever it is, there are certain formulas, this is its own thing to me. You know, it does a romantic movie in a different way. I will say, really enjoyable. Johnny Depp's character is awesome. It's a great cast overall. I thought everybody was great in the movie. Just very enjoyable. If you take it for what it is, again, I know people will. mental health issues. Obviously we understand it's completely different for everybody. But for what this movie is and what it gives you. I really enjoy it. So I give it 18 cans. Whoa, big money. Big money. It's a good one. Wow.

Michael:

So anyways, his opinions don't matter as much as mine. So fuck you give me mine now.

Anthony:

Put my passive aggressive Well, you know, whatever you want to do.

Michael:

They can't see my face. faces like it, whatever. Okay, this movie is charming. It's funny and Depp is excellent in it. It has a style and essence all to itself. The colors and the music. It just fits. Yes, it takes a glossy shallow look at mental illness but that doesn't bother me as much because I feel that not everyone struggles are the same as I have repeated skits, a fan frania which is not ever said in the movie. But as implied is a spectrum disorder. So I accept this could be an experience someone's experience. And we just got to enjoy it. Anyway. point is it is entertaining and way more impactful than its box office performance is what I think because of the things I give it 17.5 cans.

Anthony:

So you just said because my opinions don't matter even though you pretty much have almost the same fucking opinion and rating as me. Well,

Michael:

it's slightly lower than yours. I think you may have overshot the mark about a half can

Anthony:

Oh my God, you are the biggest bottle of douche that's ever been made.

Michael:

And this is it makes our average 17.75 cans. I feel good with that. Do you feel good with that one? I don't feel good with you. Thanks so much. There we go. That's it. Anything we want to tell people?

Anthony:

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Michael:

Slide into our DMS right.

Anthony:

Slide into our DMS Yes, we would walk Hey, you know what may walk we'll make 500 miles for you to slide into our DMS

Michael:

and we would also send you a grilled cheese made with a clothing iron as well. If you suggest a movie, maybe maybe we'll do that. Maybe we're just you'd have to make it since I'm such a shitty chef and you're the bar guy.

Anthony:

You fucking suck. We'll just set it up. We'll send them the grilled cheese kit. So cheese in an iron. That way it doesn't come off song.

Michael:

Yeah, it won't come sorry. Are you ready man, I'm out. No matter Don't call me up bye Toko road Coco. Coco

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