November 30, 2023


Science Of Woman

Episode #167: It is Sophisticated – Consolation Rewatch Episode

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This week, we’re dissecting a favourite consolation watch film for decor and residential inspiration. That is an ongoing collection for us, and this week’s choice is It’s Complicated, a Nancy Meyers movie from 2009.

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Present Notes:

It’s Sophisticated film description:

Our fundamental character is Meryl Streep, who’s a lady who’s been divorced for 10 years. She owns a bakery. She has three youngsters. They’re all grown. She hasn’t actually dated shortly and he or she’s form of her life as a result of she’s now gonna be an empty nester.

She will get right into a relationship together with her ex-husband, who’s married to the girl that he cheated on her with, and it doesn’t go effectively. On the similar time, she’s additionally starting to form of date the architect who’s serving to together with her kitchen renovation.

That form of turns into an advanced love triangle. In the long run, she’s probably not with both of them, though the film form of leaves the door open for a relationship with the architect. 

-Elsie’s Pinterest board for Nancy Myers films

picture through Hooked on Houses

Issues on the counter of the kitchen:

  • Three containers of picket utensils, a bowl of clementines, lilacs, contemporary herbs, tomatoes, artichokes, a cake stand with croissants, and a cake stand with a cake

Elsie’s favourite quote from the film:

“Do you by likelihood poke smot?”

Fee the film:

Emma – 10 out 10 croissants

Elsie – 10 out of 10 chocolate croissants

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Episode 167 Transcript:

Elsie: You’re listening to the A Lovely Mess Podcast, your cozy consolation. Hear. This week we’re dissecting a favourite consolation watch film for decor and residential inspiration. That is an ongoing collection for us, and this week’s choice is, it’s sophisticated. And Nancy Meyer’s movie from 2009. So I did my re-watch yesterday and you probably did yours a few days in the past, proper?

Emma: Sure. 

Elsie: So that is gonna be a lot enjoyable. It’s very contemporary on my thoughts. I took notes. I don’t really feel like I actually wanted to rewatch it trigger I had simply watched it final 12 months, however I did anyway simply to verify I didn’t miss any particulars. However yeah, it’s so enjoyable. So we’re gonna do just about each Nancy Meyers film, however we’re additionally gonna do a lot of different consolation films. So we might love to listen to your recommendations. Now we have an enormous checklist from Instagram. Lots of people had been choosing the identical ones time and again, which was useful for us. And no matter your film is, we’ll in all probability be capable to get to it will definitely. And we’re going to even do it throughout Halloween time, Halloween films, Christmas time, Christmas films. It’s gonna be all 12 months spherical. It’s gonna be superb. Okay, so Emma, describe the film for many who haven’t watched it. 

Emma: Sure. Okay, so it’s sophisticated. Our fundamental character is Meryl Streep, who’s a lady who’s been divorced for 10 years. She owns a form of patisserie or espresso store kind place. They appear to be in like southern California. She has three youngsters, two daughters, and a son. They’re all grown. It looks like the youngest daughter goes off to school and the oldest daughter’s getting married. So she’s form of at that stage in her life it looks like from when she talks together with her associates. She hasn’t actually dated shortly. And she or he’s, form of her life cuz she’s now gonna be an empty nester. Like I mentioned, her daughter’s shifting out, and he or she really will get right into a relationship together with her ex-husband who’s married to the girl that he cheated on her with. He’s married to her now and we discover out all through the course of the movie that he’s making an attempt to have a child together with his spouse. Who additionally has a younger son, and we simply form of see them be in these utterly completely different instances in life the place she’s residing. Her youngsters are grown and he or she’s beginning that period of life, however he’s nonetheless in form of the, have a younger son and making an attempt to have a child part of life. So simply very completely different. However they begin having an affair and it doesn’t go effectively. And she or he’s additionally on the similar time starting to form of date the architect who’s serving to together with her kitchen renovation. She’s including an addition to her house that she’s all the time needed for this dream kitchen cuz she loves cooking cuz she owns the Patisserie espresso store. And in order that form of turns into an advanced love triangle in a means. And in the long run, she’s probably not with both of them, though I feel the film form of leaves the door open for a relationship with the architect. But it surely’s form of left to the viewer, I feel, to resolve. 

Elsie: Yeah, they appeared like they had been form of hooking up within the final scene. However yeah, it undoubtedly might have had an element two. 

Emma: Positively want it did.

Elsie: I’ll say my largest and solely criticism concerning the film is that it doesn’t present the dream kitchen, and I’m very hung up on this. It’s unforgivable, and I do have a piece down farther alongside the place we will think about what we expect the dream kitchen would’ve appeared like as a result of that’s form of all we’ve,

Emma: Yeah, she mentions it has 4 partitions. That’s actually all she mentions about it although. 

Elsie: And we all know that like above, there’s a second ground together with her bed room and it’s gonna have an ocean view cuz they’re like standing up on ladders and you may see the ocean, a tiny little bit of bushes, which is cute. Anyway. Okay, so this film got here out in 2009. I particularly bear in mind my reminiscence of it. I didn’t watch it in 2009, however I bear in mind our aunts at Christmas had been speaking about how excited they had been about it. Han Zimmer simply posted that this film got here out proper after Christmas and the vacation got here out proper earlier than Christmas. These are like his two Christmas Nancy Meyers films. They’re very particular collectively. However I bear in mind them speaking about it. I bear in mind the commercials on the time, Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin is like form of iconic. And I bear in mind on the time pondering like, oh, that’s cute, that’s a film for outdated folks and now da da da. 10 years later, it’s a film for me, and I like it. 

Emma: Yeah. I might say it’s a booby for everybody. I don’t bear in mind the primary time I watched this both. I didn’t watch it within the theater. However, I’m certain I’ve watched it now not less than 5 instances and I don’t like watching it each single 12 months essentially, so I really feel prefer it’s been a minute, however yeah. What was unusual although, was once I rewatched it a few nights in the past, I used to be watching it with my husband, Trey, and he was like, oh yeah, I’ve by no means seen this one. And I used to be like, what? How have you ever not seen it? It was a kind of moments the place you’re like, I really feel like I’ve watched this a bunch of instances and I assume it was by no means with you, although we’ve been married 10 years. Trigger I’m like, why did that occur? So I bought to listen to his first time takes on the film, which was form of enjoyable. 

Elsie: Good. I watched it for the primary time, really solely a few years in the past. I feel it may need been once I was doing my bike factor or earlier than that, possibly throughout the quarantine. I like it. I did have a Nancy Meyers marathon to fill in any of the films I hadn’t seen. and yeah, I feel I’ve watched it a few instances since then. For some time it was like free on Amazon Prime, I feel, however it’s not anymore, which sucks. However anyway, I bear in mind my first impression of it was like that it was fairly latest. oh my God, cute. Child John Krasinski. Yeah, like early workplace, john Krasinski is in it. He’s so cute. He’s actually humorous and cute in it. He’s so cute and his character’s so cute and I really like that he’s in each of the Christmastime Nancy Myers films. I simply suppose that is sort of a examine for his standing. 

Emma: Yeah. I additionally suppose this and 30 Rock are in all probability my favourite Alec Baldwin issues, films, or TV exhibits. As a result of I simply suppose he’s so hilarious in each of them, and I actually do suppose he brings lots to this character, the ex-husband who she begins hooking up with once more. As a result of in a means I feel it might be really easy to view him because the villain of the film. I feel in some ways he doesn’t all the time make nice selections. Proper?

Elsie: Yeah. He’s form of villainy. 

Emma: Yeah, however I feel that Alec Baldwin’s efficiency and likewise the writing, I feel form of Lynn’s these different sides to him or to me, he comes off very honest. And nearly like a bit little bit of a doofus the place you’re like, I don’t suppose he has unhealthy intentions. I feel he’s simply not pondering issues via very effectively. I feel Alec Baldwin does such a fantastic job with this, after which, I don’t know if we’ve talked about this but, however the love curiosity, the architect who she begins relationship is Steve Martin. Who, rising up within the jerk period Steve Martin was all the time form of a star crush for me. I don’t know, it’s enjoyable. I additionally suppose it’s simply hilarious that in so many romcom films, the love curiosity is an architect. I assume ladies simply need architects. I don’t know. 

Elsie: Yeah, I assume that’s a superb level. I’m undoubtedly in love with Steve Martin for all times. He’s up there endlessly. Okay, so decor, inspiration. I wanna actually break this down as a result of this is without doubt one of the greatest Nancy Meyers films for decor inspiration, for my part. That’s one of many explanation why we picked it for our first one. It’s identical to such a kitchen, and it’s humorous that it’s not even her dream kitchen and nonetheless probably the most web well-known film kitchens of all time. It’s a extremely good kitchen. Now we have a factor the place we don’t put different folks’s photos on our web site, however I’ve a pinboard that’s Nancy Myers film images. So I’ll hyperlink that within the present notes. It is useful. Or you possibly can simply Google it, It’s sophisticated kitchen. It’s just about crucial set of the entire film. I appeared up and it was like a sound stage, so, only a set. So if you wish to copy it, I might like it if somebody precisely replicated this kitchen as a rework. Don’t you suppose that’s a good suggestion? 

Emma: Yeah. What I really like concerning the kitchen too is it feels actually cozy and actually trendy, but in addition, to me, I feel they did a fantastic job of constructing it appear like a kitchen that somebody who actually does love cooking has as a result of typically you see a kitchen and a personality’s supposed to like cooking and also you’re kinda like, no, they don’t prepare dinner. I’m sorry. However they don’t even have something of their kitchen that appears helpful. On this kitchen. I really feel like they’re doing two issues. One, they did a fantastic job making it appear like a spot the place somebody who really loves cooking in all probability cooks. After which two, I feel they attempt to make it look very full and cluttered. It doesn’t actually look cluttery to me, however it does look very full. And I feel they do this partially to form of be like, see she wants a much bigger kitchen. However actually it doesn’t, it’s a lovely kitchen. Clearly, if she has a dream kitchen, stay your desires Meryl Streep’s character.

Elsie: I wrote, one among my notes says pleasant litter, as a result of there are specific scenes the place there are like keys on the island and actual life issues that will actually, , like sun shades and stuff. That’s the kind of factor that’s all the time gonna be in your home. That’s just about by no means gonna be in a film, makes it look actual, and I like it. I might classify this kitchen as Martha Stewart, like peak Martha Stewart Period kitchen. Don’t you suppose? To be honest, the Martha Stewart period just isn’t actually over. Peak Martha Stewart period, I feel 2009 and the early two 1000’s was undoubtedly a time on the earth the place, her entire vibe, the girl who is aware of easy methods to do all the pieces. And Meryl Streep has a whole lot of that vibe. She is aware of easy methods to bake croissants from scratch. She has an enormous backyard, that appears like a whole lot of work to take care of and he or she has all these cute little recipes that she’s all the time making. It’s actually cute. 

Emma: I additionally questioned if her bakery espresso store and form of her life a bit bit. Was possibly a bit bit modeled off of Barefoot Contessa, as I really feel like her bakery form of. I’ve by no means even been to her outdated, that was how she began earlier than she grew to become the movie star chef that everyone knows her as. However I’ve by no means been there or something. However I simply surprise if possibly it was form of that type of vibe, however I don’t know. Anyway, that’s additionally nonetheless the Martha Stewart period, I suppose. 

Elsie: So her retailer within the film is known as The Bakery. I appeared as much as see if the taking pictures location was an actual bakery as a result of it simply might have been. But it surely wasn’t. It was a sound stage. I used to be so unhappy. I’m form of a nerd about films, however I really like going to filming areas. And taking an image of diners and identical to locations that had been in films. I feel it’s very enjoyable. This film doesn’t have hardly something although that was actual, apart from like exteriors. I’m not taking an image of the outside of somebody’s home. Okay, so listed below are all of the issues that I wrote down that she has on her counter all through the completely different scenes. Are you prepared for this? A cluster of three containers of wooden utensils. I feel that’s the vibe. Like that’s the transfer, proper? Like, you don’t want one, you want three. She has one of many counter skirts the place it’s just like the little material, , masking. As a substitute of doorways, which have lately began to turn out to be extra in model once more, and I simply suppose it’s so fascinating. It’s like very English. It’s very, Like pleasant and informal. She has a bowl of clementines. She has lilac, she has contemporary herbs. She has her pot rack. I feel that is to Emma’s level of like the true kitchen. It’s a mix of stainless-steel and copper. As a substitute of being identical to the proper copper assortment, like what you see on Pinterest each day, it’s, it does appear like an actual set of favourite pots and pans collected over time. Then there’s like tomatoes, artichokes, after which in a single scene there’s like separate cake, stand with croissants and a separate one with a cake. , I simply like it. I feel that that is important, easy methods to Nancy Myers, your own home is having this meals round a show within the kitchen, having the contemporary herbs, it’s simply so pleasant feeling.

Emma: Yeah. Particularly in case you get excessive later, like Meryl Streep’s character does, then you really want some cake.

Elsie: Sure! Okay, my favourite quote from the entire film is, “Do you by Probability Poke Smot?” It’s so cute. 

Emma: I really suppose Meryl Streep ought to have gained an Oscar for this, for like most correct portrayal of an older girl being excessive as a result of it’s simply glorious.

Elsie: Yeah, I agree. It was a ten. I really like the scene the place John Krasinski goes into the toilet and so they’re smoking within the lavatory. And he was like, I don’t smoke marijuana. Okay. Only one. 

Emma: Yeah, that must be like, what, sure. Oh, additionally in her kitchen, I form of interrupted you to speak about getting excessive due to the cake, however I additionally love her large fridge. I don’t know if it’s a sub-zero, however that tends to be what the massive fridges and fancy kitchens are. I don’t know. However she’s bought a kind of large fridges and after they open it up, it’s sure scenes you see all these like Tupperware of leftovers and issues. And to me, there’s nothing cozier than scrumptious leftovers and having house for all of that in your fridge. And I hadn’t seen this earlier than, however there’s a dent not less than in a couple of scenes within the fridge. And I don’t know if possibly that was on goal or if it was on accident, however I really feel prefer it form of works for the story of the film, each that she cooks lots and that she needs a brand new kitchen. However there’s form of this pretty substantial dent within the door of the fridge.

Elsie: That really makes me be ok with myself as a result of in our house we’ve an outdated subzero fridge that got here with the home and it has a dent in it. 

Emma: Properly, you’re identical to Meryl Streep’s character then, so that you’re good. 

Elsie: They had been simply the identical and we each have a bowl of clementine. Oh, and the opposite factor I needed to say is I feel her kitchen is the proper reference for an open idea kitchen that’s not too open as a result of it opens right into a eating room, after which after that, a front room. So there’s some separation. Clearly, there’s not a whole lot of partitions, there’s a whole lot of circulate and there’s form of an enormous arch that frames the kitchen. So you may have a view from the lounge. However I additionally simply suppose it’s useful, and I feel it’s good to have it by the eating room, as an alternative of the sofa. 

Emma: They usually have scenes the place she has the architect over for dinner one evening and so they’re simply consuming dinner on the kitchen counter. And different instances that completely different characters are consuming on the counter, fast meals, or simply consuming some leftovers. After which there are additionally a couple of scenes the place she’s having a bigger dinner together with her household on the eating room desk, however you possibly can nonetheless form of see the kitchen in numerous views. And I really feel like that’s like the proper open idea however nonetheless has completely different areas the place it’s like, it nonetheless appeared particular to me that they had been within the eating room, however it additionally was good that there’s like an eat-in possibility within the kitchen of like simply sitting on the countertop consuming the sandwiches that she had baked.

Elsie: Sure, I like it. Okay, so let’s speak concerning the bakery. So to start with, ought to we simply open a bakery?

Emma: It looks like means an excessive amount of work, however I imply, yeah, I feel possibly my dream is simply to go to a bakery each day. 

Elsie: You recognize what, that looks like an easier resolution. Possibly we will have like bakery a month the place we will simply have a month the place we go to a bakery form of like continually after which we will take a break after that trigger we’ll in all probability be okay.

Emma: Truthfully, nothing makes me really feel extra like a flowery girl than when it’s a weekday and I in all probability ought to be at work and I’m identical to at a espresso store getting a cookie and a latte. I. So fancy and I’m doing one thing truant. You recognize, like, I’m not in class. I’m on the bakery 

Elsie: That’s cute. 

Emma: I’m very rebellious.

Elsie: Yeah. I really feel just like the bakery, it’s like the entire film’s value watching only for the very quick scenes the place you get to glimpse. What the bakery appears like. It’s so stunning. It’s not only a bakery, it’s the kind of place the place you too can purchase excellent candles and flowers.

Emma: Jar of honey, fancy jar of olives, that form of factor. 

Elsie: I assumed it was form of an final consolation scene. I used to be actually hoping it was gonna be an actual bakery that was identical to a bit bit completely different, and we might go there and it might be so cool. 

Emma: Properly, and it appears so busy within the scene that they present the place they’re form of zoomed out, however then in one other scene, she sees some cops driving by and he or she says what their order is. So it appears, not less than within the film, they’re making an attempt to provide the impression that it was very profitable, but in addition she sees the regulars and is aware of what they’re ordering, and I assumed that was actually cute and quaint too. Cute, enjoyable element. 

Elsie: Very cute. Okay, so something concerning the film that didn’t age effectively?

Emma: I feel at first they’re making the brand new spouse, who was somebody who had an affair with the ex-husband a bit like they had been doing an excessive amount of hate in the direction of her. Trigger I used to be like, okay, so she’s a working mother. However I really feel like in the long run, they introduced it again round simply via others, you form of begin to really feel sorry for her otherwise you, they provide her much more humanity in the direction of the center and finish of the film and I favored that. I felt like they redeemed it a bit bit. Cuz at first I used to be like okay, I do know she had an affair and we don’t like her for that.

Elsie: She’s form of like a simp simplistic sizzling younger spouse as a result of her opening scene is like abs. 

Emma: Yeah. She’s strolling within the swimsuit and her boobs are form of bouncing and Meryl Streep’s character’s like, oh my gosh, , like no matter. However I additionally suppose the primary factor they discuss is the affair after which how she works a lot however needs to have one other child and that’s like making her loopy or one thing. I used to be like, I don’t actually love that, however I feel they form of convey it again round. So I feel it nonetheless works for me. However midway via the film, I used to be kinda like, I’m undecided I really like this. I want that they had scaled it again, however then they did. So I’m like, okay, by no means thoughts.

Elsie: Yeah, I assumed that at aged fairly effectively.

And it’s type of a time capsule for its time, which a whole lot of Nancy Meyers films are. For me, Alec Baldwin just isn’t my high movie star in any form of means. However he’s within the film, in order that’s that and he does do a fantastic efficiency. And yeah, that’s that. However yeah, I don’t know. I don’t actually have every other complaints about it. 

Emma: No, I feel it’s fairly nice. Properly, I simply have to say this, it’s crucial. I feel that this film has a whole lot of scarf inspiration, so if you’re a girl or man who needs to get into carrying extra scarves, you gotta Google all her outfits as a result of she’s all the time carrying one thing drapey like she’s nearly to go to the pure grocery retailer. Or she’ll have extra of a rainbowy one tucked into her collared shirt. I simply saved it again and again to Trey. I saved commenting all through the film. I used to be like, do I want extra scarves? Ought to I put on scarves extra? Trigger I simply look so cute on her. 

Elsie: That’s humorous. That is sort of a piece of trivia, however I actually didn’t actually discover it whereas I used to be watching. Okay, that is so random, however one among my favourite scenes of the entire film is after they’re all within the kitchen consuming leftovers at evening and so they all hold speaking concerning the noodle thingy. And I wanna know what the noodle thingy is in that Tupperware and if can I strive it. 

Emma: No, as a result of Alec Baldwin’s character ate all of it. 

Elsie: Yeah, it’s cute, it’s charming. However I feel I’ve gushed fairly a bit.

Emma: How a lot they love her cooking and everybody within the film appears to enhance it. It’s actually like objectives. Like simply my very own fantasy of like, God, I hope my household talks about my cooking that means. And there are moments the place she’s like, I can’t sleep so I simply keep up making ice cream. I’ve made the lavender and honey ice cream once more. And also you’re like, oh my God, you’re like my woman crush. I can’t, that is cute. I wanna be. 

Elsie: It’s, I feel that she’s a fantastic individual to place in your temper board. For objectives of like your future self for folks like us. I feel she’s nice. I really like her. Now we have a whole lot of pursuits in widespread. Okay, so I’ve some trivia, that is sourced from I M D B, straight from the supply. 

Emma: Good. And we’re investigative reporters as .

Elsie: There’s clearly a whole lot of good ones, so I’ll simply learn them off and Emma hasn’t heard them, so you possibly can simply form of react to them and inform me what you suppose is impressionable. So this one’s form of humorous. It says, Merril Streep requested her Vassar Faculty if they may movie the school commencement scenes on their campus. They refused, although Streep serves on their board of trustees and has two youngsters who attend there. Isn’t that humorous? I really feel prefer it needed to be like a allow factor or one thing, proper?

Emma: I’m certain it wasn’t we don’t such as you factor. I’m certain it was we will’t cuz of one thing. 

Elsie: There’s no means they in all probability had some fights about that. Okay. John Krasinski admitted to initially being very nervous appearing alongside Meryl Streep, so cute.

Emma: And so has each actor or actress who’s acted subsequent to Meryl Strep ever. 

Elsie: Yeah. That’s very relatable. Okay, that is the headband factor. Irma’s seen an uptick in gross sales of their scarves as Meryl Streep wears three of them throughout the course of the movie.

Emma: Properly, if there had been an affiliate hyperlink on the finish of the movie, I might’ve clicked it I’m very . 

Elsie: That’s so humorous. 

Emma: I’ve been influenced. 

Elsie: Okay, Steve Martin scenes all needed to be shot within the first two months of manufacturing as he was about to embark on a solo stage tour. I wanna go to a kind of exhibits trigger I feel he’s taking part in the banjo and doing a comedy routine, proper?

Emma: We noticed him, they got here to Springfield, however it was him and Martin Brief and so they did their factor collectively and there wasn’t a lot music. I do suppose he did play the banjo at one level, however it was extra of a comedy present. So it wasn’t the solo one, however it was very cute. 

Elsie: So that you’ve already seen him? Oh my god, I’m very jealous. Okay, this one’s form of imply, however it’s nonetheless humorous. Within the film, Jane teases Jake about being an outdated father and being nearly 80 when the potential little one graduates from faculty since his second spouse needs to have a child. Shortly after making the film, Alec Baldwin, who performs Jake, married a a lot youthful lady and had a number of youngsters together with her in actual life, making him over 80 years outdated when his youngest graduates faculty. As a result of bear in mind she says, how is that even good? 

Emma: Oh yeah, effectively I feel within the film you get the vibe that he’s not significantly completely happy about it as a result of I really don’t suppose there’s something mistaken with being an outdated mother or father man or lady.

Elsie: In case you wanna do it. Truly, I feel I’m an outdated mother or father in comparison with like Missouri requirements and I like it.

Emma: Yeah, I feel that’s actually modified in additional trendy instances. So, however I feel within the film you get the vibe that Jake’s character, Alec Baldwin’s character, doesn’t wish to have one other little one, which is form of possibly why he’s having this affair.

Elsie: Yeah, he needs his outdated life again. Okay, the a part of Jane was written particularly for Meryl Streep who cherished the ultimate screenplay. In fact, it was and naturally, she did. Oh my God. It’s excellent. I can’t think about every other individual in that function. 

Emma: I can’t both. Though I’ll say I do really feel like that character is considerably just like Diane Keaton’s character in one thing’s gotta Give after which it’s identical to a cute older girl who’s like charming and a bit bit quirky.

Elsie: I take it again cuz I can think about Diane Keaton taking part in the function.

Emma: So yeah, I might too. Though she’d already finished a model of it, ? 

Elsie: She’s the perfect. Okay, this movie’s depiction of leisure marijuana smoking in an harmless method with out penalties is rumored to be the primary cause for its R ranking. Like however what penalties? What are the unhealthy penalties? I don’t even perceive. 

Emma: I don’t know if there are any unhealthy penalties within the film. I suppose it’s a must to form of assume that one of many characters does drive after they’ve gotten excessive. In order that’s in fact not one thing anybody ought to do, however apart from that, yeah, I don’t know. I don’t know if that actually deserved an R ranking. It’s just a bit little bit of marijuana. 

Elsie: It’s cute outdated folks smoking pot. It’s cute. I like it. It’s my favourite a part of the entire film. It was like probably the most laughs for me. I used to be like, cackling. So these are the opposite individuals who had been all thought of for the half that Alec Baldwin performs, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Michael Douglas or Tom Hanks. Are you able to think about, which one would you decide? 

Emma: Michael Douglas. 

Elsie: Oh, okay. I feel that’s a superb decide. 

Emma: Yeah. Who would you may have picked? 

Elsie: I wanna say, Mel Gibson, he’s, he’s in a Nancy Myers film. I feel that he would play a superb ex-husband. I feel stick with Alec Baldwin in all probability. Okay, though set in California, a lot of the movie was shot in New York Metropolis. That is so fascinating as a result of you possibly can’t inform in any respect, and I feel that’s what makes me notice that it was a whole lot of scenes shot indoors as a result of the Home sound stage was in New York Metropolis, and the bakery in all probability a number of others, however isn’t that loopy? 

Emma: Yeah. As a result of it actually looks like Southern California. I really feel like they present the skin of her home a superb quantity too, in order that they will need to have shut that nonetheless, they did. I don’t know.

Elsie: That home is certainly within the suburbs of LA, however I feel that they only imply like a lot of the minutes of the film. It’s principally indoors, it doesn’t look like it. I assumed it appeared very California, in order that they made it work. This one’s form of a cute one. It says, this was the second film launched this 12 months in 2009, the place Meryl Streep’s character is concerned in a cooking enterprise. The opposite one was Julie in Julia for 2009. So I feel we should always undoubtedly come again for that film, let’s say by the top of the 12 months possibly. I cherished it. And that’s undoubtedly on the high of my Nora Efron checklist. And likewise Julie Powell lately handed away, and he or she’s like actually one of many authentic individuals who made meals running a blog what it’s.

Emma: Sure, for certain. Yeah. I learn that e-book a very long time in the past and I’ve seen that film not less than thrice. 

Elsie: It’s so cute. Yeah. I simply watched it fairly lately once I was doing my bike factor, and it’s a banger, I cherished it. It’s a lot enjoyable. Okay, two extra, the primary one, is extraordinarily uncommon for lead actresses to be older than their main man. Meryl Streep is 9 years older than Alec Baldwin, whereas Steve is older than Merrill. This speaks to Merrill’s skills and the way she was a fantastic match with Alec. You’d by no means discover the age distinction. By no means, I might’ve by no means even recognized that. 

Emma: No, I actually didn’t discover it. I additionally suppose the reverse is so regular that possibly that’s a part of it too. And likewise, that’s one of many issues I like about this film and various different Nancy Meyers films I feel that she does a extremely nice job and it’s fascinating that she is going to painting ladies in a special stage of life than a whole lot of different romcoms. Like most romcoms would’ve centered on the oldest daughter on this film who’s getting married. However she’s really form of a minor character. And we’re centered on Jane, on Meryl Streep’s character. So, and I feel that’s form of a Nancy Myers factor a bit bit, which may be very cool. It’s very, it’s cool to become older. In case you haven’t heard it earlier than on this podcast, you’re listening to it once more. 

Elsie: Meryl Streep proves it. Truly, we get a whole lot of emails from individuals who actually prefer it after we say that. So we’ll hold saying it endlessly. Don’t fear, we’re solely getting older. We’re by no means getting youthful. Okay, that is the final piece of trivia and possibly like my favourite. So there’s a scene the place each of the dad and mom and all the youngsters are watching a film collectively consuming popcorn, and so they’re form of laughing. It’s very candy. 

Emma: Yeah, however they’re watching the graduate? Which isn’t humorous.

Elsie: Oh, I didn’t know that you would see it. They simply mentioned on right here they had been watching the graduate. I assumed that they confirmed a special film.

Emma: Oh, I feel they only present a tiny image piece of it. I simply occurred to know, I’ve seen The Graduate. I like that film, however it’s probably not a household humorous pop. I don’t know, it’s not that it’s that darkish, however it’s fairly arty. I might say not less than melancholy. 

Elsie: I cherished the graduate and I bear in mind from one other Nancy Meyers deep dive that she and Dustin Hoffman are like associates from their youngsters going to highschool collectively and stuff. However okay, so it says, the rationale why it’s cute is that the graduate is like that includes a younger man who’s doing it with the older mother and having an affair. And this one includes a man with a youthful spouse who’s going with the older mother.

Emma: Sure. I by no means actually considered that form of symmetry. It’s like they considered it. 

Elsie: I like it. This was a lot enjoyable. I cherished doing it. It actually warms my podcaster’s coronary heart. So I’m glad that we’re gonna do extra of those this 12 months. I’m wanting ahead to rewatching it. So ought to we inform them a bit sneak peek of a number of the episodes we’ve arising?

Emma: Yeah. However we’re presupposed to be ranking. I’m gonna give this 10 out of 10 croissants. Certainly one of my favourite Nancy consumers. 

Elsie: I’m additionally gonna give it 10 out of 10 chocolate croissants. I agree, it’s magical and peculiar and I don’t know, form of geeky. It simply provides me a extremely good feeling.

Emma: Yeah. I actually prefer it. 

Elsie: Okay, so ship us your consolation rewatch films, something that you just’ve watched again and again and you are feeling like you would watch it, endlessly. We love rewatching films, and I feel it does take a particular kind of film to turn out to be a re watcher. There are such a lot of films that you just’re completely happy to simply watch as soon as, after which there are these particular ones that you just really feel like you would watch 10 instances and also you wouldn’t be sick of it, ? So long as it’s not suddenly. So a few those we’ve arising this season, and these are all requested from our listeners, are Jurassic Park, which that one was requested form of oddly a whole lot of instances. After which Emma mentioned it was one among her favourite re-watches. Twilight, which was requested fairly a bit, and I can’t wait to do it as a result of I’m obsessed. I don’t even know what I’m obsessive about about it. I simply like it. 

Emma: It was a cult phenomenon.

Elsie: Yeah, and the inexperienced filter and identical to all the pieces about it, I like it. Father of the bride, we wanna do this one quickly. It’s one other of our high Nancy Myers films. We’re additionally gonna do the mother or father entice this spring, and then you definitely’ve bought mail. So these are all ones that we’ll be doing this spring undoubtedly ship us your request. And when you have even a request for a Halloween one or Christmas one, it’s not too early. We hold our checklist going all 12 months spherical, so yeah, we will’t wait to proceed this collection. Cool, okay, we’ll be again subsequent week.

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