Binge-Watchers Podcast

Films And Comfort Food: Son In Law

November 12, 2019 Season 13 Episode 2
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Films And Comfort Food: Son In Law
Nov 12, 2019 Season 13 Episode 2
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Pauly Shore shines as Crawl, the catalyst hero in this often overlooked feel good comedy called Son in Law that serves up a slice of Americana while also redeeming its characters during the Thanksgiving season.

Catalysts are rare characters in movies. They're essentially main characters that are fully formed at the start of the movie. And then they don't go through a change at all, but they change everybody else around them. And he affects all the family members. Right. So also if you're talking about classical mythology, like the Joseph Campbell book and everything like that and Chris Vogler and all that, and like the heroes journey, essentially Pauly's character in this movie would be called the trickster. He would fall in line with that archetype. But again, it was a catalyst hero.

We feel like it is more than just a run-of-the-mill over-angst-ed '90s comedy and more in the like of being a classic.

Rent or watch Son In Law

Or it could be one of our guilty pleasures.

Here is the story:

"Country girl Rebecca (Carla Gugino) has spent most of her life on a farm in South Dakota, and, when she goes away to college in Los Angeles, Rebecca immediately feels out of place in the daunting urban setting. She is befriended by a savvy party animal named Crawl (Pauly Shore), who convinces the ambivalent Rebecca to stay in the city. When Thanksgiving break rolls around, Rebecca, no longer an innocent farm girl, invites Crawl back to South Dakota, where he pretends to be her fiancé."

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Show Notes Transcript

Pauly Shore shines as Crawl, the catalyst hero in this often overlooked feel good comedy called Son in Law that serves up a slice of Americana while also redeeming its characters during the Thanksgiving season.

Catalysts are rare characters in movies. They're essentially main characters that are fully formed at the start of the movie. And then they don't go through a change at all, but they change everybody else around them. And he affects all the family members. Right. So also if you're talking about classical mythology, like the Joseph Campbell book and everything like that and Chris Vogler and all that, and like the heroes journey, essentially Pauly's character in this movie would be called the trickster. He would fall in line with that archetype. But again, it was a catalyst hero.

We feel like it is more than just a run-of-the-mill over-angst-ed '90s comedy and more in the like of being a classic.

Rent or watch Son In Law

Or it could be one of our guilty pleasures.

Here is the story:

"Country girl Rebecca (Carla Gugino) has spent most of her life on a farm in South Dakota, and, when she goes away to college in Los Angeles, Rebecca immediately feels out of place in the daunting urban setting. She is befriended by a savvy party animal named Crawl (Pauly Shore), who convinces the ambivalent Rebecca to stay in the city. When Thanksgiving break rolls around, Rebecca, no longer an innocent farm girl, invites Crawl back to South Dakota, where he pretends to be her fiancé."

Pauly's podcast

Pauly's interview with Joe Rogan as mentioned in this episode

Our previous Pauly Shore-related Encino Man discussion

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Speaker 1:
0:03
Uh, so I want to look up some sun and lost stuff too. Cause I want to talk about the people in this movie and I want to talk about the filmmakers. So
Speaker 2:
0:13
correct. Open a cold box of wine. Oh, pose something cold on ice because it's the binge watches pecan.
Speaker 3:
0:42
[inaudible]
Speaker 4:
0:46
so
Speaker 1:
0:47
I didn't get a chance to write anything down. I mean, obviously I know that's our man Pauly shore and just [inaudible]
Speaker 4:
0:53
I looked, I looked it up. The guy, the guy who directed it like directed some, some stuff.
Speaker 1:
0:59
Really?
Speaker 4:
1:00
Yeah. I mean a, he's not like a a, I'll look it up. I mean he, uh, he's no slouch. I mean, he's not a big name, but he's done some, you know, some things we'll know.
Speaker 1:
1:14
Hmm. That's a double check. Steven.
Speaker 4:
1:22
Actually, I think this is by, this is easily like the best Pauly shore movie that well, he's the main star of,
Speaker 1:
1:33
yeah, it is poly Shore's best movie, I think. And
Speaker 4:
1:36
I mean a, I mean, I'd say Encino. Oh man, isn't totally a poly short would be he's in it.
Speaker 1:
1:42
Yeah, no, I mean, but that introduces us to his character, which is essentially crawl, I mean his character, the man is essentially the character in this movie I'm right down to isn't it doesn't, it's the Encino man pop up in this movie. Yeah. Does, yeah. There's like a party scene at the college and it's almost like they recognize each other and it's weird. You don't know if like, it's like a situation, more worlds are colliding, but it's almost like they register our memory of the other movie with each other and it's kind of like, eh, it's kind of like breaking the fourth wall. Maybe. Kind of, but it's like, but it's a good end joke for people that are fans of bolts. Right?
Speaker 4:
2:17
Yeah. Cause he eats a, a fake frog or something in the inside law. Is that like a college party? Yeah. Um, I forgot that. I think I texted you this, but I forgot that this was essentially Thanksgiving movie.
Speaker 1:
2:31
Well that is, you're banging your Mike around. Are you done? Are you settled?
Speaker 4:
2:37
I don't think I touched my wife, but, all right, uh, maybe the cord.
Speaker 1:
2:41
I don't know. What it is. I don't know if you bend your mic or hit your table or something. I don't know what it is that you do, Dave.
Speaker 4:
2:46
Oh, I think, Oh, I'm sorry. I think I know what it was. I put my phone down on the table cause I was looking up at the director's work.
Speaker 1:
2:53
Oh, all right.
Speaker 4:
2:54
I'll put it down on the couch. So does it make that noise?
Speaker 1:
3:00
Yeah. This
Speaker 4:
3:00
guy, I mean this guy started off with doing the buddy Holly story, which was like, if I remember right, um, Gary Busey was nominated for best actor for that.
Speaker 1:
3:10
Oh yeah. Yeah, that's Gary use his best movie probably too.
Speaker 4:
3:14
Yeah. And he did under the rainbow, which is kind of like a forgotten Chevy chase movie that takes place during the wizard of Oz and
Speaker 1:
3:21
get, he does,
Speaker 4:
3:26
Oh, camp. It was 87. Yeah. John Hughes production. Uh, Queen's logic, which I've heard of, but I don't know much about it.
Speaker 1:
3:36
I don't believe that's not John. He used, I'm thinking of, uh, another movie he didn't direct, but it's really good. The one with, um, Eric Stoltz. What is that movie?
Speaker 4:
3:47
Oh, some kind of wonderful. Yeah, I've got the titles mixed up for a second. Sorry. People and some more coffee and then I'll get more with it. Well, they were both movies based on songs from the sixties or at least the titles. Oh, is that right? I can't be out. Cam by me love. Uh, some kind of wonderful is the song. Oh, nice. Um, I'd say after son-in-laws when he kind of had like a steady decline in quality.
Speaker 1:
4:13
Oh well isn't any the movie with Whoopi Goldberg?
Speaker 4:
4:16
Yeah. Where she owns a somehow becomes a manager of a basketball team or, yeah.
Speaker 1:
4:23
Anyway, getting back to Pauly shore and, Oh man, we actually did in Encino man episode.
Speaker 3:
4:33
Um,
Speaker 1:
4:34
you can go back and dig it up. It's in the vault, so to say.
Speaker 4:
4:37
Oh, dig it up. Like the curl or a link.
Speaker 1:
4:41
Yeah, it's like a few seasons ago and we're talking specifically about Encino man, but, um, I like Pauly shore. Um, obviously he's rather infamous. I mean he was on MTV as a VJ. He was huge in the nineties. He made a few other movies. I mean, yeah, if you don't like son-in-law, you probably like in the army now. Um, he was in jury duty with, uh, yeah. Biodome yeah. Biodome has a lot of fanatics out there. Um, there's a documentary called Polyvore stands alone, which is about him going back out on a standup tour and that's basically, that's his primary gig right now as he's backing up and stand up. And uh, um, you know, Mitzi, his mother and his, and I forget his dad's name, but they like owned and operated the two comedy stores. There's still one on the sunset strip. I don't know how long it's going to be there, but all family kinda runs it.
Speaker 1:
5:33
He's the one on the managers so to speak, but he's kind of out of that family business. And like I said, he's just torn stand up. But uh, he has a podcast that, and besides stand up, I would say that's his primary thing that he's doing. I see a lot of comments, uh, on YouTube about his podcast, like on his Pauly shore channel. Like he put a lot of his movies that he owns. Like Pauly shore is dead and Pauly shore stands alone. Like a couple of other things there on his actual YouTube channel. I recommend that people go take a look at it. He's an interesting guy because it's weird like your money can run out but your fame will stay. But then also it seems like some of your fame can actually run down a little bit. And I noticed the criticism in the comments was, you know, that he's clinging on to like the in the 90s and that he spends most of his time talking about how famous he was and he can't get back to that point or whatever.
Speaker 1:
6:24
But I saw him on a really great interview on the Joe Rogan podcast. Not that I want people to stop listening to us and like go over there and listen to that show, but they should hear this interview because Pauly shore gets pretty raw and real about his life. And um, I'm hoping to interview him one day. Who knows? Like, uh, we're about to talk about Soma, which again, we've already stated as one of our favorite movies and his, it'd be good to hear his perspective of that movie in hindsight and then talk about where he is today. But he got pretty raw on that other show and it's worth giving it a listen. But yeah, he does talk about where he came from because I can't imagine what that's like to be at the top of the mountain and then to be like rolling back down and stay at the bottom.
Speaker 1:
7:08
But then people still know who you are. It's almost like that. It's like, you know, okay, well let's talk about skiing. Let's say he's like a championship skier or whatever. Right. And he was in all these like, uh, races, you know, or whatever, whatever they call those, what do they call them? I dunno. Matches meetups. I don't know what they call the meets. Yeah. So he's, let's say to Delhi ski meets and now he's just the guy that sits in the lounge drinking hot cocoa and talking about the glory days. Do you know what I mean? It's a way to equate like what he's experiencing or whatever, but some was a great movie. And if we're going to line up movies that make you feel good about your own life or make you feel better if you're having a really bad day or like the time of the year, like you mentioned at the top of this that you know, son-in-law's a Thanksgiving movie and we're headed into Thanksgiving season and whatever, we know the baggage is loaded with Thanksgiving.
Speaker 1:
7:56
But again, traditionally as far as I can tell, it's a time when people just sit down and eat with other people and they out, they bring in strays and if those people are hungry, they feed them. So what movies line up with that son-in-law was one of them. And what's funny is like almost every character, the movie gets an arc. Even the supporting characters, which is unusual for movies, personally movie, that's like 90 minutes and it's a comedy. This movie could easily be a throwaway comedy, but they give every character something to do, you know? Um,
Speaker 4:
8:31
yeah, I mean [inaudible] this is, I mean, it's a fun movie. I mean I'm not gonna lie, it's a very, in terms of the story structure, a to B to C, it's very kind of typical, but a poly shore is kind of what, uh, um, I don't know, breaks us out of just being like every other a guy comes in and saves the family kind of movie. Um, cause I mean this is that type of movie. This is like a sub genre. Like, um, what to an extent,
Speaker 1:
8:56
like what about Bob is kind of like this, whereas, you know, somebody comes in and ruffles up the family and pulls them all together. Um, I don't know if you agree with that or not. Uh, well what I see it is, is like poly Short's character crawl is a catalyst. Catalysts are rare characters and movies. They're essentially main characters that are fully formed at the start of the movie. And then they don't go through a change at all, but they change everybody else around them. And he affects all the family members. Right. So also if you're talking about classical mythology, like the Joseph Campbell book and everything like that and Chris Vogler and all that, and like the heroes journey, essentially Polish character, this movie would be called the trickster. He would, I think you would fall in line with that archetype. But again, it was a catalyst hero.
Speaker 1:
9:49
He doesn't change, but he invokes change and all the characters around him, which is, that's definitely a hard balance. Um, I don't know much about the screenwriter or where the stored this story came from. I wish I did. Um, sometimes we got time to do research as some funds were kind of flying on the seat of our pants. Technically we should be releasing this episode already. It's like midnight here on Tuesday morning, but um, we're getting a little bit late to this one, but that's all right. Um, let me run the rest of the cast. Carla Gugino lane Smith, Cindy Pickett, Mason Adams, Patrick Brenna and Patrick runner has a connection to Dave cause what's that other movie you like, Dave?
Speaker 1:
10:30
Yeah, I guess I threw him a curve ball there. Yeah, Patrick Cronin's on the sand lot. These, a big mouth kid on that show [inaudible] same year. Patrick Garner was like a child actor. I think he has a podcast, you know, actually, but you also have Dennis Berkeley who's playing like the farmhand and Dennis Berkley has like a, he's like a character accurate and shows up in a lot of things, but he also plays a, a, they don't call them polar bear, do they? Except they call them, what do they call them? Or they think you just call him bear. He's in, um, jeez, that movie with the throat's ripping out in the book, the Roadhouse Roadhouse, he's playing like the thug and Roadhouse. He's kind of like the friendly thug who ends up just kinda being like a goofy sidekick or whatever. But uh, you know, um, and then Dan Guthrie or whatever is playing the, I dunno adversary in this movie, the guy competing for the main girls affection.
Speaker 1:
11:25
But yeah, I guess, uh, there's anybody uninitiated to what this movie's about. Essentially, you know, small town girl goes to college, um, is feeling kind of overwhelmed and starts to have a breakdown. And then she gets, uh, um, helped out by poly Short's character, tries to teach her how to live in the city and how to embrace things that are different. And then she takes him back when he's feeling lonely on Thanksgiving and has nowhere to go to what her and experience has been on the farm. And then like I said, because he's a catalyst, he kind of, uh, like he helps the dad interact with the son. He reminds the mom that she can actually be a fully formed woman and still be sexy even though she's a mother and a wife. And the grandpa just kind of chills out. I don't know. He just, he grows on the grandpa.
Speaker 1:
12:14
The grandpa has the smallest arch. He's just kinda thrown into show the dynamic between the son, the father and the grand, the grandpa. Right. Um, and surprisingly the supporting female who betrays the main girl and is caught up in this like a scandalous conspiracy to get polished. It was character out of the picture. So the bad guy can kind of propose to the main girl or whatever, um, has like an arc where she's kinda redeemed at the end, which again also unusual to find in a little 90 minute comedy. You don't really, you don't really go to your way to like redeem one of the bad characters, you know what I mean? So that, that also makes it unique. And you know what, like rewatching it for this podcast. I enjoyed it man.
Speaker 4:
13:04
It's really funny. It goes down smooth. Um, I probably haven't watched Justin probably over 20 years I'd say. Um, and this is a kind of, I dunno about you, but this is like one of my favorite types of movies to revisit, which is something I watched ad nauseum as a kid, haven't touched for years and you know, watch it again and watch it with new eyes. Cause now like it's kind of a nice time capsule of like 1993 culture. Um, you know, which the last time I watched it it was, you know, during that time period. So it just seemed like a movie movie. Now it's like, it's a nice time capsule. Um, I don't know how you feel about that, but, uh, you know, it's kinda nice to revisit some of the styles and fashions and shit in the era.
Speaker 1:
13:47
I didn't realize they spent so much time in LA. Like I remember getting to the family farm pretty much right away and it was like, Oh, I wonder if that's because when I first saw the movie, that's the scene I joined in on where Pauly shore was in the back of the truck and they're like, they're on their way to the Midwest. And I didn't realize like when he was teaching her how to live in LA, like they'd go to our muffler wrestling event, which for my, a little bit of like the movie stripes a little bit. Yeah. And then, uh, they're at the beach talking about their ideal partners and I like, you know, it's funny like, and the only character notes about Pauly shore is like, his character at sometimes seems like extremely extroverted, but then also he's also like, like lonely and, and maybe depressed. I don't know. Like there's not too many indicators of his character. Cause like I said, he's a catalyst. So his job essentially in the story is to change everybody around him rather than then really have anywhere. He doesn't really have room to grow.
Speaker 4:
14:43
Well there's uh, I mean he, um, his characters kind of already been through his arc. If you think about it, um, before the movie even starts because he, he has a brief mention of like, you kind of get a picture of his childhood cause he says that his mother was like Vega if I gathered shoes and Vegas showgirl. So he like hung out around there and lot but didn't have any friends he could relate to. So it became a computer geek. Um, and then, you know, of course he says in college he at like started drinking and hanging out with bros and brews and blah blah blah. Um, so like he's already kind of like, um, he's had his art before the movie starts. Kinda like going along the lines of what you're saying. He's had his arc, now he's changing. Everybody else are helping them through their arcs.
Speaker 1:
15:22
It's pretty interesting. And, uh, of course they make the some type, some kind of stereotypical Julio college jokes, like coed dorms. You know, they make jokes that he's a resident advisor but he's gonna like, you know, hook up with the daughter, which obviously freaks the dad out. And then there's the horny little brother and like there's a couple of things that it would be like just stereotypes in a throwaway nineties movie or whatever. And [inaudible] lesbian beset. Oh yeah, the a let's freak out the norms from the Midwest that can't handle, I go alternative relationships in, in a Los Angeles college. Yeah. They hit all the, the, they hit all the notes right.
Speaker 4:
15:59
She gets a tattoo. She cha like it's funny, like in the movie her style is supposed to be so wild, but certainly not. I mean I don't know if that's just because standards have changed his or what, but I'm like watching it today. I'm like, so she dyed her hair and she got a tattoo. Like it's not crazy. Right.
Speaker 1:
16:18
Well, it's funny is like maybe he's a March survivor cause I was just thinking like Pauly shore gets to the farm and then like adapts to farm life and then improve some of the farming techniques where nobody expects them to adapt. Right. You know what I mean? They expect them to give up or not be that thorough and then you kind of exemplifies what they'd be looking for in a farmer anyway or in a son in law. I really, so it's kind of funny, like that's actually the title and then he actually meets up lives up to the ideals, you know, that of that a family would look forward to son in law. You know, it's kind of interesting, but I don't know, a lot of people probably don't like the weasel and that and they're, they're listening to us going, why do they think so fucking highly of this movie was told?
Speaker 4:
17:00
Well it's, I mean it's just, it's a product of its time. I mean it's like, um, you know, Pauly shore, uh, you know, Jim Carrey, like these were the comedians for the time. I mean they don't always age gracefully, but, um, this, I, I would say that this is the PO, you know, if you're gonna go, you know, um, stack poly shores catalog and rank them. I mean I would say that this is probably his best leading roles.
Speaker 1:
17:28
Um,
Speaker 4:
17:28
I'd say then after this, maybe in the army now, but that's because I've seen that one a ton for some reason.
Speaker 1:
17:34
Oh dang. Um, I just wanna mention like some of the supporting casts. I'm pretty sure the grandpa isn't one, I'm not an actor, but one who always stands up for me is, um, the dad played by lane Smith and like he played the, uh, like opposing attorney and my cousin Vinny [inaudible] original red Dawn. Um, he's also the opposing coach. So he, he's like a very interesting actor and he's a good actor, but he's, he, he's like one of those actors, probably a nice guy in real life, but plays an antagonist on the screen, you know, cause he's the villain in the first mighty ducks. I think early. He's like the opposing coach, you know, the famous team or whatever that, um, is like the rich kids team or whatever. So
Speaker 4:
18:19
I would, I would also make note of 'em. It took me forever. I kept watching this. I'm like, where have I seen her in front of, where have I seen her from? And then it finally hit me that the mom, and this is the mom and Ferris Bueller's day off. Oh, is that right? Is that where she is? Yeah. You know, here, here's the funny thing. I gotta be honest. Maybe it's just because a, I'm a, as I get older, but I'm like, Oh, it was like the mom actually didn't look too bad. You know, the mama when he, especially when he called her up
Speaker 1:
18:45
a boy and like, she was like a mil, a Milson hiding or whatever, like a diamond in the rough, so to speak, something like [inaudible].
Speaker 4:
18:51
Right. I was like, Oh damn. She, you know, not bad looking. Um,
Speaker 1:
18:56
what's funny is like, this is the most, I've liked a, what is her name? Carly. Uh, I always pronounce her last name wrong. Yeah. Like, this is the most I've ever liked her in a movie.
Speaker 4:
19:07
I think she's a great actress.
Speaker 1:
19:09
Well, yeah.
Speaker 4:
19:11
Um, yeah, no, I mean, well, I mean I think she's, I think she's become a better actress as she gets older. I mean, I don't know. Did you see her in Gerald's game then that, that Netflix movie?
Speaker 1:
19:20
Uh, no. The adaptation of the,
Speaker 4:
19:22
Oh, sure. Oh shit. You haven't watched that? No. Oh, you gotta get on it. That is like a legit, legit good movie.
Speaker 1:
19:31
Wow. If you open her IMDV page, that's like the first thing you see is the trailer to that Netflix movie years ago about [inaudible].
Speaker 4:
19:38
Yeah, no, she's, um, like I said, she's become, I think she gets better as she gets older and, um, she's a really great actress.
Speaker 1:
19:46
Yeah. I liked her as the ex wife and American gangster and, uh, she's in Watchman as one of the older heroes. This is like silk Spectre or whatever.
Speaker 4:
19:56
Yeah. Um, she's also one of those actresses that she seems to likeL , you know, if she's in a bad movie, she at least elevates the scene she's in.
Speaker 1:
20:07
Um, she also played, she played the mom and haunting on Hill house.
Speaker 4:
20:11
Yeah, no, that was a great movie. Yeah. Or show. Yeah. Yeah. You're right. Show [inaudible].
Speaker 1:
20:17
Um, I want to see the show. She's in called jet. I think she's like a private eye or something, but I haven't gotten around to it so I don't really know. Um, what else is she, I mean she's been in a lot of stuff too, so I don't know. She's got like a career that's been going on for 20 years, maybe. Maybe longer. Oh,
Speaker 4:
20:33
way longer because she was in, um, she goes all the way back to, I think her first big role was in true Beverly Hills. She was one of the um, uh, one of the girl Scouts.
Speaker 1:
20:45
Wow.
Speaker 4:
20:46
For those who remember troop Beverly Hills.
Speaker 1:
20:49
Dang. Yeah,
Speaker 4:
20:51
that can be a feel good. That could be a feel good movie for me. I actually watched it a year or two ago and like, damn, that movie holds up.
Speaker 1:
20:56
Oh really? I just found her early stuff actually. It goes all the way back to like an appearance on Alf of all things. And like, who's the boss? But, um, what do you think she's the most known for?
Speaker 4:
21:08
Um, I'd say, ah, God, that's a hard thing because she's like one of those actresses that pops up in so many things. Um, she's not the star. Um, I would say, right. Uh, ha. Maybe Gerald's game at the moment because she is the star of that and it's pretty fucking gnarly. Um, some of the makeup, um, uh, you know, sh she's just one of those actresses that pops up in so many things.
Speaker 1:
21:32
All right, fair enough.
Speaker 4:
21:34
I think she's like, um, I can't think, but, um, like somebody like a character actress, like a Judy Greer, if he, if you know who that is, like she's been in so many things, so I don't know what you know her from or,
Speaker 1:
21:45
Oh, yeah. Yup.
Speaker 4:
21:48
But, uh, yeah, I liked her. She's a great anytime. Oh, I, you know, she was in sin city. Uh,
Speaker 1:
21:52
yeah. So anyways, um, any other cast members though? Well, I don't know if there's anybody else we need to talk about. Oh, Tim very well. I mentioned her character, but I don't know if I said her by name is Tim Berry. Tiffany. Amber Thiessen, yeah, yeah. From saved by the bell and who hasn't done anything in a really long time, but she's in this movie anyway and she's like the, uh, yeah, like I said, the promiscuous friend who gets caught up in like the scandal and then redeems herself at the end. Why do I think people will feel good watching this movie? It kind of paints America as a stereotype, but that's all right with me. Like, um, if I think about America, I want to think about like a family's journey and then like a family's togetherness functioning. There's obviously dysfunction. And the movie talks about some of the dysfunction.
Speaker 1:
22:40
Like, you know, the grandfather, the dad and the, and the son have hobbies. They can't connect over the hobbies and they have, uh, there's a lot of pressure put on each other to be successful or whatever. And then like, you know, uh, poly Short's character helps the dad communicate with the son and find some common ground. So, and, and there's a mom and dad ish daughter issue. Like the daughter's growing up, she wants to flex her independence. And uh, there was like aS scene in the kitchen with some basic action business, you know, actors business. Like I don't think they told, you know, Carla had to like, she spilled her juice and then was like wiping it up and I just think she grabbed like a prop in the background to do that. I don't think it was like planned. I think the take they used was part of a master and they like, they just like, Oh wow.
Speaker 1:
23:30
Yeah, here's a little organic moment between the two actors having this argument as a mom and a daughter and a, that's fascinating. So there's some legit scenes in this to watch if you're into acting. There's a couple of things to catch. If you're a Polish short fan, this has to be on your, if you want to see like a wholesome family movie for the season, son-in-laws it. Um, and it makes you feel good, which is just a natural reaction. I think it's a gut reaction. It's like you have to prove that it makes you feel good. I was kinda harsh on David last week and I wanted him to prove that his movie that he picked would make me feel good instead of just leaving it alone. So if he wants to push back on me on this one, that's fair enough. But I ran [inaudible]
Speaker 4:
24:11
I think, I can't really know because like it's, it's a F I felt good watching it. It's a fun movie. I mean it's, uh, it's not for everybody I think. I think if you weren't a certain age when this came out, um, or if you missed the train, I don't know if it's going to hit you. Um, but
Speaker 1:
24:25
stage to see it as if you're, if you're entering puberty and you have two groups, you have to go stick out an afternoon at a family Thanksgiving event, you know, watch son in law.
Speaker 4:
24:36
But I guess that, but none of our audiences 12 so, I mean, well, we don't know. I don't know. I think it's fun. I mean it's, um, it's, it breezed by, I mean, I watched it in chunks cause again, I'm, I just finished up with the playbook. Um, you know, I watched this on my phone in chunks, but like, even then like it just, it's just a fun movie. Um, yeah. You know, I, I, yeah, I get why you, this could be a feelgood movie. I mean this is, um, yeah, he, he, he makes a family better, you know,
Speaker 1:
25:04
free reasons or watch it, it makes you feel good. It makes her family better. You can revisit part of her adolescence,
Speaker 4:
25:13
although
Speaker 1:
25:14
great for adults. And there you go.
Speaker 4:
25:16
You know, I do want to make a certain note, a R mention of my favorite scene in the whole movie was, um, poly Shore's reaction when he gets punched by her ex boyfriend. Like, it's like
Speaker 1:
25:29
Pauly shore had this weird thing where like, he was like,
Speaker 3:
25:32
okay,
Speaker 1:
25:34
I dunno, like intentionally, like week. I don't know. I don't know how to explain that one.
Speaker 4:
25:42
I think it was just because his, his frame, um, I think they just kind of played with his frame. I mean, he's kind of a, um, very small guy. I mean, he's very skinny, very thin, so like, yeah, I think he, they just kind of played up that persona of him being kind of weak and also kind of made for jokes of like, Oh, well he can't possibly know how to, uh, take care of 10 to pigs because he's two weeks ago.
Speaker 1:
26:03
The comedy thing that it's like, just show the main character defeated. You know what I mean? Like intentionally and as anyway.
Speaker 4:
26:10
And of course it's, it's a, it's more of a triumph when he actually succeeds because like, Oh, that little city boy, you know? Um, but yeah, I don't know, just something about his reaction to getting hit in the face. Like, I dunno, it just killed me. It kind of has a crying whimper that just kinda killed me that he played up.
Speaker 1:
26:28
Yeah. My favorite scene is probably the hoedown.
Speaker 4:
26:31
Yeah, that's pretty fun. Um, the, uh, I mean, although, you know, it's funny as like when I was younger, uh, I would like, Oh, he's just, it's just mischief. But now as I get older, like a lot of it's mischief, but then there's stuff like, he takes that to what even mentioned $250,000 piece of equipment just fucks around. I'm like, yeah, you're just being careless now. I think, you know, if I'm taking it too seriously. Um, all right, so everybody go and watch son-in-law, which you can download pretty much anywhere. Technically. I watched it on HBO. Yeah, I was gonna say, if you have HBO right now, as we're recording this, it's free for right now if you have a subscription to HBO, and if not, you can rent it everywhere else. Pretty much. Yeah. I'd say, what are we doing a movie pairing with or a food pairing with this one? Oh, I thought that was a given. Oh, Turkey Swanson's Turkey meal.
Speaker 5:
27:27
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