Episode #167: It is Difficult – Consolation Rewatch Episode


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 Difficult film description:

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

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

That form of turns into a sophisticated love triangle. Ultimately, she’s not likely 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?”

Price 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. Pay attention. 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 ensure 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 numerous different consolation films. So we might love to listen to your options. We’ve an enormous record from Instagram. Lots of people have been choosing the identical ones again and again, which was useful for us. And no matter your film is, we’ll most likely 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 girl who’s been divorced for 10 years. She owns a form of patisserie or espresso store sort place. They appear to be in like southern California. She has three kids, two daughters, and a son. They’re all grown. It looks as if the youngest daughter goes off to varsity and the oldest daughter’s getting married. So she’s form of at that stage in her life it looks as if from when she talks along with her buddies. 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 stated, her daughter’s transferring out, and she or he really will get right into a relationship along 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 along with his spouse. Who additionally has a younger son, and we simply form of see them be in these fully completely different occasions in life the place she’s dwelling. Her kids are grown and she or he’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 section 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 identical time starting to form of date the architect who’s serving to along with her kitchen renovation. She’s including an addition to her residence 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 a sophisticated love triangle in a manner. And ultimately, she’s not likely with both of them, though I believe the film form of leaves the door open for a relationship with the architect. However it’s form of left to the viewer, I believe, to resolve. 

Elsie: Yeah, they appeared like they have been form of hooking up within the final scene. However yeah, it positively may have had a component two. 

Emma: Undoubtedly want it did.

Elsie: I’ll say my largest and solely criticism in regards to 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 bit 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 now we have,

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 along 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 timber, which is lovable. Anyway. Okay, so this film got here out in 2009. I particularly keep in mind my reminiscence of it. I didn’t watch it in 2009, however I keep in mind our aunts at Christmas have been speaking about how excited they have 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 keep in mind them speaking about it. I keep in mind the commercials on the time, Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin is like form of iconic. And I keep in mind on the time considering like, oh, that’s cute, that’s a film for previous individuals and now da da da. 10 years later, it’s a film for me, and I like it. 

Emma: Yeah. I’d say it’s a booby for everybody. I don’t keep in mind the primary time I watched this both. I didn’t watch it within the theater. However, I’m positive I’ve watched it now at the very least 5 occasions 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 type of moments the place you’re like, I really feel like I’ve watched this a bunch of occasions and I assume it was by no means with you, though we’ve been married 10 years. Trigger I’m like, why did that occur? So I received 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 believe it might need been once I was doing my bike factor or earlier than that, possibly through 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 believe I’ve watched it a few occasions since then. For some time it was like free on Amazon Prime, I believe, but it surely’s not anymore, which sucks. However anyway, I keep in mind my first impression of it was like that it was fairly current. oh my God, lovable. Child John Krasinski. Yeah, like early workplace, john Krasinski is in it. He’s so lovable. He’s actually humorous and cute in it. He’s so cute and his character’s so cute and I like that he’s in each of the Christmastime Nancy Myers films. I simply suppose that is sort of a test for his standing. 

Emma: Yeah. I additionally suppose this and 30 Rock are most likely 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 rather a lot to this character, the ex-husband who she begins hooking up with once more. As a result of in a manner I believe it might be really easy to view him because the villain of the film. I believe in some ways he doesn’t all the time make nice selections. Proper?

Elsie: Yeah. He’s form of villainy. 

Emma: Yeah, however I believe that Alec Baldwin’s efficiency and in addition the writing, I believe form of Lynn’s these different sides to him or to me, he comes off very honest. And nearly like a little bit little bit of a doofus the place you’re like, I don’t suppose he has unhealthy intentions. I believe he’s simply not considering issues by very effectively. I believe 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 girls simply need architects. I don’t know. 

Elsie: Yeah, I assume that’s a great level. I’m positively 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 among the greatest Nancy Meyers films for decor inspiration, in my view. That’s one of many the reason 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 one of the vital web well-known film kitchens of all time. It’s a extremely good kitchen. We’ve a factor the place we don’t put different individuals’s photos on our web site, however I’ve a pinboard that’s Nancy Myers film photographs. So I’ll hyperlink that within the present notes. It turns out to be useful. Or you’ll be able to simply Google it, It’s sophisticated kitchen. It’s just about a very powerful 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’d like it if somebody precisely replicated this kitchen as a rework. Don’t you suppose that’s a good suggestion? 

Emma: Yeah. What I like in regards to the kitchen too is it feels actually cozy and actually fashionable, but in addition, to me, I believe they did a fantastic job of creating it appear to be 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 to be a spot the place somebody who really loves cooking most likely cooks. After which two, I believe they attempt to make it look very full and cluttered. It doesn’t actually look cluttery to me, but it surely does look very full. And I believe they try this partially to form of be like, see she wants an even bigger kitchen. However actually it doesn’t, it’s an exquisite kitchen. Clearly, if she has a dream kitchen, reside your desires Meryl Streep’s character.

Elsie: I wrote, one in every of 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 might actually, you understand, like sun shades and stuff. That’s the kind of factor that’s all the time gonna be in your own home. That’s just about by no means gonna be in a film, makes it look actual, and I like it. I’d classify this kitchen as Martha Stewart, like peak Martha Stewart Period kitchen. Don’t you suppose? To be honest, the Martha Stewart period shouldn’t be actually over. Peak Martha Stewart period, I believe 2009 and the early two 1000’s was positively a time on this planet the place, her entire vibe, the girl who is aware of find out how to do every thing. And Meryl Streep has a number of that vibe. She is aware of find out how to bake croissants from scratch. She has an enormous backyard, that appears like a number of work to take care of and she or he 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 little bit bit. Was possibly a little 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 previous, that was how she began earlier than she grew to become the superstar 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 kind 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 capturing location was an actual bakery as a result of it simply may have been. However it wasn’t. It was a sound stage. I used to be so unhappy. I’m form of a nerd about films, however I like going to filming areas. And taking an image of diners and identical to locations that have been in films. I believe it’s very enjoyable. This film doesn’t have hardly something although that was actual, aside from like exteriors. I’m not taking an image of the outside of somebody’s home. Okay, so listed here 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 believe 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, you understand, protecting. As an alternative of doorways, which have not too long ago began to change into 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 believe that is to Emma’s level of like the true kitchen. It’s a combination of stainless-steel and copper. As an alternative of being identical to the proper copper assortment, like what you see on Pinterest daily, it’s, it does appear to be 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 believe that that is important, find out how to Nancy Myers, your property is having this meals round a show within the kitchen, having the contemporary herbs, it’s simply so pleasant feeling.

Emma: Yeah. Particularly if you happen to 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 Likelihood Poke Smot?” It’s so cute. 

Emma: I really suppose Meryl Streep ought to have received 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 like the scene the place John Krasinski goes into the toilet they usually’re smoking within the rest room. And he was like, I don’t smoke marijuana. Okay. Only one. 

Emma: Yeah, that must be like, you understand 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 big fridge. I don’t know if it’s a sub-zero, however that tends to be what the large fridges and fancy kitchens are. I don’t know. However she’s received a type of big 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 area for all of that in your fridge. And I hadn’t seen this earlier than, however there’s a dent at the very least in a number of scenes within the fridge. And I don’t know if possibly that was on objective 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 rather a lot and that she desires 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 residence now we have an previous 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 have been simply the identical and we each have a bowl of clementine. Oh, and the opposite factor I needed to say is I believe 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 number of partitions, there’s a number of circulate and there’s form of a giant arch that frames the kitchen. So you will have a view from the lounge. However I additionally simply suppose it’s useful, and I believe it’s good to have it by the eating room, as a substitute of the sofa. 

Emma: They usually have scenes the place she has the architect over for dinner one night time they usually’re simply consuming dinner on the kitchen counter. And different occasions that completely different characters are consuming on the counter, fast meals, or simply consuming some leftovers. After which there are additionally a number of scenes the place she’s having a bigger dinner along with her household on the eating room desk, however you’ll be able to 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 have been within the eating room, but it surely additionally was good that there’s like an eat-in choice 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 discuss in regards to the bakery. So initially, ought to we simply open a bakery?

Emma: It looks as if manner an excessive amount of work, however I imply, yeah, I believe possibly my dream is simply to go to a bakery daily. 

Elsie: what, that looks as if a less complicated resolution. Perhaps 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 consistently after which we will take a break after that trigger we’ll most likely be okay.

Emma: Actually, nothing makes me really feel extra like a flowery girl than when it’s a weekday and I most likely needs 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. , like, I’m not in class. I’m on the bakery 

Elsie: That’s lovable. 

Emma: I’m very rebellious.

Elsie: Yeah. I really feel just like the bakery, it’s like the entire film’s price watching only for the very brief scenes the place you get to glimpse. What the bakery seems like. It’s so stunning. It’s not only a bakery, it’s the kind of place the place it’s also possible to purchase good 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 little bit bit completely different, and we may 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 law enforcement officials driving by and she or he says what their order is. So it appears, at the very least 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 in regards to the film that didn’t age effectively?

Emma: I believe at first they’re making the brand new spouse, who was somebody who had an affair with the ex-husband a bit like they have been doing an excessive amount of hate in direction of her. Trigger I used to be like, okay, so she’s a working mother. However I really feel like ultimately, they introduced it again round simply by others, you form of begin to really feel sorry for her otherwise you, they offer her much more humanity in direction of the center and finish of the film and I preferred that. I felt like they redeemed it a little 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, you understand, like no matter. However I additionally suppose the principle factor they speak about is the affair after which how she works a lot however desires 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 believe they form of carry it again round. So I believe it nonetheless works for me. However midway by the film, I used to be kinda like, I’m undecided I 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 kind of a time capsule for its time, which a number of Nancy Meyers films are. For me, Alec Baldwin shouldn’t be my prime superstar in any form of manner. 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 believe it’s fairly nice. Properly, I simply have to say this, it’s essential. I believe that this film has a number of scarf inspiration, so in case you are a woman or man who desires 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 stored it again and again to Trey. I stored commenting all through the film. I used to be like, do I would like 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 truthfully didn’t actually discover it whereas I used to be watching. Okay, that is so random, however one in every of my favourite scenes of the entire film is after they’re all within the kitchen consuming leftovers at night time they usually all hold speaking in regards to the noodle thingy. And I wanna know what the noodle thingy is in that Tupperware and if can I attempt 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 believe I’ve gushed fairly a bit.

Emma: How a lot they love her cooking and everybody within the film appears to enrich it. It’s actually like targets. Like simply my very own fantasy of like, God, I hope my household talks about my cooking that manner. 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 lovable. I wanna be. 

Elsie: It’s, I believe that she’s a fantastic individual to place in your temper board. For targets of like your future self for individuals like us. I believe she’s nice. I like her. We’ve a number of pursuits in frequent. 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 you understand.

Elsie: There’s clearly a number of good ones, so I’ll simply learn them off and Emma hasn’t heard them, so you’ll be able to 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, though Streep serves on their board of trustees and has two kids 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 positive it wasn’t we don’t such as you factor. I’m positive it was we will’t cuz of one thing. 

Elsie: There’s no manner they most likely 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 through the course of the movie.

Emma: Properly, if there had been an affiliate hyperlink on the finish of the movie, I’d’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 type of exhibits trigger I believe he’s taking part in the banjo and doing a comedy routine, proper?

Emma: We noticed him, they got here to Springfield, but it surely was him and Martin Brief they usually did their factor collectively and there wasn’t a lot music. I do suppose he did play the banjo at one level, but it surely was extra of a comedy present. So it wasn’t the solo one, but it surely 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, but it surely’s nonetheless humorous. Within the film, Jane teases Jake about being an previous father and being nearly 80 when the potential youngster graduates from school since his second spouse desires 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 kids along with her in actual life, making him over 80 years previous when his youngest graduates school. As a result of keep in mind she says, how is that even good? 

Emma: Oh yeah, effectively I believe within the film you get the vibe that he’s not significantly joyful about it as a result of I really don’t suppose there’s something incorrect with being an previous dad or mum man or lady.

Elsie: In the event you wanna do it. Truly, I believe I’m an previous dad or mum in comparison with like Missouri requirements and I like it.

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

Elsie: Yeah, he desires his previous life again. Okay, the a part of Jane was written particularly for Meryl Streep who cherished the ultimate screenplay. After all, it was and naturally, she did. Oh my God. It’s good. 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 much 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 little bit bit quirky.

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

Emma: So yeah, I may too. Though she’d already achieved a model of it, you understand? 

Elsie: She’s the very best. Okay, this movie’s depiction of leisure marijuana smoking in an harmless method with out penalties is rumored to be the principle purpose for its R score. 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 you must 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 score. It’s just a bit little bit of marijuana. 

Elsie: It’s cute previous individuals smoking pot. It’s lovable. 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 have been all thought-about 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 choose? 

Emma: Michael Douglas. 

Elsie: Oh, okay. I believe that’s a great choose. 

Emma: Yeah. Who would you will have picked? 

Elsie: I wanna say, Mel Gibson, he’s, he’s in a Nancy Myers film. I believe that he would play a great ex-husband. I believe stick with Alec Baldwin most likely. Okay, though set in California, many of the movie was shot in New York Metropolis. That is so fascinating as a result of you’ll be able to’t inform in any respect, and I believe that’s what makes me understand that it was a number of scenes shot indoors as a result of you understand the Home sound stage was in New York Metropolis, and the bakery most likely a number of others, however isn’t that loopy? 

Emma: Yeah. As a result of it actually seems like Southern California. I really feel like they present the skin of her home a great quantity too, so that they should have shut that nonetheless, they did. I don’t know.

Elsie: That home is unquestionably within the suburbs of LA, however I believe that they simply imply like many of the minutes of the film. It’s principally indoors, it doesn’t seem to be it. I assumed it appeared very California, so 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 believe we should always positively come again for that film, let’s say by the tip of the 12 months possibly. I cherished it. And that’s positively on the prime of my Nora Efron record. And in addition Julie Powell not too long ago handed away, and she or he’s like actually one of many authentic individuals who made meals running a blog what it’s.

Emma: Sure, for positive. Yeah. I learn that guide a very long time in the past and I’ve seen that film at the very least 3 times. 

Elsie: It’s so cute. Yeah. I simply watched it fairly not too long ago 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 abilities and the way she was a fantastic match with Alec. You’ll by no means discover the age distinction. Under no circumstances, I’d’ve by no means even identified that. 

Emma: No, I definitely didn’t discover it. I additionally suppose the reverse is so regular that possibly that’s a part of it too. And in addition, that’s one of many issues I like about this film and numerous different Nancy Meyers films I believe that she does a extremely nice job and it’s fascinating that she’s going to painting girls in a unique stage of life than a number of different romcoms. Like most romcoms would’ve targeted on the oldest daughter on this film who’s getting married. However she’s really form of a minor character. And we’re targeted on Jane, on Meryl Streep’s character. So, and I believe that’s form of a Nancy Myers factor a little bit bit, which may be very cool. It’s very, it’s cool to grow old. In the event 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 number 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 doubtless like my favourite. So there’s a scene the place each of the mother and father and all the kids are watching a film collectively consuming popcorn, they usually’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 may see it. They simply stated on right here they have been watching the graduate. I assumed that they confirmed a unique film.

Emma: Oh, I believe they simply present a tiny image piece of it. I simply occurred to know, I’ve seen The Graduate. I like that film, but it surely’s not likely a household humorous pop. I don’t know, it’s not that it’s that darkish, but it surely’s fairly arty. I’d say at the very least melancholy. 

Elsie: I cherished the graduate and I keep in mind from one other Nancy Meyers deep dive that she and Dustin Hoffman are like buddies from their youngsters going to high school collectively and stuff. However okay, so it says, the explanation 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 incorporates 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 trying ahead to rewatching it. So ought to we inform them a little bit sneak peek of among the episodes now we have developing?

Emma: Yeah. However we’re alleged to be score. I’m gonna give this 10 out of 10 croissants. Considered 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 offers me a extremely good feeling.

Emma: Yeah. I actually prefer it. 

Elsie: Okay, so ship us your consolation rewatch films, something that you simply’ve watched again and again and you’re feeling like you may watch it, endlessly. We love rewatching films, and I believe it does take a particular sort of film to change into a re watcher. There are such a lot of films that you simply’re joyful to only watch as soon as, after which there are these particular ones that you simply really feel like you may watch 10 occasions and also you wouldn’t be sick of it, you understand? So long as it’s not all of sudden. So a few those now we have developing this season, and these are all requested from our listeners, are Jurassic Park, which that one was requested form of oddly a number of occasions. After which Emma stated it was one in every of 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 every thing about it, I like it. Father of the bride, we wanna try this one quickly. It’s one other of our prime Nancy Myers films. We’re additionally gonna do the dad or mum lure this spring, and you then’ve received mail. So these are all ones that we’ll be doing this spring positively 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 record going all 12 months spherical, so yeah, we will’t wait to proceed this collection. Cool, okay, we’ll be again subsequent week.