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Happily Ever Aftermath explores relationships in movies and how they shape our ideas of love and romance. One title at a time, Polina and Diana share their personal connection to the film and analyze the trajectory of the characters’ relationship -- when did they fall in love and what is their fate after the movie ends?

Happily Ever Aftermath Diana & Polina

    • Film Reviews

Happily Ever Aftermath explores relationships in movies and how they shape our ideas of love and romance. One title at a time, Polina and Diana share their personal connection to the film and analyze the trajectory of the characters’ relationship -- when did they fall in love and what is their fate after the movie ends?

    True Romance (1993) & guest Ryan Skonnord

    True Romance (1993) & guest Ryan Skonnord

    Diana takes the violence up another notch with her pick True Romance (1993). For funsies, she brings her husband too. Polina can now cross this Christian Slater movie off her list.
    Check out the True Romance article Polina mentioned here.
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    In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine, the Mob, track them down in an attempt to reclaim it. Directed by Tony Scott, written by Quentin Tarantino, and stars Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken, Bronson Pinchot, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Rapaport, Saul Rubinek, Conchata Ferrell, James Gandolfini, Paul Bates, Chris Penn, Tom Sizemore, and Kevin Corrigan. (from IMDb.com)
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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Bonnie & Clyde (1967)

    Bonnie & Clyde (1967)

    We discuss the spoiled by history movie and Polina's pick Bonnie and Clyde (1967). Her repeated viewings served as markers in her life. This was Diana's first viewing and was not prepared for the amount of violence.
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    Bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks. Stars Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Denver Pyle, Dub Taylor, Evans Evans, and Gene Wilder. (from IMDb.com)
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    • 59 min
    Love, Actually (2003) Part 2

    Love, Actually (2003) Part 2

    In part 2 of covering Love, Actually (2003), we're still messing up the names, but, now look at the four story lines that cover Harry, Karen, and Mia, David and Natalie, Daniel, Sam, Joanna, and Carol, and Billy Mack and Joe.
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    Big thanks to Wikipedia contributors Freywa and Joel Bradshaw for the movie relationship map.
    You can watch Red Nose Day Actually here.
    Check out the FiveThirtyEight article about Love, Actually Polina mentioned here.
    Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Stars Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Lúcia Moniz, Liam Neeson, Thomas Sangster, Bill Nighy, Gregor Fisher, Martine McCutcheon, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Andrew Lincoln, Laura Linney, Rodrigo Santoro, Kris Marshall, Abdul Salis, Heike Makatsch, Martin Freeman, Joanna Page, Olivia Olson, Rowan Atkinson, Nina Sosanya, Ivana Miličević, January Jones, Elisha Cuthbert, Shannon Elizabeth, Denise Richards, Claudia Schiffer, and Billy Bob Thornton. (from Google.com & Wikipedia.org)
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Love, Actually (2003) Part 1

    Love, Actually (2003) Part 1

    We tackle the epic container of love stories and Diana's pick Love, Actually (2003). In part 1, we look at the five story lines that cover Juliet, Peter and Mark, Jamie and Aurélia, Sarah and Karl, John and Judy, and Colin and Tony. Sorry, but we get names wrong a lot.
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    Big thanks to Wikipedia contributors Freywa and Joel Bradshaw for the movie relationship map.
    You can watch Red Nose Day Actually here.
    Check out Your Fave is Problematic Love, Actually here.
    Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Stars Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Lúcia Moniz, Liam Neeson, Thomas Sangster, Bill Nighy, Gregor Fisher, Martine McCutcheon, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Andrew Lincoln, Laura Linney, Rodrigo Santoro, Kris Marshall, Abdul Salis, Heike Makatsch, Martin Freeman, Joanna Page, Olivia Olson, Rowan Atkinson, Nina Sosanya, Ivana Miličević, January Jones, Elisha Cuthbert, Shannon Elizabeth, Denise Richards, Claudia Schiffer, and Billy Bob Thornton. (from Google.com & Wikipedia.org)
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Mannequin (1987)

    Mannequin (1987)

    Awesomeness of the '80s explodes with Diana's pick Mannequin (1987). During re-watch she was went from cringing to full buy-in with the help of the song Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now. Polina required scotch to record this episode, but was glad to finally watch a movie she missed.
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    Check out the scene from the movie The Skeleton Twins Diana mentioned.
    A young artist, searching for his vocation, makes a mannequin so perfect he falls in love with it. Finding the mannequin in a store window, he gets a job there and his creation comes to life. Stars Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, Meshach Taylor, Estelle Getty, James Spader, G.W. Bailey, Carole Davis, Steve Vinovich, Christopher Maher, and Phyllis Newman. (from IMDb.com)
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Amélie (2001)

    Amélie (2001)

    We turn on the subtitles and discuss Polina's pick Amélie (2001). Compared to her memories, Polina mentions a distinct lack of romance upon re-watch. Take a shot every time Diana says “whimsical” during this episode.
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    Check out Amanda Iman's article all about her love of the movie.
    Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and stars Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta, Serge Merlin, Jamel Debbouze, Clotilde Mollet, Claire Maurier, Isabelle Nanty, Dominique Pinon, Artus de Penguern, Yolande Moreau, Urbain Cancelier, Maurice Bénichou, and Michel Robin. (from IMDb.com)
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

Elloise76 ,

Funny and insightful

Great podcast which made me rethink a few movies (cough cough Overboard). Brings more to the table than most film podcasts and definitely worth a listen. -Erica, Customers Also Watched

alisaurus.wrecks ,

Brillaint and Fun

What happens to the couple after the credits role? What a brilliant concept. Diana & Polina are really great hosts, they have great chemistry and a unique perspective on relationships both personal and on film. This podcast is really interesting and fun. Absolutely give a listen!

Some Kind of Brown Podcast ,

So nice and interesting!

This podcast is so chill like hanging out with friends. I love the conversations between Diana and Polina discussing on screen romance! This also made me realize I'm behind on watching classic American movies haha. I highly recommend this smart and interesting podcast!

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