Two sisters from Jersey tackle movies from their childhood with fresh eyes. One is in her 20's, and loves nerdy, sci-fi, horror, and family movies, while the other is in her 30's, and loves rom-coms, dramas, and indie movies. Tune in to listen to Katie and Bridget as they reminisce, theorize, and laugh through all the different movie genres!
Better Off Dead...
Katie and Bridget do a lot of UMs as they re-watch the 80's movie: Better Off Dead... ! It's a somehow rated PG movie all about a teenager looking to end his life when his girlfriend dumps him.... Yup! We're also confused! Come along as we meet Lane, a walking boyfriend of red flags who spends the movie being mopey and possibly schizophrenic once his girlfriend Beth dumps him for the captain of the ski team - our own real life Ken doll named Roy. Along the way there's his best friend Charles, a 55 year old teenager, and Monique, a foreign exchange student who may or may not be in a human trafficking situation. They help Lane get over his sadness and win at a ski competition - which is apparently what this was all about(!?) except it actually wasn't(!?) but FINE! Will Lane be able to survive all the way to the end of the movie? Does he skimp out the paper boy on a mere $2!? Released in 1985, it stars John Cusack and was written and directed by Savage Steve Holland.
Katie and Bridget spend 20 years trying to play football at Notre Dame as they re-watch the movie: Rudy! It's a story all about how if you have a dream, you're gonna have to work your 5-foot-nothing butt off to make it happen AND potentially become homeless along the way! Come along as we meet Rudy, a guy who's name is thankfully not actually Rudy Ruettiger. He spends his life aspiring to play football the University of Notre Dame, but faces hurdles when he doesn't have the grades, talent, or even height to make it happen right away. With a little help from his newfound hype man - aka D-Bob - Rudy gets the grades to get into the school (thankfully without having to become a priest). Rudy gets put on the team as a personality hire and soon he teaches all his teammates about what it means to be DEDICATED. At the last home game of his senior year, Rudy is given a chance to play and SPOILER ALERT HE MAKES US ALL CRY. Will Rudy be able to earn the respect he wants at the end of it all? Does Fortune's tear-jerking speech answer that question while simultaneously making us cry!? Released in 1993 (the best year for movies), it stars Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty, and Samwise the Brave himself: Sean Astin.
The Wizard of Oz
Katie and Bridget dance down the yellow brick road as they re-watch the classic movie: The Wizard of Oz! It's a timeless tale that features horrific behind the scenes trivia, as well as random trivia that our Dad likes to quote! Come along as we meet Dorothy, the ultimate dog lover from Kansas, who gets swept up by a Twister (no Bill and Jo's here unfortunately) and brought to the magical land of Oz. There she commits manslaughter, breaks up a potential cult, and learns about the patriarchy - all while singing and dancing throughout. Oh yeah, there's also a scarecrow, a tin man, and a lion (oh my!) who tag along and well... We guess they kind of help...? Will Dorothy be able to escape the clutches of the Wicked Witch of the West? Would you also go on a murderous rampage if someone dropped a house on your sister!? Released in 1939, it stars the iconic late actress Judy Garland.
Harriet The Spy
Katie and Bridget break and enter as they re-watch Nickelodeon's first ever movie: Harriet The Spy! It's a story all about how having your private journal read aloud to all your friends really sucks! Come along as we meet Harriet, an alleged spy who wants to be a writer but kind of gets caught up with just talking smack about people. Her lifelong nanny, Golly, finally says "screw this I'm off to get laid!" and leaves Harriet to fend for herself socially - Spoiler alert: it doesn't go well. When her journal is read outloud we watch as Harriet spirals into sinister revenge plots, eloping from school, and inevtiably getting to hang out with the local child psychologist. Will Harriet learn how to give a proper apology to her friends? Was that scene of a guy carrying 500 cats in a bag really messed up!? Released in 1996, it stars Michelle Trachtenberg and Rosie O'Donnell.
Katie and Bridget do a drug deal on a rollercoaster as they re-watch the movie: True Romance! It's a story all about romance, possibly mental health disorders (involving Elvis), dangerous crime, and drugs - lots and lots of drugs. Meet Clarence, a guy who legit falls in love/gets married ala Love Actually rules to Alabama, the call girl who his boss hired to get him laid. They get wrapped up on the wrong side of high profile criminals when Clarence accidently steals a suitcase of cocaine. The two escape to LA and shenanigans and dick jokes ensue! Will Clarence and Alabama be able to survive long enough to actually live through their "true romance"? Does this movie have the most gay undertones ever in existence!? Released in 1993, it was directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino, and stars a huge cast of actors including: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken, Bronson Pinchot, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Rapaport, Chris Penn, Tom Sizemore, and Tony Soprano himself - James Gandolfini!
Katie and Bridget strap onto a pipe with a belt as they re-watch the 90's thriller: Twister! It's a very informative scientific film about chasing tornados that also has some Degrassi level dramaaaaaa! It's also apparently Bridget's 2nd favorite movie!(?)! Come along as we meet Bill, a guy who is not back but also has tornado intuition so he's def back. He brings his fiancé Melissa to see his current wife Jo to sign divorce papers but then gets swept up in romance and the past and his love of tornados and... and... and... Listen, we told you - this is filled with DRAMA people. Jo and Bill team up to beat out their arch nemesis JONAS - a sell-out who got himself some CORPORATE SPONSERS #stonehiminthestreets. Along the way Jo and Bill rekindle their love and love of near death experiences all while shouting "debris!". Will Jo find her dad in the tornado? Is that a pretty dumb thing to bring up when you're about to be literally be killed by a tornado and should probably be running instead!? Released in 1996, it stars Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Jami Gertz.
Bridget and Katie are the perfect pair of sisters, who give such a funny and deep dive into some of the best movies from our childhood. I love their chemistry and how each of them brings a different outlook on each movie, bringing up lots of little tidbits that I had forgotten about when I watched each movie as a kid. And I always look forward to their dad’s special quote—so funny! Keep it up sisters!
Omg I’m in love with this podcast! Listened to The Holiday, Love Actually, then Big Fat Greek Wedding.
I heart the feminism, the full-throated laughing, the witty digs that are so right on. I’m cracking up the whole time. I cannot describe how much I love and appreciate the background facts like the mini bio on Nancy Meyer. And then when their dad comes in on the Big Fat Greek Wedding episode - What?! Yes!!!!!! I couldn’t love this podcast more!!
Ladies, I love you like silky pajamas, kettle corn, and a fuzzy blanket with a movie.
PS - As an honest lover of language and all dialects, the Jersey coming through is pure gold.
PPS - Before Sunrise! Recently rewatched what had been a formative movie (what?!) and couldn’t believe how I ever found the male character remotely attractive. So messed up. I want to hear you break it down.
Hilarious Sisters Who Scene It
Bridget and Katie dazzle during every episode. They are so down to earth and relatable and say what everyone is thinking about every movie they discuss. Their laughs are contagious and I can’t get enough!