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Lisa and Charles Adrian LOVE rom coms but they have some suggestions. In each episode they choose a film, take it lovingly apart and put it back together better. Warning: This podcast is all spoilers all the time!

The Rom Com Rewrite Lisa Findley & Charles Adrian

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Lisa and Charles Adrian LOVE rom coms but they have some suggestions. In each episode they choose a film, take it lovingly apart and put it back together better. Warning: This podcast is all spoilers all the time!

    Mr Malcolm's List

    Mr Malcolm's List

    But what if Mr Malcolm had written a more interesting list?

    Mr Malcolm’s List
    Year: 2022
    Written by: Suzanne Allain
    Based on the novel by: Suzanne Allain
    Directed by: Emma Holly Jones
    Stars: Zawe Ashton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Sope Dirisu, Theo James, Freida Pinto, Ashley Park
     
    Show notes:
    We love this film. Seriously. Full marks for performances, set, locations, score, costumes and more where this month’s film is concerned. Nevertheless, we have some notes on language & mores, our all-important B couple and the eponymous list.

    If you would like to skip the plot summary for this month’s film you can skip forward 11 minutes into the episode.

    In this episode we mention the TV shows Pride And Prejudice (1995) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112130/), Bridgerton (2020-) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8740790/) and Downton Abbey (2010-2015) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1606375/) as well as the film Gosford Park (2001) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0280707/). We also mention the novel Pride and Prejudice (1813) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride_and_Prejudice) and the play Much Ado About Nothing (1598?) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Much_Ado_About_Nothing).
    Incidentally, the Mozart opera Charles Adrian was mostly likely thinking of is The Marriage Of Figaro (1786) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Marriage_of_Figaro) and you can find out more about “the world’s first purpose-built public art gallery”, aka the Dulwich Picture Gallery (1811), here: https://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/. 
     
    Next month we are planning to watch The Apartment (1960) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053604/).

    If you would like to suggest films for future episodes, you can tweet Lisa: @LisaStowaway.
    We record these episodes over the internet. Sometimes the audio is not perfect. We apologise for that.
    Music in this episode is by Martin Zaltz Austwick (martinzalzaustwick.com).
    Artwork is by Lisa Findley.
    Thank you for listening! 

    • 57 min
    Players

    Players

    Players
    They are very small poops and I make sure it’s only after greens.

    Players
    Year: 2024
    Written by: Whit Anderson
    Directed by: Trish Sie
    Stars: Gina Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr., Tom Ellis, Augustus Prew, Joel Courney, Liza Koshy
     
    Show notes:
    This very charming film gets past a somewhat gross set-up to persuade us that its lovers belong together. Good job, film!

    In this episode we mention the film Someone Great (2019) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8075260/) and the book The Game (2005) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Game:_Penetrating_the_Secret_Society_of_Pickup_Artists).

    If you would like to suggest films for future episodes, you can tweet Lisa: @LisaStowaway.
    We record these episodes over the internet. Sometimes the audio is not perfect. We apologise for that.
    Music in this episode is by Martin Zaltz Austwick (martinzalzaustwick.com).
    Artwork is by Lisa Findley.
    Thank you for listening! 

    • 50 min
    The Wedding Planner

    The Wedding Planner

    Who knew Mattifer (Jenthew?) would have so much chemistry!

    The Wedding Planner
    Year: 2001
    Written by: Pamela Falk and Michael Ellis
    Directed by: Adam Shankman
    Stars: Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey
     
    Show notes:
    This podcast is now three years old!!! To celebrate, Lisa and Charles Adrian watched J Lo and Matt McConaughey do everything they need to do in this genuinely sweet and funny romantic comedy from the very beginning of the century.
    The plot summary of this film finishes at about 10 minutes into the episode, in case you would like to skip it.

    In this episode we mention the films:
    Speed (1994) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111257/)
    Failure To Launch* (2006) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0427229/)
    My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119738/)
    Sliding Doors (1998) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120148/)
    Rye Lane* (2023) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15893750/)
    An Affair to Remember (1957) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050105/)
    Sleepless In Seattle* (1993) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108160/)
    Casablanca (1942) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034583/)
    When Harry Met Sally* (1989) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098635/)
    Marry Me (2022) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10223460/)
    Hustlers (2019) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5503686/)
    The Watermelon Woman (1996) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118125/)
    Stud Life* (2012) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1758770/)
    Appropriate Behaviour (2014) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3077108/)
    500 Days Of Summer (2009) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1022603/)
    And the TV series: 
    Superstore (2015-2021) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4477976/)
    *Films marked with an asterisk have previously been featured on the podcast. 

    If you would like to suggest films for future episodes, you can tweet Lisa: @LisaStowaway.
    We record these episodes over the internet. Sometimes the audio is not perfect. We apologise for that.
    Music in this episode is by Martin Zaltz Austwick (martinzalzaustwick.com).
    Artwork is by Lisa Findley.
    Thank you for listening! 

    • 53 min
    When Harry Met Sally

    When Harry Met Sally

    When Harry Met Sally
    Can men and women ever really be friends??

    When Harry Met Sally
    Year: 1989
    Written by: Nora Ephron
    Directed by: Rob Reiner
    Stars: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan
     
    Show notes:
    This month Lisa and Charles Adrian invite you to spend New Year with them, enjoying one of the most perfect rom coms ever made.
    In this episode we mention the film Same Time, Next Year (1978) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078199/) and the TV show How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460649/).  
    If you would like to suggest films for future episodes, you can tweet Lisa: @LisaStowaway.
    We record these episodes over the internet. Sometimes the audio is not perfect. We apologise for that.
    Music in this episode is by Martin Zaltz Austwick (martinzalzaustwick.com).
    Artwork is by Lisa Findley.
    Thank you for listening! 

    • 44 min
    Merry & Gay

    Merry & Gay

    Merry & Gay
    You think Christmas is bad in your house??

    Merry & Gay
    Year: 2022
    Written by: Christin Baker
    Based on a story by: Maggie Cummings and Megan Ullrich
    Directed by: Christin Baker
    Stars: Dia Frampton, Andi René Christensen
     
    Show notes:
    This movie has good bones but Single All The Way deserved more from its queer sibling.
    Correction: we are not 0 for 4 at this point, as Charles Adrian says towards the end of the episode. We are only 0 for 3.
    In this episode we mention the films: 
    Notting Hill (1999) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0125439/)
    You’ve Got Mail (1998) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0128853/)
    10 Things I Hate About You (1999) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0147800/)
    Single All The Way (2021) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14315756/)
    and the TV shows: 
    Crazy Ex Girlfriend (2015-2019) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4094300/)
    Friends (1994-2004) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108778/)
    A League Of Their Own (2022) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8226360/)
    You can find the Guardian ‘How we met’ article Charles Adrian mentions here: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2023/nov/30/how-we-met-dressed-up-as-horse-i-was-the-bum. 
    Next month we will be watching When Harry Met Sally (1989) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098635/)
    If you would like to suggest films for future episodes, you can tweet Lisa: @LisaStowaway.
    We record these episodes over the internet. Sometimes the audio is not perfect. We apologise for that.
    Music in this episode is by Martin Zaltz Austwick (martinzalzaustwick.com).
    Artwork is by Lisa Findley.
    Thank you for listening! 

    • 49 min
    They Came Together

    They Came Together

    They Came Together
    This month we watch a fun three-minute sketch that goes on for an hour and twenty-three minutes.

    They Came Together
    Year: 2014
    Written by: Michael Showalter and David Wain
    Directed by: David Wain
    Stars: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler
     
    Show notes:
    In this episode there are digressions into the worlds of improv and sketch comedy, whether it is even possible to lovingly send up Romantic Comedy, why send-ups of Murder Mystery work so much better, genre, fandom, and patchworking.
    We mention the films: 
    Knives Out (2019) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8946378/) 
    See How They Run (2022) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13640696/) 
    Wet Hot American Summer (2001) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0243655/) 
    Don’t Think Twice (2016) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4972062/) 
    When Harry Met Sally (1989) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098635/) 
    You’ve Got Mail (1998) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0128853/) 
    Scary Movie (2000) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0175142/)
    Another Gay Movie (2006) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443431/)
    Robin Hood: Men In Tights (1993) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107977/)
    Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (1991) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102798/)
    Star Wars (etc) (1977) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/)
    Space Balls (1987) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094012/)
    Dirty Dancing (1987) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092890/)
    and the TV shows: 
    Only Murders In The Building (2021-) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11691774/) 
    Brooklyn 99 (2013-2021) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2467372/) 
    Reno 911 (2003-) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0370194/) 
    Neighbours (1985-) (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088580/) 
    We also mention the radio programme and podcast This American Life (https://www.thisamericanlife.org/).
    More information about the comedy troupe The State can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_State_(comedy_troupe). 
    If you would like to suggest films for future episodes, you can tweet Lisa: @LisaStowaway.
    We record these episodes over the internet. Sometimes the audio is not perfect. We apologise for that.
    Music in this episode is by Martin Zaltz Austwick (martinzalzaustwick.com).
    Artwork is by Lisa Findley.
    Thank you for listening! 

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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gdairlock ,

Wonderful

Delightful hosts, great insights.

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Fun and smart

Just finished the first episode for 10 Things and I really enjoyed it. The hosts are fun to listen to and don’t feel too rushed or serious (it’s rom coms, after all) but still critique in a satisfying way. A great pandemic listen—can’t wait to see what they discuss next!

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