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

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

That form of turns into an advanced 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 motion pictures

picture by way of Hooked on Houses

Issues on the counter of the kitchen:

  • Three containers of wood 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 probability poke smot?”

Fee 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. Hear. This week we’re dissecting a favourite consolation watch film for decor and residential inspiration. That is an ongoing sequence 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 yr, 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 motion pictures. So we’d love to listen to your strategies. We have now an enormous record from Instagram. Lots of people had 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 motion pictures, Christmas time, Christmas motion pictures. It’s gonna be all yr spherical. It’s gonna be wonderful. Okay, so Emma, describe the film for many who haven’t watched it. 

Emma: Sure. Okay, so it’s sophisticated. Our most important character is Meryl Streep, who’s a lady who’s been divorced for 10 years. She owns a form of patisserie or espresso store kind place. They appear to be in like southern California. She has three youngsters, two daughters, and a son. They’re all grown. It looks as if the youngest daughter goes off to school 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 together with her associates. She hasn’t actually dated shortly. And he or she’s, form of her life cuz she’s now gonna be an empty nester. Like I mentioned, her daughter’s shifting out, and he or she truly will get right into a relationship together 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 attempting 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 instances in life the place she’s dwelling. Her youngsters are grown and he or she’s beginning that period of life, however he’s nonetheless in form of the, have a younger son and attempting to have a child part of life. So simply very completely different. However they begin having an affair and it doesn’t go properly. And he or she’s additionally on the similar time starting to form of date the architect who’s serving to together with her kitchen renovation. She’s including an addition to her house that she’s at all times needed for this dream kitchen cuz she loves cooking cuz she owns the Patisserie espresso store. And in order that form of turns into an advanced 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. But it surely’s form of left to the viewer, I believe, to resolve. 

Elsie: Yeah, they appeared like they had 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 grievance concerning 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 are able to think about what we predict the dream kitchen would’ve regarded 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 together 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 bear in mind my reminiscence of it. I didn’t watch it in 2009, however I bear in mind our aunts at Christmas had been speaking about how excited they had 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 motion pictures. They’re very particular collectively. However I bear in mind them speaking about it. I bear in mind the commercials on the time, Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin is like form of iconic. And I bear 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 find it irresistible. 

Emma: Yeah. I might say it’s a booby for everybody. I don’t bear in mind the primary time I watched this both. I didn’t watch it within the theater. However, I’m certain I’ve watched it now no less than 5 instances and I don’t like watching it each single yr essentially, so I really feel prefer it’s been a minute, however yeah. What was unusual although, was after 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 instances and I assume it was by no means with you, despite the fact that we’ve been married 10 years. Trigger I’m like, why did that occur? So I acquired to listen to his first time takes on the film, which was form of enjoyable. 

Elsie: Good. I watched it for the primary time, truly solely a few years in the past. I believe it might need been after I was doing my bike factor or earlier than that, perhaps throughout the quarantine. I find it irresistible. I did have a Nancy Meyers marathon to fill in any of the flicks I hadn’t seen. and yeah, I believe I’ve watched it a few instances since then. For some time it was like free on Amazon Prime, I believe, however it’s not anymore, which sucks. However anyway, I bear 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 really like that he’s in each of the Christmastime Nancy Myers motion pictures. I simply assume that is sort of a examine for his standing. 

Emma: Yeah. I additionally assume this and 30 Rock are most likely my favourite Alec Baldwin issues, motion pictures, or TV reveals. As a result of I simply assume he’s so hilarious in each of them, and I actually do assume he brings quite a bit to this character, the ex-husband who she begins hooking up with once more. As a result of in a manner I believe it could be really easy to view him because the villain of the film. I believe in some ways he doesn’t at all times make nice selections. Proper?

Elsie: Yeah. He’s form of villainy. 

Emma: Yeah, however I believe that Alec Baldwin’s efficiency and likewise the writing, I believe form of Lynn’s these different sides to him or to me, he comes off very honest. And virtually like somewhat little bit of a doofus the place you’re like, I don’t assume he has dangerous intentions. I believe he’s simply not considering issues via very properly. 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 courting is Steve Martin. Who, rising up within the jerk period Steve Martin was at all times form of a celeb crush for me. I don’t know, it’s enjoyable. I additionally assume it’s simply hilarious that in so many romcom motion pictures, the love curiosity is an architect. I assume ladies simply need architects. I don’t know. 

Elsie: Yeah, I assume that’s a very good 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 likely one of the finest Nancy Meyers motion pictures for decor inspiration, in my view. That’s one of many explanation 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 very good kitchen. We have now 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 is useful. Or you’ll be able to simply Google it, It’s sophisticated kitchen. It’s just about an important set of the entire film. I regarded up and it was like a sound stage, so, only a set. So if you wish to copy it, I might find it irresistible if somebody precisely replicated this kitchen as a rework. Don’t you assume that’s a good suggestion? 

Emma: Yeah. What I really like concerning the kitchen too is it feels actually cozy and actually fashionable, but in addition, to me, I believe they did a fantastic job of constructing it seem like a kitchen that somebody who actually does love cooking has as a result of generally 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 seem like a spot the place somebody who truly 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, however it does look very full. And I believe they try this partially to form of be like, see she wants a much bigger kitchen. However actually it doesn’t, it’s a phenomenal kitchen. Clearly, if she has a dream kitchen, dwell your goals Meryl Streep’s character.

Elsie: I wrote, considered one of my notes says pleasant litter, as a result of there are particular 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 at all times gonna be in your home. That’s just about by no means gonna be in a film, makes it look actual, and I find it irresistible. I might classify this kitchen as Martha Stewart, like peak Martha Stewart Period kitchen. Don’t you assume? To be honest, the Martha Stewart period shouldn’t be actually over. Peak Martha Stewart period, I believe 2009 and the early two hundreds was positively a time on the earth the place, her entire vibe, the girl who is aware of methods to do the whole lot. And Meryl Streep has lots of that vibe. She is aware of methods to bake croissants from scratch. She has an enormous backyard, that appears like lots of work to take care of and he or she has all these cute little recipes that she’s at all times making. It’s actually cute. 

Emma: I additionally questioned if her bakery espresso store and form of her life somewhat bit. Was perhaps somewhat 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 turned the superstar chef that everyone knows her as. However I’ve by no means been there or something. However I simply marvel if perhaps it was form of that type 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 regarded as much as see if the taking pictures location was an actual bakery as a result of it simply may have been. But it surely wasn’t. It was a sound stage. I used to be so unhappy. I’m form of a nerd about motion pictures, however I really like going to filming places. And taking an image of diners and identical to locations that had been in motion pictures. I believe it’s very enjoyable. This film doesn’t have hardly something although that was actual, apart from like exteriors. I’m not taking an image of the outside of somebody’s home. Okay, so listed below 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 cloth, you understand, protecting. As an alternative of doorways, which have not too long ago began to change into extra in fashion once more, and I simply assume it’s so attention-grabbing. 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 actual kitchen. It’s a mix of chrome steel and copper. As an alternative of being identical to the proper copper assortment, like what you see on Pinterest day by day, it’s, it does seem like 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 find it irresistible. I believe that that is important, methods to Nancy Myers, your private home is having this meals round a show within the kitchen, having the contemporary herbs, it’s simply so pleasant feeling.

Emma: Yeah. Particularly in case you 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 Probability Poke Smot?” It’s so cute. 

Emma: I truly assume Meryl Streep ought to have received an Oscar for this, for like most correct portrayal of an older woman being excessive as a result of it’s simply wonderful.

Elsie: Yeah, I agree. It was a ten. I really 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 large 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 acquired a type of large 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 no less than in just a few scenes within the fridge. And I don’t know if perhaps that was on goal 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 quite a bit and that she needs 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 house now we have an previous subzero fridge that got here with the home and it has a dent in it. 

Emma: Effectively, you’re identical to Meryl Streep’s character then, so that you’re good. 

Elsie: They had 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 lounge. So there’s some separation. Clearly, there’s not lots of partitions, there’s lots of circulate and there’s form of an enormous arch that frames the kitchen. So you have got a view from the lounge. However I additionally simply assume it’s practical, and I believe it’s good to have it by the eating room, as an alternative of the sofa. 

Emma: And so they 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 instances that completely different characters are consuming on the counter, fast meals, or simply consuming some leftovers. After which there are additionally just a few scenes the place she’s having a bigger dinner together with her household on the eating room desk, however you’ll be able to nonetheless form of see the kitchen in several 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 had been within the eating room, however it 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 find it irresistible. Okay, so let’s discuss concerning 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 perhaps my dream is simply to go to a bakery day by day. 

Elsie: You understand what, that looks as if an easier resolution. Perhaps we are able to have like bakery a month the place we are able to simply have a month the place we go to a bakery form of like always after which we are able to take a break after that trigger we’ll most likely be okay.

Emma: Truthfully, nothing makes me really feel extra like a elaborate woman 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. You understand, 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 value watching only for the very brief scenes the place you get to glimpse. What the bakery seems like. It’s so lovely. It’s not only a bakery, it’s the kind of place the place you too can purchase excellent candles and flowers.

Emma: Jar of honey, fancy jar of olives, that form of factor. 

Elsie: I believed 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 somewhat bit completely different, and we may go there and it could be so cool. 

Emma: Effectively, 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 cops driving by and he or she says what their order is. So it appears, no less than within the film, they’re attempting 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 believed that was actually cute and quaint too. Cute, enjoyable element. 

Elsie: Very cute. Okay, so something concerning the film that didn’t age properly?

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 had 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 via others, you form of begin to really feel sorry for her otherwise you, they provide her much more humanity in direction of the center and finish of the film and I appreciated that. I felt like they redeemed it somewhat 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 scorching 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 assume the primary factor they discuss is the affair after which how she works a lot however needs 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 convey it again round. So I believe it nonetheless works for me. However midway via the film, I used to be kinda like, I’m undecided I really like this. I want they’d scaled it again, however then they did. So I’m like, okay, by no means thoughts.

Elsie: Yeah, I believed that at aged fairly properly.

And it’s type of a time capsule for its time, which lots of Nancy Meyers motion pictures are. For me, Alec Baldwin shouldn’t be my high 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 another complaints about it. 

Emma: No, I believe it’s fairly nice. Effectively, I simply have to say this, it’s crucial. I believe that this film has lots of scarf inspiration, so in case you are a woman or man who needs to get into carrying extra scarves, you gotta Google all her outfits as a result of she’s at all times 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 time and again to Trey. I stored commenting all through the film. I used to be like, do I want 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 actually didn’t actually discover it whereas I used to be watching. Okay, that is so random, however considered one 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 concerning 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 enhance 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 particular person to place in your temper board. For targets of like your future self for individuals like us. I believe she’s nice. I really like her. We have now lots 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 lots 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 assume is impressionable. So this one’s form of humorous. It says, Merril Streep requested her Vassar Faculty if they might movie the faculty commencement scenes on their campus. They refused, despite the fact that Streep serves on their board of trustees and has two youngsters 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 certain it wasn’t we don’t such as you factor. I’m certain it was we are able to’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 performing 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 throughout the course of the movie.

Emma: Effectively, if there had been an affiliate hyperlink on the finish of the movie, I might’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 reveals 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, however it was him and Martin Quick they usually did their factor collectively and there wasn’t a lot music. I do assume he did play the banjo at one level, however it was extra of a comedy present. So it wasn’t the solo one, however it 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, however it’s nonetheless humorous. Within the film, Jane teases Jake about being an previous father and being virtually 80 when the potential baby graduates from school since his second spouse needs 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 youngsters together with her in actual life, making him over 80 years previous when his youngest graduates school. As a result of bear in mind she says, how is that even good? 

Emma: Oh yeah, properly I believe within the film you get the vibe that he’s not notably glad about it as a result of I truly don’t assume there’s something fallacious with being an previous mum or dad man or lady.

Elsie: When you wanna do it. Really, I believe I’m an previous mum or dad in comparison with like Missouri requirements and I find it irresistible.

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

Elsie: Yeah, he needs his previous life again. Okay, the a part of Jane was written particularly for Meryl Streep who liked the ultimate screenplay. In fact, it was and naturally, she did. Oh my God. It’s excellent. I can’t think about another particular person in that position. 

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 woman who’s like charming and somewhat bit quirky.

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

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

Elsie: She’s the perfect. Okay, this movie’s depiction of leisure marijuana smoking in an harmless method with out penalties is rumored to be the primary purpose for its R ranking. Like however what penalties? What are the dangerous penalties? I don’t even perceive. 

Emma: I don’t know if there are any dangerous penalties within the film. I suppose it’s a must to 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 aside from that, yeah, I don’t know. I don’t know if that basically deserved an R ranking. It’s just a bit little bit of marijuana. 

Elsie: It’s cute previous individuals smoking pot. It’s lovable. I find it irresistible. 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 had been all thought of 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 decide? 

Emma: Michael Douglas. 

Elsie: Oh, okay. I believe that’s a very good decide. 

Emma: Yeah. Who would you have got picked? 

Elsie: I wanna say, Mel Gibson, he’s, he’s in a Nancy Myers film. I believe that he would play a very good ex-husband. I believe stick with Alec Baldwin most likely. Okay, though set in California, a lot 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 lots 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 very good quantity too, in order 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 only imply like a lot of the minutes of the film. It’s principally indoors, it doesn’t appear to be it. I believed it appeared very California, in order that they made it work. This one’s form of a cute one. It says, this was the second film launched this yr 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 top of the yr perhaps. I liked it. And that’s positively on the high of my Nora Efron record. And in addition Julie Powell not too long ago handed away, and he or she’s like actually one of many authentic individuals who made meals running a blog what it’s.

Emma: Sure, for certain. Yeah. I learn that e book a very long time in the past and I’ve seen that film no less than thrice. 

Elsie: It’s so cute. Yeah. I simply watched it fairly not too long ago after I was doing my bike factor, and it’s a banger, I liked 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 skills and the way she was a fantastic match with Alec. You’d by no means discover the age distinction. Under no circumstances, I might’ve by no means even recognized that. 

Emma: No, I definitely didn’t discover it. I additionally assume the reverse is so regular that perhaps that’s a part of it too. And in addition, that’s one of many issues I like about this film and various different Nancy Meyers motion pictures I believe that she does a very nice job and it’s attention-grabbing that she’s going to painting ladies in a special stage of life than lots of different romcoms. Like most romcoms would’ve targeted on the oldest daughter on this film who’s getting married. However she’s truly 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 somewhat bit, which may be very cool. It’s very, it’s cool to grow old. When you haven’t heard it earlier than on this podcast, you’re listening to it once more. 

Elsie: Meryl Streep proves it. Really, we get lots 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 possibly like my favourite. So there’s a scene the place each of the dad and mom and all the youngsters 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 would see it. They only mentioned on right here they had been watching the graduate. I believed that they confirmed a special film.

Emma: Oh, I believe they only present a tiny image piece of it. I simply occurred to know, I’ve seen The Graduate. I like that film, however it’s not likely a household humorous pop. I don’t know, it’s not that it’s that darkish, however it’s fairly arty. I might say no less than melancholy. 

Elsie: I liked the graduate and I bear in mind from one other Nancy Meyers deep dive that she and Dustin Hoffman are like associates from their children going to highschool collectively and stuff. However okay, so it says, the rationale 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 thought of that form of symmetry. It’s like they thought of it. 

Elsie: I find it irresistible. This was a lot enjoyable. I liked doing it. It actually warms my podcaster’s coronary heart. So I’m glad that we’re gonna do extra of those this yr. I’m trying ahead to rewatching it. So ought to we inform them somewhat sneak peek of among the episodes now we have developing?

Emma: Yeah. However we’re imagined to be ranking. I’m gonna give this 10 out of 10 croissants. Certainly 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 very good feeling.

Emma: Yeah. I actually prefer it. 

Elsie: Okay, so ship us your consolation rewatch motion pictures, something that you just’ve watched time and again and you are feeling like you would watch it, endlessly. We love rewatching motion pictures, and I believe it does take a particular kind of film to change into a re watcher. There are such a lot of motion pictures that you just’re glad to simply watch as soon as, after which there are these particular ones that you just really feel like you would watch 10 instances 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 lots of instances. After which Emma mentioned it was considered one 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 find it irresistible. 

Emma: It was a cult phenomenon.

Elsie: Yeah, and the inexperienced filter and identical to the whole lot about it, I find it irresistible. Father of the bride, we wanna try this one quickly. It’s one other of our high Nancy Myers motion pictures. We’re additionally gonna do the mum or dad lure this spring, and then you definately’ve acquired mail. So these are all ones that we’ll be doing this spring positively ship us your request. And when you’ve got even a request for a Halloween one or Christmas one, it’s not too early. We hold our record going all yr spherical, so yeah, we are able to’t wait to proceed this sequence. Cool, okay, we’ll be again subsequent week.