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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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 Difficult, a Nancy Meyers movie from 2009.

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Present Notes:

It’s Difficult film description:

Our predominant 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 he or she’s sort 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 similar time, she’s additionally starting to sort of date the architect who’s serving to along with her kitchen renovation.

That sort of turns into a sophisticated love triangle. Ultimately, she’s probably not with both of them, though the film sort of leaves the door open for a relationship with the architect. 

-Elsie’s Pinterest board for Nancy Myers films

picture by way of Hooked on Homes

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 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 a lot of different consolation films. So we’d love to listen to your strategies. We’ve got an enormous listing from Instagram. Lots of people had been selecting the identical ones again and again, which was useful for us. And no matter your film is, we’ll in all probability be capable of 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 individuals who haven’t watched it. 

Emma: Sure. Okay, so it’s sophisticated. Our predominant character is Meryl Streep, who’s a girl who’s been divorced for 10 years. She owns a sort 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 school and the oldest daughter’s getting married. So she’s sort of at that stage in her life it looks as if from when she talks along with her associates. She hasn’t actually dated shortly. And she or he’s, sort of her life cuz she’s now gonna be an empty nester. Like I mentioned, her daughter’s transferring out, and he or she 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 together with his spouse. Who additionally has a younger son, and we simply sort of see them be in these fully totally different instances in life the place she’s residing. Her kids are grown and he or she’s beginning that period of life, however he’s nonetheless in sort of the, have a younger son and making an attempt to have a child section of life. So simply very totally different. However they begin having an affair and it doesn’t go effectively. And she or he’s additionally on the similar time starting to sort of date the architect who’s serving to along with her kitchen renovation. She’s including an addition to her dwelling 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 sort of turns into a sophisticated love triangle in a approach. And ultimately, she’s probably not with both of them, though I believe the film sort of leaves the door open for a relationship with the architect. However it’s sort of left to the viewer, I believe, to resolve. 

Elsie: Yeah, they appeared like they had been sort of hooking up within the final scene. However yeah, it undoubtedly 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 predict the dream kitchen would’ve appeared like as a result of that’s sort of all we now 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’ll 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 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 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 sort of iconic. And I keep in mind on the time considering like, oh, that’s cute, that’s a film for outdated 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 least 5 instances 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 instances 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 acquired to listen to his first time takes on the film, which was sort 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, perhaps through the quarantine. I like it. 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, nevertheless it’s not anymore, which sucks. However anyway, I keep in mind my first impression of it was like that it was fairly latest. 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 assume that is sort of a examine for his standing. 

Emma: Yeah. I additionally assume this and 30 Rock are in all probability my favourite Alec Baldwin issues, films, 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 lots to this character, the ex-husband who she begins hooking up with once more. As a result of in a approach I believe it might 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 sort of villainy. 

Emma: Yeah, however I believe that Alec Baldwin’s efficiency and in addition the writing, I believe sort of Lynn’s these different sides to him or to me, he comes off very honest. And nearly like a bit of little bit of a doofus the place you’re like, I don’t assume he has unhealthy intentions. I believe he’s simply not considering issues by way of very effectively. I believe Alec Baldwin does such an awesome 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 at all times sort of a star crush for me. I don’t know, it’s enjoyable. I additionally assume it’s simply hilarious that in so many romcom films, the love curiosity is an architect. I assume ladies simply need architects. I don’t know. 

Elsie: Yeah, I assume that’s a superb level. I’m undoubtedly in love with Steve Martin for all times. He’s up there perpetually. 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, for my part. That’s one of many the 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 probably the most web well-known film kitchens of all time. It’s a very good kitchen. We’ve got a factor the place we don’t put different individuals’s footage on our web site, however I’ve a pinboard that’s Nancy Myers film images. So I’ll hyperlink that within the present notes. It is useful. Or you may 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 assume 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 additionally, to me, I believe they did an awesome job of constructing it appear to be 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 an awesome job making it appear to be a spot the place somebody who really loves cooking in all probability cooks. After which two, I believe they attempt to make it look very full and cluttered. It doesn’t actually look cluttery to me, nevertheless it does look very full. And I believe they try this partially to sort of be like, see she wants a much bigger kitchen. However actually it doesn’t, it’s a ravishing kitchen. Clearly, if she has a dream kitchen, reside your goals Meryl Streep’s character.

Elsie: I wrote, certainly one of my notes says pleasant muddle, as a result of there are particular scenes the place there are like keys on the island and actual life issues that may actually, you recognize, like sun shades and stuff. That’s the kind of factor that’s at all times 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 assume? To be honest, the Martha Stewart period isn’t actually over. Peak Martha Stewart period, I believe 2009 and the early two 1000’s was undoubtedly a time on this planet the place, her complete vibe, the girl who is aware of easy methods to do every part. And Meryl Streep has lots of that vibe. She is aware of easy 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 puzzled if her bakery espresso store and sort of her life a bit of bit. Was perhaps a bit of bit modeled off of Barefoot Contessa, as I really feel like her bakery sort of. I’ve by no means even been to her outdated, that was how she began earlier than she turned the movie star chef that everyone knows her as. However I’ve by no means been there or something. However I simply marvel if perhaps it was sort 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 named 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 sort of a nerd about films, however I like going to filming places. And taking an image of diners and identical to locations that had 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 below are all of the issues that I wrote down that she has on her counter all through the totally 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 recognize, overlaying. As a substitute of doorways, which have lately began to turn into extra in model 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 true kitchen. It’s a combination of stainless-steel and copper. As a substitute of being identical to the right copper assortment, like what you see on Pinterest every single day, 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, easy 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 actually need 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 really assume 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 wonderful.

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 lavatory. And he was like, I don’t smoke marijuana. Okay. Only one. 

Emma: Yeah, that must be like, you recognize what, sure. Oh, additionally in her kitchen, I sort 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 massive 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 observed this earlier than, however there’s a dent at the least in a number of scenes within the fridge. And I don’t know if perhaps that was on function or if it was on accident, however I really feel prefer it sort of works for the story of the film, each that she cooks lots and that she needs a brand new kitchen. However there’s sort of this pretty substantial dent within the door of the fridge.

Elsie: That truly makes me be ok with myself as a result of in our dwelling we now have an outdated 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 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 right 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 circulation and there’s sort of an enormous arch that frames the kitchen. So you may have 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 a substitute of the sofa. 

Emma: They usually have scenes the place she has the architect over for dinner one evening they usually’re simply consuming dinner on the kitchen counter. And different instances that totally 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 may nonetheless sort of see the kitchen in several views. And I really feel like that’s like the right open idea however nonetheless has totally different areas the place it’s like, it nonetheless appeared particular to me that they had been within the eating room, nevertheless 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 like it. Okay, so let’s discuss in regards to the bakery. So to begin with, ought to we simply open a bakery?

Emma: It looks as if approach an excessive amount of work, however I imply, yeah, I believe perhaps my dream is simply to go to a bakery every single day. 

Elsie: You already know 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 sort of like continuously after which we will take a break after that trigger we’ll in all probability be okay.

Emma: Actually, nothing makes me really feel extra like a elaborate girl than when it’s a weekday and I in all probability 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 already know, like, I’m not at school. 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 quick scenes the place you get to glimpse. What the bakery seems to be like. It’s so stunning. It’s not only a bakery, it’s the kind of place the place you may also purchase good candles and flowers.

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

Elsie: I believed it was sort of an final consolation scene. I used to be actually hoping it was gonna be an actual bakery that was identical to a bit of bit totally 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 sort of zoomed out, however then in one other scene, she sees some law enforcement officials driving by and he or she says what their order is. So it appears, at the least within the film, they’re making an attempt to provide the impression that it was very profitable, but additionally 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 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 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 by way of others, you sort 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 bit of 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 sort 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 sort of bouncing and Meryl Streep’s character’s like, oh my gosh, you recognize, 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 sort of deliver it again round. So I believe it nonetheless works for me. However midway by way of the film, I used to be kinda like, I’m unsure I 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 effectively.

And it’s type of a time capsule for its time, which lots of Nancy Meyers films are. For me, Alec Baldwin isn’t my prime movie star in any sort of approach. However he’s within the film, in order that’s that and he does do an awesome efficiency. And yeah, that’s that. However yeah, I don’t know. I don’t actually have some 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 lots of scarf inspiration, so if you’re a woman or man who needs to get into sporting extra scarves, you gotta Google all her outfits as a result of she’s at all times sporting 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 certainly one of my favourite scenes of the entire film is after they’re all within the kitchen consuming leftovers at evening they usually all maintain 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 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 approach. 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 lady crush. I can’t, that is lovable. I wanna be. 

Elsie: It’s, I believe that she’s an awesome 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 like her. We’ve got lots of pursuits in widespread. 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 recognize.

Elsie: There’s clearly lots of good ones, so I’ll simply learn them off and Emma hasn’t heard them, so you may simply sort of react to them and inform me what you assume is impressionable. So this one’s sort of humorous. It says, Merril Streep requested her Vassar Faculty if they might movie the faculty 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 approach they in all probability 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 headscarf factor. Irma’s observed 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 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, nevertheless 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, nevertheless it was extra of a comedy present. So it wasn’t the solo one, nevertheless it was very cute. 

Elsie: So that you’ve already seen him? Oh my god, I’m very jealous. Okay, this one’s sort of imply, nevertheless it’s nonetheless humorous. Within the film, Jane teases Jake about being an outdated father and being nearly 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 girl and had a number of kids along with her in actual life, making him over 80 years outdated 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 glad about it as a result of I really don’t assume there’s something incorrect with being an outdated guardian man or girl.

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

Emma: Yeah, I believe that’s actually modified in additional fashionable 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 sort of perhaps why he’s having this affair.

Elsie: Yeah, he needs his outdated life again. Okay, the a part of Jane was written particularly for Meryl Streep who cherished the ultimate screenplay. In fact, it was and naturally, she did. Oh my God. It’s good. I can’t think about some other 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 girl who’s like charming and a bit of 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 recognize? 

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 primary cause for its R ranking. 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 sort 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 basically deserved an R ranking. It’s just a bit little bit of marijuana. 

Elsie: It’s cute outdated individuals smoking pot. It’s lovable. I like it. It’s my favourite a part of the entire film. It was like essentially the most laughs for me. I used to be like, cackling. So these are the opposite individuals who had 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 decide? 

Emma: Michael Douglas. 

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

Emma: Yeah. Who would you may have picked? 

Elsie: I wanna say, Mel Gibson, he’s, he’s in a Nancy Myers film. I believe that he would play a superb ex-husband. I believe stick with Alec Baldwin in all probability. Okay, though set in California, many of the movie was shot in New York Metropolis. That is so fascinating as a result of you may’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 recognize the Home sound stage was in New York Metropolis, and the bakery in all probability 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 surface of her home a superb quantity too, so that they will need to 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 many of the minutes of the film. It’s largely indoors, it doesn’t look like it. I believed it appeared very California, so that they made it work. This one’s sort 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 must always undoubtedly come again for that film, let’s say by the top of the 12 months perhaps. I cherished it. And that’s undoubtedly on the prime of my Nora Efron listing. And likewise Julie Powell lately 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 positive. Yeah. I learn that e-book a very long time in the past and I’ve seen that film at the least 3 times. 

Elsie: It’s so cute. Yeah. I simply watched it fairly lately 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 skills and the way she was an awesome match with Alec. You’ll by no means discover the age distinction. Under no circumstances, I’d’ve by no means even recognized that. 

Emma: No, I actually didn’t discover it. I additionally assume the reverse is so regular that perhaps that’s a part of it too. And likewise, that’s one of many issues I like about this film and quite a lot of different Nancy Meyers films I believe that she does a very nice job and it’s attention-grabbing that she is going to painting ladies in a unique stage of life than lots of different romcoms. Like most romcoms would’ve centered on the oldest daughter on this film who’s getting married. However she’s really sort of a minor character. And we’re centered on Jane, on Meryl Streep’s character. So, and I believe that’s sort of a Nancy Myers factor a bit of bit, which may be very cool. It’s very, it’s cool to become 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 lots of emails from individuals who actually prefer it once we say that. So we’ll maintain saying it perpetually. 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 kids are watching a film collectively consuming popcorn, they usually’re sort 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 only mentioned on right here they had been watching the graduate. I believed that they confirmed a unique 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, nevertheless it’s probably not a household humorous pop. I don’t know, it’s not that it’s that darkish, nevertheless it’s fairly arty. I’d say at the 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 associates from their children 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 contains a man with a youthful spouse who’s going with the older mother.

Emma: Sure. I by no means actually thought of that sort of symmetry. It’s like they thought of 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 bit of sneak peek of a few of the episodes we now 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 patrons. 

Elsie: I’m additionally gonna give it 10 out of 10 chocolate croissants. I agree, it’s magical and bizarre and I don’t know, sort of geeky. It simply offers me a very good feeling.

Emma: Yeah. I actually prefer it. 

Elsie: Okay, so ship us your consolation rewatch films, something that you just’ve watched time and again and you’re feeling like you may watch it, perpetually. We love rewatching films, and I believe it does take a particular sort of film to turn into a re watcher. There are such a lot of films 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 may watch 10 instances and also you wouldn’t be sick of it, you recognize? So long as it’s not . So a few those we now have developing this season, and these are all requested from our listeners, are Jurassic Park, which that one was requested sort of oddly lots of instances. After which Emma mentioned it was certainly 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 like it. 

Emma: It was a cult phenomenon.

Elsie: Yeah, and the inexperienced filter and identical to every part 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 guardian lure this spring, and then you definately’ve acquired mail. So these are all ones that we’ll be doing this spring undoubtedly ship us your request. And in case you have even a request for a Halloween one or Christmas one, it’s not too early. We maintain our listing going all 12 months spherical, so yeah, we will’t wait to proceed this collection. Cool, okay, we’ll be again subsequent week.

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