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, a Nancy Meyers movie from 2009.
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It’s Sophisticated film description:
Our foremost 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 she or he’s type 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 lady that he cheated on her with, and it doesn’t go properly. On the identical time, she’s additionally starting to type of date the architect who’s serving to along with her kitchen renovation.
That type of turns into an advanced love triangle. In the long run, she’s probably not with both of them, though the film type of leaves the door open for a relationship with the architect.
-Elsie’s Pinterest board for Nancy Myers films
Issues on the counter of the kitchen:
- Three containers of picket utensils, a bowl of clementines, lilacs, recent 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. Pay attention. 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?
Elsie: So that is gonna be a lot enjoyable. It’s very recent 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 verify 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 films. So we’d love to listen to your ideas. We’ve got an enormous listing from Instagram. Lots of people have been choosing the identical ones time and again, which was useful for us. And no matter your film is, we’ll in all probability be capable to 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 many who haven’t watched it.
Emma: Sure. Okay, so it’s sophisticated. Our foremost character is Meryl Streep, who’s a girl who’s been divorced for 10 years. She owns a type 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 like the youngest daughter goes off to varsity and the oldest daughter’s getting married. So she’s type of at that stage in her life it looks like from when she talks along with her mates. She hasn’t actually dated shortly. And he or she’s, type of her life cuz she’s now gonna be an empty nester. Like I mentioned, her daughter’s shifting out, and she or he truly will get right into a relationship along with her ex-husband who’s married to the lady 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 type of see them be in these utterly completely different occasions in life the place she’s residing. Her kids are grown and she or he’s beginning that period of life, however he’s nonetheless in type of the, have a younger son and making an attempt 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 identical time starting to type of date the architect who’s serving to along with her kitchen renovation. She’s including an addition to her dwelling that she’s all the time needed for this dream kitchen cuz she loves cooking cuz she owns the Patisserie espresso store. And in order that type of turns into an advanced love triangle in a method. And in the long run, she’s probably not with both of them, though I feel the film type of leaves the door open for a relationship with the architect. Nevertheless it’s type of left to the viewer, I feel, to determine.
Elsie: Yeah, they appeared like they have been type of hooking up within the final scene. However yeah, it positively may have had a component two.
Emma: Positively want it did.
Elsie: I’ll say my greatest 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 piece down farther alongside the place we are able to think about what we predict the dream kitchen would’ve seemed like as a result of that’s type 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 flooring along 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 bushes, which is lovely. 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 have been speaking about how excited they have 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 type of iconic. And I keep 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 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 occasions 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 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 kind of moments the place you’re like, I really feel like I’ve watched this a bunch of occasions and I assume it was by no means with you, regardless that we’ve been married 10 years. Trigger I’m like, why did that occur? So I bought to listen to his first time takes on the film, which was type of enjoyable.
Elsie: Good. I watched it for the primary time, truly solely a few years in the past. I feel it may need been after I was doing my bike factor or earlier than that, perhaps in the course of 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 feel I’ve watched it a few occasions since then. For some time it was like free on Amazon Prime, I feel, but it surely’s not anymore, which sucks. However anyway, I keep in mind my first impression of it was like that it was fairly current. oh my God, lovely. Child John Krasinski. Yeah, like early workplace, john Krasinski is in it. He’s so lovely. 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 suppose that is sort of a examine for his standing.
Emma: Yeah. I additionally suppose this and 30 Rock are in all probability my favourite Alec Baldwin issues, films, or TV exhibits. As a result of I simply suppose he’s so hilarious in each of them, and I actually do suppose he brings so much to this character, the ex-husband who she begins hooking up with once more. As a result of in a method I feel it could be really easy to view him because the villain of the film. I feel in some ways he doesn’t all the time make nice decisions. Proper?
Elsie: Yeah. He’s type of villainy.
Emma: Yeah, however I feel that Alec Baldwin’s efficiency and in addition the writing, I feel type of Lynn’s these different sides to him or to me, he comes off very honest. And virtually like a bit little bit of a doofus the place you’re like, I don’t suppose he has dangerous intentions. I feel he’s simply not considering issues by very properly. I feel Alec Baldwin does such an amazing 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 all the time type of a celeb crush for me. I don’t know, it’s enjoyable. I additionally suppose it’s simply hilarious that in so many romcom films, the love curiosity is an architect. I assume girls simply need architects. I don’t know.
Elsie: Yeah, I assume that’s a great level. I’m positively 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, in my view. That’s one of many explanation why we picked it for our first one. It’s similar to such a kitchen, and it’s humorous that it’s not even her dream kitchen and nonetheless one of the crucial 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 photographs. So I’ll hyperlink that within the present notes. It turns out to be useful. Or you possibly can simply Google it, It’s sophisticated kitchen. It’s just about a very powerful set of the entire film. I seemed 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 suppose that’s a good suggestion?
Emma: Yeah. What I like concerning the kitchen too is it feels actually cozy and actually trendy, but in addition, to me, I feel they did an amazing job of constructing it appear 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 an amazing job making it appear like a spot the place somebody who truly loves cooking in all probability cooks. After which two, I feel they attempt to make it look very full and cluttered. It doesn’t actually look cluttery to me, but it surely does look very full. And I feel they do this partially to type of be like, see she wants an even bigger kitchen. However actually it doesn’t, it’s a good looking kitchen. Clearly, if she has a dream kitchen, reside your desires Meryl Streep’s character.
Elsie: I wrote, certainly one of my notes says pleasant litter, as a result of there are specific scenes the place there are like keys on the island and actual life issues that will actually, you realize, like sun shades and stuff. That’s the kind of factor that’s all the time 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 suppose? To be honest, the Martha Stewart period is just not actually over. Peak Martha Stewart period, I feel 2009 and the early two hundreds was positively a time on the planet the place, her complete vibe, the lady who is aware of how one can do all the pieces. And Meryl Streep has a variety of that vibe. She is aware of how one can bake croissants from scratch. She has an enormous backyard, that appears like a variety of work to keep up and she or he has all these cute little recipes that she’s all the time making. It’s actually cute.
Emma: I additionally questioned if her bakery espresso store and type of her life a bit bit. Was perhaps a bit bit modeled off of Barefoot Contessa, as I really feel like her bakery type 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 surprise if perhaps it was type 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 seemed as much as see if the capturing location was an actual bakery as a result of it simply may have been. Nevertheless it wasn’t. It was a sound stage. I used to be so unhappy. I’m type of a nerd about films, however I like going to filming places. And taking an image of diners and similar to locations that have been in films. I feel 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 here 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 feel 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 realize, protecting. As a substitute of doorways, which have just lately began to develop into extra in model once more, and I simply suppose it’s so fascinating. It’s like very English. It’s very, Like pleasant and informal. She has a bowl of clementines. She has lilac, she has recent herbs. She has her pot rack. I feel that is to Emma’s level of like the actual kitchen. It’s a mix of chrome steel and copper. As a substitute of being similar to the right copper assortment, like what you see on Pinterest day by day, it’s, it does appear 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 like it. I feel that that is important, how one can Nancy Myers, your private home is having this meals round a show within the kitchen, having the recent herbs, it’s simply so pleasant feeling.
Emma: Yeah. Particularly should 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 suppose Meryl Streep ought to have gained 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 like the scene the place John Krasinski goes into the lavatory 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 realize what, sure. Oh, additionally in her kitchen, I type 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 bought a kind of large fridges and once 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 house for all of that in your fridge. And I hadn’t seen 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 type of works for the story of the film, each that she cooks so much and that she desires a brand new kitchen. However there’s type 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 dwelling now we have an previous subzero fridge that got here with the home and it has a dent in it.
Emma: Effectively, you’re similar to Meryl Streep’s character then, so that you’re good.
Elsie: They have been simply the identical and we each have a bowl of clementine. Oh, and the opposite factor I needed to say is I feel 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 a variety of partitions, there’s a variety of circulation and there’s type of an enormous arch that frames the kitchen. So you’ve gotten a view from the lounge. However I additionally simply suppose it’s purposeful, and I feel 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 night time they usually’re simply consuming dinner on the kitchen counter. And different occasions that completely 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 possibly can nonetheless type of see the kitchen in numerous views. And I really feel like that’s like the right open idea however nonetheless has completely different areas the place it’s like, it nonetheless appeared particular to me that they have been within the eating room, but it surely additionally was good that there’s like an eat-in possibility 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 speak concerning the bakery. So initially, ought to we simply open a bakery?
Emma: It looks like method an excessive amount of work, however I imply, yeah, I feel perhaps my dream is simply to go to a bakery day by day.
Elsie: You recognize what, that looks like an easier answer. 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 type of like always after which we are able to take a break after that trigger we’ll in all probability be okay.
Emma: Actually, nothing makes me really feel extra like a elaborate woman than when it’s a weekday and I in all probability ought to be at work and I’m similar to at a espresso store getting a cookie and a latte. I. So fancy and I’m doing one thing truant. You recognize, like, I’m not in class. I’m on the bakery
Elsie: That’s lovely.
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 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 as well purchase excellent candles and flowers.
Emma: Jar of honey, fancy jar of olives, that type of factor.
Elsie: I assumed it was type of an final consolation scene. I used to be actually hoping it was gonna be an actual bakery that was similar to a bit 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 type of zoomed out, however then in one other scene, she sees some cops driving by and she or he 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 in addition she sees the regulars and is aware of what they’re ordering, and I assumed 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 feel at first they’re making the brand new spouse, who was somebody who had an affair with the ex-husband a bit like they have 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 in the long run, they introduced it again round simply by others, you type 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 appreciated that. I felt like they redeemed it a bit 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 type 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 type of bouncing and Meryl Streep’s character’s like, oh my gosh, you realize, like no matter. However I additionally suppose the principle factor they speak about is the affair after which how she works a lot however desires 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 feel they type of deliver it again round. So I feel it nonetheless works for me. However midway by the film, I used to be kinda like, I’m undecided I like this. I want that they had scaled it again, however then they did. So I’m like, okay, by no means thoughts.
Elsie: Yeah, I assumed that at aged fairly properly.
And it’s type of a time capsule for its time, which a variety of Nancy Meyers films are. For me, Alec Baldwin is just not my prime superstar in any type of method. However he’s within the film, in order that’s that and he does do an amazing efficiency. And yeah, that’s that. However yeah, I don’t know. I don’t actually have every other complaints about it.
Emma: No, I feel it’s fairly nice. Effectively, I simply have to say this, it’s essential. I feel that this film has a variety of scarf inspiration, so in case you are a girl or man who desires to get into sporting extra scarves, you gotta Google all her outfits as a result of she’s all the time 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 saved it again and again to Trey. I saved 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 truthfully 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 once they’re all within the kitchen consuming leftovers at night time they usually all preserve speaking concerning the noodle thingy. And I wanna know what the noodle thingy is in that Tupperware and if can I strive 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 feel I’ve gushed fairly a bit.
Emma: How a lot they love her cooking and everybody within the film appears to enrich it. It’s actually like targets. Like simply my very own fantasy of like, God, I hope my household talks about my cooking that method. 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 lovely. I wanna be.
Elsie: It’s, I feel that she’s an amazing individual to place in your temper board. For targets of like your future self for individuals like us. I feel she’s nice. I like her. We’ve got a variety 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 realize.
Elsie: There’s clearly a variety of good ones, so I’ll simply learn them off and Emma hasn’t heard them, so you possibly can simply type of react to them and inform me what you suppose is impressionable. So this one’s type of humorous. It says, Merril Streep requested her Vassar Faculty if they might movie the school commencement scenes on their campus. They refused, regardless that 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 are able to’t cuz of one thing.
Elsie: There’s no method 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 seen an uptick in gross sales of their scarves as Meryl Streep wears three of them in the course of the course of the movie.
Emma: Effectively, 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 kind of exhibits trigger I feel he’s enjoying the banjo and doing a comedy routine, proper?
Emma: We noticed him, they got here to Springfield, but it surely was him and Martin Brief they usually did their factor collectively and there wasn’t a lot music. I do suppose he did play the banjo at one level, but it surely was extra of a comedy present. So it wasn’t the solo one, but it surely was very cute.
Elsie: So that you’ve already seen him? Oh my god, I’m very jealous. Okay, this one’s type of imply, but it surely’s nonetheless humorous. Within the film, Jane teases Jake about being an previous father and being virtually 80 when the potential little one graduates from faculty since his second spouse desires 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 kids along with her in actual life, making him over 80 years previous when his youngest graduates faculty. As a result of keep in mind she says, how is that even good?
Emma: Oh yeah, properly I feel within the film you get the vibe that he’s not significantly completely happy about it as a result of I truly don’t suppose there’s something incorrect with being an previous dad or mum man or lady.
Elsie: If you happen to wanna do it. Really, I feel I’m an previous dad or mum in comparison with like Missouri requirements and I like it.
Emma: Yeah, I feel that’s actually modified in additional trendy occasions. So, however I feel within the film you get the vibe that Jake’s character, Alec Baldwin’s character, doesn’t need to have one other little one, which is type of perhaps why he’s having this affair.
Elsie: Yeah, he desires his previous life again. Okay, the a part of Jane was written particularly for Meryl Streep who cherished the ultimate screenplay. After all, it was and naturally, she did. Oh my God. It’s excellent. I can’t think about every other individual in that function.
Emma: I can’t both. Though I’ll say I do really feel like that character is considerably just like Diane Keaton’s character in one thing’s gotta Give after which it’s similar to a cute older woman who’s like charming and a bit bit quirky.
Elsie: I take it again cuz I can think about Diane Keaton enjoying the function.
Emma: So yeah, I may too. Though she’d already executed a model of it, you realize?
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 principle cause 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 you need to type 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 previous individuals smoking pot. It’s lovely. 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 have 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 feel that’s a great decide.
Emma: Yeah. Who would you’ve gotten picked?
Elsie: I wanna say, Mel Gibson, he’s, he’s in a Nancy Myers film. I feel that he would play a great ex-husband. I feel 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 possibly can’t inform in any respect, and I feel that’s what makes me notice that it was a variety of scenes shot indoors as a result of you realize 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 great quantity too, so that they should have shut that nonetheless, they did. I don’t know.
Elsie: That home is certainly within the suburbs of LA, however I feel that they only imply like many of the minutes of the film. It’s largely indoors, it doesn’t look like it. I assumed it appeared very California, so that they made it work. This one’s type 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 feel we must always positively come again for that film, let’s say by the top of the 12 months perhaps. I cherished it. And that’s positively on the prime of my Nora Efron listing. And in addition Julie Powell just lately handed away, and she or he’s like actually one of many unique 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 just lately after 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 amazing match with Alec. You’ll by no means discover the age distinction. In no way, I’d’ve by no means even recognized that.
Emma: No, I actually didn’t discover it. I additionally suppose 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 numerous different Nancy Meyers films I feel that she does a very nice job and it’s fascinating that she’s going to painting girls in a unique stage of life than a variety of different romcoms. Like most romcoms would’ve centered on the oldest daughter on this film who’s getting married. However she’s truly type of a minor character. And we’re centered on Jane, on Meryl Streep’s character. So, and I feel that’s type of a Nancy Myers factor a bit bit, which could be very cool. It’s very, it’s cool to become older. If you happen to haven’t heard it earlier than on this podcast, you’re listening to it once more.
Elsie: Meryl Streep proves it. Really, we get a variety of emails from individuals who actually prefer it after we say that. So we’ll preserve 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 doubtless like my favourite. So there’s a scene the place each of the mother and father and all the kids are watching a film collectively consuming popcorn, they usually’re type 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 simply mentioned on right here they have been watching the graduate. I assumed that they confirmed a unique film.
Emma: Oh, I feel they only present a tiny image piece of it. I simply occurred to know, I’ve seen The Graduate. I like that film, but it surely’s probably not a household humorous pop. I don’t know, it’s not that it’s that darkish, but it surely’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 mates from their youngsters 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 includes a man with a youthful spouse who’s going with the older mother.
Emma: Sure. I by no means actually thought of that type 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 wanting ahead to rewatching it. So ought to we inform them a bit sneak peek of a number of the episodes now we have arising?
Emma: Yeah. However we’re alleged to be ranking. I’m gonna give this 10 out of 10 croissants. One in every 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, type of geeky. It simply provides me a very good feeling.
Emma: Yeah. I actually prefer it.
Elsie: Okay, so ship us your consolation rewatch films, something that you simply’ve watched again and again and you are feeling like you would watch it, perpetually. We love rewatching films, and I feel it does take a particular sort of film to develop into a re watcher. There are such a lot of films that you simply’re completely happy to only watch as soon as, after which there are these particular ones that you simply really feel like you would watch 10 occasions and also you wouldn’t be sick of it, you realize? So long as it’s not unexpectedly. So a few those now we have arising this season, and these are all requested from our listeners, are Jurassic Park, which that one was requested type of oddly a variety of occasions. 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 similar to all the pieces about it, I like it. Father of the bride, we wanna do this one quickly. It’s one other of our prime Nancy Myers films. We’re additionally gonna do the dad or mum entice this spring, and you then’ve bought mail. So these are all ones that we’ll be doing this spring positively ship us your request. And when you have even a request for a Halloween one or Christmas one, it’s not too early. We preserve our listing going all 12 months spherical, so yeah, we are able to’t wait to proceed this collection. Cool, okay, we’ll be again subsequent week.