With this episode of the podcast, I’m kicking off “High School Reunion Month.” No, I won’t be attending my high school reunion (there are scheduling conflicts) but I am going to be doing two podcast episodes and two blog posts about high school reunion movies from the Nineties. First up? Beautiful Girls, a 1996 ensemble comedy directed by the late Ted Demme and starring Matt Dillon,Timothy Hutton, Rosie O’Donnell, Martha Plimpton, Natalie Portman, Michael Rappaport, Mira Sorvino, and Uma Thurman. I take a look at the movie and offer up my favorite moments as well as tackle some long-awaited listener feedback.
You can listen here:
And for the blog, here’s some bonus material!
The song “Beautiful Girl” by Pete Droge, which plays over the opening credits (and provides the opening music to the show):
Gina (Rosie O’Donnell)’s epic rant about men and the female form:
The movie’s trailer: