High school reunion month concludes with my all-time favorite reunion movies and one of my all-time favorite John Cusack movies, Grosse Pointe Blank. For this look at the high school reunion of Martin Blank, professional killer, I’m joined by Michael Bailey (From Crisis to Crisis, Tales of the JSA, Views from the Longbox) and we talk about the movie, its characters, its music, and how well it holds up nearly 20 years after its release.
Here’s where to listen:
iTunes: Two True Freaks Presents Pop Culture Affidavit
Two True Freaks Presents: Pop Culture Affidavit podcast page
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:
iTunes: Pop Culture Affidavit
Pop Culture Affidavit podcast page
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: