The Rom Com Rewind Podcast
The Rom Com Rewind Podcast
About The Rom Com Rewind Podcast
This is a show where we re-watch your favourite Romantic Comedies, break em down a bit, take a peak behind the curtain, dig beneath the surface and decide... do they still hold up?
The Accidental Husband is a 2008 Romantic Comedy directed by Griffin Dunne. This is the story of Patrick Sullivan played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Patrick is a firefighter in New York City and is extremely excited to get married, and start his life with his fiance Sofia, played by Justina Machado. However after Sofia calls into love expert radio show hosted by Doctor Emma Lloyd played by Uma Thurman, Patrick’s life spins out of control as Sofia calls off the wedding. In a wild act of revenge Patrick gets his young neighbour to hack into the government database to make it appear that Emma is actually already married, to Patrick. This immediately creates and issue for Emma as SHE is set to marry her manager and business partner Richard played by Colin Firth. Emma then sets out to find this Patrick Sullivan and get the marriage annulled, however not all goes to plan. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's a Rom Com Rewind Special: the Pop Culture Roundup on the 2023 Oscars. Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Brendan Fraser, Jamie Lee Curtis, that awkward Ashley Graham/Hugh Grant interview. The 2023 Academy Awards gave the us so many satisfying wins, controversial scenes, meme-able moments and awkward interactions that we had to dedicate an entire episode on this. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bend it like Beckham is a 2002 Sports Romantic Comedy directed by Gurinder Chadha… it’s the story of Jesminder or Jess Bhamra played by Parminder Nagra. Jes comes from a British Indian, Punjabi, Sikh family living in London. Jess is OBSESSED with football but her parents Mohaan and Suhki very much want her to focus on other priorities. But, Jess meets Juliette played by Keira Knightly who is on a female football team in London, their coach Joe played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers brings Jess onto the team and it turns out, she has enough talent to possibly play in a pro league in the United States. Bend it Like Beckham is Jess’ story, breaking the mold, disobeying her family, PROVING to everyone that just because she is a woman she CAN still play Football and ultimately, maybe finding love along the way. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Meet Bill is a 2007 romantic comedy directed by Bernie Goldmann. Meet Bill is the story of Bill, played by Aaron Eckhart. Bill is a dissatisfied middle aged man who works for his father in law, Mr Jacoby’s - bank. No one takes him seriously, he’s the black sheep of the family, he is the VP of human resources, he’s really pushed off to the side in many different ways. We quickly find out that Bill’s wife Jess played by Elizabeth Banks is likely cheating on him with local news reported Chip Johnson played by Timothy Olyphant. Meanwhile Bill is taking this mentorship kid under his wing, the kid is played by Logan Lerman. There’s also a romance with that kid and a mall retail worker Lucy played by Jessica Alba. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Shotgun Wedding is a brand new Amazon Prime Romantic Comedy directed by Jason Moore. This is the story of Tom played by Josh Duhamel and Darcy played by Jennifer Lopez. It’s the night before their wedding on a private island in the Philippines. We meet Tom’s mom Carol played by Jennifer Coolidge, Darcy’s parents Renata and Robert played by Sonia Braga and Cheech Marin. All is going kind of well, in that special way rehearsal dinners are kind of hectic. Darcy’s ex Sean played by Lenny Kravitz shows up out of the blue to cause some drama. But the real conflict in this story is the following day, the day of the wedding, pirates crash the island, try to take everyone captive and ransom Darcy and her father for a cash payout… yeah… that is your lead in for Shotgun Wedding. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Princess Bride is a 1987 fantasy adventure romance comedy… directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner who was also responsible for Spinal Tap… much like Spinal Tap The Princess Bride has made it’s way into cult classic territory. It’s setup as a grandfather reading a tale to his sick grandson. Peter Falk played the grandfather, Fred Savage the grandson. The tale is that of Princess Buttercup played by Robin Wright, who falls in love with her farm hand Westley played by Cary Elwes. Westley goes off into the world to seek his fortune before returning to Buttercup however she learns of Westley’s death soon after. Years later Buttercup is set to be wed to Florin’s Prince Humperdinck played by Chris Sarandon… before being captured by the likes of Vizini, Fezzik and Inigo Montoya, all played by Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant and Mandy Patinkin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bad Moms is a 2016 Romantic Comedy. This is the story of Amy Mitchell played by Mila Kunis. Amy is your classic, overworked, overcommitted, trying to do everything and hold a family together mom. Her kids are Jane who is way too high strung about school… and Dylan… who can’t do anything for himself… and her husband Mike played by David Walton… turns out is cheating on her, online, via video chats… with some farmer woman… So Amy STOPS trying so hard, she KICKS her husband out of the house, and she commits to focusing more on her mental health, instead of trying to be everything for everyone. And Amy takes on this journey with the help of her friends Carla played by Kathryn Hahn, and Kiki played by Kristen Bell. They also need to come face to face with the PTA board including Stacey and Vicky played by Jada Pinkett Smith and Annie Mumolo… as well as the PTA president Gwendolyn James played by Christina Applegate. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
You People is a brand new Netflix Romantic Comedy directed by Kenya Barris. You People is the story of Ezra Cohen played by Jonah Hill. Ezra comes from a Jewish family, his mom Shelley played Julia Louise Dreyfus and dad Arnold played by David Duchovny very much try to set Ezra up with “a nice smart Jewish girl”. Ezra eventually meets Amira played by Lauren London, and THEY hit it off right away. The only problem. Amira comes from a very strong and proud black family, her dad Woody changed his name to Akbar, he is played by Eddie Murphy, her mom is Fatima played by Nia Long. You People is really the story of love, in the middle of a culture clash between these two families. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Vow is a 2012 Romantic Drama. It’s the story of Paige Collins played by Rachel McAdams and her husband Leo played by Channing Tatum. Paige and Leo are married and spoiler alert, shortly after we meet them, there is a car crash, by which Paige loses her memory… she loses her memory of who Leo is, their marriage, their life together, their apartment, it’s all gone. The Vow is the story of Paige and Leo picking up the pieces of the life that she lost complete memory of, and BASICALLY it’s the story of them re-learning how to love each other. With some significant external factors in the way that we get into in the podcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Chalet Girl is a 2011 romantic comedy directed by Phill Traill. We watched this on Netflix. It’s the story of Kim Matthew’s played by Felicity Jones. She is a former skateboard prodigy who after her mothers untimely death ends up working at a burger joint to help her dad pay the bills. When a new job offer roles around for her to manage a chalet in Austria for an extremely wealthy family run by Richard (Bill Nighy), Caroline (Brooke Shields), Kim runs into their son Johnny (Ed Westwick). Sparks inevitably fly, coupled by Kim confronting her fears of her mothers car crash… not with a skateboard, but with a snowboard this time… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It Takes Two is a 1995 romantic comedy… this film is inspired by the 1881 Mark Twain novel the Prince and the Pauper as well as the 1949 book Lisa and Lottie. It Takes Two is the story of Amanda and Alyssa, played by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. Amanda is a New York City orphan hoping to find a family of her own one day. She is cared for at her orphanage by the sweetest social worker Diane, played by Kirstie Alley. Then we have Alyssa Callaway, her father Roger - played by Steve Guttenberg is a billionaire. Alyssa and Roger are very close however since his wife (her mother) passed away Roger has now, 10 years later started to date again and we meet CLARICE KENSINGTON. We immediately get bad vibes from her, but after Amanda and Alyssa run into each other new the Callaways summer camp, the two girls hatch a plan to switch places and ULTIMATELY get Roger and Diane together. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's the first ever Rom Com Rewind Fantasy Draft!! Here's how it works: Sarah and I are each going to draft 5 upcoming romantic comedies that SHOULD be released in 2023, we will have these romantic comedies on our 'Rom Com Fantasy Team'. When these films are released, we will take the Rotten Tomatoes critic score, audience score and that is the overall score of said film. Whoever has the higher scoring team of Romantic Comedies at the end of the year wins. The reason we love this: We thought this could help YOU with what is coming out this year that you should know about, what are the films you should have on your list for 2023 to watch out for. We also have a loose roadmap for the Podcast of new things to have on the agenda... and selfishly if one of us has that rom com on our team we will want to watch it to see how well your team is performing. Sarah's Team: Barbie Maybe I Do Irish Wish Shotgun Wedding Red, White and Royal Blue Devin's Team: Magic Mike's Last Dance Your Place or Mine You People Ghosted Legally Blonde 3 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Christmas With You is a 2022 Netflix Holiday Romantic Comedy. It’s the story of Miguel, played by Freddie Prinz JR. He is a single father to Cristina played by Deja Monique Cruz. His daughter Cristina does an Instagram video singing along to Angelina played by Aimee Garcia, she’s a pop music mega star who has maybe turned a corner on her career, on the down swing a little bit, living off the former hits and glory days. Think of a Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, maybe even a J-Lo kind of vibe. Angelina is on the verge of getting dropped by her label, she needs a new song, a new hit, a new something and after witnessing this video from Cristina, Angelina decides to go and visit her young fan for the holidays. This is where she meets Miguel, realizes he actually quietly writes songs and might have a hit on his hands. That is your lead in for Christmas With You. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Family Stone is a 2005 comedy, drama, romance directed by Thomas Bezucha. This is the story of Everett stone played by Dermot Mulroney. He is bringing his girlfriend Meredith played by Sarah Jessica Parker to meet his family for the holidays. The Stone family is BIG, and tight nit, and very outspoken. Sybil Stone is the matriarch of the family, that’s Diane Keaton. We have Craig T Nelson playing the father Kelly Stone. Ben Stone is Everett’s younger brother he is played by Luke Wilson. Sussanah Stone and Amy Stone are the two sisters, they are played by Elizabeth Reaser and Rachel McAdams. The youngest brother of the family is Thad Stone, played by Tyrone Giordano, he is also deaf and gay. His partner is Patrick Thomas played by Brian J White, and another key character is Claire Danes, playing Meredith’s sister Julie. Basically it’s Everett bringing Meredith to meet his family, not all goes to plan and love is found in the most unexpected of places. There’s also a really intense underlying family connectedness storyline. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Love Hard is a 2021 Netflix Romantic Comedy. It’s the story of Natalie Bauer played by Nina Dobrev. Natalie is a LA writer who runs a dating column in which she shares her disastrous dating app stories. After meeting and matching with a man named Josh Linn Natalie thinks she finally found the one. In a spurt of reckless abandon she travels to meet him in Lake Placid New York to surprise him for Christmas. When it turns out… Josh is not who he claimed to be on the dating app. This film also stars Jimmy O Yang as Josh Linn and Darren Barnet who plays Tag. That’s your lead in for Love Hard. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sleigh rides, precocious kids, big city boys going back to their small town roots to learn about the meaning of Christmas, small town entrepreneurs following their dreams, it's that time of the year. It is officially Hallmark Christmas Romantic Comedy season! Are you up to date on your Hallmark Rom Coms? Want to know the big picks for this year? Have a Hallmark Rom Com suggestion? All that and more on this episode of the Rom Com Rewind Podcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Is a 2009 romantic comedy based on the Shopaholic series of novels by Sophie Kinsella. This is the story of Becky Bloomwood played by Isla Fisher, a shopping addict in New York City. Becky works for a gardening magazine that, after it folds is stuck searching for a new journalism gig ALL THE WHILE her massive credit card debt piles up. After attempting to secure a job at fashion magazine Alette she agrees to a role instead at Successful Saving, an ironically budget conscious magazine where she meets editor Luke Brandon played by Hugh Dancy and her entire world turns upside down. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Falling For Christmas is the RETURN OF LINDSAY LOHAN. This is the 2022 Netflix Holiday Romantic Comedy. It’s the story of Sierra Belmont, played by Lindsay Lohan. Sierra’s father owns a flagship ski resort in Aspen and Sierra is your typical, over the top spoiled rich girl. She does nothing for herself, she has house keepers, chefs, designers all to make her life as comfortable as possible. This is all fine until Sierra and social media influencer boyfriend - Tad take a trip and get lost in the mountains. Sierra falls, hits her head and is rescued by Jake Russell played by Chord Overstreet. He agrees to take in Sierra… who now has no idea WHO SHE IS, he takes her to recover at his quaint, mom and pop style ski resort…. Where… perhaps LOVE occurs? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It’s a 2019 Netflix Romantic Comedy directed by Roger Kumble. Falling INN Love is the story of Gabriela Diaz played by Christina Milian, she works at a San Francisco design firm. She has ambitions of working in renewable and green energy initiative’s however when the business folds she finds herself drinkenly applying to ‘win an inn’ in New Zealand. Miraculously she does win that inn, travels all the way to the New Zealand countryside to find her new inn, in a total state of disrepair. Gabreilla vows to restore the inn with a green energy flare, employs the help of the townfolk and maybe finds LOVE in the form of Jake Taylor played by Adam Demos along the way. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dirty Dancing… a 1987 romantic drama dance film. The setting is 1963. It’s the story of ‘Baby’ Frances Houseman played by Jennifer Grey… a young woman on her way to a vacation resort with her parents Jack and Marjorie Houseman… Jerry Orbach and Kelly Bishop. While at this resort Baby is immediately awestruck by Johnny Castle, the resident dance instructor and all around hunk played by Patrick Swayze. Dirty Dancing is the timeless story of Baby and Johnny Castle, two people from different worlds, different lives, who collide in one fantastic romance at this vacation resort. Dirty Dancing is one of the all-time great films, it was one of the highest grossing films of the year, it was the number one video rental in 1988. It was the first FILM to sell more than a million copies on video. I’ve Had the Time of My Life won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Grammy Award. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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