The Rom Com Rewind Podcast
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Ex Mas is a BRAND NEW HOLIDAY ROM COM. This is the story of Graham played by Robbie Amell. Graham is a video game programmer workaholic who has seemingly recently been broken up with, by his fiance Ali played by Leighton Meester. Graham is not coping well, he is swamped at work, and after first believing he will not be able to make it home to Minnesota for the Holidays, on a spur of the moment, he decides to still make the trip. The only problem is, his family, when realizing he wouldn’t be home for the Holidays, decided to invite his ex Ali to Christmas. That is your lead in for Ex Mas. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Other Zoe is a 2023 Romantic Comedy on Amazon Prime, directed by Sarah Zandieh. This is the story of Zoe Miller played by Josephine Langford. Zoey is a computer major junior at Queen’s College… she is extremely intelligent in the field of programming and is trying to launch her dating app that specializes on matching people based on algorithms and shared interests and compatibility. Zoey however ends up in a classic, mistaken identity, amnesia love triangle with star soccer stud Zach McLaren played by Drew Starkey. Zach believes that he is dating this Zoey… because of a strange accident, instead there is another Zoey out there on vacation who he is actually dating… hence, the other Zoey. Shoutout to Miles who is our other love interest played by Archie Renaux. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17 Again is a 2009 American teen fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Burr Steers. This is the story of Mike O Donnell played by Matthew Perry and Zac Efron… this is a CLASSIC body swap movie… time swap movie… Mike O Donnell (Zac Efron) was the high school all star basketball jock, he had aspirations of playing college basketball until his girlfriend Scarlet became pregnant. That occurred back in 1989, now in present day Mike O’Donnell (Matthew Perry) is struggling with his career, cannot connect with his kids Alex played by Sterling Knight or Maggie played by Michelle Trachtenberg, and he has a failing marriage with Scarlet played by Leslie Mann. All of this comes to a head as Mike finds himself back at his old high school and after meeting a sage janitor his body is swapped back to his high school self (Zac Efron) so he can relive his high school days alongside his actual children who attend the same school. This film grossed 139 million dollars on a 40 million dollar budget. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
You Again is a 2010 romantic comedy directed by Andy Fickman. This is the story of Marni Olsen played by Kristen Bell. Marni was tormented and bullied in highschool however at the time of our film is now a successful public relations executive in Los Angeles and was just promoted to a management job in New York. However, Marni returns back to her small town of Ridgefield to celebrate her brother, Will, played by James Wolk, wedding. As it turns out, Will is marrying Marni’s highschool bull Joanna or JJ played by Odette Yustman. The awkwardness is amped up when JJ’s aunt Ramona visits, played by Sigourney Weaver and SHE also has bad history with Marni’s mom Gail played by Jamie Lee Curtis… two generations of women… hating each other. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Twilight is a 2008 Romantic Fantasy directed by Catherine Hardwicke… it’s based off the 2005 Stephenie Meyer Novel. This is the story of Bella Swan played by Kristen Stewart. Bella leaves her home of Phoenix, Arizona for a small town called Forks in Washington State. In Forks Bella lives with her father, the police Chief Charlie Swan. She meets Jacob Black played by Taylor Lautner, his family are close friends with Charlie. As Bella goes to school we meet a number of her classmates including Jessica played by Anna Kendrick. We also meet The Cullen’s. They are a group of kids adopted by Carlisle Cullen the town physician. Carlisle is played by Peter Facinelli, Esme Cullen played by Elizabeth Reaser… and their adopted children. Alice played by Ashley Greene, Jasper played by Jackson Rathbone, Rasalie played by Nikki Reed, Emmett played by Kellan Lutz and finally Edward Cullen played by Robert Pattinson… it is in Edward that Bella discovers something strange and unusual about the Cullen’s. It’s also where Bella possibly finds love? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Fault In Our Stars is a 2014 coming of age romance directed by Josh Boone, based off the 2012 John Green novel of the same name. The Fault in our Stars in the story of Hazel Grace Lancaster played by Shailene Woodley. We meet Hazel as a teenager living with thyroid cancer that has spread to her lungs. Hazel’s parents, Fannie and Michael Lancaster played by Laura Dern and Sam Trammell convince Hazel to take part in a weekly cancer patient support group. Although she is not thrilled, Hazel attends those meetings and meets Augustus Waters ‘Gus’ played by Ansel Elgort. Gus had lost his leg to bone cancer, he and Hazel immediately hit it off… and this begins our story of The Fault in Our Stars. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In our Rom Com Rewind first, we take a foray into the wild world of reality t.v to bring you a recap of Love Is Blind season 5 on Netflix! The Izzy, Stacey, Johnnie, and Chris conundrum is discussed. Were Nick and Vanessa Lachey up to snuff as hosts? What in the world occurred with Lydia and Uche. Who is Renee and why is she in so many scenes???? We discuss it all on this week's episode! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sweet Home Alabama is directed by Andy Tennant. He has directed It Takes Two, Fools Gold, Hitch, The Bounty Hunter. This is the story of Melanie Carmichael played by Reese Witherspoon. We first meet Melanie as a 10-year old with her first ever love Jake Perry played by Josh Lucas. We meet them in the fictional town of Pidgeon Creek Alabama, after a quick meeting we jump forward in time to present day where Melanie is now a famous fashion designer, she is dating New York political socialite Andrew played by Patrick Dempsey. Andrew’s mother Kate is actually the mayor of New York and she is grooming Andrew to be a politician, played by Candice Bergen. After Andrew proposes to Melanie though, we learn that she has not gone back to her hometown in Alabama in 7 years, and now that she is engaged, she needs to make her way back to Pidgeon Creek to tie up some loose ends. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Keeping Up With the Joneses is the story of Jeff and Karen Gaffney played by Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher. The Gaffney’s live in a quaint cul-de-sac however their mundane lives are twisted upside down with the arrival of neighbours… the Joneses. Tim and Natalie Jones are seemingly perfect individuals played by Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot, they excel at everything, they have unique and wonderful lives… but not all is what it appears to be with the Joneses. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mean Girls is a 2004 Teen Romantic Comedy directed by Mark Waters, Mark Waters also directed Just Like Heaven, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Freaky Friday. This movie is also written by Tina Fey and produced by Lorne Michaels. Mean Girls is the story of Cady Heron played by Lindsay Lohan. Cady was homeschooled and lived in Africa for 12 years and she is finally going to highschool for the first time… she has no idea what she is in for. Cady quickly meets the school rejects Janis Ian played by Lizzy Caplan and Damian played by Daniel Franzese. She also meets the ‘plastics’ or the MEAN GIRLS, Regina George, Karen Smith and Gretchen Wieners, played by Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert respectively. Really this movie is just the story of Cady navigating through having no experience with North American highschool and being THRUST into a friendship with Regina George… and all the comedy that comes with that. Also, Jonathan Bennett plays our love interest Aaron Samuels. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Somebody I Used to Know is a 2023 American romantic comedy film directed by Dave Franco and co-written with his wife Alison Brie. This is the story of Ally played by Alison Brie. She is the show runner of a once successful reality series called Dessert Island… Upon learning that her show is being cancelled Ally returns to her small town of Leavenworth Washington to take a break and visit her mom. Upon returning Ally meets up with her ex-boyfriend Sean played by Jay Ellis and sparks seem to reignite between them? But as always, not all will go according to plan. This film also stars Kiesey Clemons as Cassidy, Danny Pudi as Benny and Haley Joel Osment as Jeremy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The DUFF is a 2015 high school teen rom com directed by Air Sandel. Based on the 2010 novel by Kody Keplinger. The Duff is the story of Bianca played by Mae Whitman. Bianca is a high school senior from Atlanta, she has two best friends Jess and Casey played by Skyler Samuels and Bianca Santos. After an abrupt run in with Bianca’s hearthrob neighbour Wesley played by Robbie Amell and his girlfriend Madison played by Bella Thorne, Bianca learns a terrible truth… Bianca… is the DUFF of her friend group. The Duff being the quote ‘designated ugly fat friend’. Upon learning this, Bianca ditches her friends and sets out with Wesley to reclaim her identity and score a date with Toby Tucker, played by Nick Eversman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Is the Joe Jonas and Sophie Tuner split the saddest celeb breakup in recent memory? What is happening with Fyre Festival 2? What are the upcoming Romantic Comedies YOU need to know for the rest of 2023? Join us for the Summer Pop Culture Round Up! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is a 2018 Teen Romantic Comedy directed by Susan Johnson and based on the novel by Jenny Han. To All The Boys is the story of Lara Jean Covey - LJ, played by Lana Condor. Lara Jean writes 5 letters dedicated to all the boys she’s ever loved. The letters were never sent, just a way for her to express her emotions… until… somehow… the letters get mailed. Of the 5 letters sent, 3 of them are pretty notable, including one sent to Lara’s older sisters ex boyfriend Josh played by Israel Broussard. There is also a letter sent to Kenny, played by Edward Kewin. And finally a letter is sent to Peter Kavinsky played by Noah Centineo. Also want to mention Anna Cathcart who plays Lara Jean’s younger sister Kitty. Janel Parrish plays the older sister Margot. John Corbett plays Dr Covey, Lara Jean’s father. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bride Wars is a 2009 Romantic Comedy directed by Gary Winick. This is the story of childhood best friends Liv played by Kate Hudson and Emma played by Anne Hathaway. Liv and Emma have always ever dreamed of one thing, getting married at New York’s famous Plaza Hotel in June. However when both of these ladies get engaged around the same time and the Plaza only has bookings for the same day in June, these friends quickly turn to enemies as debauchery ensues. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Overboard is a 1987 Romantic Comedy directed by Garry Marshall. This is the story of Joanna Slayton played by Goldie Hawn. Joanna is filthy rich, she lives a life of style and fortune on her yacht with her husband Grant Slayton the Third played by Edward Hermann. Joanna, while in the seaside town of Elk Cove, Oregon, hires a carpenter to remodel her closet on her yacht. This carpenter is Dean Profitt, played by Kurt Russell. Joanna and Dean have a bitter argument BUT… through a series of strange events, Joanna ends up with total memory loss, amnesia after an accident falling off her yacht, and after she is not claimed by her husband Grant, she ends up in a web of lies regarding her past with Dean, who now claims she is HIS wife… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
When I’m Rome is a 2010 Romantic Comedy directed by Mark Steven Johnson. This is the story of Beth, a workaholic art curator who is disillusioned by love, played by Kristen Bell. When Beth’s little sister Joan, played by Alexis Dziena, gets engaged (after 2 weeks) Beth flies to Italy for the wedding. There she meets Nick Beamon, the best man, played by Josh Duhamel. He is ONE of our love interests. The premise of our story today is brought on by Beth drunkenly wading her way INTO the fountain of love in Rome. It’s a take on the Trevi Fountain. There in an act of defiance against love, she pulls 4 coins out of the fountain, unknowingly bringing upon her self a spell. The owners of those 4 coins have now fallen in love… with Beth. Which is a good time to tell you about our supporting cast of Will Arnett as a tortured artist. Jon Heder is a magician illusionist. Dax Shephard is our self absorbed male model. Danny DeVito plays the owner of a sausage company. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Barbie is a 2023 Fantasy Comedy directed by Greta Gerwig who has a fantastic acting career and has also directed Little Women and Lady Bird. Barbie is the story of Barbie, played by Margot Robbie. She’s living in Barbie land (Margot is ‘Stereotypical Barbie’) with all the other Barbies and of course the Ken’s. Mainly played by Ryan Gosling and Simu Liu. Oh, and Allan played by Michael Cera. But something goes wrong with Barbie, somethings not quite right, and after gaining some sage wisdom from another Barbie played by Kate Mackinnon, Barbie realizes she must travel into the real world to find the person playing with her. We also have America Ferrera and Will Ferrell in this film. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Just Go With It is a 2011 Romantic Comedy directed by Dennis Dugan who is a Happy Madison All Star. He directed Big Daddy, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Grown Ups. Just Go With It is the story of Danny Maccabee played by Adam Sandler. Danny is a successful plastic surgeon and he has a gambit with women where you pretends to be married to a horrible woman in order to disarm ladies and convince them to sleep with him. All goes horribly wrong when Danny ends up falling for a woman named Palmer, played by Brooklyn Decker, who is determined to MEET this made up woman before they continue a relationship. Danny enlists the help of his assistant Katherine played by Jennifer Anniston to hold up this lie as they all travel to Hawaii for a vacation with Katherine’s family. This film also stars Nicole Kidman and Nick Swardson. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Maybe I Do is a new 2023 Romantic Comedy on Netflix written and Directed by Michael Jacobs based on his own play Cheaters. This is the story of Michelle and Allen played by Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey. Well it’s not exactly the story of them… it’s the story of how they pulled a group of cheaters together. We also meet Howard and Monica played by Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon, they are in a hotel room together, Monica is throwing herself at Howard, he wants none of it, because we learn that both of them are already married… they are cheating. Then we meet Grace played by Diane Keaton and Sam played by William H Macy. After watching a very sad movie together they also go off on a magical night and spend some time in a motel together… Grace and Sam are also already married to other people… they’re already married to those other two people who are cheating… and they are ALL the parents of Michelle and Allen… except nobody knows it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.